Governor Abbott Announces New Navistar Manufacturing Facility in San Antonio
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Navistar, Inc. will establish a new truck manufacturing facility in San Antonio, Texas. Navistar is an international manufacturer of International® brand commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, as well as a provider of service parts for trucks and diesel engines. The project will create more than 430 new jobs and $250 million in capital investment. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant of $2,272,400 has been extended to Navistar, Inc.
“This investment by Navistar is paramount to Texas’ success in growing our diverse and highly skilled manufacturing workforce," said Governor Abbott. "The Lone Star State is the new frontier in innovation and I am confident that this partnership will usher in even greater economic prosperity for our state.”
“Over the last five years, Navistar has made significant investments to improve our position in the market,” said Troy Clarke, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer. “This investment will create a benchmark assembly facility to improve quality, lower costs and provide capacity to support anticipated industry growth, as well as market share gains.”
“We are so proud to have a company like Navistar, a leader in vehicle innovation, in San Antonio,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “It shows that our strategy to grow our advanced manufacturing sector is working.”
“The County has, for many years, been touting the strength of our Texas-Mexico region as a platform for vehicle production,” said Judge Nelson Wolff. “Navistar’s decision to locate their newest facility here is just the latest affirmation that our community is uniquely situated to host world-class companies in advanced manufacturing industries. We are thrilled to have them in Bexar County.”
“I am proud to welcome Navistar’s strategic investment and quality jobs to the San Antonio region,” said Jenna Saucedo-Herrera, President & CEO, SAEDF. “The company shares our forward-thinking mindset and I know that when embedded into our community, they will do incredible things.”