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Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:45 pm

American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin Inc.

The American Subcontractors Association of Wisconsin Inc. (ASA-WI), Milwaukee, recognized two companies and two individuals with the Architect of the Year, General Contractor of the Year, Superintendent of the Year and Project Manager of the Year awards. Eppstein Uhen Architects, Milwaukee, received the Architect of the Year award for the eighth time. The firm was recognized for its quality and cooperation. VJS Construction Services Inc., Pewaukee, received the General Contractor of the Year award for the second time. VJS was recognized for efficiency, fairness in contracts, effective management practices and cooperativeness. Brian Mable, of the Brookfield office of M.A. Mortenson Co., Minneapolis, received the Superintendent of the Year award for the first time. Andie Rodenkirch, of Hunzinger Construction Co., Brookfield, received the Project Manager of the Year award for the first time.

Medical Associates Health Centers

Medical Associates Health Centers, Menomonee Falls, received accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the college of American Pathologists (CAP), Northfield, Ill. The accreditation was based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. During the CAP accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record and as the overall management of the laboratory. 

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, awarded more than $1.9 million in local grants during the second quarter, supporting Milwaukee arts, education, and grassroots civic organizations. Running Rebels Community Organization, a youth organization poised to help run the expanding Milwaukee Violence Free Zone (VFZ) Initiative in five Milwaukee Public Schools, received $60,000. Family House Inc., Milwaukee, a neighborhood center and permanent group home for the elderly, received $125,000 and City on a Hill, Milwaukee, an ecumenical consortium of churches, received $20,000. Other grants included $300,000 to the Milwaukee Symphony, $300,000 to support Marquette University’s Institute for the Transformation of Learning, $120,000 to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, $100,000 to Discovery World, $15,000 to the Youth Development Boot Camp Inc., Milwaukee and $65,000 to the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation.

Make Mine a Million $ Business

Eight women-owned businesses in Wisconsin were awarded a package of products and services to build million dollar enterprises, including mentoring, funds, marketing and technology assistance at the Make Mine a Million $ Business event in Madison. The Make Mine a Million $ Business program is a national initiative launched in 2005 and moved to a state-based strategy for the first time starting with Wisconsin in June. The goal is to inspire one million women to get their company’s to $1 million in revenue by 2010. The eight Wisconsin winners include: Tammy Adler, president of Qwantify Inc., Madison; Charlene Foster, owner of Tiny Tush, Rock Springs; Gail Ambrosius, owner of Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Madison; Gail Giese, president of Dinners Ready of Wisconsin Inc., Appleton; Linda Remeschatis, president of Wisconsinmade, LLC, Madison; Theretha King and Debra Auer, founders of Express Drug Screening LLC, Wauwatosa; Susanne Kufahl, president of Fahlgreen Solutions LLC, Montello and Jolanta Sonkin, co-founder of GoMacro Inc., Viola.

CSE Inc.

CSE Inc., New Berlin, received the Supplier Excellence Award from Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, Ill., for the second year in a row. CSE underwent an assessment process that combines performance data along with feedback from internal stakeholders, including manufacturing, material control, quality, engineering and administrative services. The program identifies Abbott’s highest performing suppliers by assessing performance in the categories of logistics, quality, service, cost leadership and process improvement.

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