Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces $306,000 for Bucyrus International to Expand Operations in Milwaukee

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608-267-9661

Ethnie Groves, Office of the Governor, 608-261-2156

Expansion Will Create 100 Jobs

MILWAUKEE – Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the Department of Commerce will provide Bucyrus International, Inc., of South Milwaukee, with a $306,000 loan from the Department of Commerce to expand into the former Metso facility in Milwaukee, creating 100 jobs.

“For more than 100 years, this company has been an important member of Wisconsin’s business community, providing jobs that support Wisconsin’s families,” Governor Doyle said. “I congratulate Bucyrus International on the strong growth that has led to this latest expansion, and I am pleased that the state could assist with this project.”

“We are gratified by the support provided by Governor Doyle and Mayor Barrett, which gave us the format to make these major expansions in South Milwaukee and at the new Milwaukee Operations,” said Tim Sullivan, President and CEO of Bucyrus International, Inc. “I am confident that with their leadership and dedication, other companies will be able to make the decision to remain in southeast Wisconsin as well.”

“This is another example of Governor Doyle’s efforts to rebuild the Milwaukee economy,” Representative Josh Zepnick said. “I thank the Governor for today’s announcement and look forward to working with him in the future.”

Bucyrus International, Inc., is a world leader in the manufacture of electric rope shovels, blasthole drills, and draglines for the surface mining industry. This year, the company is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Bucyrus also provides first quality OEM parts, components, maintenance, and support services for that equipment. Bucyrus’ corporate headquarters and primary manufacturing facility is located in South Milwaukee.