Skip to main content

Production Suspended At West Point Navistar

June 21, 2013

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) - Navistar Defense is suspending production at its plant in West Point, Miss.
Navistar spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said in a statement that the 80 workers at the plant were notified Thursday.
Navistar Defense is part of Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar International Corp.
McFarland says the decision came in response to across-the-board federal budget reductions known as the sequester that went into effect on March 1.
“The sequester along with the pending drawdown of operations in Afghanistan, have led to a depleted order board, which requires us to make the difficult decision to suspend production at the West Point facility,” McFarland said. “We are navigating through a challenging environment in the defense industry, and this was a very difficult decision because Navistar values the workers. These are truly great people who have produced vehicles that make a difference, but the reality is the defense environment has changed significantly and as a business, Navistar has to change and adapt with it.”
The last day for production and for most workers at the facility is July 5.

DTL staff The West Point Green Wave might have found its identity as a second-half team in the past...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com The final two quarters were not for the faint of heart...
BY WILL NATIONS sports@dailytimesleader.com West Point Head Coach Chris Chambless said this Friday...

 

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes