Navistar Unit Expanding in Indianapolis

April 20, 2011
Engine-components business plans to recall 150 workers by June and hire 100 more by 2014.

PurePower Technologies LLC, the engine-components business of Navistar International Corp., is expanding and adding jobs at its Indianapolis foundry.

The company will recall 150 workers by June and plans to hire 100 additional workers by 2014 at the Indianapolis foundry, which 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," said Eric Tech, president, Navistar Engine Group. "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."

The expansion is part of the strategy to make PurePower Technologies "a world-class supplier of engine components and is part of the effort by company officials to work with local community and labor leaders to create a more competitive structure," according to the company.

"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," said Gary Canter, UAW 226 president.

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