That wouldn't be surprising. The original plan was to have someone else buy the facility and lease it back, but due to the recession they couldn't find a realty company interested at the time. Navistar, and most public companies it seems, try to have a high return on asset ratio. The fewer the assets the company has the better the ratio. So even though leasing a facility may cost more over time in terms of absolute cash, a leased facility looks better to Wall Street since it isn't on the books as an asset.