Rockline to expand

Great news for the Sheboygan area.

Rockline Industries Inc. today announced it plans to invest $10 million in new technology and add up to 60 family-supporting jobs with a 6,000-square-foot expansion of its Sheboygan plant.
Rockline recently announced it signed an agreement with a large multinational company that would expand production and increase job growth at its Sheboygan facility. As a result, the company will introduce new equipment to increase its wet wipe manufacturing capabilities.
Rockline president Randy Rudolph praised the company’s more than 650 employees for the commitment they have shown since the company was founded in 1976.
“This is a proud and special time in our company’s history, and it is due to the dedication, hard work and long-term commitment of our employees,” Rudolph said. “We are a family-owned business, and the lifeblood of the company and the main reason we are successful is because of our people.  Because of their hard work and the company’s ongoing commitment to Sheboygan, we’ve grown from a local, 35-person company to an international business that now employs more than 1,800 worldwide and is still growing – with Sheboygan as our home base.”

Time to add these to the number of jobs created since Governor Scott Walker took office.

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Congressman Ribble advocates for tax relief

Good job by the Congressman putting in perspective why small business owners need tax relief.


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Support these businesses!

Some businesses have been identified as supportive of Governor Scott Walker by da public sector unions.  Therefore they are encouraging union members and those opposed to Scott Walker to boycott these businesses.  In other words they don’t care about the possibility of employees losing their jobs due to the identified business seeing a drop in revenue.

In fact da union supporters who put out this site are apparently clueless that their actions could affect their union brethren in the private sector.  For example Georgia-Pacific is on the list of companies who’s products should be boycotted despite the fact some of GP’s facilities have union employees.

Yet another sign that for the public sector unions in Wisconsin it’s really only about the power.

Here’s the list of who da public sector unions & their supporters say should be boycotted.

Concerned Realtors Committee
Realtors PAC
KochPAC Natural Resources
People for Rebecca Kleefisch
Building a Better WI/Wisconsin Builders Association
Wal-Mart Stores/WAL-PAC
Tavern Industry PAC
Republican Party of Wisconsin
HNTB Holdings Ltd PAC
AT&T Wisconsin Employee PAC (formerly SBC)
Operating Engineers 139 PAC
Republican Party Milwaukee Co
Managed Health Services/Centene PAC
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
TDS Telecom
WI Credit Union League Action Fund (WCULAF)
Deere & Company PAC – WI
FONEPAC Telecommunications & Computers
Friends of Alberta Darling
Eli Lilly and Company PAC
Friends & Neighbors of Robin Vos
WellPAC Wellpoint Inc
WI Insurance Alliance PAC
WI Pipe Trades PAC

ABC Supply Co
Agrecol Corp
Allen Edmonds Shoes
AMK Concepts & Services
Anew Health Care Services Inc
AO Smith Corp
Apache Stainless Steel
Artisan Partners
Atlantic DQ
Audio Implements/GKC
Badger Meter
Baraboo Growth
Bevco Ergonomic Seating
Blomquist Benefits Consulting
Boerke Co Inc
Bradley Foundation
Brian Retzlaff Trucking
Briggs & Stratton
Burke Properties
Burlington Northern Santa Fe…
Call Solutions
Campbell Wrapper Corp
CD Smith Construction
Chambers & Owen
Charro Restaurante
Charter Manufacturing
Church Mutual Insurance
Cobalt Partners LLC
Commonwealth Development Corp…
Continental Properties Co Inc
County Concrete
Couri Insurance Agency
Custom Pak Products
EBY-Brown Co
Einhorn Associates
Emergency Medicine Specialists
Endeavors Group
Fabco Equipment Inc
Fashion Angels Enterprises
Feather Larson & Synhorst…
Fiduciary Management
First American Funding
Fisher Barton Inc
Glenora Co
GMR Marketing
Gogebic Taconite LLC
Gold Leaf Development
Hal Leonard Publishing
Hammes Co
Harris Associates
Hay Creek Pallett
Heartland Advisors
Hexagon Investments
High Crossing Development Corp
Holton Brothers Construction
Horton Group
Hovde Financial
Hy Cite Corp
Inpro Corp
Insight Industries
Irgens Development Partners
Johnson Controls
Johnsonville Foods
JSD Professional Services Inc
Kapur & Associates
KBS Construction
Koss Corp
Krier Foods
Kwik Trip
Lorman Education Services
Lubar & Co
M&I Bank
Meissner, Tierney, et al
Michels Corp
Midwest Neurosurgical
Minnesota Wild
MJ Construction Inc
Morrison Creek Cranberry
Nicholas Company Inc
Nova Surgical LLC
Orthopaedic Associates of…
Panduit Corp
Paper Machinery Corp
Payne & Dolan
Pinstripe Inc
Plastic Surgery Group
Prent Corp
Promotions Unlimited
RCI FirstPathway Partners
Reiman Publications
Richardson Industries
Rite Hite Corp
Roehl Transport
Salomon Smith Barney
Sargento Inc
SC Johnson & Sons
Schneider National
School choice
Sendik’s Food Market
Shannon Sales Inc
SIG Financial Holdings
Specialty Underwriters
St John Properties Inc
Standard Process Laboratories
Stark Investments
Super Steel Products
Tamarack Petroleum Co
Tankcraft Corp
Tries & Rice
Uihlein Wilson Architects
US Counseling Service
US Oil Co
V Duane Rath Foundation
Wausau Homes
Wausau Paper
West Allis Salvage
West Bend Clinic
Zenith Tech

Support these businesses.

For example this weekend go out and buy some paper products from GP, some brats and sausage from Johnsonville, and some cheese from Sargento. And if you need to fill up the car stop at an Express Convenience or Kwik Trip.  And the next time you are on the road and need a bite to eat, stop at Culver’s.

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Business tax cut outlined

Tax cuts for small business … one piece of the puzzle.

Gov. Scott Walker is proceeding with a campaign promise of passing a tax cut for small businesses but in the process substantially reducing the size of businesses that would be able to claim it.

Walker and aides Wednesday released details of the draft legislation for the first time, saying that businesses with gross sales of less than $500,000 a year and an income tax liability could qualify for the proposed tax credit. They said the measure would faithfully carry out his campaign pledge.

In September, Walker had said the income tax cut would apply to businesses with “50 or fewer employees.” An economist and an accountant Wednesday said that businesses with as few as a dozen employees could have difficulty qualifying for the credits under the revised proposal.

The proposal, which would amount to an estimated total tax cut of $40 million a year statewide, drew the most praise from owners of mom-and-pop businesses.

Ron Loos, owner of Quality Tool & Die Co., said his five-person shop would be eligible for the tax credit and grateful to get it. Many small tool-and-die shops folded during the recession when business dried up or was moved overseas.

“Any help now for us little guys is welcomed,” said Loos, who is from Milwaukee.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said the proposal “clearly fulfills a campaign promise.” Walker himself said in a statement that it targeted the small businesses that are at the heart of the state’s economy.

“Their growth is the key to Wisconsin’s recovery and job growth,” Walker said. “This legislation will provide tax relief to thousands of business owners, freeing them to expand and create jobs.”

The important thing is that it sends a message to businesses.

“It’s the message again that’s as important as the dollars they put into it,” Ward said. “If it increases the confidence of business, they’ll hire. It’s the uncertainty that’s been killing us.”

Sending that kind of message can free up cash that businesses have been hoarding because of worries about the economy, he said.

A sign coming from Madison that Wisconsin is ONCE AGAIN OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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