Navistar Recalls Workers Laid Off In 2006

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Navistar International Corp. has taken back the last of a group of workers laid off from an Ohio truck plant nearly five years ago.

Union president Jason Barlow says 20 members of his United Auto Workers local received recall letters on Friday and returned to work Monday at the plant in Springfield. The factory between Dayton and Columbus now has nearly 600 UAW members on the payroll.

Barlow tells the Springfield News-Sun that in addition to the recall, the plant also has added about 30 jobs, including seven workers transferred from a plant that closed in Indianapolis.

Plant manager Jim Rumpf the workforce has expanded amid production at its highest levels in three years.

The factory produces medium-duty trucks.