expansion contingent on rapidly expanding the work force.
That work force,
consequently, may need to be further scaled down without substantial new business.
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
Headquartered in Warrenville, IL, Navistar operates
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
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