Photographer: Mike S
Description: So the first time I came up here on business, my boss was like “Oh, I have to let everyone know I can’t play basketball at lunch today…” I was all like “Whaaaaa????”
So turns out the Rockwell Automation building in Milwaukee has a basketball court in it. Way back in the 40s/50s/60s, there was a Industrial Basketball league where like all the manufacturing companies in Milwaukee played each other. Each team had it’s own home court and Rockwell’s was up on 7th floor of the building.
As you can see in the pic, it’s pretty big and baller. People play on their lunch during the week and there is an intercompany league. From the info I gathered, there is still some sort of Manufacturing League, but couldn’t figure out if Rockwell has a team and if they use it as their home court.
So yeah, two things. It’s pretty boss to have a basketball court at your work to have a nice lunch run… and the idea of like a little city league where old school manufacturing dudes played each other? That’s rules.