International to build V-6 at Alabama plant

International Truck and Engine Corp is preparing its International Diesel of Alabama plant in Huntsville AL for the launch of its new International VT 275 V-6 diesel engine for its new CF Series trucks.

Following the lead established by International's Indianapolis Engine Plant, where International produces the Power Stroke diesel engine for Ford Motor Co, International Diesel of Alabama incorporates lean manufacturing processes and technologically advanced equipment to build engines with precision and efficiency.

For the launch of the new VT 275 engine in autumn 2004, the nearly 700,000-square-foot plant, which International bought from Onan Corp in 1999, will use integrated quality assurance testing, improved work station ergonomics, automated operations, and new inventory strategies.

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