Today, Navistar has announced we will make a more than $250 million capital investment in a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas.
“In recent years, Navistar has spent millions of dollars on new Andon systems, simulated work environments and material delivery in our plants. We recently announced a $125 million expansion of our Huntsville, Alabama plant to build next-generation, big-bore powertrains,” said Troy. “Today’s announcement of the addition of a new assembly facility represents the next step in our ongoing investment strategy.”
The San Antonio location was selected to complement Navistar’s existing manufacturing footprint, with our plants in Escobedo, Huntsville, Springfield and Tulsa all remaining an important part of our manufacturing strategy. The site is located on a critical corridor, along Interstate 35, which links elements of our southern United States and Mexico supply bases, optimizing our supplier network and logistics costs.
“This new facility will have the flexibility to build Class 6-8 trucks, allowing us the ability to increase capacity to support our participation in anticipated industry growth – and more importantly, Navistar’s market share gains – in the coming years,” said Troy.
We plan to break ground later this year and anticipate production will begin approximately 24 months after the groundbreaking. The facility will bring approximately 600 jobs to the San Antonio area.
“I am thrilled about this next step in our future, and I hope you share in my excitement,” said Troy. “This new facility will help us continue to develop leading-edge commercial vehicle solutions to meet the needs of today’s – and tomorrow’s – customers.”