Truck maker Navistar International Corp. is looking to build a plant in the Mitchell Lake area on San Antonio’s South Side, say people familiar with the matter.
The Lisle, Ill.-based company — which manufactures commercial trucks, buses, military vehicles and engines — is expected to announce its intentions as early as Thursday.
Sources said Navistar will need a network of suppliers in the region to serve the plant, though it’s unclear if those companies would be located adjacent the manufacturer. The company is expected to hire as many as 500 workers initially.
It’s also unclear whether Navistar will seek city or county incentives to build the plant. The company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Oklahoma, Illinois and Alabama as well as in Mexico and Brazil.
Source: Madison Iszler, Diego Mendoza-Moyers / on