Jackson Monument marks 150 years in business

BELOIT — One of the oldest businesses in Beloit has been helping residents honor their loved ones for nearly 150 years. The Jackson Monument company will observe its 150th anniversary in 2017. While the owners are not planning an event, they are likely to hang a banner across the exterior of the building proclaiming the […]

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North American Tool president honored

SOUTH BELOIT — North American Tool President Curt Lansbery recently received the Industrial Supply Association (ISA) Golden Eagle Award, recognizing his 28 years of contributions to the industry. The award was presented by IBC President Ron Nunez. “Curt has proven to be a leader who has devoted time and resources to develop his team,” said […]

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ABC Supply acquires Ohio firm

BELOIT — ABC Supply Co. Inc., based in Beloit, has acquired the assets of Trumbull Vinyl Products Inc., a distributor of roofing, siding and other building products, based in Cortland, Ohio. Trumbull Vinyl Products was founded in 1994. The acquisition provides ABC Supply with its first location in the Warren/Cortland area, which will give local […]

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Game On Bar & Grill comes to Beloit

BELOIT — Fresh food, great customer service and live music are the pillars of Joseph Jensen’s business plan. A native of the Wisconsin Dells area, Jensen is to soon open his very first restaurant, Game On Bar and Grill, 443 E. Grand Ave. in downtown Beloit. He’s betting everything he has on the triple-play master […]

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ABC Supply completes acquisition

BELOIT — ABC Supply Co. Inc. has finalized its purchase of L&W Supply from USG Corporation (United States Gypsum Corporation). L&W Supply is a leading specialty distributor of drywall, ceiling tile, steel framing and other building materials used by commercial and residential contractors. L&W Supply will operate as a separate division of ABC Supply. “We […]

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Beloit has fourth highest unemployment rate

Beloit had the fourth highest unemployment rate among the largest communities in Wisconsin in September, according to figures released by the Department of Workforce Development. Beloit had an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent in September, down from 5.5 percent in August and down from 5.4 percent in September of 2015. Beloit started out the year […]

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Illinois unemployment stable in September

SPRINGFIELD — Unemployment rates remained stable or edged up slightly in September in northern Illinois. Winnebago County had an unemployment rate of 6.7 percent in September, up from 6.4 percent in August, but down from 6.8 percent in September of 2015. Boone County had an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent in September, which was unchanged […]

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Incoming Caterpillar CEO brings 3 decades of experience

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. officials say the company’s new CEO will bring experience in the global markets and an understanding and respect for the company’s place in central Illinois. The construction and mining equipment company announced Monday that Jim Umpleby will replace Doug Oberhelman as CEO on Jan. 1, the Peoria Journal Star […]

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Meyer’s to celebrate 30 years

BELVIDERE, Ill. — Meyer’s Tails Up Farm in Belvidere, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary with a free Open House Party set for 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 29 at 5390 Irene Road, Belvidere. Live entertainment, food from local vendors and many kid activities including Jumpy Houses and yard games will be part of […]

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Gilbank Construction earns honor

CLINTON — Gilbank Construction Inc. in Clinton has been honored by American Buildings, a NUCOR company, as a top 25 sales leader in the nation last year. Gilbank also was among the top 10 buyers in the Midwest region of their pre-engineered metal buildings. Recent major projects Gilbank has been involved in include A.M. Castle […]

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