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expansion contingent on rapidly expanding the work force.

That work force,

consequently, may need to be further scaled down without substantial new business.

2.

International Military and Government, LLC (IMG)

IMG, recently renamed Navistar Defense, is a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation, the largest North American manufacturer of medium trucks, school buses,

and diesel engineering

engines.

Headquartered in Warrenville, IL, Navistar operates

and

manufacturing

facilities

throughout

the

US,

Canada,

and

Mexico.

major Prior

to

the

MRAP

program,

Navistar

performed

no

major

military

work

since

the

World

War

II era, when CEO, Daniel

the company was known as International Ustian, tasked another long-time Navistar

Harvester. In 2004, Navistar’s employee and executive, Archie

Massicotte, with establishing the IMG subsidiary business into the military and government arena

as a means of (Major, 2008,

expanding the company August 22). Since that

time,

IMG

has

established

itself

as

a

responsive

and

high-quality

manufacturer,

securing

roughly 40% of all orders order for lighter, smaller Daily, 2008).

under the MRAP program, to include 100% of the final vehicle MRAP vehicles to be used in Afghanistan (Defense Industry

The first major order for IMG actually came from Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), a major services contractor to the DoD, for an armored road tractor to be used in Iraq. In this effort, IMG teamed with Griffin Incorporated, the leading American manufacturer of armored vehicles for the non-defense market, producing 558 road tractors outfitted with 360 degree fully armored cabs. IMG built and delivered these

vehicles, which they call KBR cabs, in five and a to quickly ramp-up manufacturing capacity. This with Griffin Armor acquiring and rehabilitating an

half months, demonstrating the ability effort started effectively from scratch, old facility in West Point, MS, for the

project. This same facility is being used for final assembly of the IMG MRAP the MaxxPro, along with other vehicles produced within the IMG subsidiary. Armor continues to operate the manufacturing facility as an operating partner (Munro, 2008, August 22).

vehicle, Griffin to IMG

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