Navistar Returns to Hamilton
HAMILTON, ON – September 4th, 2012 – Today, Navistar, one of the world’s leading truck, bus, Recreational Vehicle and diesel engine manufacturers will break ground in the Red Hill Business Park for a new 250,000 s.f. parts distribution centre. Navistar will be located directly across the road from the 500,000 s.f. Maple Leafs Foods processing operation now under construction.
“We are looking forward to moving to a new and larger facility to support our growth in Canada,” said Joe Kory, Vice President, Global Parts Distribution Operations, Navistar. “This facility will feature the latest innovations in lean distribution to help us provide greater support to our customers.”
The distribution facility will serve as the parts distribution centre for eastern Canada to support International® and IC Bus™ vehicles, MaxxForce® diesel engines, and all makes of commercial trucks. The distribution centre will be completed by May 2014 and will be home to 50 -60 employees. This new facility will replace Navistar’s existing parts distribution centre in Burlington, Ontario.
“Navistar and International Harvester are synonymous with the history of Hamilton and Burlington Street,” said Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina. “To have this company return to our community is another major step in our continued renaissance. It also demonstrates that the investment this Council made in our Economic Development function was money well spent as it continues to provide measurable returns in non-residential assessment and jobs.“
The project’s Developer is Mr. Joe Hamadi, President of the Woodbridge based Sora Group. He acknowledged the strategic location of the Red Hill Business Park and applauded the efforts of the Mayor and City Staff to meet their tight timelines for this development. “On Friday, May 4th we requested a meeting with the Mayor, City Manager and Senior City staff,” said Mr. Hamadi. “That meeting was convened on Monday May 7th and a pre-consultation meeting for the project was held with Senior City staff four days later. This is clearly a municipality that wants investment and can deliver service.”
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) 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 and Navistar RV brands of recreational vehicles. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.