Manufacturing/Logistics

Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Motor Co. is recalling nearly 55,000 motorcycles because of possible safety defects, according to new documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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McCain Foods USA Inc. of Lisle, Ill., announced on Wednesday that it will close operations at its Fort Atkinson manufacturing plant at 801 Rockwell Ave. due to “changing business dynamics.”
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Racine-based SC Johnson & Son has ended its contract with Ohio logistics provider Exel, according to a WARN notice filed with state officials on Wednesday. As a result, 98 Exel employees will be affected.
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Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. reported fiscal third quarter net income of $33.9 million, or 75 cents per share, down from $39.2 million, or 82 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2014.
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Milwaukee-based A.O. Smith Corp. today announced first quarter net income of $58.4 million, or 65 cents per share, up from $46.7 million, or 51 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2014.
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Beyond Vision is much like any other Milwaukee-area manufacturer, offering such capabilities as CNC milling, CNC turning and manual machining.
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Milwaukee-based Strattec Security Corp. today reported fiscal third quarter net income of $5.4 million, or $1.20 per share, up from $4.2 million, or $1 per share, in the third quarter of 2014.
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Kenosha-based Snap-on Inc. today reported first quarter net income of $113.2 million, or $1.87 per share, up from $98.2 million, or $1.62 per share, in the first quarter of 2014.
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Brown Deer-based Badger Meter Inc. reported first quarter net income of $4.2 million, or 29 cents per share, down from $4.6 million, or 32 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2014.
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Milwaukee-based Harley-Davidson Inc. today reported that motorcycle sales declined 1.3 percent year-over year during the first quarter, which Harley attributed in the U.S. to increased, aggressive pricing of motorcycles by competitors.
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