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Mining opportunity

As global populations rise and the middle class emerges in developing countries like China, India, Brazil and others, the demand for food is increasing. As countries clear more land and improve farming practices, they are increasing the use of fertilizer, which has helped drive the demand for pot ash, a mined mineral that is a raw ingredient in many fertilizers.

Factory orders continue to climb

Businesses increased their demand for industrial machinery, computers and automobiles in March, lifting factory orders for the fifth consecutive month, according to the latest...

Exporting Milwaukee!


Milwaukee was once known as "The Machine Tool Shop of the World" because of its strong industrial output. Companies such as Falk, A.O. Smith, Briggs & Stratton and Allis Chalmers were symbolic of the region's robust factory capacity that exported products throughout the world.

Briggs becomes big backup power market player

Briggs & Stratton Corp. 12301 W. Wirth St., Wauwatosa Industry: Lawn and garden power equipment and related power equipment, backup power...

Baker Tilly Capital aims to expand presence in local M&A market

To most in the business community, the name Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP usually means accounting and tax-related services.

Ruud Lighting to expand in Racine

Ruud Lighting Inc. 9201 Washington Ave., Racine Industry: Commercial lighting fixtures, including its BetaLED division, which makes commercial LED lights for...

M&A Forum to help business owners prepare to sell their companies

The mergers and acquisitions market has improved significantly since the Great Recession, and buy-sell activity has steadily gained momentum during the last 18 months.

M&I brand fades to black

When the $4.1 billion acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corp. by Toronto-based BMO Financial Group closes, Wisconsin's financial landscape will be the forever changed.

Bennett Coachworks launches line of Corvette conversions

In a quiet corner of Milwaukee's Haymarket Square, a small neighborhood just northwest of downtown, is tucked a global force in restoring, retrofitting and rebuilding some of the world's rarest and most powerful cars.

Rabbe Co. expects record sales this year

Raabe Co. N92 W14701 Anthony Dr., Menomonee Falls Industry: Custom touch-up paint for industrial OEM customers Employees: 71 www.Raabeco.com ...

Creative collaboration with customers and employees drives growth for GenMet

Mary Isbister President GenMet 10245 N. Enterprise Dr., Mequon www.genmet.com Fast growth, creativity and innovation are core...

Advanced Waste employees encouraged to innovate

Mike Malatesta President Advanced Waste Services Inc. 1126 S. 70th St., Suite N408B, West Allis www.advancedwasteservices.com Innovation has...

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