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Most Read Stories From 2016: InSinkErator Announces Plant Transition

Our third most read story from 2016: InSinkErator announced in August that it would become an assembly-only plant. Company officials said the decision was made because of an uptick in business coupled with space limitations. The transition is expected over the next three years.

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Dickert On Arena, Hotel: ‘We’re Going To Figure Out How To Make This Happen’

Racine Mayor John Dickert vowed during a 2017 budget address on Wednesday to keep fighting to find a way to fund a $46 million hotel and event arena project in downtown Racine. In making this promise, Dickert highlighted the need for more jobs and bringing more tourism to the downtown area. He also chastised corporations that […]

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InSinkErator Transitioning Racine Facility to Assembly Only

The Racine InSinkErator plant will transition to an assembly-only plant over the next three years, and much of its motor production will move to other plants both inside and outside the U.S. Company spokesperson Dave Baldridge confirmed for Racine County Eye Friday that an inability to expand the Racine plant on 21st Street plus an […]

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Obituary: Ida Marie Dawson

Ida Marie Walker Dawson, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Monday  at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. She was born Sep. 5, 1959, in Racine, Wisconsin to the late Marshall and Margaret Walker. Marie attended Washington Park High School and graduated with the “Class of 1977”. Furthering her education, she attended Gateway Technical College and […]

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Gateway Technical College To Offer Low-Income Students Free Tuition

Low-income students will be able to attend Gateway Technical College for free starting in the fall of 2017 through a partnership between area businesses, state and federal government called the Gateway Promise. The Gateway Promise hopes to increase enrollment in the technical college system by targeting high school seniors with the hope of getting them into the workforce […]

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South Shore Fire Station 8 Stars in InSinkErator Video

Firefighters from South Shore Fire Department are starring in a new video from InSinkErator to test the mettle of the company’s new Excel disposer. With three shifts of firefighter/paramedics constantly cycling through the station, leftovers stack up inside the three refrigerators – one for each shift. Doug, from InSinkErator, sits down and eats breakfast with […]

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