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Navistar to close Texas truck plant, cut 900 jobs

Updated: October 31, 2012 12:58PM

Navistar International Corp. has announced plans to close its Dallas-area truck plant and eliminate the 900 jobs.

Lisle-based Navistar says its Garland facility will cease operations by the first half of 2013.

The company on Tuesday cited the planned closure as part of efforts to save money and optimize its manufacturing operations. Navistar anticipates annual cost savings of up to $35 million with the closure.

President Troy Clarke says Navistar has too much manufacturing capacity in North America.

Navistar and its affiliates make International-brand trucks, diesel engines, buses and recreational vehicles.

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