Biz Notes

Easter Seals Southeast Wisconsin is relocating its corporate headquarters to the former CU Fleet Building at 2222 S. 114th Street in West Allis.

The nonprofit, a service provider for special needs children and adults, will move operations from its two current buildings in South Milwaukee and Milwaukee to the one-story, 25,000-square-foot building. The consolidation will significantly reduce the organization’s operating costs with an estimated annual savings of more than $100,000 in vendor services, equipment and energy use.

Easter Seals will also transfer nearly 80 staff members to West Allis from its current locations.

Office remodeling costs are projected at $600,000, and Luterbach Construction will execute construction plans.

Easter Seals will officially relocate in early 2013.

The Marcus Corp.

Stephen Marcus, chairman of Milwaukee-based The Marcus Corp., has been inducted into the Midwest Exhibitor Hall of Fame by the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan.

The hall of fame, which also recognizes Ben Marcus, Stephen’s father and the founder of The Marcus Corp., showcases professionals who have made notable contributions to the movie exhibition industry.

Stephen Marcus, who has served the company for the past 50 years and fulfilled both president and chief executive officer roles, largely advanced the growth of the corporation’s movie theaters through acquisitions and new developments.

Marcus Theatres currently ranks as the sixth largest movie theater company in the United States with almost 700 screens in seven states.

In addition to inducting Stephen into the hall of fame, NATO of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan made a $50,000 donation to the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation on his behalf.

Stephen served NATO as chairman from 2002-04 and remains a director of the organization today.

Dickten Masch acquires Indiana company

Nashotah-based Dickten Masch Plastics (DMP), a thermoplastics and thermoset manufacturer with metal stamping and assembly capabilities, has acquired Nyloncraft Inc., a technical plastics manufacturer based in Mishawaka, Ind.

Nyloncraft has built a reputation within the automotive and heavy trucking industries for its ability to create product innovation.

Nyloncraft will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of DMP. Nyloncraft will keep its name, organization and team at its headquarters in Indiana and at its facility in Jonesville, Mich.

“The two companies truly complement each other,” said Steve Dyer, president and chief executive officer of DMP. “Together, we’ll provide customers with broader, deeper technical solutions and competitive advantages – including multidisciplinary engineering expertise, highly automated operations and a strong manufacturing footprint in the Midwest and Mexico.”

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