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Where were IH factories?

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Is there a "Master List" of International Harvester factories?

I'd like to know where they where.

I know Memphis (about 120 miles north of where I live) had a factory that made cotton pickers.

God bless,

Chris Balducci

Cleveland, MS

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Well there was the Louisville (Ky) plant, purchased after the war. And of course there was the Farmall plant in Rock Island, Illinois.

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CANTON WAS WHERE THEY BUILT THE PLOWS. MILWAUKEE HAD ONE YEARS AND YEARS AGO. CHIGAGO WAS ONE.

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CANTON WAS WHERE THEY BUILT THE PLOWS. MILWAUKEE HAD ONE YEARS AND YEARS AGO. CHIGAGO WAS ONE.

Was Canton the location where an arsonist was blamed for setting fire to the building back in the 1990's?

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East Moline Illinois. Started out as a storage facility for farmalls int the 30s then combine plant. Got to tour it with Dad in 92. Case IH also had Steiger plant in North Dakota.

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We got combines and pickers out of East Moline. Tractors out of Rock Island.

Drove the SP combines home, and put the heads on a truck that followed behind. About 90 mi. Long day.

That was after we quit getting pickers by rail on a flat car.

Before my time Rock Falls IL, had a plant that I think made discs.

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some other IH plants ;

Fort Wayne, IN &Akron, Ohio -trucks

Indianapolis, IN & Melrose, IL - engines

Auburn NY - hay equipment

Memohis Tn

Hamilton, Ontairo Canada - combines, drills, discs & a twine mill

FWIW, I was in Morton, ILstaying at my daughters when the Canton plant burned. you could see the red glow in the sky from her house. IIRC, it was arson :(

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CANTON WAS WHERE THEY BUILT THE PLOWS. MILWAUKEE HAD ONE YEARS AND YEARS AGO. CHIGAGO WAS ONE.

Was Canton the location where an arsonist was blamed for setting fire to the building back in the 1990's?

YES THAT WAS THE ONE

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A number of years back, when "Red Power Magazine" was under the previous owners, I wrote an article on the IH factories over the years. I don't know which issue it was.

Haeold H

Is there a "Master List" of International Harvester factories?

I'd like to know where they where.

I know Memphis (about 120 miles north of where I live) had a factory that made cotton pickers.

God bless,

Chris Balducci

Cleveland, MS

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One plant still operating is Melrose Park in suburban Chicago and it makes engines for Navistar. The Springfield, Ohio still produces trucks for Navistar. Navistar shutdown the Chatham, Ontario truck plant for good this summer. McCormick (Landini) have shutdown Doncaster, England and St Dizier in France also.

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To make a list that's complete as of 1978, here's a list of IH Plants-1978

Agricultural Equipment Group

North American Operations

Canton, IL

East Moline, IL

Farmall, Rock Island, IL

Hamilton, ON

Louisville, KY

Memphis, TN

Saltillo, Mexico

Other Operations

Geelong, Australia

Bradford, England

Doncaster, Carr Hill, England

Doncaster, Wheatley Hall, England

Croix, France

St. Dizier, France

Neuss, Germany

Christchurch, New Zealand

Pasig, Phillippines

Pan African Industries, South Africa

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Joint Ventures

Industria de Maquinas Agricolas Ideal, S.A., Brazil

Komatsu Intl. Mfg. Co, Ltd. (Kimco), Japan

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd., India

Steiger Tractor, Inc., Fargo, ND

Turk Otomotiv Endustrilen A.S. (TOE), Turkey

Payline Group

North American Operations

Crandiac, Canada

Gulfport, MS

Libertyville, IL

Melrose Park, IL

Other Operations

Doncaster, Wheatley Hall, England

Yumbo Chauffailles, France

Yumbo Genas, France

Heidelberg, Germany

Christchurch, New Zealand

Joint Ventures

Komatsu Intl. Mfg. Co, Ltd. (Kimco), Japan

MAQUINARIA Hidraulica Mexicana, S.A., Mexico

Solar Turbines

4 Plants in San Diego, CA

Superior Gear, Gardena, CA

Truck Group

North American Operations

Chatham, ON

Columbus, OH

Fort Wayne, IN

Pacific Truck & Trailer, N Vancouver, BC

Springfield, OH Body Plant

Springfield, OH Assembly Plant

Springfield, OH Stamping Plant

Shadyside, OH Stamping Plant

Urbana, OH Wiring Plant

Wagoner, OK

Other Operations

Dandenong, Australia

Seddon Olkham, England

Seddon Preston, England

Chirstchurch, New Zealand

Pasig, Phillippines

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Joint Ventures

Fabricas Autotransporte Mexicana, S.A. (FAMSA), Mexico

Industria Venezolana de Maquinarias, C.A. (INDEMACA), Venezuela

Turk Otomotiv Endustrilen A.S. (TOE), Turkey

Van Doorfne’s Bedrijfswagenfabriek DAF B.V., Netherlands

Components Group

Engine Division

Indianpolis, IN

Melrose Park, IL

Neuss, Germany

Foundry Division

Indianapolis, IN

Louisville, KY

Memphis, TN

Waukesha, WI

Precisions Products Division

West Pullman, IL

In addition, there were several ReNewing Centers and Parts Distribution Centers

and of course, many plants that had come and gone in the past 75 years.

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One famous factory was the Emeryville CA Truck Factory and the San Leandro CA Truck Factory long closed.

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Gulfport was built in 1977 so it didn't last too long. It did the final assembly of "Payline Industrial Wheel Tractors." The basic tractor came from Doncaster, England and Gulfport added loaders, backhoes, booms, cabs, etc., and painted them.

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Navistar has annouced the shutdown of Melrose Park (Illinois ) in the near future

Old Factory in France :Montataire , closed circa 1960 , specialized in soil implements.(seeders , tillers etc )

Ris Orangis (oise ) a huge part distribution center , also a warehouse dedicated to Payline division.

Angers (Maine et Loire ) has had a short IH live : purchased from Braud , this plant operated during the 1980-1984 period ,building "European Axial flow" with US components (sold to Scania trucks after 1984 )

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CaseIH had half interest in Hesston at 1 time not IH. I always thought Tennaco should have bought New Holland instead of Hesston. Eason

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Navistar has annouced the shutdown of Melrose Park (Illinois ) in the near future

Melrose Park is not going away anytime in the near future (as far as I can tell). That is the production line for the DT-466 engines and those are continuing in production with construction to update the lines going on.

The Engineering staff that is at Melrose Park is moving to the new corporate headquarters in Lisle, IL. However the engine test cells for engineering testing will remain at Melrose Park as they cannot be at the Lisle facility.

There is unused space at the Melrose Plant and they are actively purchasing trucks for a 40,000 sq. ft. truck museum scheduled to open in a year or so. Here's an early photo of it I found on the binderplanet board.

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Howard

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some other IH plants ;

Fort Wayne, IN &Akron, Ohio -trucks

Indianapolis, IN & Melrose, IL - engines

Auburn NY - hay equipment

Memohis Tn

Hamilton, Ontairo Canada - combines, drills, discs & a twine mill

FWIW, I was in Morton, ILstaying at my daughters when the Canton plant burned. you could see the red glow in the sky from her house. IIRC, it was arson :(

Hamilton also built the TD-5, 500, 500 C, 500 E crawlers as well as the blades for them. The 1501 loader (maybe the later ones too) and the 70 & 80 snow blowers.

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Fort Wayne engineering will be closing eventually, much of the staff will be or already has moved to Lisle.

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Neuss plant was never a joint fenture !

Regards

matbush

www.ihc.de

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is the plant in hamilton still there??

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And i should add , Doncaster, in England, Neuss in Deutschlad, and St.Dizier in France, and Dont know how many in Australia ?? were there any in New Zealand ??? In India before Mahindra, were there an IH plant??, In Baltic area ???.

Shame we had not in South Am, now yes there are as far as i know in Argentina and Brazil Case IH assembly plants.

Roberto R

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