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New Glarus Brewing chooses Burlington glass plant

BURLINGTON — The next bottle of New Glarus Brewing Co. beer you drink will not just be a Wisconsin-made beverage but also come in a locally made bottle.  On Monday, executives of Ardagh Group celebrated a decision by New Glarus Brewing to buy all of its bottles from the Ardagh glass manufacturing plant at 815 McHenry St., Burlington. Ardagh’s 537,000-square-foot plant on the edge of the city, an employer of about 400 people, is now in full production of the New Glarus bottles, P... Read More

New financing option for county business owners

RACINE COUNTY — Business owners who have been meaning to replace that aging HVAC system or boiler have a new way to do it.  The Racine County Board has approved joining a statewide energy efficiency group that gives county business owners long-term financing for improvements to their facilities.  The Property Assessed Clean Energy Commission helps facilitate loans to business owners for various components of a building, like lighting, windows, insulation, boilers, compressors, mo... Read More

Restaurant plans emerge for former Golden Keys site

MOUNT PLEASANT — The owners of O&H Danish Bakery are planning a new fast-casual restaurant at the former Golden Keys restaurant property on Highway 20.  The Olesen family’s development plans at 5930 Washington Ave. include a 4,900-square-foot building with two tenant spaces, one of which will be the restaurant. The property is immediately west of the O&H Danish Bakery store, baking center and company headquarters which opened last year. ... Read More

Leman USA completes $6M-plus expansion

STURTEVANT — Leman USA has completed a $6.2 million, 99,100-square-foot expansion at its U.S. headquarters in the Renaissance Business Park.  Construction totaled about $5.2 million, and racking and equipment will add about another $1 million to the project, Leman Chief Financial Officer Randy Fortel said Tuesday.  According to Racine County Economic Development Corp., the addition of the warehouse/distribution space is expected to create 36 new local jobs. ... Read More

Racine County Companies Receive Training Grants

Four Racine County companies were among a dozen companies chosen to receive workforce training grants from Gateway Technical College ... Read More

Gateway's Albrecht: Manufacturing a Gateway career

Have you ever stopped and looked around, only to realize that so much of what we have and use to improve our lives comes through some form of manufacturing?  That’s right — from the food we eat at breakfast to the transportation we use to get to work or school, manufacturing plays a role in our everyday lives. The products we depend on are designed, built and maintained by workers up and down the manufacturing career ladder.  That is no more evident than right here. ... Read More

Blue Bear Restaurant Not Hibernating

A better than expected reception has made Blue Bear, 2920 Taylor Avenue, a fast favorite with diners on the hunt for tasty, quality fare. A Sunday visit during the peak of brunch leaves little doubt – the bear is bursting with flavor.  “We’re bridging the gap,” said owner Brian Zielinski. “Anyone who is familiar with the area understands that there is a need for something different. It’s not hard to fill a restaurant when everyone loves the food and feels... Read More

Andis takes part of spec building for shipping

STURTEVANT — Andis Co. will become the second tenant to occupy part of a large speculation building in the Enterprise Business Park. ... Read More

Acme Construction Metals moving to Racine

RACINE — Acme Construction Metals of Kenosha is buying a building and moving to Racine’s south side, Racine County Economic Development Corp. has announced.   ... Read More
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