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Back in 1831, Cyrus Mac-Cormick took up the invention of various agricultural equipment. The first mechanical headers and threshers were in great demand in America. The feverish demand for products contributed to the merger of two competing firms, Mac-Cormick and Deering, into a single concern of mechanical engineering, Mac-Cormick-Deering, in 1891.
In 1902, the company was renamed the International Harvester Company (IHC), later – just IH. Gradually, from the threshing machines and reapers, the company switched to the production of combines, tractors, road-building machines and bulldozers, but the basis of the products produced were trucks.
Back in 1894, Edward Johnson, a young engineer at MacCormick, thought about the issue of motorization of farm carts. Only by 1905 was it possible to realize this idea, and by 1907 to put production on stream. The first carts equipped with engines began to produce the International Harvester unit in Akron, Ohio. Load capacity of such machines was 200-300 kilograms.
In 1986 there was a rebranding of the company, the company received a new name – “International Navistar”. Production of light equipment was suspended, now IN focused on the production of medium and heavy trucks, as well as military equipment.
At the beginning of the 21st century, the company’s business was more than successful: a clear increase in the output of trucks was noticed. In 2007, IN signed a contract with the US armed forces for the supply of an International MaxxPro armored car. Until 2006, Navistar was included in the list of the five hundred largest enterprises in the country. After the crisis of 2008, thanks to military orders, the price of shares rose 4 times.