Manufacturing

The beta test, once used only to test and prepare products for the "prime time" of market competition, is cynically being used as a mechanism to woo investors and lock out competitors, according columnist Chris Shipley. In this edition of DEMO Letter, Shipley calls out...

Orion Energy Systems, a designer and manufacturer of energy management products and services, will use capital from The Technology Transformation Venture Fund and the Capvest Venture Fund to develop new technologies for U.S. businesses in search of large energy efficiency solutions. The Plymouth, Wis.-based energy...

Several companies in Wisconsin's Chippewa Valley have landed over $36 million in new contracts with the Department of Defense, and businesses in southeastern Wisconsin received more than $20 million in the recent defense appropriations bills - much of it for products and technologies that better...

Johnson Controls, Inc. has partnered with TomTom, a navigation solution provider based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to integrate satellite navigation devices into vehicle electronic systems. Beginning in 2008, drivers should be able to select a point of interest on a touch screen device....

Robert Tatterson, former technology general manager for General Electric's Plastics' Display and Optical Films business, has been appointed to the chief technology officer position at Brady Corp. He brings expertise in process and product innovation to Brady, a $1 billion manufacturer of safety devices, printing...

When it comes to jobs, Wisconsin's story is largely a tale of two states, according to Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. In much of the state, the economy is strong and the largest problem facing businesses is finding enough qualified workers. In Milwaukee and some...

GSI Commerce, Inc. an e-commerce service provider, has opened its new customer contact center in Eau Claire. The $8 million location is expected to support more than 700 jobs, and offers GSI redundancy in the event the hurricane season disables its customer care center in...

Governor Jim Doyle proposed a joint public-private initiative that would allocate $80 million in state funds and leverage an additional $370 million in private investment for the development of renewable energy programs in Wisconsin. The initiative includes the nation's first cellulosic ethanol plant, and a...

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) has recognized the Center for Advanced Technology and Innovation (CATI) for its technology-based economic development programs. CATI, based in Racine, has developed a technology transfer model to help entrepreneurs grow their business. ...

What can Milwaukee and Madison have to gain by collaborating? Plenty, according to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, who appeared with Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz in a forum of the Wisconsin Innovation Network. In an interview with WTN Media, Barrett outlined his vision for the M2...