Milwaukee firm bids on $6.3 billion contract to build mail trucks

A specialty-vehicle manufacturer run by former Bucyrus International CEO Tim Sullivan is bidding on a contract to build U.S. Postal Service trucks — a move that could bring a new factory and about 1,000 jobs to the old Tower Automotive site on Milwaukee’s north side.

Sullivan’s REV Group, which moved its headquarters to Milwaukee from Orlando, Fla., this year, is one of at least 15 companies bidding on the $6.3 billion contract to replace some 180,000 aging Postal Service trucks. So, landing the deal would be a long-shot, Sullivan conceded.

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