WARRENVILLE, IL - Navistar, Inc., Chairman, President, and CEO Dan Ustian announced that the company will be moving to Lisle, Ill., at the former Alcatel-Lucent East campus on Warrenville Road, and credited Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan with clearing a path for the company to retain or create nearly 3,000 permanent jobs over the next several years along with more than 400 construction jobs.

The company will invest $110 million dollars in the 1.2 million-square-foot Lisle headquarters, which will include executive management, business operations and product development. Core features of the technology center once envisioned for the Lisle campus will move, possibly to the Melrose Park facility as part of a contemplated $80 million investment. Another approximately $15 million will be invested in a new parts facility, the location of which is still being finalized, but will be in the Northern Illinois area. Combined, Navistar will be investing $205 million in Illinois.

On May 25, citing delays and potential legal challenges from a small group of opponents of the Lisle headquarters project, Navistar ceased participating in the Lisle Planning and Zoning process. In response to the news, as dozens of communities from around the country contacted Navistar to lure the company to move their headquarters to their locales, Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Madigan met with Navistar executives to offer assistance to keep Navistar in Illinois.

"I thank DuPage County Board Chairman Bob Schillerstrom and Lisle Mayor Joseph Broda for their tireless efforts to secure Navistar's world headquarters for DuPage County and Illinois from the very beginning. We also thank DuPage County Forest Preserve President Dewey Pierotti for working hard to make this day possible," Ustian said. "Economic development support is more than just incentive tax credits, it is creating a welcoming attitude from the top, through every level of government and the business community. Our announcement today is an example of how it can work."

Ustian said the new campus will be a customer showplace that highlights the company's new integrated product development capabilities. Navistar is a leader in developing commercial trucks, buses and diesel engines that meet tough emissions standards across the globe. In addition, the company is at the forefront of new commercial vehicle technology. Among the cutting edge products that will be developed at the campus are hybrid and electric vehicles and military vehicles, which save the lives of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Most importantly, the employees who will stay and grow in Lisle, DuPage County and the Chicagoland region are involved in the community. Navistar has been lauded for its relationships with many local and national charities.