Navistar will be building 162 trucks at its facility in Springfield for the United States Postal Service after more than 500 of those trucks from a previous order were built in Mexico.
“Every truck matters to us even if it’s just one truck order. That is work for our members,” said Chris Blizard, the president of UAW Local 402. His union represents production workers and those with skilled trades at the Springfield plant.
Approximately 150 of those trucks are a result of a new order from the postal service that is expected to enter production in May. The remaining 12 are leftover units from a previous order of 1,579 that were slated to be built in Springfield last year, Blizard said.