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Navistar purchasing assets of E-Z Pack

E-Z Pack Manufacturing is selling “certain assets, including intellectual property” to Navistar Inc. Terms were not disclosed. The announcement was made in Las Vegas at Waste Expo 2012.

“We will continue to build, market, sell and support our traditional chassis-agnostic product lines, including our full line of quality Hercules front loaders and automated side loaders, and our Goliath rear loaders,” said Greg Podell, E-Z Pack president. “We will also support the integrated cab-chassis-body product line from Navistar.”

Podell noted that the E-Z Pack manufacturing plant in Cynthiana, KY, will continue building and mounting refuse truck bodies on all chassis by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) throughout the transition period.

According to Navistar, E-Z Pack bodies will be integrated into Navistar chassis, including the new LoadStar introduced at the Mid-America Trucking Show. E-Z Pack bodies will also continue to be sold to other OEMs as well, Navistar said.

“This acquisition is another example of how Navistar is growing its business by leveraging what we have and what others have built,” said Jack Allen, president, Navistar’s North American truck group. “The addition of integrated refuse bodies to our line-up 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.”

“Our relationship with Navistar began as a collaborative integration project intended to solve the various technical and operational challenges commonly faced by waste haulers buying chassis from one OEM and acquiring packer bodies from a separate body OEM,” Podell added. “The simplicity afforded haulers by an integrated refuse truck will provide improved productivity and fleet management efficiencies.”

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