Navistar Defense Hiring In Miss.

Company is hiring after receiving $253 million contract from U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to build 250 International MaxxPro Recovery vehicles.

WEST POINT, Miss. (AP) -- Navistar Defense has started hiring 120 workers at its plant in West Point, Miss.

The company announced this week that it had received a $253 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to build 250 International MaxxPro Recovery vehicles.

Navistar Defense will assemble the mine-resistant vehicles at its West Point plant.

Company spokeswoman Elissa Koc tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that with the 120 new jobs, the plant will have 300 employees.

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