WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) sent a letter today to Dan Ustian, CEO of Navistar International Corporation, urging his company to maximize production levels in Springfield and reinstate the work lost to Mexico. In October 2010, Navistar and the UAW reached an agreement that would keep the company’s Springfield plant open.
“I applaud Navistar and the UAW for working tirelessly on a new agreement that keeps the Springfield plant open,” Brown said. “Ohio’s workforce is second to none and the investment in Ohio’s workers and their families will lead to further success for Navistar. I look forward to helping Navistar grow its workforce in Springfield.”
In August, nearly 400 workers received notice that layoffs may begin as early as October 4. Navistar International Corp. produces commercial trucks and diesel engines. Brown urged Navistar to continue working with local, state, and federal officials to keep the Springfield plant open. In September, Brown called and sent a letter to Dan Ustian, CEO of Navistar International Corporation, urging him to make a commitment to the devoted workers in Springfield.