Manufacturers among award recipients at BizTech Conference & Expo

The winners of BizTimes’ 2011 Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards and IQ (Innovation Quotient) Awards include prominent manufacturers in metro Milwaukee.

Jim Kacmarcik, president of Kapco Inc., Grafton, and Wayne Baumgartner (posthumous), founder and president, Industrial Recyclers Inc., Milwaukee, will receive Bravo! Entrepreneur Awards in recognition of the growth their companies have had.

This year’s IQ Award recipients will include Kenosha’s Bradshaw Medical Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic and spinal surgical instruments, Helios USA, a Milwaukee-based manufacturer of solar panels, and Hartland-based Lightweight Structures LLC, a maker of a composite building system.

The winners of the Bravo! Entrepreneur and IQ Awards will be honored at a luncheon at the BizTech Conference and Expo on Thursday, May 12, at Wisconsin State Fair Park. For additional information, visit


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