Navistar will invest approximately $125 million in new and expanded manufacturing facilities in Alabama. The commercial trucks and bus manufacturer’s investment will bring 145 additional jobs to the company’s Huntsville facility.
Navistar, which already manufactures International® brand diesel engines in Huntsville, 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 such as the International® LT® Series and RH™ Series, as well as in vocational trucks such as the International® HV™ Series and HX® Series.
“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 Tommy Battle, Mayor of Huntsville. “We welcome the new production component to Navistar’s manufacturing operations and look forward to a successful future.”
The city of Huntsville has approved a $910,000 incentive package. The development agreement requires Navistar to complete at least half of the expansion and maintain 126 employees before the company can receive half of the money. Navistar is obligated to have at least 271 people on payroll to receive the full incentive. Navistar also must begin construction by December 1, complete the new facility by December 31, 2021, and begin operations by September 1, 2022. As part of the agreement, the Huntsville Madison County Airport Authority will abate certain non-educational property taxes for 10 years, and repay Navistar $15,000 per acre of the 51-acre expansion.
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