Business Report

J.P. Cullen & Sons under scrutiny over Camp Randall contract

According to a report from Bill Lueders of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, J.P. Cullen & Sons, a Janesville contractor hired by the state of Wisconsin to manage a $76.8 million renovation of Camp Randall Stadium, is coming under…

Cellular Dynamics International to license stem cell patents

Cellular Dynamics International (CDI) will license stem cell patents from GE Healthcare Life Sciences. GE Healthcare has been licensing stem cell technology from Geron Corp., and this agreement allows CDI access to that intellectual property. The patent deal also expands…

State dairy organizations launch FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative

Three Wisconsin dairy organizations will merge to create FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative, reportedly one of the largest dairy co-ops in the Midwest. Members of Family Dairies USA, a lobbying and marketing organization; Manitowoc Milk Producers Cooperative; and Milwaukee Cooperative Milk Producers,…

Accuweb acquired by Illinois company

Illinois-based BST Pro Mark has acquired Accuweb, a Madison manufacturer of sensors and other equipment used in the manufacturing process. Accuweb’s name will be retained, as will its 34 full- and part-time employees. Terms were not disclosed.

Kelsch Machine Corp. announces expansion

Belleville-based Kelsch Machine Corp., a precision-machine contract manufacturer, announced a 4,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its facility for cold storage, extra storage, and quality control. 

Jury awards Simon family $591,000 in wrongful death case

A Dunn County jury last week awarded $591,000 to the family of Bradley L. Simon, ending a wrongful death civil lawsuit filed on behalf of Bradley, a 22-year-old former UW-Stout student. Bradley Simon, the son of Philip Simon, president of…

Alliant to sell RMT, Inc.

Alliant Energy Corp. of Madison announced it will sell RMT, Inc. to Indiana-based Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, LLC (IEA). Terms were not disclosed. RMT is the renewable energy services subsidiary of Alliant Energy. It will remain in Madison and operate…

Madison College to add women's soccer

Madison College will add women’s soccer as a varsity sport in 2014 in an effort to balance its athletic offerings for men and women. The move came after an anonymous complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education pointed to…

Wisconsin falls in United Health Foundation ranking

Wisconsin fell four spots in measures of adult health, according to United Health Foundation’s 2012 America’s Health Rankings. The latest report shows Wisconsin ranked 16th, down from 12th in 2011. The state scored well in high school graduations and the…

Home and condo sales up, median price down

Dane County’s existing home and condo sales in November increased 16% compared to November 2011, but the median sales price dropped according to the South Central Wisconsin MLS. There were 382 sales in November, compared to a year ago (329).…

Local sites receive Certified in Wisconsin designations

The Fitchburg Technology Campus-Phase II and the DeForest Business Park received “Certified in Wisconsin” designations from Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC). Certified sites are development-ready and approved by the WEDC as meeting specific development criteria,…

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