Up to 165,000 new trucks for the United States Postal Service will be made by a Wisconsin company. But they won’t be made in Wisconsin.
Oshkosh Corporation will hire more than 1,000 people in South Carolina to build at least 50,000 “Next Generation Delivery Vehicles.” The company is repurposing a 900,000-square-foot warehouse in Spartanburg, SC as part of a $155 million investment. Production is to begin in 2023.
The move is a blow to Milwaukee’s efforts to spur development in its Century City business park. And it’s the second time the city has pitched one of the USPS bidders to build the vehicle in Century City.