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Mayor lauds Navistar's increased production in Melrose Park

Move will add 75 jobs

MELROSE PARK, Ill., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor Ron Serpico called the announcement by Navistar International Corp. to increase production at its Melrose Park plant "proof that Melrose Park is a great place to work and do business."

The truckmaker announced that it will shift manufacture of midrange engines to the Melrose Park plant.  The move is expected to create 75 jobs at the Melrose Park plant.  These positions will be filled by recalled employees and temporary workers. 

"Navistar has been a part of Melrose Park for 73 years," Mayor Serpico said.  "We are proud of our association with this great company. Many of our families have found good work there."

Navistar's 80-acre Melrose Park campus was built in 1941 to build engines for military bombers. 

"Navistar is part of our history," said Mayor Serpico. "We are pleased the company is undertaking this expansion."

According to Navistar, the move is expected to save the company about $22 million annually and will be completed by the end of the summer.

SOURCE Village of Melrose Park

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