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VIP crowd helps Ramirez family raise $600,000 for St. Augustine: Slideshow

A VIP crowd of Milwaukee-area business executives and community leaders joined with the Ramirez family Tuesday evening to raise money for the $50 million St. Augustine Preparatory Academy on Milwaukee's south side. Check out the attached slideshow put together by Milwaukee Business Journal freelance photographer Kenny Yoo to see the crowd that attended the event. The private, Christian school, 2607 S. Fifth St., is being led by the Ramirez family that runs HUSCO International in Waukesha. School founder and HUSCO executive Gus Ramirez said fundraising continues, and his family aims to cover about two-thirds of the project cost, or up to $40 million. Read the full article here.

Aided by global reach, auto supplier Adient eyes diversification, CEO tells GMC

On Oct. 31, 2016, Johnson Controls spun off its automotive division, which had driven the company’s growth since the mid-1980s, accounting for as much as 75 percent of the company's gross revenue as recently as 2014. After months of working through a wide range of highly complex issues, a new company emerged: Adient PLC, which, while not yet 1-year old, remains the global leader in automotive seating. Read the full article here.

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