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October 19, 2005
AFL Automotive Sourced International Truck Wiring Program
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 2005--AFL Automotive announced today that it has been sourced as the tail lamp chassis electrical distribution supplier for the current 9000 Series heavy duty trucks manufactured by International Truck and Engine Corporation in Canada.
Vehicle specific tail lamp chassis wire harnesses will be manufactured and shipped from AFL's St. Thomas, Ontario facility to International's truck manufacturing facility in Chatham, Ontario. AFL has supplied electrical distribution systems for International's Class 8 trucks for over 20 years.
"AFL's experience with building and sequencing complex vehicle specific wire harnesses makes this program possible. Additionally, AFL brings to this program the expertise it has gained from assembling and sequencing complete instrument panel modules as well as anti-lock brake harnesses," said Verlin Stapleton, Sales Manager.
AFL Automotive's Specialty Products Group based in San Antonio, TX focuses on the unique needs of the commercial transportation industry. It is a full service designer and manufacturer of electronic / electrical distribution systems, including conventional and multiplex configurations, for trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles. Please visit www.aflauto.com for more information.
About AFL Automotive
AFL Automotive, a wholly owned Alcoa subsidiary, is a world leader in the design, development and production of high quality electrical and electronic distribution systems for personal and commercial vehicles. AFL connects with vehicle manufacturers and their sub-suppliers in the major automotive centers of the world, including China, Japan, Asia, Europe and the USA. AFL Automotive has approximately 34 locations in 15 countries and 33,500 associates around the world. More information can be found at www.aflauto.com.
Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 131,000 employees in 43 countries and has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 45 years and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.
About International Truck and Engine Corporation
International Truck and Engine Corporation is the operating company of Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV). The company produces International(R) brand commercial trucks, mid-range diesel engines and IC brand school buses and is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. A wholly owned subsidiary offers financing services. Additional information is available at http://www.InternationalDelivers.com.