Business transitions

Anchor Moving Systems of Milwaukee has purchased Ordway-Frazer Cartage, based in Hartland, which specializes in moving office imaging equipment and other business machines.
Anchor said it would retain all 20 of the Ordway-Frazer employees. The company’s previous president, Jim Ordway, will stay on in an advisory role.
Employment in Hartland is expected to increase by 50%, according to Bill Forrester of Anchor Moving Systems, who said the acquisition will foster the firm’s growth in the western part of metropolitan Milwaukee.
Jim Meinert, president of Meinert Market Services, has established an office in his home near Grafton. Meinert is devoting more time to his consulting firm upon leaving Snider Mold after 36 years of ownership and affiliation with the company, where he served most recently as director of international marketing.
Meinert Market Services was founded in 1997 to assist companies in plastics and other manufacturing industries to market and sell globally.
The business is at 1587 Hwy. I, Grafton. Meinert can be reached at 262-375-2500; or jlmeinert@aol.com.
The CPA firm of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel has moved from downtown Milwaukee to offices in the Honey Creek Corporate Center, 125 S. 84th St., Milwaukee. Its new telephone number is 414-456-1099. The firm has six offices in Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri.
Integrated Risk Solutions, a risk management and insurance brokerage firm, has moved to new offices in the Town Center building, at 524 Milwaukee St., according to Tom Precia, president of the firm. The company was established a year ago in Delafield; growth led to the need for more space.
Davians Banquet & Conference Center has completed a major renovation of its 9,000-square-foot facility at 16300 W. Silver Spring Dr. in Menomonee Falls. Pewaukee designer Cherl Carlson, vice president of Imperial Displays, created a European and stately environment featuring metallic bronze, taupe and gray tones.
Schneider Cheese of Waldo in Sheboygan County has garnered a $9,202 Customized Labor Training grant through the state Department of Commerce.
Schneider Cheese provides private-label dairy products for retail grocery chains, operates as a co-packer for major dairy marketers, and sells cheese products under the Schneider label in southeastern Wisconsin markets.
The company is planning a $2 million expansion of its production facilities, including purchasing new equipment and adding more personnel.
The funds will be used to train nine current employees and eight new employees on the new equipment and processes. The training project will leverage $9,203 in other private investment.
Vanguard Computers of Brookfield has obtained a $60,000 Minority Business Development loan through the state Department of Commerce.
Vanguard Computers supplies educational institutions, governmental entities, and corporations with custom computers, and provides sales, rentals, networking consultation, design, and implementation services. The loan will be used to purchase equipment. The project is expected to create 10 new positions and will leverage $113,100 in additional investment.
Sept. 13, 2002 Small Business Times, Milwaukee

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