This website is a collection of previously published "internal" and some employee/employment related externals newsletters published at the manufacturing facility at 120th & "L" St. Omaha, Nebraska.
Also additional information about the employees and activities for over 45+ years of this manufacturing facilities existence.
SOME "rescued" newsletters:
1959 - 2001 from Western Electric, AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Avaya
in Omaha, Nebraska.
The list is incomplete. There are over several hundreds "newsletters" by the public relations department and not including other printed information printed by the facility or other work related groups, I have only a few!
Help keep this site going, and find those lost publications for all to share and remember.
Additionally... to keep new content and interest, I'm adding new (non newsletters) information about our many companies AND LOCATIONS of other sites (plants in the old system of MA BELL) which some of you might have moved to Omaha.
Also trying to find products and names under the question of ...
"did you know what we made"? and as shown below...
AND... what some of the former employees are doing outside the "plant" in their retirement years.
Also, a very important outside source of some great videos via YouTube is the AT&T Tech Channel which has a lot of the history in video of our manufacturing plants, technology, etc.
You'll see a lot of these throughout my site, for interest on our LARGE company over the years. I'm proud to have worked for such an important company.
Take some time and review each newsletter
YOU MIGHT SEE YOURSELF in a
"PHOTOGRAPH" in the newsletter
or maybe your name in print?
NEW PAGE --- OTHER Manufacturing PLANTS HISTORY
Look under this link!
If you find something which is incorrect or needs updating or removal.... email email@example.com
IT WILL BE corrected quickly.
Rebirth: Site of former Western Electric plant has been transformed through the years.
By Howard K. Marcus / World-Herald staff writer
Please click here or on the image for further information about an article published in the Sunday issue of the Omaha World Herald... a lot of history explained. Sure glad Omaha people remember this expansive site from 1956 - 2011 under many names.
Information provide as an idea/information to share with former employees and out of town former employees who worked at this facility and remember the location. Permission has not been released to this site, yet provided as a source of further information. To get the whole article, buy the paper or get a copy of the Sunday World Herald. This site administrator wishes to share information and takes no credit for this fine work about or former place of employment. Thank you Mr. Marcus for keeping the plant and it's 50 years of history alive. We at one time were a very LARGE employer in Omaha and Nebraska.
Omaha Works Retirees Group ONLY
2 meetings for 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
ONLY at IBEW Union Hall 13306 Stevens St.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 a.m.
ONLY at IBEW Union Hall 13306 Stevens St.
or go to the website of: www.owrg.org
Information provided to me by:
concerns or more information, please contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
A RECORD SET and EXCEEDED
OVER 30,333 +
"Hug A Bears" delivered since the start in 19??.
"HUG A BEAR" assemblers, cutters and stuffers are needed to keep the production going...
Volunteers are WELCOME!
Every Tuesday morning at
"Maple Ridge Retirement " is where the
Hug A Bears assembly team meets.
Steve Dawkins - chairman of the BEAR's brigade/quality inspector and deliver of the bears...
which give many smiles
for the Heartland Pioneer local Chapter.
Assembly and friendship is every Tuesday
morning from 9 a.m. ~ 11:59 a.m.
in the "lower level" of Maple Ridge Retirement...
located at ...
168 & Maple on the South East corner of 168 & Maple
(enter on 168th Street from the South side
of Maple Street)
Maple Ridge Resort Community Center
3525 N. 167th Circle (168th & Maple)
Omaha, NE 68116
Best to come from the south of Maple ...up 168th street DO NOT GO TO MAPLE STREET from coming from the south on 168th Street... their is an exit side street to the east exit about 1 block before into a complex of a mini strip mall. Building on the east side is: Maple Ridge Retirement Center Building.
A little awkward to get too, due to ...
"city street planning"
Click on map below for a larger display and idea of how to get their. All (former employees and their friends) and even residents of the facility assist in the production.
Former H.R. manager and son contribute to community efforts...
It's the dawn of the information age. So what role did Western Electric play in ushering it in? While some of the Bell System's advancements in technology laid the foundation for our current global network, the company also developed tangent technologies that were not adopted widely.
Click on the image of "Western Electric" above to link to the AT&T Tech channel about W.E. our changing times, and WATCH the movie on your computer.
Omaha Works had a part in the new path for the information ago of the future.
All " branded visual TM" LOGO'S... above are of the corporation appropriate logo's (trademarks) of our former employer(s) at this Omaha, Nebraska location and used in all newsletters and other articles portrayed on this website.
DUE to some WEBSITE software upgrade issues ...which control my page viewing of PDF files
A different aerial perspective of the "Omaha Works"
Fantastic Audio Quality for older TUBE type audiophiles of
3. Tool & Die Makers
RETIREES GROUPS from the companies you worked at.
Site for "News and Notifications", National Retiree Legislative Network Information (NRLN), Bits and Pieces and some past history "links".
Old and New Phones... a source of questions...?
Western Electric and Phones of all types for sale:
Phones that are new, used, parts, resale, business phones, reconditioned, buy-sell-trade. A source of information and ideas for the phone collector or just wishing information or ideas.
Click on header logo to visit...
No endorsements implied or guarantees, just a source of
I've found a few names and some remembrances of the people that I knew and worked with who were employees of the previous companies at the "Omaha Works" facility under the names of: Avaya, Comscope (CSMI), Lucent and AT&T at the Omaha Manufacturing Facility Works, in Omaha, NE.
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A partial list of names I have found via my
"personal" LinkedIn account.
This list could be added to or deleted as needed.
Shannon Bomer, Mark Curtis, Pat Reding, Gary Irwin,
Chris Masek, Julie Nielson, Wes Christensen, Randy Duell,
Jahan Zeb, Chuck Meyers, Joseph Zaborowski, Richard Runnels,
Jerry Wicks, Michael Curley, Larry Bailey, John Heindel,
Lyndon Ensz, Charles (Chuck) Coufal, Ken Leach,
Shervin Shamloo, Camille Metoyer-Moten, Gary Roger,
Gary Mortensen, Jim Jarzynka, Bryan Rademacker,
David Slaughter, Jeff Hunt, Helen Ott-Brasch, Phil Nguyen,
Steve Beran, Tim Miller, Merle Seamen, Gary Epp,
Marge Garrean, Lisa and Jim Grabenbauer, Karen Schliefert,
Rhonda Gibbons, Kelly Nolan, Terry Kamino, Arnel Citrus,
Gary Irwin, Dennis Curtis, Teresa Kottwitz, Karen Dappen,
Greg Jenkins, Julie Templien, John Valdez, Karolyn Allen,
Krystal Sautter, David Hitchcock, Shannon Hitchcock,
John Hazuka, Joe Jirka, William Spivey, Ray Schwartz, Mike Parizek, Cyndie Glismann, Niki (Welch) Griffith, Steve Petersen, Andy Gordon,
Clint Crawford and Linda Dembowski, Rick Walowiak, Doug Thoms,
Susan Wertherington, Spencer Anderson, Richard Case, Jeff Gamble, Bill Schmidt and Davis Tso
...I've not listed a place of business or job description for the above people I've reconnected with on
The names are usually engineers and support staff/managers
who I remember and worked with on a daily basis during my employment from1969 - 2001 and especially from
(1988 - 2001 - as a manager level employee) Steve Miller
If you wish to contact them... Try LinkedIn.com or contact me, for I
will ask their permission. Some have local employment, some out
of state and some are on FaceBook.
Glad they remembered me
Some of our fellow/former co-workers are:
Current and known CommScope
CUSTOMER SERVICE employees:
Ruth Nolan, Carol Berry, Karen Wilde, Jeff Paulson, Kelly Lemmon,
Deb Hays, Phil Alexander, Jennifer Pechar, Blake Bukacek,
Erica Allison, Scott O’Doherty, Sharon Novak, Steve Schafer,
Keith Strasser and Diane Nicholson.
IT and Engineering support: Carla McKnight,
Jay Dempsey, Drew Lucas, David Slaughter, Laura Peterson,
Scott McQuin and Carolyn Bebout.
Former and Current Employee Names
When one thinks of an antique telephone, the image of an old crank wall phone generally comes to mind. Since its invention in 1876 the telephone evolved along with the technology of the time. Not only was there an evolution in the instruments but many different manufacturers produced various styles and a certain uniqueness to their wall and desk telephones from A.G. Bell's first liquid telephone to modern "smart" phones with mobile internet. The uniqueness of the old telephones has become very attractive and many people have found these to be interesting collectable's. The pages on this site will provide links to the history of the telephone and the histories of a number of current telephone companies. In addition, information about antique telephones, wiring diagrams, where to obtain parts and the Antique Telephone Collectors Association is provided..
HOME PAGE: http://www.antiquetelephonehistory.com/index.php
What we help create... years ago... I'm proud to have worked at this manufacturing facility in Omaha, NE.