Navistar to Build New Truck Plant in San Antonio
United States truck maker Navistar International Corp. announced it will build a manufacturing facility for Classes 6-8 trucks in San Antonio, Texas. The company will invest more than $250 million to create a new and more efficient truck plant. This new plant intends to add to Navistar’s recently announced plan to invest $125 million in its Huntsville, Alabama engine plant.
Navistar will need a large network of suppliers to help serve the plant to make three different sized trucks. They hope to make Class 6, Class 7, and Class 8 trucks (8 being the largest truck, often carrying goods along the country’s many highways). The increase of work opens about 600 positions at the new facility.
Production is expected to begin around 24 months after they break ground on the new plant later this year.