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Antigo-Based Zelazoski Crafts Baseball Bats for President Obama’s Cuba Visit

April 29, 2016

Janice Teal doesn’t get nervous much around her high-speed lathe. “I was when I first started, yes,” Teal laughed Wednesday morning.  “But now you just get used to it and you just do it.” After more than five years of programming and running the machine and nearly 20 years total at Zelazosky Wood Products in Antigo, Teal could pretty much turn baseball bats in her sleep.  Which is why when a special request came late on a Friday in mid-March she didn’t bat an eye. “We had one hour to get them turned and done and sent,” Teal said. At the … Continue reading

West Side Of Cutlass Motor Lodge Crashes Down

April 28, 2016

The Cutlass Motor Lodge, which financially struggled for a number of years and eventually was closed, was visited Tuesday by a massive backhoe and other equipment from Krueger & Steinfest, a local firm with expertise in building demolitions. The west side of the sprawling complex, which housed the swimming pool, sauna, lounge, dining room, kitchen, offices, game room and check-in for the hotel, are the target of the machinerey this week. Work is already underway to create 25 retro-modern apartments in the rooms by blending several of them together and providing food preparation and other lifestyle improvements. Randy Lewis, general … Continue reading

High School Students Test Skills At Career Event

April 25, 2016

Antigo High School students took a try at virtual welding, practiced high-speed tire-changing and explored career options ranging from military to medical at this morning’s career fair. According to Josh Zalewski, coordinator for the seventh annual event, this year’s contingent of local employers and industry partners ranging from health care, automotive, manufacturing, financial and public service was the largest ever. We also had a representative from the carpenters apprenticeship program and numerous hands on activities such as virtual welders and the Nascar Pit Crew Challenge, Zalewski said. Among the more popular booths were the virtual welder brought by Northcentral Technical … Continue reading

Hydratight Breaks Ground For Expansion

April 19, 2016

Shovels of dirt flew into the air today as Hydratight, a longtime Antigo industry, took the formal steps to begin construction to an addition to its plant on Clermont Street. Jeff Todd, a leader and spokesman for the Hydratight team took time from duties in the floor of the production of facility to join dignitaries from the city of Antigo and Langlade County for the groundbreaking just north of the existing plant. A Wausau construction firm will be moving onto the site to construct a 16,000 square foot addition to the plant, which Todd said is expected to be fully … Continue reading

The Physiology and Psychology of Adventure Travel Workshop

March 30, 2016

Join the Antigo/Langlade County Chamber of Commerce and Langlade County Economic Development Corporation on Friday, April 8, 2016, 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m. at Northcentral Technical College, 312 Forrest Ave, Room WT108A/B Antigo, WI 54409. Dana Johnson M.S, business consultant and adventure concierge of Open Leaf Excursions, takes you on an expedition through the mind and body of a tourism customer. Learn how digging deeper into the personality and physiology of customers can help you understand why humans make the choice to travel and how they act while traveling. Understanding the actual physiology and psychology of these nuances will give you the … Continue reading

Save the Date for Best Practices in Talent Attraction & Development

March 29, 2016

The Langlade County Economic Development Corporation and Antigo-Northcentral Technical College would like to invite you to an upcoming seminar on the topic of best practices in talent attraction and development. This seminar will be held at the Antigo-Northcentral Technical College Campus on April 29th from 8 AM-10 AM. This seminar will feature a diverse panel of local professionals from multiple industries who have offered to share the knowledge and expertise they have gained in the areas of attracting, hiring, and developing staff. This seminar would be a great benefit to anyone who works in the areas of hiring and development. You will have the opportunity to learn through this … Continue reading

CoVantage Recieves Grant To Help Businesses

March 29, 2016

CoVantage Credit Union is proud to announce they have been awarded a $2 million grant from the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution Fund (CDFI).  The grant was obtained as result of CoVantage being certified as a Community Development Financial Institution. CDFI grants help provide funding to financial institutions like CoVantage so they can assist in generating economic growth in low-income communities.   The CDFI grant awarded to CoVantage will be used to help existing business owners or start-up businesses with the cost of sustaining, expanding, or creating a business. The CoVantage Creates Opportunity grant will be combined with $13 … Continue reading

Father, Son Duo Keep 10 Employed In New Antigo-Based Company

March 21, 2016

Starting a new company over 3 hours from your house would seem like a fool’s errand to most people, but Eric Messer, owner of Messer Transport based in Antigo, Wisconsin doesn’t see it that way.   “No matter the industry or location it comes down to four basic components: people, processes, procedures, and product. If you have those four components, then profits will follow,” says Eric. “Living in Milwaukee and driving to Antigo isn’t a concern. Northern Wisconsin is a great location for us. We have the right people in place and our processes are solid, documented, and manageable, allowing … Continue reading

City Council Approves Cutlass Plans

March 11, 2016

Work is already underway to carve 25 retro-modern apartments out of the core of the former Cutlass Motor Lodge following action by the Antigo Common Council Wednesday. On a unanimous vote, aldermen approved rezoning the property at 915 S. Superior St. as a R-4 general residence district to allow the project to advance. It was the first step in a process that should see the development ready for occupancy by mid-summer. If nothing holds me up, we’ll be done by then, Randy Lewis, general contractor, said. Lewis and his crew are already working inside the structure, salvaging what there is … Continue reading

Adamskis Mean Business With Maple

March 10, 2016

The Adamski family, Gary, Vicky and Jim, mean business when the mapling season arrives. That’s what it is at the family’s sugar bush on Winter Road south of Antigo. This is a hobby that got out of control, Jim Adamski, who has become a maple professional, said as the polished stainless steel evaporator roared in the background. The Adamskis, who started with pans heated by wood fires, then to a professional a professional evaporator also heated by wood, have advanced to the steel, natural gas-fed closed equipment to make the moisture reductions in the maple sap. It is a precise … Continue reading