Monday, July 25, 2011

Navistar Closing Plant in Fort Wayne and Lay Off 1,400

Navistar International Corporation intends to wind down its design and technology center in Fort Wayne, Ind., over the next two to three years, with the loss of 1,400 jobs.  The layoffs are about 9% of its total workforce of 15,800 as of Dec. 31, 2010.

Navistar said that the plant closing is due to the consolidation of operations to Lisle, Ill.

Navistar International Corporation is a holding company, whose principal operating subsidiaries are Navistar, Inc. and Navistar Financial Corporation (NFC).  The Company is a manufacturer of International brand commercial and military trucks, IC Bus (IC) brand buses, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, Workhorse Custom Chassis (WCC) brand chassis for motor homes and step vans, and Monaco RV (Monaco) recreational vehicles (RV), as well as a provider of service parts for all makes of trucks and trailers.

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