Dept. of Commerce: Governor Doyle Announces $3.5 Million 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 190 Jobs

Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Bucyrus International, Inc., will receive $2.5 million in incentives from the Department of Commerce, and $1 million from the Department of Transportation to support an expansion of its South Milwaukee facility. The project will create 190 jobs.

“For the second time this year, Bucyrus is announcing a significant expansion in southeastern Wisconsin,” Governor Doyle said. “I am pleased that this company is experiencing strong growth and continues to make investments into its employees and community. I look forward to building on our partnership with this great company.”

“This initial expansion will effectively increase our capacity to manufacture large electric mining shovels by 50 percent,” said Tim Sullivan, Bucyrus President and CEO. “Based on our assessment of current and future market demand for our equipment, in particular our electric mining shovels, we believe that now is the time to move forward with additional manufacturing capability.”

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.