The Marine Corps has ordered 1,000 military vehicles from Navistar International Corp.s International unit.
Todays order brings the total number of MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles ordered by the U.S. military to 2,971. The order is valued at $509 million.
Stalled negotiations between Navistar International and the UAW will have no impact whatsoever on the production, assembly and delivery of the Marines order, company spokesman Roy Wiley said in a telephone call.
The vehicles chassis comes from a nonunion International plant in Garland, Texas, and engines come from the companys Melrose Park, Ill., plant, a UAW factory that has not been idled. Parts deliveries from suppliers should not be delayed, nor should vehicle assembly, which is done in West Point, Miss., at Internationals nonunion plant, Wiley said.
Navistar and the UAW broke from contract negotiations Oct. 4.
We still havent heard from the UAW, Wiley said. Were expecting a call any day now.