Navistar announced this week that it would layoff another 477 employees at its Arkansas manufacturing plant that produces IC Buses as complete bus assembly moves to the company's plant in Tulsa, Okla.
The Conway, Ark., facility had continued to produce front- and rear-engine school bus models since the Tulsa plant opened in 2001. Navistar issued the WARN Act on Thursday to notify its employees of the layoffs, which were set to take place on Jan. 18, 2010. Last year, IC Bus laid off another 300 workers in Conway as it reduced production by 50 percent.
Navistar spokesman Roy Wiley said the Conway facility will remain opened "but with a much reduced workforce," mainly for bus stamping.
Recently, the Tulsa plant produced its record-setting 10.773rd bus, breaking a mark set three years ago.