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Navistar recently announced that it will invest approximately $125 million in new and expanded manufacturing facilities in Alabama. The investment will bring 145 additional jobs to the company's Huntsville facility.
Navistar, which already manufactures diesel engines at its Huntsville plant, plans to make the new investments over the next three years. Its intent is to produce next-generation big-bore powertrains developed with its global alliance partner Traton.
"Over the last two decades, the state of Alabama has been a wonderful partner for Navistar as we have developed and produced big-bore engines and other products in the state," said Persio Lisboa, Navistar's executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Today, we are excited to have the opportunity to expand our presence in Alabama while adding to our array of next-generation products."
The principal engine currently built at Navistar's Huntsville plant is the International A26, a 12.4-liter big-bore engine that is offered in Class 8 on-highway trucks as well as vocational trucks.
"Navistar has been a longstanding corporate partner in our community, and we are glad to see the company continues to see Huntsville as a strategic part of their growth strategy," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. "We welcome the new production component to Navistar's manufacturing operations and look forward to a successful future."
For more information, visit www.Navistar.com.