Manufacturing

Timothy Stultz is leaving Imago Scientific Instruments, a company he has led since 2003, for the California-based Nanometrics, following the layoff of 10 Imago employees. Stultz will remain as chairman and be replaced as CEO by Tom Kelly, who founded the company and has...

To say that Jeanne Moreno inherited an information technology challenge when she joined Snap-on, Inc., is an understatement. Fortunately for Moreno, vice president and chief information officer for the Kenosha-based automotive tool maker, she was brought to Snap-On by a new, change-minded CEO, and she...

NanoRite, part business incubator and part innovation center, has opened on the Chippewa Valley Technical College to promote the nanotech research and industry in northwestern Wisconsin. The center, built with funding from the state and federal governments and private donors, will foster collaboration between CVTC,...

Scolding Republican critics of his biofuels program, Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to advance a proposal to grant $30 million in state funds to companies that develop alternative energy. The proposal is stalled in the Legislature's Joint Committee on Finance. ...

A June 20 Roundtable in Appleton will explore ways that manufacturers in northeastern Wisconsin can increase their capacity to innovate and drive top-line growth. It will be led by Todd Teske, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Briggs & Stratton. ...

Central Signal, LLC, a Madison based company, has been awarded a $350,000 Phase II grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to continue the development of a magnetic sensor that can detect train movements and improve safety at rural railroad crossings. The sensor is...

Citing the need to achieve profitability, Hutchinson Technology, which owns one of the Chippewa Valley's largest manufacturing plants, is cutting back its Eau Claire workforce by 165 workers. Hutchinson manufactures suspension assembly products for disk drives for the computer industry, and sales have slumped...

Rockwell Automation, a provider of industrial automation control and information solutions, has reached an agreement to acquire Industrial Control Services Group Ltd., a British industrial controls company, for $218 million. The British firm is considered an important strategic fit for Rockwell's process-control and safety-solutions businesses....