Press Releases

Find up-to-date listings of new developments at the Alliance. For any media inquiries, please contact Amy Benz, PR & Marketing Manager, at 262-409-2626 or

Span Tech LLC to open new Sales & Service Center in Waukesha

November 6, 2017

Span Tech LLC®, a global manufacturer of custom-built plastic chain conveyor systems based in Kentucky, has opened a new 8,000 square foot Sales & Service Center and testing facility in Waukesha.

Interactive, hands-on activities get high school students excited about careers in the skilled trades

October 10, 2017

Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC), Waukesha County Center for Growth, Aries Industries and Dedicated Computing are hosting the MADE Career Pathways Expo this Thursday, October 12. The Career Expo provides interactive, hands-on activities for nearly 1,000 high school students in Waukesha County to show them all the different career opportunities in the manufacturing, automotive, design, engineering and construction industries.

Annual survey results reveal trends for business in Waukesha County

October 9, 2017

The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development board gathered results from a survey that reveals trends for business in Waukesha County. These organizations partnered to distribute a similar survey in 2015 to guide an economic development plan that ultimately ended in the creation of the Waukesha County Center for Growth.

The Waukesha County Center for Growth names Scott Alderton as Business Consultant

September 26, 2017

The Waukesha County Center for Growth, Inc., in partnership with the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has added a second business consultant with the hire of Scott Alderton.

Waukesha County Business Alliance Announces New Board Members

August 10, 2017

The Waukesha County Business Alliance has announced five new additions to its board of directors: Neal Glaeser, president of Denali Ingredients; Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University; Wendy Harris, general manager of customer education and training for GE Healthcare; Kim Hastings, president of CJ & Associates, Inc.; and Charles (Chuck) Palmer, managing partner of Michael Best’s Waukesha office. The Alliance’s 2017-2018 board chair is Tom Fotsch, chief operating officer for EmbedTek LLC.


Metal-Era expanding plant in Waukesha

July 25, 2017

Metal-Era, North America’s leader in commercial roof edge and roof ventilation solutions, celebrated the groundbreaking of its headquarters expansion in the city of Waukesha today. The company is expanding its current 100,000 square foot building with a 25,000-square foot addition. The company will also remodel about 15,000 square feet of office space and purchase equipment to accommodate a four-year strategic growth plan.