Navistar to bulk up Fort Wayne engineering site

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Navistar Inc. plans to add 200 professional positions by the end of the year at its Truck Engineering Facility in Fort Wayne, the Illinois company said yesterday.

The new positions include mechanical, electrical, systems and software engineers. The jobs are a mix of entry-level, management and contract positions.

Navistar has 1,100 employees at the site.

Spokesman Roy Wiley said the additional workers are needed to help the company meet more-stringent diesel engine emission standards effective in 2010. The new employees also will be involved in a new partnership between Navistar and Caterpillar Inc. in which Navistar will supply service trucks to the Illinois-based heavy equipment maker.

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