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Navistar buys refuse body maker

Jason Cannon February 26, 2013

Truck and engine manufacturer Navistar Inc. has completed its acquisition of refuse truck body maker E-Z Pack Manufacturing.

Lisle, Ill.-based Navistar is now operating the E-Z Pack business, VP and General Manager Steve Guillaume said in a letter sent to customers.

“E-Z Pack operations will remain chassis-agnostic and will continue to build and mount refuse truck bodies on all chassis by all original equipment manufacturers,” Guillaume said in his letter.

E-Z Pack bodies will continue to be manufactured at its facility in Cynthiana, Ky. and will keep its sales team and national distribution network, according to the letter.

Navistar announced it was acquiring “certain assets and intellectual property” from E-Z Pack in May 2012.

“This is another example of how Navistar is growing our business by leveraging what we have and what others have built,” Jack Allen, Navistar’s president of North America truck and parts, said in a statement last May. “Building integrated refuse bodies gives us another opportunity to provide an integrated, one-stop shop for waste haulers and helps expand Navistar’s industry-leading portfolio of purpose-built products.”

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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