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Briggs & Stratton’s Teske stays steady through economic storms

Briggs & Stratton’s Teske stays steady through economic storms

Imagine being named the captain of the most prestigious seafaring vessel in the history of the world. Sounds great, right? Now imagine being named the captain of the Titanic just minutes before it went from ocean liner to ice pick to instant cautionary tale. Well, that’s not exactly what Todd Teske went through when he was named president of Briggs & Stratton in September 2008 and then CEO in January 2010, but he did have a fair number of icebergs to dodge, given the venerable Milwaukee lawn mower engine manufacturer’s strong link to the housing market.

Whole Trees: Finding real value in forests

Whole Trees: Finding real value in forests

We humans have long had a complicated relationship with forests. Ask most people and they’ll tell you how much they love and want to protect trees – and we tend to wax poetic or nostalgic about unspoiled wilderness, revealing a connection to these ancient places that just can’t be replicated by suburban green space.

CarCareKiosk.com reaches out to the world’s mechanical misfits

CarCareKiosk.com reaches out to the world’s mechanical misfits

When it comes to auto maintenance and repairs, there are masterful savants and hopeless know-nothings – people who can assemble an engine blindfolded and those who have a hard time unlatching the hood with eyes wide open. While some semi-aware ’tweeners might have a passing knowledge of what’s going on in that mysterious catacomb of metal, plastic, and coursing fluid under their hood, the mechanical dunces of the world no doubt dominate the landscape, and they represent a huge market that’s just begging to be served – hopefully in the gentlest, most non-embarrassing manner possible.

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HammerHead to move to Lake Mills

Alpine Valley for sale

Milwaukee slaughterhouse closes

Milwaukee council paves way for Uber, Lyft

Briggs & Stratton moving jobs to Wisconsin

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