News was announced yesterday that International will close their Garland, Texas manufacturing plant. The closure is a direct result of the now failed SCR emissions technology gamble which has forced Navistar to save pennies in anyway possible. Like so many times before, the burden of poor corporate decisions have fallen upon the average working person. Nearly 900 workers will be looking for a new home come early next year.
As you may know, the Garland plant was home to the PayStar and Caterpillar CT660 production lines and for a short period of time the TerraStar. Navistar has announced that the remaining Garland productions lines will move to facilities in either Escobedo, Mexico or Springfield, Ohio. It remains to be seen where the CT660 will wind up but I don’t see Hecho en Mexico stickers on the cab doors as a major selling point for Cat.
Source: Chicago Tribune Navistar to Close Texas Truck Plant, Cut 900 Jobs