Navistar’s engine components business to recall workers, hire more

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Navistar International Corp. announced that its expanding engine components business, PurePower Technologies will add jobs to the Indianapolis community. The company will recall 150 workers by June and plan to hire 100 additional workers by 2014 at the Indianapolis foundry that makes cylinder blocks and heads.

“The Indianapolis foundry is a vital part of our efforts to maintain manufacturing capabilities and technical skills in the United States,” says Eric Tech, Navistar Engine Group president. “As a result of our investment to make the Indianapolis foundry a state-of-the-art facility, we will make the company more competitive to meet the global demands of the diesel engine industry.”

PurePower’s reinvestment in the foundry was celebrated at an event attended by community and labor leaders and employees. “PurePower’s investment will revitalize this facility and symbolizes how cooperation among companies, labor leaders and community leaders can transform America’s manufacturing base for the future,” says Gary Canter, UAW 226 president.