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Arthur Thomas

Arthur Thomas
Arthur covers manufacturing for BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.
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Quad sells Transpak business in Franklin to FCA Packaging

Sussex-based Quad/Graphics Inc. has sold Transpak, its heavy-duty industrial wood crating business, to FCA Packaging. The deal will generation around $10 million in net proceeds,...
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Wisconsin exports down $673 million through July

The total value of Wisconsin exports dropped $673.2 million during the first seven months of the year, according to new data from the U.S....
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WEC Energy Group spending $338 million on Nebraska wind farm

Milwaukee-based WEC Energy Group will spend $338 million to acquire an 80% ownership interest in the Thunderhead Wind Energy Center in Nebraska.
Team leaders and OurSIM team members now wear red hairnets to help improve communication at Sussex IM.

Adding levels of leadership helps Sussex IM handle sustained growth

Growing businesses often run into a problem. The culture, practices and structure that help it reach a certain level are no guarantee of continued...
Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, State Rep. David Bowen, NWSCDC executive director Howard Snyder and WEDC secretary and chief executive officer Mark Hogan at the capital catalyst announcement.

New loan programs could bring investment to Milwaukee and Waukesha

Both Waukesha County and the northwest side of Milwaukee will potentially see increased investment in the coming months from two new programs aimed at...
Jacob Mrugacz

The Interview: Jacob Mrugacz

Jacob Mrugacz was named president of Wolf Paving in January after the business was acquired by William J. Kennedy Holding Co,  an affiliate of...

Milwaukee-area manufacturing contracting again in August

The Milwaukee-area manufacturing sector contracted again in August, the third time in the last four months the sector has shrunk, according to the latest Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing.
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Johnson Controls partnering with Foxconn Industrial Internet on smart buildings

Johnson Controls International and Foxconn Industrial Internet have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a global technology strategic partnership, the companies announced Wednesday. "This...
Routine Baseball lawsuit alleges signage was put up without approval

Naming rights for Franklin ballpark at center of Routine Baseball lawsuit

According to a Routine Baseball lawsuit filed Friday, a final naming rights deal never came together even though the Franklin-based company’s name and logo are featured prominently at the stadium dubbed Routine Field.
WEC Energy Group headquarters building

Settlement would limit We Energies rate increase to 1.3% in 2020

A settlement between WEC Energy Group and two major customer groups would limit We Energies' overall electric rate increase to 1.3% in 2020 with no additional rate increase in 2021.

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