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Last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 02:46 pm

The Milwaukee NARI Chapter

Eight companies joined the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Wauwatosa: All City Contracting LLC, Milwaukee; Connor Remodeling & Design Inc., Germantown; Droegkamp Furnace Co., Pewaukee; Lange MCR Enterprises LLC, Wauwatosa; Melka’s Roofing LLC, Burlington; Miller Building & Remodeling, Oconomowoc; Signature Etching LLC, Butler and Waukesha Plumbing LLC, Mukwonago.

The Owner Assisted Remodeling (OAR) Group Inc.

The Owner Assisted Remodeling (OAR) Group Inc., Elm Grove, received the 2007 Best of Show award from the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Wauwatosa, in conjunction with Milwaukee NARI’s Spring Home Improvement Showcase. Visitors to the Spring Showcase project locations voted for a Best of Show award based on what they believed was the best example of workmanship and attention to detail. The OAR Group expanded an existing 1.5-story lake home on Wind Lake in the Town of Norway, replacing the garage with a 2,300 square-foot, two-story addition with a new attached garage. The existing home was gutted and half of the original second floor was removed, allowing for the creation of a great room which previously housed the kitchen, dining room and family room. The open concept enabled the addition of lake views in each room and a 16-foot ceiling in the great room. The remaining portion of the second floor is an open loft with lake views. Other features include new Pella windows and doors throughout the home, a new roof, in-floor heating system, hardi-plank siding, mirtec trim, tile, hardwood and ornate solid oak millwork.

Cousins Subs Systems Inc.

Cousins Subs Systems Inc., Menomonee Falls, recently signed contracts for expansion with area developers Jim Railing, Indiana; Kate Krutz, Arizona and Don Morello, Wisconsin. Morello has served as a Cousins Subs area developer and store owner for about 15 years. He renewed his commitment with Cousins to open one additional store per year by 2018. His territory will span seven counties in south central Wisconsin, including Madison. Krutz joined Cousins in 2005 and plans to expand her 158-store Cousins chain in the Phoenix area. Railing plans to expand the Cousins Sub brand in central and southern Indiana.

Design North

Design North received an AmeriStar award for its design of packaging for Birds Eye Foods Inc., Rochester, N.Y. from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IAPP), Naperville, Ill. The award was in the food category for the Steamfresh packaging. To highlight the steams-in-the-bag technology, vegetables are pictured pouring out of a bag and onto a cutting board. Design North also created the brand mark for Steamfresh and shot photography for all items in the line. Judging was based on package innovation, protection, economics, performance, marketing and environmental impact.

Community Memorial Hospital

Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, will host 10 Menomonee Falls High School juniors this summer in the first Healthcare Career Academy. The program started June 18 and runs for five weeks. All of the students who are participating have expressed interest in pursuing a career in health care. They submitted applications late last year and participated in a formal interview process before being chosen for the program. Participants will be divided into groups of two and rotate through five different departments over the course of the program, including: nursing; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapy; laboratory; pharmacy and medical imaging. After finishing each rotation, they will give a presentation to the rest of the students demonstrating what they have learned.

The Networking Community LLC

The Networking Community LLC (TNC), Menomonee Falls, recently launched a networking group in Muskego. The primary objective of TNC networking groups is to increase company awareness through relationship building, referrals and education.

Mount Mary College

Mount Mary College, Wauwatosa, received a $10,000 grant from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, in support of the college’s Midtown Campus Program. The funds will be disbursed as scholarships for program participants during the 2007-08 academic year. The Midtown Campus Program is an educational initiative that provides access to education to underserved members of the Milwaukee community so that they are able to pursue and obtain a college degree. The program is currently in its third year of operation.

Easy Chair Relocation LLC

Personal Moving Solutions, Brown Deer, changed its name to Easy Chair Relocation LLC. The company will continue to serve the senior population in southeastern Wisconsin in downsizing and moving. Easy Chair Relocation’s new Web address is

Waukesha Symphony Orchestra

The Waukesha Symphony Orchestra’s box office and administrative office moved to Main Street Plaza in downtown Waukesha. The new address is 234 W. Main St., Suite 9. Remodeling of the new office was donated by Bryce Styza Properties, Waukesha, and its vendors. The rent is being underwritten by Jack Safro Toyota, Brookfield and Lexus of Brookfield.

Prodesse Inc.

Prodesse Inc., Waukesha, will discontinue three of its multiplex analyte specific reagents (ASR) products from sale in the U.S. effective August 1. The products are the underlying supermixes for Hexaplex, Hexaplex Plus and ProPneumo-1, which have been used by laboratory customers for about eight years. The removal is part of a transition the company is implementing as it moves its ASR products to in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays in response to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) September 2006 draft guidance document. The company’s ProFlu+ product for detection of Influenza A, Influenza B and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has completed clinical trials and a 510(k) application will be submitted for FDA clearance.

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