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Navistar to close Texas plant, cut 900 jobs

Posted By Wayne Grayson On October 31, 2012 @ 10:55 am In Construction News | No Comments


Truck maker Navistar announced Tuesday that it plans to close its truck assembly plant in Garland, Texas, a move that will cut 900 jobs in order to save costs, according to the Chicago Tribune. [2]

The Tribune reports that Navistar expects the plant closure to reduce operating costs between $25 million and $35 million each year. The news comes after the manufacturer already laid off 800 salaried workers earlier in the year in order to save another $70 million to $80 million each year.

Both moves are in an effort to cut annual costs by $150 million to $175 million.

The Garland plant’s production will be moved to Navistar plants in Escobedo, Mexico, and Springfield, Ohio beginning in January 2013.

Read the full story here. [2]

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[2] according to the Chicago Tribune.: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-10-30/business/chi-navistar-to-close-texas-truck-plant-20121030_1_senior-high-yield-analyst-navistar-president-dan-ustian

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