“Meeting in Middle America”: Husco International CEO Austin Ramirez on manufacturing trends, political reform

The latest episode of “Meeting in Middle America” with host Steven Olikara features a discussion with Austin Ramirez, president and CEO of Husco International, a Wisconsin-based company that designs and manufactures automotive components. In this week’s podcast, Ramirez provides an overview on the current state of Midwest manufacturing, as well as where it’s going. He also discusses his views on p… Please log in to access subscriber content. If you don’t have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options. Username or E-mail Password * Remember Me     Forgot Password

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Jeff Johnson campaign: Statement on COVID-19 and central Wisconsin

Wausau – President Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19 overnight, and I join former Vice President Biden and many others in wishing him a swift recovery. This diagnosis emphasizes the need for all of us – individuals and government leaders alike – to take Covid-19 seriously. Unfortunately, despite a recent mailer sent by Rep. Pat Snyder (R-85) saying he puts people above politics, he has posted many pictures of himself on Facebook campaigning without a mask – putting his constituents in danger and being a poor example for our community even as we’ve begun to see local hospitals reach capacity levels

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UW-Whitewater: Chancellor Dwight Watson to resume university leadership role

MADISON, Wis.— Chancellor Dwight Watson will be returning to lead the UW-Whitewater campus starting Monday, October 5. UW System concluded a thorough investigation of certain allegations made against Chancellor Watson and found them to be without merit. Regent President Andrew S. Petersen issued the following statement: “I am glad this thorough investigation has concluded and that the allegations made against Chancellor Watson were found to be without merit. We look forward to the Chancellor’s return in leading UW-Whitewater on Monday.”

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Sen. Bernier: Statement on release of business names

(Madison)…State Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) issued the following statement on the potential release of records pertaining to businesses with COVID-19 positive employees: “I am adamantly against the potential release of this information by Gov. Evers and his Department of Health Services. Businesses should not be publicly shamed based on the presence of COVID-19 among their staff. In addition, there is no guaranteed accurate way to know whether specific employees caught the virus on or off the clock. The release of such information is likely unconstitutional and a violation of patient privacy laws. “I am pleased that a court has

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WisGOP: Statement wishing President Trump well

[Madison, WI] – The Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt: “We wish the President well and we continue to pray for all those who have been affected by this pandemic. We look forward to their speedy recovery and to seeing the President in Wisconsin again soon. “The stakes of this election are high. President Trump has spent the better part of four years fighting on behalf of hard-working Americans. Now Republicans in Wisconsin get to return the favor, and will be working harder than ever to effectively get out the vote for our president.”

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Annual tree seedling sales to begin Oct. 5

MADISON, Wis. – Starting Oct. 5, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Reforestation Program will be accepting seedling orders from Wisconsin forest landowners for trees and shrubs to be planted in spring of 2021. Seedlings grown at the state nurseries are used for reforestation and conservation plantings on private, industrial and state/county forest lands. A minimum order consists of a packet of 300 trees or shrubs of the landowner’s choosing in increments of 100 of each species, or 500 shrubs or 1,000 tree seedlings. Seedlings can also be purchased by youth groups and educational organizations for their reforestation and conservation planting

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“Meeting in Middle America”: Husco International CEO Austin Ramirez on manufacturing trends, political reform

The latest episode of “Meeting in Middle America” with host Steven Olikara features a discussion with Austin Ramirez, president and CEO of Husco International, a Wisconsin-based company that designs and manufactures automotive components. In this week’s podcast, Ramirez provides an overview on the current state of Midwest manufacturing, as well

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Jeff Johnson campaign: Statement on COVID-19 and central Wisconsin

Wausau – President Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19 overnight, and I join former Vice President Biden and many others in wishing him a swift recovery. This diagnosis emphasizes the need for all of us – individuals and government leaders alike – to take Covid-19 seriously. Unfortunately, despite a recent mailer

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UW-Whitewater: Chancellor Dwight Watson to resume university leadership role

MADISON, Wis.— Chancellor Dwight Watson will be returning to lead the UW-Whitewater campus starting Monday, October 5. UW System concluded a thorough investigation of certain allegations made against Chancellor Watson and found them to be without merit. Regent President Andrew S. Petersen issued the following statement: “I am glad this thorough

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Sen. Bernier: Statement on release of business names

(Madison)…State Senator Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie) issued the following statement on the potential release of records pertaining to businesses with COVID-19 positive employees: “I am adamantly against the potential release of this information by Gov. Evers and his Department of Health Services. Businesses should not be publicly shamed based on

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WisGOP: Statement wishing President Trump well

[Madison, WI] – The Republican Party of Wisconsin released the following statement from Chairman Andrew Hitt: “We wish the President well and we continue to pray for all those who have been affected by this pandemic. We look forward to their speedy recovery and to seeing the President in Wisconsin

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Dept. of Natural Resources: Annual tree seedling sales to begin Oct. 5

MADISON, Wis. – Starting Oct. 5, 2020, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Reforestation Program will be accepting seedling orders from Wisconsin forest landowners for trees and shrubs to be planted in spring of 2021. Seedlings grown at the state nurseries are used for reforestation and conservation plantings on private, industrial and

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