Navistar International Corp. signed a long term lease to occupy the entire IAC O'Hare Distribution Center in Elmhurst, IL. The O'Hare Distribution Center totals 248,748 square feet at 1000 N. County Line Road. All shipments to Melrose Park now ship to this new Elmhurst location.
Is NAV planning to close the 2,130,000 sf Melrose Park plant just outside of Chicago and about 4 miles from this new 248,748 sf facility?
It is my understanding that there is to be no parts storage at Melrose for the test and prototype build groups. The O'Hare space is for this. If this is correct, if a tech/ engineer needs a part they will have to have it delivered from the remote facility. Apparently this will be much more efficient than when it all was under the same roof in Fort Wayne.