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Navistar Recalling Workers At Indianapolis Plant

Illinois-based Navistar has started the recall of about 150 workers by June and plans to hire another 100 by 2014 at the engine foundry in the city.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Navistar International Corp. is recalling workers to its plant in Indianapolis.

During a celebration Wednesday at the facility, company, union and city officials and plant employees said the expanding business in manufacturing engine components has given the plant a future.

The Indianapolis Star reports Illinois-based Navistar has started the recall of about 150 workers by June and plans to hire another 100 by 2014 at the engine foundry in the city.

It's one of the few remaining facilities in the country that make automotive engine blocks and heads.

Navistar began closing the Indianapolis engine plant and foundry after Ford Motor Co. announced in 2009 it would move its diesel business to Mexico.

UAW Local 226 members voted to accept a wage cut last year, breathing new life in the plant.
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