Ambassador Kirk Tours Navistar Plant in Chicago
As part of his trip to Chicago, Illinois, Ambassador Kirk joined U.S. Representative Mike Quigley to meet with executives and labor leaders of Navistar International. Navistar produces commercial trucks, diesel engines and school buses. Navistar also sells engine parts and service. Navistar develops hybrid engines and was awarded a grant from the Recovery Act last fall. While they are based in Illinois, the company sells its products in 90 countries around the world. They also have plants on five continents.
Ambassador Kirk spoke to Navistar executives about the President's National Export Initiative and growing U.S. jobs through exports. He also spoke about how USTR is working to make trade policy work on behalf of American businesses and workers.
After talking with executives, Ambassador Kirk and Rep. Quigley toured the facility. See pictures of the tour below.