Sen. Brown questions Navistar layoffs, postal truck production in Springfield

In a letter sent Monday to Navistar’s CEO Troy Clarke, Brown said he was writing to voice his concerns over recent layoffs at the Springfield plant as well as the company’s decision to move production of trucks meant for the U.S. Postal Service from Springfield to its plant in Escobedo, Mexico.

Brown said his office was informed that as of last fall, those trucks were no longer being built in Springfield. He added that the postal service had emailed his office stating “that Navistar had a contract to produce tractor trucks for the USPS and that “only 590” of those tractors would be produced in Mexico to ensure the company could meet the Postal Service’s delivery deadline.”

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