The former home of mining equipment manufacturer Bucyrus International Inc., and later Caterpillar, has landed its first major tenant since being acquired by a New York developer.
The 27-acre former Bucyrus campus sits between Rawson Avenue, 10th Avenue, Milwaukee Avenue and railroad tracks. It contains more than 750,000 square feet of industrial and office space across seven buildings. White Plains, New York-based Reich Bros. LLC bought the campus in 2018.
It recently secured its first tenant in Franklin-based Steele Solutions Inc., which is leasing the 209,675-square-foot “Big Muskie” building.
Caterpillar took over the campus after acquiring Bucyrus in 2011. The company has since reduced its South Milwaukee presence after moving jobs to Arizona. It still owns and operates from property on the north side of Rawson Avenue.