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June 18, 2019 12:15 PM, EDT

Navistar to Invest $125 Million to Expand Engine Plant

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Navistar Inc. announced it will invest $125 million in new and expanded manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, Ala., over the next three years as it prepares to produce next-generation big-bore powertrains developed with its global alliance partner, Traton.

Traton, formerly VW Truck & Bus, owns about 17% of Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corp., a holding company.

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Navistar already manufactures International brand diesel engines at the Huntsville plant. The principal engine currently built at plant is the International A26, a 12.4-liter engine offered in Class 8 on-highway trucks such as the International LT Series and RH Series, as well as in vocational trucks such as the International HV Series and HX Series.

The investment is expected to bring 145 additional jobs to the facility.

“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,” Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle said in a statement. — Transport Topics