Port of Milwaukee hosts five ships for winter lay-up
January 26, 2015 10:01 AM
The Port of Milwaukee is hosting five Great Lakes ships this winter season, all of which are docked in the Port’s inner harbor for their annual lay-up.

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Ariens re-elected WMC chair
January 26, 2015 10:06 AM
The Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) board of directors has re-elected Daniel Ariens, chairman and chief executive officer of Ariens Company in Brillion, to serve as chairman of the 3,500-member state chamber of commerce.

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Early bird registration for Manufacturing Matters! is Saturday
January 26, 2015 10:10 AM
The early bird registration deadline for the 2015 Manufacturing Matters! conference has been extended to Saturday. The conference will be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Milwaukee beginning at 7 a.m.

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Johnson Controls to form joint venture with Hitachi
January 26, 2015 10:14 AM
Johnson Controls Inc., Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Appliances Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to form a global joint venture.

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Glenroy acquires PF Flexibles from PolyFirst
January 26, 2015 10:18 AM
Menomonee Falls-based Glenroy Inc. recently acquired Hartford-based PF Flexibles, formerly known as Pouch Converting Technologies Inc., from Hartford-based PolyFirst Packaging Inc.

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Alderman says Johnson Controls is planning 50-story HQ downtown
January 26, 2015 10:21 AM
Johnson Controls Inc. is working on plans for a 50-story, 1.2 million-square-foot corporate headquarters office building that would be built near the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee, according to Ald. Robert Bauman, who represents the downtown area.

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Dielectric Corp. acquires Centerline Machine
January 26, 2015 10:25 AM
Dielectric Corp., a Menomonee Falls-based manufacturer of custom plastic and non-ferrous parts, sub-assemblies and finished products, recently announced that it has acquired Centerline Machine Inc. of Waupaca at an undisclosed price.

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Johnson Controls reports strong first quarter
January 26, 2015 10:29 AM
Glendale-based global multi-industrial firm Johnson Controls Inc. has reported fiscal 2015 first quarter net income of $546 million, or 76 cents per share, up from $502 million, or 69 cents per share, in the first quarter of 2014.

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Briggs & Stratton earnings up in 2Q
January 26, 2015 10:32 AM
Wauwatosa-based Briggs & Stratton Corp. reported fiscal 2015 second quarter net income of $6.9 million, or 15 cents per share, up from $702,000, or 1 cent per share, in the second quarter of 2014.

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South Milwaukee manufacturer’s fitness machines recalled
January 26, 2015 10:36 AM
About 140 strength training machines made by JHTNA Manufacturing LLC of South Milwaukee are being recalled due to the handle attachment detaching during use.

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Poblocki Sign acquired by Chicago merchant bank
January 26, 2015 10:38 AM
Milwaukee-based sign manufacturer Poblocki Sign Co. has been acquired by Chicago-based merchant banking boutique TJM Capital Partners.

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