The decision by Navistar International Corp. to idle its Workhorse Custom Chassis operation will not bring an end to its entire chassis production, according to a report in the Elkhart Truth.
Instead, the recreational vehicle chassis manufacturing will be shifted to Navistar’s subsidiary Monaco RV LLC, bringing more work and more jobs to the plant on Nelson’s Parkway in Elkhart, according to Navistar spokesman Steve Schrier. Monaco is in the process of hiring 250 new employees to help with the incoming chassis work as well as the additional motorhome production.
Navistar, based in Lisle, Ill., included the announcement about shuttering Workhorse when it released its second quarter results for the fiscal year 2012. The vehicle and engine manufacturer posted a loss of $172 million during the quarter, largely because of $104 million in warranty charges to repair its engines.
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