WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Navistar is proposing to invest more than $100 million to move its world headquarters to Lisle, Ill., at the site of the former East Lucent Campus, generating and preserving more than 7,000 direct and indirect jobs, the company said.
The headquarters would house Navistar’s administration, engineering and research and development. The plan requires the final approval of the Village of Lisle.
“With this plan we’ll achieve our twin goals of creating jobs while being a good neighbor for our community,” said Dan Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “If our headquarters proposal for Lisle is approved, we will remain in the Chicagoland area for many years to come and, at the same time, ensure our competitiveness in a global marketplace.”
Navistar executives say the new headquarters will be a “customer showplace” for worldwide clients. It will include the Lisle Technology Center, a research and development center that will contain six research and development cells. The research cells will operate part-time during traditional business hours and one-third of them will focus on hybrid technology. Other research will include work on enhancing Navistar’s military vehicle designs developing electric trucks.
Navistar International Corp. is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets.
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