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Wisconsin Energy to Buy Integrys

Wisconsin Energy Corp said it would buy Integrys Energy Group Inc for $5.71 billion to create a larger, more diverse Midwest electric and natural gas delivery company. The deal is the latest in a series of transactions aimed at minimizing exposure to the volatile wholesale power market, and analysts expect consolidation to continue. "More than 99 percent of the combined company's earnings will come from regulated businesses," said Wisconsin Energy Chief Executive Gale Klappa, who will lead the combined company. Prices on both the open and regulated markets have fallen, due to an

EDP groundbreaking (Photo courtesy of Mercury Marine)

Mercury Marine Begins HQ Expansion

million into capital investments and R&D. Projects like these support growth and the company’s commitment to provide the most advanced products, and to increase manufacturing capacity within its Fond du Lac facilities, the company said. Mercury Marine is also creating jobs in the state of Wisconsin. Close to 90 percent of work done on the EDP expansion involves Fond du Lac or Wisconsin based companies such as TTX, CD Smith, Excel Engineering and many more.   “We remain committed to Fond du Lac and the state of Wisconsin and will continue to expand and create jobs not only in

Tim Mullen (Photo: CLARCOR Engine Mobile Group)

Mullen Joins CLARCOR EMG as Supply Chain Director

at SPX Flow in Charlotte, N.C. He has spent 18 years working in supply chain management across several industries.   Mullen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Manufacturing Operations and a Masters of Business Administration in Operations Management and Technology, both from the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Expands Manufacturing Capacity

on a 45,000 square foot expansion to its electro-deposition paint (EDP) system that will significantly expand its processing capabilities. Mercury continues to create jobs with its growth and related expansions, sourcing close to 80 percent of work on the two most recent expansions to Fond du Lac or Wisconsin based companies such as TTX, CD Smith, Excel Engineering and many more.   “In 2009, we made commitments to grow our global headquarters in Wisconsin and create new jobs, and we continue to do both. We have very robust growth initiatives over the next few years.”   Mercury

Twin Disc Names Moore Executive Vice President

, and I look forward to working with him in this new capacity."    Moore has over 25 years of leadership experience managing international manufacturing and distribution businesses. From 2011 to 2015, he held various positions including chairman, president and CEO of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin based Digi-Star, LLC, a global supplier of electronic components and software used in precision agriculture. From 1999 to 2010, Moore held various positions including executive vice president and COO, president and COO, and president and CEO of West Bend, Wisconsin based Gehl Company, a publicly

Twin Disc Elects Knutson CFO, Treasurer

. Prior to his employment at Twin Disc, Knutson was employed by Tower Automotive - Milwaukee Division as controller and also held various financial positions at several divisions of Invensys, Bucyrus International and PricewaterhouseCoopers.    Knutson received his BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Wisconsin

Bill Heller

Heller Named President of Messer Cutting Systems

September 2014, Bill Heller will be appointed President and CEO of Messer Cutting System, Inc. Located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; he will be replacing Gary Norville acting President and CEO who will be retiring in August, 2014. Gary Norville has spent 32 years at Messer Cutting Systems, starting as a sales representative for the Midwest region. Norville has worn many hats over the years as he moved his way up through the company. The last seven and a half years as President and CEO.   Bill Heller has spent the last five years at Messer Cutting Systems as a Product Manager of our

Chad Appleby

Safariland Names Appleby Tax VP

Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Jacksonville, FL offices of KPMG (the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm) advising clients on all areas of tax planning, reporting, and compliance. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program. “Chad joins The Safariland Group at a pivotal time as we continue to execute our plan for growth through acquisitions and international expansion,” said Scott O’Brien, President. “We are looking

ExxonMobil image

Patrick T. Mulva, VP & Controller, ExxonMobil, Retires

administration, and a director of Imperial Oil Limited. In 2002, he became vice president of investor relations and corporate secretary of Exxon Mobil Corporation at the company's corporate headquarters in Irving, Texas. Mulva was elected to his current position in 2004. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Mulva holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He served three years in the U.S. Air Force prior to joining the company. Mulva is chairman

PSG Names Paulson VP of Human Resources

Human Resources leader at Danaher Corporation and Director of Human Resources and Compensation at Eaton/Cooper Power Systems.    Paulson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Sociology and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources & Labor Relations from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He will be based out of the PSG corporate offices in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.  

Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management

.     Earlier in his career, Sharrow spent 28 years with USS Great Lakes Fleet, serving as that company’s engineering and maintenance director before leaving to work as a consultant in naval architecture and marine engineering. A licensed professional engineer in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, he is a member of the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers and Minnesota Sea Grant’s Advisory Committee. He also is a past member of the American Bureau of Shipping Great Lakes Technical Committee, past chair of the Harbor Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC), past member of the Lake

Kaitlyn Schneider (Photo: Mercury Marine)

A Female Mechanic Makes her Mark

high school, I decided to take small engines classes because I loved boats,” said Schneider. “While girls were taking economics and art, I was taking motor classes. I like engines and cars; not normal things for a girl.”   After graduating from MMI, Schneider moved back home to Wisconsin and went looking for her first job. Her resume was turned down at various marinas in the area, but Lakeside took a chance on the rookie mechanic and after two-years, both Schneider and the dealer are thriving.   “She showed up one day and inquired if we were looking for a tech,&rdquo

Caterpillar CEO to Retire, Successor a Company Veteran

a "sell" as demand for new heavy machinery will likely remain low with a "lack of any positive catalysts on the horizon," analyst Jim Corridore said in a note.   Under its restructuring plan Caterpillar has started to move part of its mining operations from South Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Tucson, Arizona. The company said in August it was considering options, including a sale, for a portion of its underground mining equipment business.   One challenge Umpleby faces is a glut of used mining machines available for rent or lease that has hit Caterpillar's new mining equipment

GE to Move US Engine Plant to Canada

General Electric Co said on Monday it will move production of large, gas-powered engines to Canada from Waukesha, Wisconsin, along with 350 jobs, to access export financing no longer available in the United States.   In its latest salvo aimed at persuading Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank's charter which expired in June, GE will invest $265 million in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant at a Canadian location yet to be determined.   The facility, to open in about 20 months, can be expanded to provide flexible manufacturing capacity to support other GE businesses

Deborah DeLuca

DeLuca Joins Duluth Seaway Port Authority

, France. She spent two years as Site Redevelopment Supervisor for Braun Intertec Corp. in Minneapolis before launching her own consulting company in 2000. After helping to launch the Minnesota Brownfields nonprofit in 2005, she served as its board chair from 2011-13. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, DeLuca earned a B.S. in molecular biology and her master’s in Land Resources, with a focus on environmental chemistry and environmental policy, from the UW Institute for Environmental Studies. duluthport.com  

More Coverage Expected from New Federal Regs

Act. The legislation was spearheaded and introduced last January by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz of Florida. Cosponsors and industry supporters include Representatives Lois Frankel, Ilieana Ros-Lehtinen, Patrick Murphy, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ted Deutsch and Frederica Wilson of Florida, Tom Petri of Wisconsin, and Duncan Hunter of California. “Members of Congress, especially Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz as the principal sponsor in the House, deserve the credit for protecting every boatyard, marina and subcontractor in the country and their employees,” said Kristina Hebert, president of

Captains' Union Blasts McCain’s Keystone Amendment

in Mississippi. The industry's economic impact to the Gulf Coast state's GDP is $2 billion, according to figures from the American Maritime Partnership.   Senators from across the aisle, including Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), oppose the change to the Jones Act.  Both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have significant shipbuilding industries.   International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots said the parties that would most benefit from this amendment are heavily subsidized foreign shipping competitors not subject to U.S. laws, regulations, environmental standards

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