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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.

Ritus Corp. and sister companies acquired by Blue Point Capital

Milwaukee-based manufacturer Ritus Corp. and its sister companies, Vanseal and Classic Molding, collectively VRC Holdings Inc., have been acquired by Cleveland-based Blue Point Capital...
Harely-Davidson 2020 Model Year Livewire

Harley-Davidson 2020 model year headlined by LiveWire

The long awaited LiveWire electric motorcycle headlines the 2020 Harley-Davidson model year announced Tuesday, but the lineup also includes new Softail and custom trike...
Foxconn vertical construction

Foxconn begins vertical construction on Gen 6 fab

It may not be the same facility Foxconn planned in 2017, but crews began vertical construction Monday on the company’s nearly 1 million-square-foot LCD...
Wisconsin production workers

Wisconsin production workers logged fewest hours in July since 2009

Production workers in Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector averaged 39.7 hours per week in July, the lowest level for the month since 2009, according to Bureau...
Aries Industries designs and builds equipment for video pipe inspection.

New leadership emphasizes culture at Aries Industries

Aries Industries Inc. 550 Elizabeth St., Waukesha Industry: Pipe inspection and rehabilitation Employees: 100 ariesindustries.com  In cities and towns across the United States, thousands of miles of storm and...
Commercial real estate deal

Trombetta HQ in Milwaukee sold for $5 million

The headquarters of Milwaukee-based manufacturer Trombetta Inc. sold for $5 million, according to state records.
Briggs & Stratton headquarters

Briggs & Stratton closing Kentucky plant as walk-behind mower sales lag

Briggs & Stratton plans to consolidate production of small vertical shaft engines into its Poplar Bluff, Missouri factory and close its Murray, Kentucky facility.
Power Test CEO Alan Petelinsek

Power Test launches pump repair division

Sussex-based manufacturer Power Test has launched a new division aimed at providing pump repair, field installations and aftermarket parts.
Wisconsin manufacturing

Wisconsin selected for NIST program aimed at strengthening manufacturing

Wisconsin is among 10 states selected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for a year-long program aimed at connecting manufacturing initiatives to...
Spin scooters parked on a Milwaukee street corner on Tuesday.

Spin scooters arrive in Milwaukee, Bird to relaunch on Wednesday

After initially being the first scooter company to launch in Milwaukee last year, Bird Rides Inc. will now be the third company to deploy under the city’s dockless scooter pilot program.

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