Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow

I asked one of the servers at Transfer Pizzeria, “Did you hear about the electrical workers at Rockwell?” “No,” she said. “What’s up?” “They got laid off.” “Oh. That explains why I haven’t seen them in about a month. They used to come in here once a week. They were a great crowd…” • •Continue reading “Milwaukee’s old manufacturing base at Rockwell takes another body blow”

Brownfields as renewable energy sources? Say yes!

Brownfields are defined by the EPA as land that has a significant “presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant” that would make the redevelopment or reuse of the land complicated. Or to use the Milwaukee CDC’s take on the EPA’s wording, brownfields are “abandoned, idled, or under-utilized industrial and commercial facilitiesContinue reading “Brownfields as renewable energy sources? Say yes!”