Wisconsin Business

Evinrude Wins the 2017 Ascension Healthy Connections Award

10 11 2017

Since we were founded more than 100 years ago, Evinrude has been committed to investing in the people of southeastern Wisconsin... We’re honored to be awarded with the Ascension Healthy Connections award. STURTEVANT, Wis. November 10, 2017 Evinrude, a BRP company, announced today that it received the 2017 Ascension Healthy Connections Award from Ascension All Saints Hospital in Racine. The award recognizes Evinrude as an employer that demonstrates a strong commitment to implement wellness initiatives in the workplace, creating a culture of good health. The Ascension Healthy Connections Award recognizes Evinrude for its various health and wellness services and programs that are offered at its headquarters in Racine County. A few of the many benefits provided to all employees include:         •    Dedicated on-site health and wellness coaching and occupational nursing services        •    On-site...

Saputo Inc. Announces a Plant Closure in the United States

09 11 2017

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 9, 2017) - Saputo Inc. (TSX:SAP) ("Saputo" or the "Company") announces today measures aimed at improving its operational efficiency. Saputo will close its cheese manufacturing facility in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (USA). The closure is scheduled in May 2018. The current production will be integrated into the Company's newly constructed blue cheese facility in Almena, Wisconsin (USA). In all, approximately 126 employees will be impacted. These employees will be provided with severance and outplacement support; and some will be offered the possibility of transferring to other Saputo locations. Over recent years, Saputo has maintained efforts to pursue additional efficiencies and decrease costs while strengthening its market presence. This decision is part of the Company's continual analysis of its overall activities. Costs connected with the closure will be approximately CDN$22 million after taxes, which include an after tax fixed assets write-down...

Navient proudly earns 100 percent in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

09 11 2017

WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 09, 2017 -- Navient (Nasdaq:NAVI) is among the best companies for adopting LGBTQ-friendly policies and practices, according to the nation’s largest advocacy group representing lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. Navient received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.“We are proud to have developed so many strong partnerships with corporate allies who see LGBTQ equality as a crucial issue for our country and for their businesses,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.“We’re honored by this recognition of our long-standing commitment to equality and our focus on fostering a culture of inclusion,” said Jon Kroehler, chief human resources officer, Navient. “We know that being deliberately inclusive – being truly welcoming and supportive of all persons in our practices and policies – is both the right approach and the approach that drives positive company performance...

Conotoxia, Inc. now authorized in 37 US states

09 11 2017

Thu, Nov 09, 2017 15:19 CETConotoxia, Inc. a subsidiary of the Cinkciarz corporate group has received state regulatory approval in Alaska, Illinois, North Carolina, Minnesota, Ohio, Texas and Virginia. The company is now authorized to transact business in 37 US States and is continuing the application process of securing all 50 States and the District of Columbia. Conotoxia has acquired recent regulatory approval from seven additional states. Usually a lengthy process, having secured 37 states in under a year is unprecedented. The company continues to meet its objectives and time frames and looks forward to providing an alternate money transfer platform to consumers in America. This currently amounts to the company possessing approval in 81% in terms of land area, 62% of the population, and 74% of the 50 states. The 37 states with regulatory clearance are: Texas, Illinois, Alaska, North Carolina, Minnesota, Virginia, Wyoming, Washington, Oregon, Kentucky, North Dakota, Nebraska, Utah, Michigan,...

Former Brookdale Vice President Joins New Perspective Senior Living: Pam Engle Accepts New Role as Senior Vice President, People & Administration

09 11 2017

Chris Hyatt, Pam Engle and Ryan Novaczyk of New Perspective Senior Living. Engle has joined the company as SVP, People & Administration Essential to our growth is a best-in-class regional ‘people platform’ for recruitment, retention and performance. Minneapolis, Minn. November 09, 2017 New Perspective Senior Living announced today that it has hired, former Brookdale Vice President, Pam Engle as Senior Vice President, People & Administration. In her new role, Engle will be responsible for co-leading the strategic planning and consistent implementation of all facets of the human resources and administrative functions across the organization. “Essential to our growth is a best-in-class regional ‘people platform’ for recruitment, retention and performance,” said Ryan Novaczyk, New Perspective Senior Living President and CFO. “Adding Pam’s exceptional expertise along side the recent hiring of Tracy McGraw as Vice President of Human Resources, clearly demonstrates...

Helius Medical Technologies Announces Positive Results from its Registrational Clinical Trial for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

09 11 2017

NEWTOWN, Pa., Nov. 09, 2017 -- Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (TSX:HSM) (OTCQB:HSDT) ("Helius" or the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness, announced results from its registrational trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) for the treatment of subjects with chronic balance deficits due to mild-to-moderate TBI.A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/8a278261-4d6d-4d1b-90db-462fedc990f3The multi-center registrational trial titled, A double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled study of the safety and effectiveness of the Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) 4.0 device for cranial nerve noninvasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) training in subjects with a chronic balance deficit due to mild-to-moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), evaluated a total of 122 randomized subjects (61 active and 61 control). Subjects, age 18 to 65,...

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers Pulp and Paper Mill Workers with Mesothelioma and Their Family Direct Access to The Nation's Most Capable Lawyers for Much Better Compensation Results

09 11 2017

    NEW YORK, NY, November 09, 2017 -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging a pulp and paper mill worker who has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma or his/her family members to call anytime at 800-714-0303 to make certain that they are literally dealing directly with some of the most skilled and experienced full-time mesothelioma lawyers in the United States; this as opposed to wasting time with a local personal-injury attorney and/or an Internet mesothelioma marketing law firm.In the hands of a skilled and experienced mesothelioma attorney a potential financial compensation claim-for a pulp and paper mill worker who has this rare cancer could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Depending on the state where the asbestos exposure took place, as well as the severity of exposure, the compensation could exceed one million dollars as the group would like to explain anytime. http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.ComAccording to the Mesothelioma Victims...

Toppers Pizza Promotes New Vice President of Operations

08 11 2017

Whitewater, Wis. November 08, 2017 A little over a decade ago, a then 20-year old Adam Oldenburg took a job as a delivery driver for Toppers Pizza. Little did he know at the time that his foray into the pizza industry would become a career. Oldenburg, who rose through the ranks from delivery driver to manager to supervisor to corporate operations director has now been named Vice President of Operations for Toppers Pizza. “It's incredibly rewarding to have someone like Adam Oldenburg who started at Toppers Pizza as a delivery driver at 20 years old grow into the seasoned business person he is today, and the right and best person to lead Toppers Pizza into the future,” said Scott Gittrich, founder and president of Toppers Pizza. Oldenburg is an example of one of the many Toppers Pizza team members who have found a career with the growing pizza franchise. Through a commitment to the brand’s core values, a “people first” attitude, and impressive results in recently managing...

Golub Capital Provides Senior Credit Facility to Support Acquisition of FullSpeed Automotive by CenterOak Partners

08 11 2017

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2017 -- Golub Capital recently announced that as Administrative Agent, Sole Bookrunner and Sole Lead Arranger, it provided a senior credit facility to support the acquisition of FullSpeed Automotive ("FullSpeed Automotive," or the "Company") by CenterOak Partners. FullSpeed Automotive, formerly Grease Monkey International, LLC, is one of the nation's largest independent franchisors of automotive quick lube centers. The Company's brands include Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee®, LubePro's® and Monkey Shine®, as well as over 40 Havoline® xpress lube® locations "Driven by Grease Monkey" in Georgia, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. FullSpeed Automotive rebranded from Grease Monkey International in September 2017 to reflect the variety of top-of-the-line automotive services offered across its various portfolio brands. "CenterOak has a solid track record of identifying and generating value for high-potential mid-market consumer companies, and FullSpeed...

Domtar Names David Faucett as New Mill Manager for Rothschild Mill

07 11 2017

ROTHSCHILD, Wis.--Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) announced David Faucett has been named mill manager of Domtar’s Rothschild paper mill in Rothschild, Wisconsin, where he has served as interim mill manager since July 1, 2017. Faucett brings more than 20 years of experience at Rothschild to this role, previously holding a variety of key management positions including pulp, wood and biomass unit leader since 2009. He played an integral part of optimizing the business partnerships with We Energies and Lignotech. Faucett was also involved in numerous energy reduction and sustainability projects that improved the mill and reduced costs. “Dave is a respected leader known for his passion and commitment to success. He brings a wealth of experience and is the right leader to guide Rothschild on their improvement journey to future success,” said Bill Edwards, Domtar’s vice president, communication paper manufacturing. About Domtar Domtar is a leading provider of a wide variety of...

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