Exciting news today, as the Bucyrus Foundation announced a $200,000 grant to aid in the redevelopment of South Milwaukee.
This is a unique and innovative partnership between South Milwaukee and the iconic company that called us home for more than a century.
As I say in the press release …
In many ways, the story of South Milwaukee is the story of Bucyrus, and vice versa. For many years, we were a company town – shovels used to build the Panama Canal were built here. Bucyrus proudly defined us. This grant is a reflection of that, and we are so thankful to have attracted these funds. … South Milwaukee is at a crossroads, and the choices we make today will shape the redevelopment future of the city. These funds mean Bucyrus will help shape that future.
I can’t be more excited about this, and I thank City Administrator Tami Mayzik and Economic Development Director Stephanie Hacker for their work in pulling the grant materials together. I also thank Tim Sullivan for his leadership and advocacy in helping secure these funds. As he says, “We hope to continue to support the city that provided us with so much success over so many years as long as we can.”
We have to earn that support, and we are and will.
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