News & Notes: Dec. 11

Dec. 11, 2012

Administration recommends adding no Chapter 220 seats

Menomonee Falls - Menomonee Falls School District does not plan to add Chapter 220 seats for the 2013-2014 school year.

The School Board will not vote on Chapter 220 until its January meeting. Director of Pupil Services Kathy Zarling said at the School Board meeting on Monday that they are recommending the board not add any 220 seats because of the increasing diversity in Menomonee Falls and because of funding complications. Chapter 220 funding comes a year later, while Open Enrollment funding gives a boost to total revenues to offset the budget.

McDermott Cue Mfg. moves to new facility in Falls

Menomonee Falls - McDermott Cue Mfg., a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of pool cues, performance shafts and billiard accessories has moved to a new location in Menomonee Falls, N84 W13660 Leon Road.

The new location features an upgraded facility and showroom. In the past, McDermott's showroom has primarily consisted of its own brand of pool cues and accessories. The new showroom now adds game room gear such as pool tables, foosball tables, air hockey tables, shuffleboard tables and billiards lights.

The pool cue manufacturing process has also been improved with new production equipment and a streamlined work flow.

McDermott's new factory showroom is open in time for the holidays and operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

More information can be found at

West Bend Corporate Center now 'Certified In Wisconsin'

West Bend - Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. announced the selection of the West Bend Corporate Center as a "Certified In Wisconsin" development-ready certified site.

A certified site is a development-ready site that has been reviewed and approved by WEDC as meeting certain development criteria. WEDC is utilizing Deloitte Consulting to evaluate sites that are determined ready for development and meet certification requirements.

Deloitte Consulting reviewed several elements of the site that included site size, availability of utility and transportation infrastructure, physical and technical condition, environmental assessments, quality of labor force and support by local communities. The certification provides businesses, consultants and developers with detailed information about the site.

WEDC will market the certified site through the Locate in Wisconsin website,

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