Navistar said Monday it will invest upwards of $125 million in new and expanded manufacturing capabilities at its Huntsville, Ala., engine plant over the next three years.
The North Alabama plant currently manufacturers International-branded diesel engines, including the 12.4 liter big-bore A26 engine offered in International’s Class 8 on-highway trucks lineup. The additional capabilities put the plant at the head of the line to produce Navistar’s next-generation large-bore powertrains developed with global alliance partner and stakeholder 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,” says Navistar Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Persio Lisboa. “Today, we are excited to have the opportunity to expand our presence in Alabama, while adding to our array of next-generation products.”
Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle called Navistar “a longstanding corporate partner in our community” adding he was pleased the company sees Huntsville as a strategic part of its growth strategy. The facility expansion is expected to add 145 jobs.
“We welcome the new production component to Navistar’s manufacturing operations and look forward to a successful future,” Battle says.