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Archive of: Manufacturing Biz Report

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Spectrum battery biz goes to rival Energizer

Just 13 days after announcing that it was exploring a sale of its global batteries and appliances business, Spectrum Brands Holdings announced a deal was struck with Energizer Holdings Inc. to purchase the Global Battery and Lighting Business for $2 billion in cash.

January 2018

57 to lose jobs at American Girl

In an effort to control costs, Middleton-based American Girl announced it would cut 2.9% of its overall staff immediately, amounting to 57 jobs total, and 21 in Wisconsin.

January 2018

Lands’ End announces airline deal

Lands’ End Inc. has been selected as the new uniform supplier for American Airlines Flight Service, Airport Customer Service, and Premium Customer Services.

January 2018

Trial begins in stolen software case

Did a Chinese company conspire to steal proprietary wind turbine software from the Middleton office of AMSC (fka American Superconductor)? That’s the question being sorted out in a federal case that just began in Madison.

January 2018

Fitchburg startup raises $1.6M

Imbed Biosciences, a Fitchburg startup developing Microlyte Ag, an ultra-thin wound dressing material containing very low levels of silver, has raised nearly $1.6 million in a funding round.

January 2018

Spectrum peddling battery, appliances biz

In a release dated Jan. 3, Middleton-based Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. said it is exploring strategic options for its Global Batteries & Appliances businesses “with the intention to sell the units during 2018.”

January 2018

Just moved in, Exact Sciences plans expansion

Madison-based Exact Sciences, the developer of Cologuard, a non-invasive screening test for colon cancer, announced plans for a 77,000-square-foot expansion.

December 2017

GM plant sold

Janesville’s General Motors plant has been sold to Commercial Development Company (CDC).

December 2017

2018 IB Executive of the Year winners announced

In Business magazine has announced the 2018 Executive of the Year Award recipients.

December 2017

Foxconn project in peril?

Should local economic development incentives result in cash grants paid to private developers or companies?

December 2017
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