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Huntsville plant employee wins car

Gordon Franklin, Navistar employee and winner of a new car. Gordon Franklin, Navistar employee and winner of a new car.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Navistar in Huntsville is looking to its factory employees for ways to cut costs and they're giving some incentive.

The company has a program where all of its North and South American employees can submit their ideas to help the company and those that participate are entered into a drawing to win a new car.

This year's winner lives in Huntsville.

"I wasn't here for the drawing. I had a flat tired and I got back on the road and my phone started blowing up. People were calling me saying hey man where are you at? You've won a car, you need to be over here now," said Gordon Franklin, Navistar employee.

Franklin said he's actually been without his own car for a few weeks.

Huntsville's plant had the*highest participation out of any, more than a 1000 ideas. 240 of them were implemented - which saved the company $3.6M.

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