Wisconsin

Powered by decades of offering quality products, service and expertise, Milwaukee, Wis.-based Western Products, a manufacturer of snow and ice control equipment, is looking forward to a promising year in business. Known for its full line of contractor grade snowplows for commercial and personal use, as well as light municipal snow removal operations, the company also offers a variety of spreaders, accessories and parts.

In Milwaukee, new technology is helping transform an old building site. The construction of Komatsu Mining Corporation's $285 million headquarters is widely considered a good idea because the redeveloped property will be an attractive addition to the Harbor District.

Building on its 135-year-legacy in Milwaukee, Komatsu Mining Corp. officially broke ground for its new headquarters and manufacturing campus in Milwaukee's Harbor District on east Greenfield Avenue. The company recently finalized the acquisition of two parcels of land totaling nearly 57 acres for the project.

ALLU Group Inc. announced Mid-State Equipment, headquartered in Janesville, Wis., as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The company has seven locations in Wisconsin, and provides sales and rental of ALLU's unique attachments, as well as complete aftermarket service and spare parts, for customers throughout the state.

Gov. Tony Evers announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will seek federal approval to resume a project to rebuild an East-West corridor of I-94 from 70th Street to 16th Street in Milwaukee County, giving one of the most congested and dangerous roads in the state a makeover to mitigate safety and congestion problems.

Roland Machinery Company held its Komatsu Forest Demo Day July 15 to 16 at its demo site in Pickerel, Wis. Customers were invited to see how the latest forestry equipment from Komatsu could benefit their operations. Representatives of Komatsu America Corp.

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), a leading trade organization for off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers, has been named a Top Workplace in southeast Wisconsin for the fifth time by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "This award is truly a testament to our dedicated, top-notch staff and its continued efforts to support our members, our industry and the customers they serve," said AEM President Dennis Slater.

Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Secretary-designee Craig Thompson on July 7 announced more than $160 million in transportation aid for local governments as part of the governor's 2019-21 biennial budget. Local governments will receive quarterly payments totaling $160,249,246 for General Transportation Aids (GTA), Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the WisDOT.

In 2001, the Milwaukee skyline changed forever with completion of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Quadracci Pavilion. The 140,000-sq.-ft. expansion was crowned with a unique, motion-enabled architectural detail dubbed the Burke Brise Soleil. Meant to evoke a bird's wings or ship's sail, the 217-ft.

Manitou Group continues to strengthen its 31-year partnership with Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Gehl, a Manitou Group brand, has been the official construction equipment of the 4.2-mi. iconic road track since 1989. The Road America operations team used the Gehl and Manitou equipment to maintain the 640-acre track throughout the year.

Exodus Machines announced the expansion of its leadership team with the appointment of Brian Hawn as the new vice president of service. Exodus welcomes Hawn and his experience to oversee parts and service for Exodus Machines and its divisions — BladeCore, Connect Work Tools, OilQuickUSA and ShearCore.