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Following the company’s announcement that their 3rd Quarter 2012 earnings are astonishingly low compared to their 3rd Quarter 2011 earnings, the company is doing some restricting. Their income dropped 94% since last year. Continue reading here.
The Navistar headquarters in Lisle, IL is removing 700 jobs and downsizing to reorganize after it announced its shockingly low 2012 income.
Original Post (4/4/12): iStar Financial Inc. wants to demolish and redevelop an area along the Warrenville Road corridor for a state-of-the-art technical school. The school will be used to train auto, diesel, and industrial students and will be operated by Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Continue reading here.
Update (8/31/12): Universal Technical Institute is closing its Glendale Heights facility and moving to Lisle. The automotive technical school is building a new, 180,000 sq ft building and will provide hands-on automotive industry educational skills for students. Continue reading here.
Universal Technical Institute in Houston, Texas - the school is built around training automotive, transportation, and industrial technicians. Photo from cadencemcshane.com
Navastar CEO of 37-years Dan Ustain notified the board he will be ending his career at Navistar effective immediately and gave no reason for the sudden retirement. He will be replaced by an former Textron Inc. CEO. Continue reading here.
Navistar CEO Dan Ustain will be leaving the company after 37 years of service and a doubling of the company's profits to $14 billion. The exact reason for his departure is still unknown.
Lisle-based Healthation is expecting increased revenue due to Obama’s healthcare reform being deemed constitutional. Healthation specializes in automating insurance billing, claims, and other operations, and as millions of Americans obtain their own insurance policies over the next few years, the company will grow. Continue reading here.
An image of Healthation's core business from a chart on their website. As more Americans gain health insurance, Healthation will gain more customers from the "Health Exchange" ecosystem