Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Expenses for Waukesha dairy, which shut down without warning on Saturday, exceeded revenues, according to OpenGate Capital.
OpenGate Capital has declared bankruptcy for the Golden Guernsey plant in Waukesha, which led to the plant’s shutdown on Saturday, the company said Tuesday. More than 100 employees were left without answers when the plant shut down. One employee, Robert Storm, has filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development because the employees did not receive 60 days notice before they lost their jobs. Online federal records did not yet have a bankruptcy notice posted late Tuesday. The company started in 1930 as a farmer-owned cooperative in Milwaukee, and by 1935, Golden Guernsey delivered milk to the homes of 20,000 customers in Wisconsin, according to its website. By 1955, construction began at its current facility at 2101…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Employees of Waukesha dairy are frustrated with the lack of information about paychecks and health insurance after business shut down Saturday with no warning.
Story updated at 5:15 p.m. Monday with details on state helping workers The parking lot at Golden Guernsey is quiet – only a few cars are parked at the dairy processing plant. The semi trucks that haul processed milk from the Wisconsin facility are stationary. A handful of employees were milling around outside Monday afternoon, hoping to get into the factory to remove their personal belongings. After waiting around in the cold, unable to gain entrance to the building and frustrated with unanswered questions, the workers finally gave up on getting their items for the day. Some of them were still unaware the factory had closed until they showed up for work. They only hoped it was an ugly rumor. “We are totally lost,” said a 20-year veteran …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Helium Trampoline would be the first trampoline park in Wisconsin, if it is approved by New Berlin.
If you could spend your day jumping from trampoline to trampoline, would you? A Waukesha businessman is looking to build an indoor trampoline park in New Berlin. The trampoline park would be the first in Wisconsin, although there have been 70 trampoline parks built since the first one opened in Las Vegas in 2004, according to a document filed with the City of New Berlin. Trampoline parks have been rapidly growing in the United States, according to an article in USA Today. The owner of the proposed park is Steve Steidl, execuive director of KHS USA, 880 Bahcall Court, in Waukesha. Steidl is seeking a conditional use permit to operate Helium Trampoline at 16235 W. Beloit Road. The city is holding a public hearing on the proposal at 6 p.m. …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Restaurant on North Grandview Boulevard will include a drive through.
A Dunkin’ Donuts with a drive through is opening in Waukesha on Tuesday. The restaurant will be located at 2450 N. Grandview Blvd. in the same shopping center as Snap Fitness and Topper’s Pizza. A voice message left with Dunkin’ Donut’s public relations department was not returned to Waukesha Patch, but a sign on the door states Dunkin’ Donuts is opening on Tuesday. A banner outside the Waukesha Dunkin' Donuts location states the business is hiring employees. The closest Dunkin’ Donuts to Waukesha is in Menomonee Falls. Milwaukee Coffee Brewing Co. (MCB) plans to open 36 Dunkin’ Donuts locations throughout southeast Wisconsin in the next few years, according to Menomonee Falls Patch.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Gov. Scott Walker greets plant workers while touring building on St. Paul Avenue.
GE unveiled Wednesday afternoon a $3.1 million innovative engineering center at GE’s Waukesha gas engines facility on St. Paul Ave. The manufacturing company hired 115 employees in the past 18 months and renovated the 22,000 square-foot engineering center. “Our products play an integral part in helping our customers maximize their energy investments. said Brian White, president of GE’s Waukesha gas engines. “In addition, we are continuously striving to reduce our emissions (and) provide cleaner, greener power to everyone. All of this is taking place right here in Waukesha, Wisconsin. GE’s commitment to this community is clear by the continued investment in this business. “ Gov. Scott Walker was on hand for the ribbon cutting. Afterward he …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Green Bay Packer was signing autographs to benefit the March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter.
Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby signed autographs for a March of Dimes Wisconsin Chapter fundraiser at Farmers Insurance Altis Agency on Wednesday in Waukesha. The autograph signing, organized by Farmers agent Adam Altis, was done in conjunction with the Milwaukee March of Dimes March for Babies at O’Donnell Park, Milwaukee, on Saturday, April 28, 2012.