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MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

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Johnson Controls to acquire Texas ventilation equipment firm

The logo of the U.S. Johnson Controls company is seen in Nersac, southwestern France, January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau
The logo of the U.S. Johnson Controls company is seen in Nersac, southwestern France, January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's largest company is about to get bigger.  

Johnson Controls of suburban Milwaukee said Wednesday it would acquire Air Distribution Technologies, a maker of building ventilation equipment from Richardson Texas.  

Johnson will acquire the firm from Canada's pension plan for a total cost of $1.6 billion. The deal is expected to be finalized by the end of July.  

Johnson Controls is the state's largest firm based on sales. It's been selling off its automotive electronics business in recent months, with the goal of investing more in its building ventilation and high-tech battery businesses.  

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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