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Kenall shining a light on hospital, transportation safety


Kenall Manufacturing, a Kenosha-based producer of commercial and industrial LED lighting systems, is on a special mission to make hospitals, parking garages and roadway tunnels safer places.

And that’s not all. As one of Kenosha’s newest industrial arrivals, Kenall develops lighting systems for what President and Chief Operating Officer Patrick Marry describes as “challenging environments.” That includes transportation facilities, correctional institutions, clean room and food processing facilities where safety is of utmost importance.

Relocating from Gurnee, Ill., late last year in an expansion move to the Business Park of Kenosha, it seems the company hasn’t completely unpacked its bags yet, but already it has expanded product lines and internal operations beyond its initial projections.

Johnson Bank taps new CFO


Mark Behrens

Mark Behrens, the newly appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer for Johnson Bank and Johnson Financial Group, started his career with American State Bank in Kenosha.

State Bank of the Lakes opens second Kenosha branch

State Bank of the Lakes, a subsidiary of the $18 billion Wintrust Community Bank network, has opened its second Kenosha branch.

The new branch opened Monday at 8056 39th Ave., with Ann Wojtkiewicz, a veteran banker, as its manager.

480-unit apartment complex plan on hold

North Shore Bank is seeking a new buyer for a 49-acre land tract that was designated for a 480-unit apartment development just west of Interstate 94 in Kenosha.

David Lane, a vice president with Brookfield-based North Shore Bank, said an agreement ended when the prospective buyer, Continental Properties Co., bowed out of the deal. The land has been relisted with the Milwaukee-based CBRE, a real estate services firm that has put it on the market for $3.5 million.

Kenall on hunt for skilled job candidates


Kenall Manufacturing, a producer of commercial lighting fixtures, is actively seeking skilled job candidates to fill positions in an expanded fabrication production department.

Since relocating to Kenosha from Gurnee, Ill., last year, the company has been on the fast track, completing construction of its 354,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility ahead of schedule and beginning full production by the end of January.

KABA report makes case for Kenosha County

The Kenosha Area Business Alliance has put together “Doing Business in Kenosha County,” a publication that is not a headliner for a marketing program, but could be used as a tool to lure more economic development enterprises.

From cover to cover, the 12-page publication touts attractions and the benefits of launching a business in Kenosha County.

50 years a family affair


The yellow trucks and equipment of Bane-Nelson Inc. are a familiar sight around the community, as the company has been a part of building — and rebuilding — Kenosha for decades. Five decades, as a matter of fact. This year, Bane-Nelson celebrates its 50th anniversary.

The company has two divisions — industrial and construction — and its projects have been as nearby as down the street and as far-flung as Australia. The company’s roots run back more than 100 years.

The Agenda: It tells you when to drink


Another former Kenoshan is taking his idea to market.

Alex Hambrock, a 2009 graduate of Tremper High School, and four others who met at the University of Minnesota, launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund development of the HidrateMe bottle.

The Ladder: Kenosha Community Health Center adds nurse practitioners


Kenosha Community Health Center Inc. has added two nurse Practitioners to the center:

— Tanya Hoar is a pediatric nurse practitioner currently licensed to practice in Wisconsin and previously licensed in Texas. She received her undergraduate nursing degree at UW-Milwaukee and completed her Master’s Degree from Marquette University. She is a member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners. Areas of interest within her practice include allergy and asthma management as well as general patient education. Tanya was raised in Kenosha and has just returned to the area after spending the last four years in Texas as a primary care Pediatric NP while also developing a background in Spanish.

Uline plans conference center


PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Uline is proposing to build a conference center on its corporate headquarters west of Interstate 94.

The village Plan Commission this week unanimously approved the preliminary site and operational plan for the two-level, 22,500-square-foot building that would overlook a retention pond on the campus just 300 feet from the main building.

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    Kenall Manufacturing, a Kenosha-based producer of commercial and industrial LED lighting systems, is on a special mission to make hospitals, parking garages and roadway tunnels safer places.

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