Buses will be made at a Tulsa plant that will be used to carry U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of the U.S. military's war effort.
Navistar International Corp. will manufacture 66 buses at its IC Corp. assembly plant in Tulsa. The order is part of a $66 million contract Navistar has with the Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.
The Tulsa World reported the contract calls for Warrenville, Ill.-based Navistar to make 426 other vehicles at its plants in Garland, Texas, and West Point, Miss. The company is to begin delivering the vehicles in December.
The Tulsa plant opened in 2000 and as of last November had about 1,000 employees. Navistar declined to reveal current staffing — but spokeswoman Elissa Koc said there is no expectation that staffing will be increased.