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Packaging solutions giant to acquire Mequon-based Gateway Plastics in nearly half-billion-dollar deal

Connecticut-based metal food packaging provider Silgan Containers will acquire Mequon-based Gateway Plastics Inc. in a $485 million deal. Gateway manufactures and sells dispensing closures and integrated dispensing packaging products to consumer goods companies operating in the food and beverage markets. In addition to food and beverage, the injection molder’s products serve a variety of markets including pet care, chemical and nutraceuticals.
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Aviation company to build $11 million campus at Mitchell International

A Milwaukee-based aviation services firm will soon break ground on construction to build an $11 million campus involving multiple hangars at 504 E. Citation Way at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport. Jet In, the company behind the project, is a fixed-based operator that provides various aeronautical services such as fueling and...
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Franklin to consider extending approvals for proposed Strauss Brands facility

The Franklin Plan Commission is slated to discuss an extension for permits previously approved by city officials for a proposed meat processing facility on the community’s west side. The Strauss Brands project plans involve a 152,000-square-foot facility to be built on 30.2 acres southwest of West Loomis Road and Monarch...

Gardening passion drives GMC's Hostad to leave The Commons for startup Fork Farms' new foundation

In the last several years, Michael Hostad has gone from a gardening novice to a self-proclaimed "farming nerd." Since planting his first backyard salsa garden after landscapers installed a raised bed, Hostad has become somewhat of a tomato connoisseur — he grew 22 varieties last year and tests heirloom seeds for the national Seed Savers Exchange.

Pine Hill Orchard: 44 years of growing apples

HUBERTUS, Wis. - If you’re looking for the best apples Wisconsin has to offer, this is your season. Brian is at Pine Hill Orchard in Hubertus with a family that’s celebrating their 44th year of growing apples. About Pine HIll Orchard (website) It all began 43 years ago, when Marvin...

World Beef Expo Starts Today

The 2021 World Beef Expo begins today at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis. This is the 28th year the expo is being hosted at the fair grounds. The trade show begins at noon, while the open show begins at 3:00 pm today with American Aberdeen, Red Angus, Commercial, and any other breeds with ten or less head of cattle at the expo.
CBS 58

Milwaukee company helps businesses adjust to federal vaccine mandate

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee-based company Novir says 10 times as many companies have reached out for help with testing and vaccine protocols since President Joe Biden's mandate announcement. "There are a lot of folks that we've been talking to for the last six months that are saying, okay, we're...
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Generac to acquire propane fuel logistics company

Town of Genesee-based Generac Power Systems’ parent company Generac Holdings Inc. plans to acquire Tank Utility, Inc., a Boston-based developer and provider of cloud-based and desktop metering software for fuel delivery companies. Tank Utility’s platform leverages…

The Economics of Gas Stations

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$15M Plant Expansion Will Support Growth of Gott Pet Products

ST. FRANCIS, WI – Wixon Inc., a manufacturer of custom taste solutions for food, beverage and nutrition companies, is planning $15 million expansion in St. Francis. The company plans to expand its manufacturing and packaging operations “after experiencing increasing demands and a growing market for its produc. ts,” according to...
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Watershed Council farmers see drone cover crop planting demonstration

Note: the reporter got it wrong, and the anniversary of the flood event was actually September 20. CRAWFORD AND VERNON COUNTIES - This week’s issue of the Crawford County Independent & Kickapoo Scout goes to press five years to the day from the flood that got the Tainter Creek Watershed Council started. That flash flood resulted from a heavy rainfall event that set up at the Vernon-Crawford county line, and dropped about eleven inches of water overnight between September 15 and 16, 2016.

Wisconsin Cheesemaker Takes Worries To Congressional Hearing

A Wisconsin cheesemaker told members of Congress the milk pricing system needs to be changed. Bob Wills is the founder of Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee. He testified before Congress Wednesday on Capitol Hill. Wills says he fears for the future of Wisconsin’s dairy industry, and he told Congress that federal milk pricing guidelines need to be changed. Wills says it could help save family farms while lowering prices for customers. Wisconsin has lost more than 11-hundred dairy farms in the last 2 years. Wills told lawmakers it’s an unfair system that benefits large companies, foreign competitors, and non-dairy products like soy milk – at the expense of family farmers.