Joy Global Expands Operations into Oak Creek

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Release Date: June 12, 2014, Oak Creek, Wisconsin

Oak Creek facility to be the major warehouse and distribution center in the United States for Joy Global service parts and components.

Joy Global, a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions announced this morning that they will be expanding operations into Oak Creek with the addition of a 300,000 square foot warehouse and distribution center just south of General Mitchell International Airport at 10001 South Howell Avenue.

The facility, which will be Joy Global’s largest distribution center in the world, will be operational in July of this year and will employ 75 – 100 people operating 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The Joy Global Distribution Center will provide parts and components to mining customers and its service centers globally. It is one of many distribution centers the company has located around the world to provide direct service and parts support to customers. Paul Heffernan, Director, Global Warehousing, Logistics & Trade for Joy Global said, “Joy Global is all about solving mining’s toughest challenges through world-class products and direct service. The Milwaukee - Oak Creek Distribution Center includes the latest facility design, warehouse technology and our Joy Operational Excellence Process to provide our mining customers with the right parts at the right time to maximize their production. We have worked with our local Union, United Steel Workers Local 1114 to provide our employees with a safe and efficient place to work, and to serve our external and internal customers”.

The decision to invest in the Milwaukee area and Oak Creek was the result of an extensive review by the company. The Oak Creek location near the airport and interstate highway offers great access to transportation networks and allows Joy Global to provide best-in-class direct service to its customers.

Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi welcomed the announcement, noting “I see this as another indication of the strength of the Oak Creek economy and a great opportunity to bring in world class manufacturers to repurpose existing industrial space.  Given the strength of Joy Global and their long standing commitment to the Milwaukee area, I see them as a great community partner for Oak Creek. ”

About Joy Global

Joy Global Inc. is a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions. Through its market-leading P&H and Joy brands, Joy Global manufactures, sells, and services original equipment and related parts for the surface and underground mining industries. Joy Global's products and related services are used extensively for the mining of coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands, gold and other mineral resources. For more information, visit

About Oak Creek

The City of Oak Creek, Wisconsin is a progressive community of 35,000 people located along the shore of Lake Michigan just south of the City of Milwaukee in the rapidly growing Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. With its focus on strategic infrastructure investments, Oak Creek has seen significant retail and industrial growth, and is aggressively working on plans to redeveloping former industrial properties into a new town center at Drexel Town Square as well as remediating and redeveloping its lakefront area.  For more information please visit