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Kenosha News for 2006

Condos Rising - Developments Begin to Change Downtown Landscape
The tall, steel skeleton of Lakeview Virginia Towers and the initial foundation work of four buildings at the Harbor Place development are currently separated by nine stories of height. But both projects mark the first...
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Industrial Park Near I-94 Ready
PrairieWood Corporate Park, the extension of WisPark's industrial park to the west side of Interstate 94, will be ready for development in the coming year, but WisPark is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the property...
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Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association Among Nation's Best
The Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association is ranked in the top 25 percent of the nation's home health-care providers. The 2006 HomeCare Elite list, compiled by health care information company OCS, cited the top 25 percent...
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Abbott Completes $3.7B Kos Pharmaceuticals Deal
Abbott Laboratories Inc., the largest employer of Kenosha County residents, said Friday it has completed its acquisition of a New Jersey specialty pharmaceuticals company for $3.7 billion. Abbott paid $78 a share, for a 55.7 percent...
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Kenosha and Racine Continue to Build on Solid Base
The stretch of I-94 between Milwaukee and the Illinois border has long been a straight shot for commuters, long-haul ruckers and vacationers passing through. But Racine and Kenosha counties are working hard to let more...
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Downtown Site Comes Alive
A moribund Kenosha landmark is coming back to life. Built in 1927, the old Kenosha National Bank building has been vacant for several years, its once grand interior damaged by vandals, flooding and the misbegotten whims...
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Lotus Expands Lines with Shoe Deal
Just before construction was completed on a new building at Lotus Enterprises in Silver Lake, the company received a phone call offering a new business opportunity. Lotus, a distributor and wholesaler of natural health and...
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Medical Instruments Maker Starts New Operation
One of the founders of Beere Precision Medical Instruments, a medical instrument manufacturer that became one of Kenosha County's business success stories, is launching a new business in the industry after selling his former...
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Uline to Expand in Pleasant Priarie
Uline Inc. will receive $375,000 in Technology Zone state tax credits for an expansion project in Pleasant Prairie that will create 75 jobs and generate $2.1 million in investment. Uline is in the Southeast Tri-County Technology Zone...
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Kenosha Mayor Worked Hard to Redevelop His City
When John Antaramian was first elected mayor of Kenosha in 1992, the city had several brownfields. The biggest eyesore in town was a 70-acre property in downtown Kenosha along Lake Michigan. The massive manufacturing complex...
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Dr. Anthony Chan Provides 2007 Economic Forecast at the KABA/Chase Breakfast
The economy is gravitating toward two percent annual growth according to a presentation given by Dr. Anthony Chan at the Kenosha Country Club last Thursday. Dr. Chan is the Managing Director and Chief Economist for...
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KABA / Chamber Honor Area Business and Community Leaders at Annual Business Awards
More than 350 guests turned out Wednesday evening to honor the recipients of this year's annual business awards given by KABA and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce. This is the second year KABA and...
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Outgoing Kenosha Mayor to Receive Real Estate Partner Award
Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian has been named the winner of the Robert B. Bell Sr. Best Public Partner Award for his role as an advocate for commercial real estate development in his city. The award salutes governmental officials...
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HarborPlace Breaks Ground on First Phase
Green Bay-based Direct Development Inc. broke ground today on the first of HarborPlace's two construction phases. HarborPlace parcels K and J will include 63 residential condominiums, 16 townhomes and...
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Area Employers Earn Spots in Top-10 Places for Working Mothers
Two major area employers are among the nation's "top-10" companies for working mothers. Abbott Laboratories, the largest private employer of Kenosha County residents, and SC Johnson in Racine, were each named by...
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Hospira to Buy Mayne Pharma for $2 Billion
Hospira Inc., a global pharmaceutical company with a distribution center in Pleasant Prairie, said late Wednesday that it has agreed to buy Australian injectable drug company Mayne Pharma Ltd. for $2 billion in cash. Lake Forest, Ill.-based...
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Abbott Sets Stage for Corporate Park
Abbott Laboratories Inc. still is mum about its plans for moving into Wisconsin, but the company is talking to local officials to eliminate snags that could prevent creation of a corporate park from scratch in Kenosha County...
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Allied Plastics to Expand In Twin Lakes
Allied Plastics will add more than 24,000 SF to its production facility this fall. The planned expansion was kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 18 in Twin Lakes. The expansion wi ll connects...
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KABA/Chamber Raise $13,500 for College Scholarships
The 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic benefiting the Education Foundations of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce was held on August 14, 2006 at the Kenosha Country Club...
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Management Team Buys Out JHT Holdings
The management team at JHT Holdings Inc. announced it has completed a buyout of the Kenosha specialty transportation and logistics company that delivers medium- and heavy-duty trucks throughout North America. Chief executive...
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Roundy's Opens Store on Former Brownfield Site in Kenosha
Roundy's Supermarkets Inc. has opened a new Pick 'n Save store at a former brownfield site in Kenosha. The new 56,000-square-foot store is located at 1901 63rd St. as part of the redevelopment of the old American Brass Plant...
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Uline to Move to Pleasant Prairie
An Illinois shipping/packaging supply distributor plans to occupy a commercial building in Pleasant Prairie and eventually expand to double its presence. Waukegan-based Uline would move administrative and other employees...
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Central High School Boosts its Rank on Newsweek Magazine's Best High Schools List
Central High School has fortified its position as a nationally recognized academic powerhouse by boosting its rank from 965 to 835 on Newsweek magazine's Best High Schools list. District administrator Doug Potter learned of the honor...
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Roundy's Opens Kenosha Commissary
Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its Kenosha food processing plant with a ribbo n cutting ceremony yesterday. The Commissary is a state of the art food processing facility that will give Roundy's the ability...
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Commuter Rail Stations Would Spur Real Estate Development
Supporters of a proposal to add commuter rail service between Kenosha and Milwaukee say it would spur new development near the train stations that would be built in the communities that are served. "If you look at (train) stations around...
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KABA Holds Its Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Kenosha Area Business Alliance was held Wednesday night, March 22nd at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center. Over 200 KABA members attended the event, sponsored by Johnson Bank...
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Governor Doyle Welcomes Abbott to Wisconsin
Governor Jim Doyle today announced his administration is investing up to $12.5 million through the Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA) to support the development of approximately 500 acres of land acquired by...
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