Motion Control 2014 will be hosted at the Wisconsin Center, in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are several area hotels for you to choose from.

Stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee Downtown  for a special discount rate of  $129.00 when you book by April 12th. Click here to book your room.

hiltonStay at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee for a special discounted rate of $164.00 when you book by April 22th. Click here to book your room. Mention Group G-SWEB

Other area hotels include:

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Hampton Inn and Suites Milwaukee Downtown
176 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203

Ambassador Hotel Milwaukee
2308 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233


Hungry? Tired of run-of-the-mill food? Milwaukee’s immigrant heritage has made it a restaurant city impressing even Chicago food critics. The city’s longstanding German presence has also made Milwaukee synonymous with beer and was home to four classic American breweries; Schlitz, Blatz, Pabst, and Miller. Although Miller is the only one still operating, Milwaukee is still home to many bars, traditional beer halls and new microbrews. Milwaukee’s access to the rest of Wisconsin and the greater Midwest means that it is a recipient of some of the best natural ingredients in North America.

Mader’s Restaurant
1041 North Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: 414-271-3377

Within walking distance from Fairfield Inn & Suites, Mader’s is a Milwaukee institution that has been in operation since 1902. Mader’s serves traditional German cuisine amid medieval art and antiquities from the 14th Century.

741 N Milwaukee St #1
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
(414) 225-0000‎

Zarletti is a fine dining northern Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee.

Sanford Restaurant
1547 N Jackson Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
P 414 276 9608
F 414 278 8509‎

Sanford is the only restaurant in the state of Wisconsin to achieve a Zagat near-perfect rating. Sanford serves New American cuisine.

Five O’clock Steakhouse
2416 W. State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone 414-342-3553
Fax 414-342-3511

In operation since 1948 Five O’clock is considered by many to be one of the best steakhouses in the country.

Von Trier
2235 N. Farwell Ave,
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414.272.1775
Fax: 414.272.2710

Since 1949, this watering hole has served Milwaukeeans of every class and background. Named Von Trier in 1978, has prevailed through good times and bad, serving upscale cocktails, imported beers and some of the best free popcorn in the city. The decorum is both eccentric and exquisite, featuring roebuck antlers, a stuffed and mounted fox, German wood carvings, church pews from Oshkosh, a church rail from St. Bonaventure in Milwaukee, a custom stained glass window imported from Trier, Germany featuring a Bitburger Beer ad, and one very famous and valuable chandelier from the Pabst Mansion.

Extending your stay?


Harley-Davidson Museum
400 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53201
1-877-HD-MUSEUM or 414-287-2789

May-September – Daily: 9am-6pm
(Thursday, 9am-8pm)
October-April – Daily: 10am-6pm
(Thursday, 10am-8pm)

The iconic American motorcycle has been a Milwaukee institution since 1903. This Museum presents stories of the extraordinary people, products, history and culture of Harley-Davidson, told through a variety of media – including photographs, videos, apparel, rare documents and other fascinating artifacts, including a fantastic motorcycle collection. The gift shop of course sells all sorts of Harley-Davidson apparel and merchandise.

MillerMiller-Coors Brewery
4251 West State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
414-931-BEER (2337)
800-944-LITE (5483)
Tour Supervisor:

General Hours of Operation
Labor Day through Memorial Day
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closed on Sunday
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The lone survivor of Milwaukee’s classic breweries, and now partially owned by Coors, the massive brewing complex still retains its historic character and offers excellent tours.


Milwaukee Art Museum
700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-224-3200
Fax: 414-271-7588

Currently the most distinctive part of the Milwaukee skyline, The Milwaukee Art Museum
is an art museum with a collection of over 30,000 works of art serving over 350,000
visitors a year. Building itself is a work of modern art, designed by Spanish architect
Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2001. The Milwaukee Art Museum also showcases
one of the largest collections of works by Wisconsin native Georgia O’Keeffe. The War Memorial
which the museum is connected to was designed by the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen.


Milwaukee Public Museum
800 West Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233-1478
Phone: 414-278-2728

MPM is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily, with special extended hours until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.
This excellent museum features large historical dioramas, an IMAX theater, and the largest planetarium in the state. Well-known permanent exhibits include a “Butterflies Alive” garden and the Streets of Old Milwaukee which feature the world’s oldest continually functioning gas streetlight system.


Discovery World
500 N. Harbor Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 765-9966
Tuesday – Friday
9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 5:00pm
The Discovery World Center for Public Innovation is an excellent science museum with special focus on the ecology of the Great Lakes.


The Domes
Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes)
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-5611

One of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. The three huge glass domes serve as the city’s horticultural gardens, and house a desert habitat, rainforest, and varying themed exhibits.


Pabst Mansion
2000 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Mid-January — Mid-November
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Guided tours start at: 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00.)
Sunday noon – 4 p.m.
(Guided tours start at: 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00.)

This grand mansion was once home to Captain Frederick Pabst, founder of the Pabst Brewing Company. Completed in 1892, it was considered the jewel of Milwaukee’s famous avenue of mansions called Grand Avenue and represented the epitome of America’s Gilded Age Splendor in Milwaukee.


The Milwaukee RiverWalk

(Description courtesy of The RiverWalk winds along the Milwaukee River with access to some of the city’s best restaurants, brewpubs, shops and waterfront nightlife. It’s the site of many Milwaukee events, including Riversplash! and River Rhythms, and is home to some of the city’s most eye-catching public art. With both permanent and temporary pieces done in mediums of everything from aluminum and steel to neon tubing, the RiverWalk has the feel of an outdoor gallery. The most recent addition to this impressive collection is a bronze statue of Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. The King of Cool, complete with leather jacket and signature double thumbs up, now resides on the southeast corner of Wells Street and provides the perfect pop culture photo opportunity.


Miller Park
1 Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 902-4400

Home of the Milwaukee Brewers, this innovative stadium complex is the nation’s only facility with a fan-shaped retractable roof and natural grass playing field.


HMO Harris Bradley Center
Milwaukee Bucks
1001 N. Fourth Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 227-0500
Toll Free 1-877-428-BUCK (2825)

Home of the Milwaukee Bucks

Information courtesy of Forward Wisconsin:

Wisconsin’s vibrant and growing technology base bolsters both its traditional and knowledge-based industries. For more than 80 years, Wisconsin entrepreneurs have built successful businesses using leading-edge research–from the Vitamin D milk irradiation discoveries in the 1920s, to the world’s first commercially available computer in the 1960s, to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) innovations in the 1980s.

  • Today, Wisconsin is in the international spotlight through the isolation of human embryonic stem cells–a discovery now paving the way toward treatments for incurable diseases.
  • Strong technology transfer programs underpin the state’s fastest-rising industries, including biotechnology and medical imaging.
  • Public-private partnerships–including the $317 million dollar BioStar Initiative for construction of University of Wisconsin research facilities–are another way Wisconsin is investing in its technology infrastructure.

Wisconsin is home to some of the world’s largest firms…

  • GE Health Care Technologies
  • Harley-Davidson
  • Lands’ End
  • S.C. Johnson & Son
  • Kohler

…and they all use technology to improve products and bottom lines.

List of Major Technology Companies based in Wilwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin

Actuant Corporation
N86 W12500 Westbrook Crossing
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
United States
Phone: 262-293-1500
Karen Bauer
Communications & Investor Relations Leader
262.293.1562 (office)
414.217.8618 (cell)

Actuant Corporation, based in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin, is a $2.8 billion multinational company with operations in more than 30 countries. Founded in 1910, the company was an integral part of the early industrialization period in the United States manufacturing water pumps for Ford Motors. Currently the Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems.

Alliance Federated Energy
788 N. Jefferson, Suite 840
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414.272.5000
Fax: 414.272.5001

Alliance Federated Energy is a global renewable energy development and project finance company. Its primary business is to develop, build, own, and operate renewable energy facilities that provide sustainable economic and environmental benefits. AFE has developed and financed over a dozen power generation projects over the past 30 years, including simple and combined-cycle combustion turbines, pulverized coal, waste-coal, waste-to-energy, wind, and liquefied natural gas facilities.

Alliance Laundry Systems
PO Box 990
Shepard Street
Ripon, WI 54971 USA
Phone: 920-748-3121
Fax: 920-748-4564

Astronautics Corporation of America
4115 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209-6731
Telephone: (414) 449-4000
Fax: (414) 447-8231

Astronautics Corporation of America was established in 1959 and is a global leader in the design, development, manufacture, and integration of state-of-the-art equipment, electronics and systems for air, space, land, and sea applications. More than 150,000 aircraft use Astronautics products and equipment. Astronautics’ main product lines include integrated avionics systems, navigation systems, electronic flight bags, flight instruments, high resolution flat panel displays, mission and display computers, network server systems, flight directors, air data computers, airborne server units, and flap control systems.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation
12301 W. Wirth Street
Wauwatosa, WI 53222
(414) 259-5333
Corporate Mailing Address
PO Box 702,
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0702

Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiary Briggs & Stratton Power Products Group LLC is North America’s number one manufacturer of portable generators and pressure washers, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of standby generators, along with lawn and garden and turf care.

Brook Stevens Inc
7741 Commercial Lane
Allenton, WI 53002
(262) 629-4610‎

Brook Stevens Inc is a product development firm headquartered in Allenton Wisconsin. The company was founded 70 years ago by the industrial designer Clifford Brook Stevens. Brook Stevens Inc offers a wide range of services, including research, industrial design, engineering, prototyping, project management, and graphic design.

D&H Industries Inc
510 South Worthington Street
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 569-1960

D&H Industries Inc is a manufacturing company based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. The company specializes in metal stamping, fabrication, weldments, and value added assemblies. Specifically, the company specializes in progressive stamping, deep draw stamping, and manufactures magazines for the AR-15/M16 family of rifles.

Direct Supply
6767 North Industrial Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53223

Direct Supply is a privately held, nationwide provider of equipment, eCommerce and other service solutions to the senior living industry.

Dorner Manufacturing Corporation
975 Cottonwood Ave
P.O. Box 20
Hartland, WI 53029

Dorner Manufacturing Corporation, based in Hartland Wisconsin, is a privately held company that designs, manufactures, and integrates conveyor systems for companies worldwide in a wide variety of industries.

Electronic Theatre Controls
3031 Pleasant View Rd
PO Box 620979
Middleton WI 53562-0979
Phone: 608.831.4116
Fax: 608.836.1736

Electronic Theatre Controls (ETC) headquartered in Middleton Wisconsin, is an international manufacturer of entertainment and architectural lighting systems, ETC offers professional lighting fixtures, lighting control consoles, dimming equipment and power distribution components. Specific products include the Source Four line of lighting fixtures; the Selador Classic and Desire series of LED lighting fixtures. ETC also manufactures the Transtechnik brand of dimming and control systems, studio automation systems, as well as IES Matrix dimming systems, used throughout Europe.

Falk Corporation
3001 W. Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 866-739-6673
Fax: 614-675-1898

Falk is a division of Rexnord Inc.

Filer Stowell & Co., LLC
3325 W River Drive
Mequon, WI 53097
Main: 262.375.1676
Cell: 414.828.7624

Filer Stowell & Co was founded in 1856 and is the longest surviving manufacturer of sawmill machinery.

Fiserv Inc
255 Fiserv Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
PO Box 979
Brookfield, WI 53008-0979
Phone: 262-879-5000

Fiserv, Inc, Headquartered in Brookfield Wisconsin, is a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry. As one of the world’s largest suppliers of financial service technology, Fiserv Inc supplies more than 16,000 clients worldwide, including banks, thrifts, credit unions, investment management firms, leasing and finance companies, retailers, merchants and government agencies.

Gardner Bender
PO Box 3241
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3241

Gardner Bender is a manufacturer of professional electrician’s tools and supplies.

Generac Power Systems
S45W29290 Wisconsin 59
Waukesha, WI 53189

York Ragen – CFO
Generac Holdings Inc.
Phone: (262) 506-6064

Media Relations:
Art Aiello
1-888-436-3722 Ext. 2613

Generac Power Systems is a manufacturer of backup power generation products for residential, light commercial and industrial markets. Generac is a leading designer and manufacturer of manual and fully automatic transfer switches and accessories for backup power applications up to 50 kW.

Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer and Associates Inc (GRAEF)
125 South 84th Street
Suite 401
Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: 414-259-1500

GRAEF is a leading American engineering consulting firm which has been a leader in the industry for over 50 years.

Harken Inc
One Harken Way
N15 W24983 Bluemound Rd
Pewaukee, WI 53072-3755
Tel: (262) 691-3320
Fax: (262) 701-5780

Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of innovative sailboat hardware and accessories. Headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Harken manufactures in the USA and Italy.

Harley Davidson
3700 W. Juneau Avenue,
Milwaukee, WI 53208

Harley Davidson is an iconic manufacturer of motorcycles. Harley Davidson has been operating in Milwaukee Wisconsin since 1903.

Johnson Controls, Inc.
5757 N. Green Bay Ave.
P.O. Box 591
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414-524-1200

Johnson Controls Inc is an American company globally offering products and services to optimize energy and operational efficiencies of buildings, automotive batteries, electronics and interior systems for automobiles. Johnson Controls Inc is a Fortune 500 Diversified, multi-industrial, multinational conglomerate with 170,000 employees in more than 1,300 locations across six continents. It is listed as 67th in the Fortune 500 and 251st in Global 500.

Joy Global Inc.
100 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI, 53202
Phone: 414-319-8500

Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Joy Global’s products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources.

Magnetek, Inc.
N49 W13650 Campbell Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
Phone: 262-783-3500
Toll-Free: 800-288-8178
Fax: 800-298-3503

Magnetek, Inc. is a technology company headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin and is a NASDAQ Global Market listed company. Magnetek develops manufactures and markets digital power and motion control systems for material handling, people-moving and mining applications. Its power control systems serve the needs of selected niches of traditional and emerging commercial markets that are becoming increasingly dependent on “smart” power.

Manitou Americas, Inc. (Gehl)
One Gehl Way
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: (262) 334-9461
Fax: (262) 338-7517

Manitou Americas, Inc. (formerly known as Gehl Company) is a producer of Gehl, Manitou and Mustang branded equipment for construction, agriculture, and industry.

Michels Corporation
817 W. Main Street Brownsville,
WI 53006
P: 920.583.3132
F: 920.583.3429

Michels Corporation is an international utility, engineering, design and construction contractor based in Brownsville, Wisconsin. Michels is involved in various areas of utility construction, including pipeline construction, directional crossings, drilled foundations, wind energy, communications and pipe services, as well as sewer, water and tunnel construction. The company is also involved in cable placements, pipe restoration, wind farm construction, concrete paving, vertical drilling, road construction, and electrical power infrastructure construction services, as well as in trenching and construction of natural oil and gas projects.

National Electrostatics Corp.
7540 Graber Road, P.O. Box 620310
Middleton, WI 53562-0310 USA
Telephone: (608) 831-7600
Fax: (608) 831-9591

National Electrostatics Corporation (NEC) based in Middleton Wisconsin, is the world’s leader in the manufacture of electrostatic ion beam accelerator systems.

Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
2210 Woodland Drive
Manitowoc,WI 54220 USA
Phone: (800) 660-9340

Orion Energy Systems Inc, headquartered in Manitowoc Wisconsin, designs, manufactures and deploys energy management systems consisting primarily of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting platforms, intelligent wireless control systems and direct renewable solar technology for commercial and industrial customers without compromising their quantity or quality of light.

Oshkosh Corporation
2307 Oregon St.
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Phone: 920-235-9150

Oshkosh Corporation, based in Oshkosh Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer and marketer of access equipment, specialty vehicles and truck bodies for the primary markets of defense, concrete placement, refuse hauling, access equipment and fire & emergency. Oshkosh is a Fortune 500 company.

Regal Beloit Corporation
200 State Street
Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 364-8800
Fax: (608) 364-8816

Regal Beloit Corporation is a manufacturer of electric motors headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. The company has manufacturing, sales, and service facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia, with over 13,000 employees. As of 2009, the company is ranked 833rd on the Fortune 1000, and was the 24th largest corporation in Wisconsin.

3001 West Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone: 866-739-6673
Fax: 414-643-3366

Rexnord is a leading worldwide industrial company comprised of two strategic platforms: Process & Motion Control and Water Management. Rexnord designs, manufactures, markets and services highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems. Rexnord also designs, manufactures, markets and services products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation.

Rite Hite
8900 North Arbon Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Phone: 414-355-2600
Fax: 414-355-9248

Rite-Hite is a world leader in the manufacture and sale of loading dock equipment, industrial doors, safety barriers and high-volume, low-speed industrial fans – all designed to improve safety, productivity, and energy consumption.

Rockwell Automation
1201 South Second St
Milwaukee, WI 53204-2496

Rockwell Automation is a global provider of industrial automation, power, control and information solutions. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation is one of the largest industrial automation companies in the world, employing about 21,000 people in more than 80 countries. It is a Fortune 500 company, ranked number 411 on the list.