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Construction at airport in Green Bay will begin next month

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle this week approved a $10.7 million project for planning, design and construction at the Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay.

The governor’s action releases nearly $2.6 million in state money to construct a new snow removal equipment building and a sand storage building. Brown County is contributing $1.9 million and the Federal Aviation Administration is providing almost $6.2 million.

The project is scheduled to begin in October and should be completed by October 2010.

$11.7 million in stimulus available to Wisconsin municipalities

Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday announced the state has received $11.7 million in federal stimulus money through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant to help communities make energy efficiency improvements.

The Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence and the state Department of Commerce will collaborate to administer grant awards to municipalities with populations less than 35,000 and counties with populations less than 200,000. The grant awards can be used for retrofitting municipal buildings to make them more energy efficient and for installing interior and exterior energy-efficient lighting. The maximum award per applicant is $225,000.

Applications are available here. Application deadline is Nov. 12.

Trucking firm closes operating centers in Green Bay and Ohio

Ashwaubenon (AP) — Trucking giant Schneider National is closing two operating centers, one in Wisconsin and the other in Ohio.
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jobs will be eliminated when Schneider National closes a fuel and maintenance center in Green Bay, where the company is headquartered. The trucking firm says it is also closing a center in Seville, Ohio, where 55 jobs will be lost.

Schneider National has 24 similar operating centers around the country. It employs about 19,000 worldwide.

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