Thursday, October 25, 2012
Josh Najda, who called police after seeing the person who police say robbed TCF Bank Saturday, talks about how he realized he was looking at a bank robbery suspect.
When Oak Creek police took a 25-year-old South Milwaukee man into custody in connection with a bank robbery Saturday, they did so in large part thanks to an alert security guard at Caterpillar who saw someone matching the suspect's description. Earlier this week I exchanged a few emails with that security guard, Josh Najda, and asked him how he spotted the man. Najda is a firefighter with the town of Vernon who was off duty at the time but listening to his police scanner about 11 a.m., when word came of a robbery of TCF Bank in Oak Creek. He heard the initial description of the suspect — a white man with thin build, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and tan pants — and filed it away in his memory. Later that day, he was at his job at …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The company is reportedly seeking more space in the Milwaukee area, and that could mean a bigger presence in Oak Creek.
Caterpillar Inc. is planning to expand in the Milwaukee area, and that could include a bigger presence in Oak Creek, according to a BizTimes Milwaukee report. A source told the newspaper the company is seeking space in Oak Creek to create a data center, and has considered leasing 25,000 square feet in the Liberty Corporate Preserve I building at 10050 S. 27th St. Click here for the entire story. A Caterpillar expansion would be big news for Oak Creek, which has touted its status as Caterpillar's mining headquarters home and sought to involve the company in the community as much as possible. Caterpillar maintains its mining headquarters at 6744 S. Howell Ave., the complex that was formerly home to Midwest Express and acquired by Bucyrus in …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Events will be held in Caterpillar's Heritage Building and museum.
The South Milwaukee Downtown Market is holding a pair of indoor Christmas Markets at Caterpillar on back-to-back Saturdays in December. The markets are planned for Dec. 3 and 10 inside Caterpillar’s Heritage Building and museum, 1970 10th Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The events will feature more than 40 regular market vendors – and some new faces – selling arts, crafts, organics, baked goods and other specialty items. Live Christmas music from local acts that played the summer markets is also planned. The newly-remodeled and expanded Bucyrus History Museum, located inside the Heritage Building, will also be open during both markets, giving customers a chance to experience this one-of-a-kind South Milwaukee attraction. “We're…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Bucyrus name is removed after deal with Caterpillar closes.
The Bucyrus name has been eliminated. And eliminated quickly. The acquisition of Bucyrus by Caterpillar officially closed on Friday, and as part of the deal, the Bucyrus name was scrapped. As the Milwaukee Business Journal reports, company officials wanted "a single brand for our mining customers." But the speed in which the Bucyrus brand was removed was stunning. Signs were replaced mere hours after the sale closed, including at the company's administrative offices in Oak Creek. By the time the weekend was over, one would barely know Bucyrus existed at all. For Oak Creek, Bucyrus' time here didn't last long. The company announced it would move its headquarters into the former Midwest Airlines Corporate Center, 6744 S. Howell Ave., into …
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Company's sale to Caterpillar takes another step forward.
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its investigation into the pending acquisition of Bucyrus by Caterpillar Inc., concluding the antitrust review process, the companies announced Friday. The clearance by the DOJ allows the acquisition, valued at $8.6 billion, to proceed as soon as all other conditions have been satisfied, according to a news release. "This is a critical and important step as we move toward closing this historic transaction that will deliver tremendous value to all the Bucyrus stakeholders," Bucyrus CEO Tim Sullivan said in the news release. The transaction of Bucyrus, headquartered at 6744 S. Howell Ave. in Oak Creek, is expected to close in the middle of this year.