Manufacturing

Madison plays host to unique maker competition

What could you create in 48 hours if you had all the tools and talent you might need right at your fingertips? A collection of local makers and amateur inventors from all walks of life plan to find out when the Make48 invention competition comes to Madison Aug. 12–14.

Spectrum subsidiary agrees to $95K EPA fine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this week that United Industries Corp. of Vinita Park, Missouri — a subsidiary of Middleton-based Spectrum Brands Inc. that makes herbicides and pesticides — has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $95,000.

PFAS clean up grant bill comes with a catch

A bill put forth by Republicans to help local communities clean up PFAS contamination, otherwise known as “forever chemicals,” would also protect polluters from lawsuits and prevent the state from enforcing its pollution laws.

Foxconn reports EV talks with state, contract compliance

Foxconn, along with California electronic car manufacturer Fisker, is in discussions with the state of Wisconsin about building electric vehicles here, and Foxconn also reports it is hitting requirements for tax incentives in its smaller contract.

Partnership produces 'Anniversary Ale'

Kramer Madison and The Lone Girl Brewing Co., located at 114 East Main St. in Waunakee, have teamed up to produce a limited-edition Golden Sour Anniversary Ale beer to commemorate the anniversaries of the two companies.

MadREP and CARPC secure investment for region

The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission (CARPC) announced a $200,000 initiative to support economic recovery in the region.

Making the invisible visible

Among the things the COVID-19 pandemic shed light on, indoor air quality nears the top of the list. While COVID-19 has been detrimental to a number of industries, one local company that has actually grown as a result of the pandemic is Aprilaire.

Madison startup makes zero-waste foods easy

With all the attention single-use plastics have received for their detrimental effect on the environment, it should come as little surprise that a Madison startup has begun cornering the local market on zero-waste food products.

UW to partner with electric vehicle startup

Canoo, a California startup developing electric vans and trucks, will partner with the University of Wisconsin–Madison to create an electric propulsion research center on campus.

The green in “going green” also refers to money

When the term green energy is used, it’s most often used in the context of the environmental benefits, but there also is an economic component — a strong economic component — because a clean environment is vital for business development.

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