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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.

Maysteel Industries merges with North Carolina-based Porter’s Group

Allenton-based metal fabricator Maysteel Industries has merged with Gastonia, North Carolina-based Porter’s Group, the companies announced Monday. "This merger creates a dynamic company and a...
Project Redline site. Credit: Google.

Milwaukee Tool considered South Carolina for Menomonee Falls project

Milwaukee Tool picked Menomonee Falls over open capacity at its parent company’s South Carolina operations, according to a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. staff review...

Wisconsin lost 1,200 private sector jobs in November

Private sector employment in Wisconsin dropped by 1,200 from October to November, according to seasonally adjusted data released Thursday by the Department of Workforce Development.
Rendering of the 'Maggi Sue' Great Lakes research vessel, which will replace UWM’s existing vessel, Neeskay.

UWM receives another $1.5 million for research vessel

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has received a $1.5 million donation for the Maggi Sue, a new research vessel for its School of Freshwater Sciences.
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9 area companies nominated for WMC Manufacturer of the Year

Nine southeastern Wisconsin companies are among the 25 nominated for the 32nd annual Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Manufacturer of the Year awards.
A rendering of the Fii Smart Manufacturing Center planned for Foxconn’s campus in Mount Pleasant.

Foxconn announces contracts for smart manufacturing center

Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday announced $20 million in contracts for the planned smart manufacturing center on its Mount Pleasant campus.

Ganos receives 6.5-year sentence for contract fraud

Brian Ganos, the owner of Milwaukee construction firm Sonag Co., was sentenced Monday to 6.5 years in prison for his role in a scheme...
Jason Industries Inc.

Jason Industries sells another business for $5 million cash

Milwaukee-based Jason Industries Inc. has sold its Metalex business to Chicago-based UPG Enterprises LLC for $5 million and the assumption of certain liabilities.

Continued growth helps Sjoberg Tool expand in Hartland

The combination of new customers and growth with existing customers prompted Hartland-based Sjoberg Tool & Manufacturing Corp. to expand its facilities.
Ann Klicka, a steamfitter pre-apprentice, provides students from St. Joan Antida High School a demonstration during the first Young Women in the Trades day held by Menomonee Valley Partners at JM Brennan.

Efforts foster more women in manufacturing

When the Menomonee Valley Partners began holding career day events a few years ago, there would often be just three or four girls in...

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