ADDED a front page comment section (bottom of HOME page) Your welcome to comment, etc.
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 and association with AT&T and the regional Bell companies.
Just added some "Humor of Golfing" opportunities from YouTube on the WARTS page... watch and ?
Life Members Luncheon for December 4th at the Westside Community Center - ALL retirees welcome ...
Share with your friends or former employees of the plant at 120th & L. Street
If you wish to add saved items from your personal collections of photos, newsletters or other plant related article, PLEASE contact me by email at: email@example.com
Phone is possible at 402 778 5784 if no answer,
leave a message PLEASE.
NO message - NO return phone call
All items are returned as soon as possible, or if wishing to donate, I'll keep forever.
Mail packages to:
P. O. Box 45651
Omaha, NE. 68145
A retired employee of 32 years.
Questions or clarifications - email me.
April issue of 1974 ... who are these "characters" from the Land of Oz...in this case - the Omaha Works. Check the newsletter to see if you can find the names. I think I know 2 of the three? Initials are D.M. and J.C. and unknown employee. Click on image to go to that year.
Updated the list of known Omaha Works General Managers, V.Pres. of Manufacturing or other titles. Sad news... was the last V. Pres. of Manufacturing here in Omaha, whom I had the opportunity to work with and was on the board of directors of Avaya back in 2000 was Stephan Clark, who just a few months ago passed away in his home in Texas as told to me by a former employee and current employee of CommScope. I've updated the list with this information on this page. Also we lost another
Jack McKinnon, and a engineering manager:
Earl McLean in 2014.
If you have more factual information...please email me.
Found another manager after Manager Frank LeFebre:
Manager: Warren Corgan
Click here to go to that page
A retired employee of 32 years
Questions or clarifications - email me.
Special note: Due to newer Apple IOS 8.1 OS mobile platform upgrade...
It's not possible to view and read an entire newsletters.
Don't blame Apple... everyone else should try keeping up with Apple.
You can "view" in the regular page view on this site... yet it will "not allow" fullscreen viewing?...SO, I've devised a workaround to download and read the PDF newsletter you wish.
To read by name only a decade/group: "Click" the colored text years you wish to download and read below, which is are PDF files.
Or go to the years in the above listing (black bar on top of page, pick a decade and follow each years instructions).
There ARE now instructions and options for each year and simple instruction to get the most from this site, per years of newsletters. These listing below are a direct route to PDF files for iPad users.
1980- 1989 1990-2001
Other plants newsletters
Sorry for the challenges. Yet that's life...workarounds.
THIS site is not easily navigated for iPhone, or other mobile devices. Tablets work well, yet your best enjoyment can be had with a desktop computer.
Nebraska and Omaha
This is THE calculator cover to "calculate your savings" for a project called "Omaha Team Works" inside was a white colored Texas Instruments TI-1100 calculator !
Unsure of the exact date of initialization (you can email me and provide facts if you wish), I think it involved groups of engineers, staff and employees that meet in groups of 6-10 people and discussed and documented ideas to save the company money on many manufacturing processes, administrative, etc. The reviewers (?) then attached a value to the idea, and a "team" won an award of value of the savings to be spent by the group. I think this came under the John Heindel - V.Pres/General Mgr. time frame.
If you have any greater or more informative details, please email me, and I will gladly refresh this article with better facts. Email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The "WHITE CARD" inside the calculator cover explained what to do. The idea was to stimulate the creative minds in the plant to look for ways to increase cost savings...and what better way to entice the employees who worked day to day on these possible ideas to save the company dollars.
A Special issue of a 25th Anniversary for the people who deigned our equipment and manufacturing facilities
here in Omaha.
Looking back at those dedicated employees of our support/engineering for this 25th year of this publication
(Also notice in the background image- Granite/Marble Stonework frontage and Omaha Works signage for the frontage) now buried under black glass ..!
Click on "image for a shortcut to this publication."
Under Anniversary Booklets-Omaha
iPad Route to view PDF
of booklet above
Coming upon the 32nd anniversary of the Ma Bell demise, a saying so famous...well maybe those under 30 might not remember, yet us "boomers and grand generations" sure do.
Collector Edition above..value at one time was over $80.00+ ...now called Alcatel-Lucent in 2004 ?
Value might hit $4.00 ..check under "ALU" stock ticket listing
LT&T Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph - Lincoln, NE.
About Our Museum The Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Museum was incorporated in 1994 and officially opened in October 1996. It was created through the hard work of many local Pioneer volunteers, a grant by the Independent Telephone Pioneers Association (ITPA) and funding and support from Aliant Communications.
The museum is named for Frank H. Woods, Sr. (1868-1952) who founded Lincoln Telephone Company in 1903. The company began serving 1,800 Lincoln customers in June 1904. Telephony, an industry publication, praised the new company as "the first large automatically operated telephone exchange west of Chicago."
A local neighbor...
One of many issued shirts from the plant...THERE are more... Send an image by email to me.
Anyone remember all those types of shirts we sold at the Pioneer Store, or were awards for performing some great task?
Here's one I found... only WE kept adding more companies
later on. If you've got one, contact me to include an image here. I do remember we had a tan/light brown
"Cabinet Workshop" shirt?...
anyone got a photo..email mail it to me.
During the operational time of the Omaha Works
(1958-2004). This facility employed over 7100 + employees at one time.
Where did we park all those now "collectible cars"?
Answer ... Six separate parking lots!
How many anniversaries did we celebrate, and what was the time intervals ?
To my knowledge: 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 years..evidently every
5 years of our manufacturing existence under different names - W.E., AT&T, Lucent and Avaya?
Additional information to share...
This could be other retirement activities... such as
breakfast or lunch meetings, social events, sports related events (golf/bowling) or other information of what all former employees of this facility are doing in retirement or after work.