Press Releases

Blue Bird Awarded $4.4 Million to Develop Electric School Bus

Posted Date: 1/27/2017
Blue Bird to develop a zero-emissions electric-powered school bus that may fund school districts through ‘Vehicle-to-Grid’ (V2G) technology WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 27, 2017) — In December of 2016, the Department of Energy announced that they would be awarding...
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Waterford School District Rolls Out New Buses Fueled by Clean-Operating, Cost-Reducing Propane Autogas

Posted Date: 12/15/2016
Superintendent instrumental in decision to buy alternatively fueled school buses WATERFORD, Mich. (Dec. 15, 2016) — Waterford School District introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet this week, joining almost 30 other school...
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New Blue Bird Dealership in South Carolina

Posted Date: 12/14/2016
Blanchard Machinery joins the Blue Bird Dealership Network Columbia, SC. (December 14, 2016) — In a transaction that was completed on October 17, representation of Blue Bird’s dealership agreement in the South Carolina market has now been successfully tra...
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Blue Bird Recognizes Suppliers at 2016 Blue Bird Supplier Conference

Posted Date: 11/16/2016
Leading bus manufacturer names Hendrickson as Supplier of the Year Fort Valley, Georgia, (November 16, 2016) – Blue Bird, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, invited over 100 of their top suppliers to their annual supplier c...
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KIPP Jacksonville Schools Deploys All-Propane School Bus Fleet

Posted Date: 11/15/2016
Brand new fleet of Blue Bird buses is first 100-percent propane for a U.S. charter school JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2016) — This school year, KIPP Jacksonville Schools deployed its first-ever fleet of school buses to transport students to and from the ...
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Blue Bird Announces Allison Extended Warranty at NAPT Summit

Posted Date: 11/8/2016
Allison Transmission warranty extended to 7 years for all new Blue Bird bus orders Kansas City, MO. (November 8, 2016) — At the NAPT Summit, Blue Bird announced that Allison 2000 Pupil Transport Series™ (PTS) transmissions will feature an extended warrant...
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Orland School District Adds 79 Propane-Fueled School Buses

Posted Date: 11/1/2016
School bus contractor operates Chicago-area school fleet on cost- and emissions-reducing alternative fuel ORLAND PARK, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2016) — Orland School District 135 partnered with Cook-Illinois Corporation to add 79 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses that ...
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School District Saves $500,000 with Blue Bird Bus Fleet

Posted Date: 10/25/2016
Missouri’s Rockwood School District expects lower emissions, greater cost savings Eureka, Missouri, October 25, 2016 – For the first time in 42 years, buses displaying the Rockwood School District name are transporting students — while helping to save mon...
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Flint Transit Agency Saves Taxpayer Dollars, Reduces Pollution with new Blue Bird Propane Autogas Buses

Posted Date: 9/27/2016
Transit buses provide “affordable public transportation” for Michigan community Flint, Michigan, September 27, 2016 – The recent delivery of 16 alternative fuel buses to the Flint, Michigan Mass Transportation Agency signals the largest rollout of Blue Bi...
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Blue Bird Commences Shipment of All-New Gasoline-Powered Bus

Posted Date: 9/23/2016
FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA – September 23, 2016 – Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today that it has begun shipping its all-new, gasoline-powered Type C buses to customers and ove...
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Blue Bird Commercial to Feature a Range of Options for Safe, Reliable and Durable Transportation at BusCon 2016

Posted Date: 9/19/2016
INDIANAPOLIS (September 19, 2016) — Commercial bus fleet operators looking for innovative, quality, and affordable transportation will find many options at the Blue Bird booth (501) at BusCon 2016. Blue Bird will showcase a full range of small and medium ...
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Regina Catholic Schools Switches Entire School Bus Fleet to Propane

Posted Date: 8/10/2016
School division partners with Blue Bird to nearly quadruple the number of propane-fueled buses in the province REGINA, Saskatchewan (Aug. 10, 2016) — Today at École St. Mary, Regina Catholic School Division, in partnership with LP3 Transportation Solution...
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Case Study: Propane Buses Bring Nevada School District Fleet to 100-Percent Compliance with State Legislation

Posted Date: 7/29/2016
District: Washoe County School District Industry: Education Location: Reno, Nevada Vehicles: 2013 – 2015 Blue Bird Propane Vision, Type C school buses (35), 2013 Micro Bird, Type A school buses (12) Fueling: On-site propane autogas station Challenge To co...
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Case Study: School District Capitalizes on Abundant Local Fuel Supply, Pays Half Per Gallon for Propane

Posted Date: 7/29/2016
District: Bradford Area School District Industry: Education Location: Bradford, Pennsylvania Vehicles: 2014 – 2016 Blue Bird Vision Propane (8) Fueling: On-site propane autogas station Challenge To integrate school buses that run on an abundant, locally a...
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Case Study: One Fourth of Georgia School District’s Bus Fleet Powered by Propane Autogas

Posted Date: 7/29/2016
District: Bibb County District Industry: Education Location: Macon, Georgia Vehicles: 2014-2016 Blue Bird Vision, Type C school buses (53) Fueling: 4,000-gallon on-site propane autogas fueling station Challenge Continue to maximize transportation fleet sa...
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Blue Bird Provides First Chance to Drive New Vision Gen 4 Propane Bus and Vision CNG Bus at STN Expo

Posted Date: 7/25/2016
Blue Bird booth features cost saving and environmentally friendly transmission, engine technologies RENO, Nev. (July 25, 2016) — Attendees at this year’s STN Expo will have their first opportunity to experience Blue Bird’s new Vision CNG bus, along with B...
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AMERICAN SECURITIES TO ACQUIRE 57% OF BLUE BIRD CORPORATION FROM CERBERUS

Posted Date: 5/27/2016
FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA – May 27, 2016 – Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today that an affiliate of American Securities LLC has agreed to purchase from Traxis Group B.V (Traxi...
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Public Notice of Fiscal Year 2017 DBE Goal

Posted Date: 5/24/2016
Public Notice of Fiscal year 2017 DBE Goal Blue Bird Body Company 402 Blue Bird Boulevard Fort Valley, Ga. 31030 Pursuant to 49CFR Part 26, Blue Bird Body Company hereby announces its fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016 – September 30, 2017) proposed goal o...
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Canyon State Bus Sales Brings New Jobs, Economic Benefits to Local Community

Posted Date: 4/25/2016
Company celebrates new facility, alternative fuel focus in Glendale Glendale, Arizona, April 25, 2016 – School bus sales and service authority Canyon State Bus Sales opened the doors to a new facility on April 20th with a ribbon-cutting attended by Glenda...
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Kyrene School District Ups Blue Bird Propane Buses to 85 Percent of Fleet

Posted Date: 4/21/2016
District adds 73 more Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses PHOENIX (April 20, 2016) — Kyrene School District now runs 85 percent of its school bus fleet on propane autogas. An on-road alternative engine fuel, propane autogas costs less than diesel, is ea...
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Grace School District Purchases Area’s First Propane Autogas School Bus

Posted Date: 4/13/2016
District rolls out Blue Bird school bus powered by emission-reducing, affordable alternative fuel GRACE, Idaho (April 13, 2016) — Grace School District students stepped aboard the district’s first school bus fueled by propane autogas today. This alternati...
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BLUE BIRD ANNOUNCES SALES & MARKETING SENIOR LEADERSHIP CHANGE

Posted Date: 4/8/2016
Dale Wendell, Chief Commercial Officer, announces retirement; Mark Terry named successor Fort Valley, GA, April 8, 2016 – Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced toda...
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Blue Bird Increasing Production Capacity; Adding Second Shift & New Employees in 2016

Posted Date: 3/22/2016
Recently added second shift increases production capacity to meet customer demand FORT VALLEY, Ga. (March 22, 2016) – Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, is adding 200 more...
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Derry Township School District Deploys Cleaner, More Cost-Effective School Buses Fueled by Propane Autogas

Posted Date: 3/15/2016
Alternative fuel reduces emissions, costs in fuel and maintenance for area school district HERSHEY, Pa. (March 15, 2016) — Derry Township School District introduced three new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet for the 2015-16 school yea...
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New Blue Bird Propane-Powered School Buses Save Money and Reduce Harmful Emissions

Posted Date: 1/14/2016
Indiana’s largest fleet of propane autogas school buses deploys in Warren Township this month INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 14, 2016) — Eleven alternatively fueled school buses roll out this month for the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township. The fleet re...
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Blue Bird Unveils Three All-New Powertrains for 2016 Introduction at NAPT Show

Posted Date: 11/10/2015
Newest innovations showcase company’s first CNG-fueled Type C bus; a new diesel engine; and, dual-clutch automatic transmission Fort Valley, Georgia, November 10, 2015 – Today, Blue Bird Corporation, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of sc...
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New Blue Bird Dealer Location Open in Georgia

Posted Date: 10/26/2015
Yancey Bus Sales and Service opens a new location to serve Middle and South Georgia Macon, GA. (October 22, 2015) — Blue Bird Corporation’s Georgia dealer, Yancey Bus Sales and Service, has opened a new location in Middle Georgia to further accommodate cu...
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Michigan’s Largest Fleet of Propane Autogas Buses to Drive Detroit Public Schools’ Students

Posted Date: 9/2/2015
District’s transportation company rolls out school buses powered by emission-reducing, affordable alternative fuel DETROIT (September 2, 2015) — Beginning this school year, many Detroit Public Schools students will ride to and from school in cleaner-opera...
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Blue Bird Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter Results

Posted Date: 8/18/2015
Company Release - 08/18/2015 07:00 Strong Growth with Third Quarter Net Sales up 9% Over Prior Year Full-Year Net Sales Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reaffirmed FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD),...
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Blue Bird Corporation Reaffirms Full-Year Guidance at Jefferies 11th Annual Industrials Conference

Posted Date: 8/11/2015
Company Release - 08/11/2015 07:00 FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, is participating in the Jefferies 11th Annual Industrials Confere...
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First Alternative-Fueled School Bus Rolls into West Virginia

Posted Date: 8/10/2015
Monongalia County Schools adds a Blue Bird propane-powered school bus to its fleet Morgantown, West Virginia, August 10, 2015 (Nasdaq: BLBD) – Many school districts across the nation are implementing a cleaner, lower total cost of ownership solution for t...
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Blue Bird to Report Fiscal Third-Quarter Earnings August 18, 2015

Posted Date: 8/5/2015
Company Release - 08/05/2015 13:40 Webcast and Conference Call Scheduled for 8:00 AM EDT FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, will release its fiscal t...
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Blue Bird Unveils New Gasoline-Powered Type C Vision School Bus

Posted Date: 7/28/2015
Available in 2016, the new innovative model offers power, simplicity, and affordability FORT VALLEY, GA (July 28, 2015) — Blue Bird, the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, introduced its newest product offering today at the Sch...
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Blue Bird to Showcase Four New Features at STN Expo

Posted Date: 7/23/2015
Blue Bird to Showcase Four New Features at STN Expo   Leading bus manufacturer to reveal expanded air conditioning offering, exterior coating feature, stainless steel exhaust system and new propane calibrations   Fort Valley, Georgia, July 23, 2...
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Data on Blue Bird School Buses Confirms Cost Efficiencies

Posted Date: 7/8/2015
Certified technicians, alternative fuel among factors in reducing school bus total cost of ownership   FORT VALLEY, Ga. (July 8, 2015) — School districts across the nation are analyzing how they purchase service and fuel their bus fleets to make the ...
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Blue Bird Set To Join Russell Indexes

Posted Date: 6/26/2015
Company Release - 06/26/2015 08:37 FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced it will join a number of Russell Indexes today, accordi...
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Blue Bird to Present at Stifel 2015 Industrials Conference

Posted Date: 6/10/2015
Company Release - 06/10/2015 20:01 FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today that it will be participating in the Stifel 2015 ...
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Blue Bird Corporation Announces the Listing of Its Common Stock on the Nasdaq Global Market

Posted Date: 6/1/2015
Company Release - 06/01/2015 09:00 FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:BLBD) (Nasdaq:BLBDW) today announced that the Listing Qualifications Staff of The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (“Nasdaq”) has de...
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BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHIFT TO PROPANE BUSES

Posted Date: 5/20/2015
School district purchases 86 clean-operating Blue Bird Propane Visions with smaller 169-inch wheelbase FORT VALLEY, Ga. (May 21, 2015) — Boston Public Schools will operate 11 percent of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the...
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Blue Bird Fiscal Second Quarter Results

Posted Date: 5/19/2015
Company Release - 05/19/2015 07:00 Bus Unit Sales in Second Quarter of 2015 6% lower than Prior Year; Parts up 9% First Half Bus Unit Sales up 4% over Prior Year; Parts up 12% Full-Year Revenue and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reaffirmed FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BU...
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92 BLUE BIRD PROPANE BUSES UTILIZED IN STUDENT TRANSPORTATION, INC. NEW CONTRACT IN GRAND JUNCTION, COLORADO

Posted Date: 3/20/2015
Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Buses Allow Mesa County Valley School District 51 To Go “Green” with Leading School Transportation Provider Fort Valley, GA. (March 20, 2015) – 92 Blue Bird propane-fueled school buses will now power the youngest and largest ‘g...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF PUBLIC WARRANT EXCHANGE OFFER

Posted Date: 3/3/2015
FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: BLBD and BLBDW), formerly named Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp., today announced the results of its previously announced offer to exchange (the “Offer”) u...
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BLUE BIRD FISCAL FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

Posted Date: 2/27/2015
FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird”) (Nasdaq: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today fiscal first quarter 2015 results and reaffirmed full-year guidance.   First Qu...
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BLUE BIRD TO REPORT FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS FEBRUARY 27, 2015

Posted Date: 2/24/2015
FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (NASDAQ: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, will release its fiscal first-quarter financial results before market hours on February 27, 2015. The public is in...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION TO EXTEND WARRANT EXCHANGE OFFER THROUGH MARCH 2, 2015

Posted Date: 2/24/2015
FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Blue Bird Corporation (“Blue Bird” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BLBD) (NASDAQ: BLBDW), formerly named Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. (“HCAC”), announced today the extension of its previously announced offer to exchang...
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HENNESSY CAPITAL ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES CLOSING OF ITS BUSINESS COMBINATION WITH BLUE BIRD

Posted Date: 2/24/2015
HOUSTON & FORT VALLEY, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HCAC, HCACU, HCACW) (“HCAC”) (“Hennessy”) today announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of School Bus Holdings, Inc., which, through its...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2014 DEALER AWARD WINNERS

Posted Date: 2/12/2015
Fort Valley, Georgia (February 12, 2015) - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to recognize its 2014 Dealer Award recipients. Recently announced at the Blue Bird Dealer Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, 35 Dealers were honored for their exceptional sales and s...
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BLUE BIRD INTRODUCES STABILITY TECHNOLOGY FEATURING BENDIX® ESP® FULL-STABILITY SYSTEM

Posted Date: 12/8/2014
Bendix’s advanced system is the industry’s first stability technology and offered by Blue Bird as a factory-installed option Fort Valley, Georgia (December 8, 2014) – Blue Bird advances the school bus industry with its newest introduction, factory-install...
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THE NEW MICRO BIRD T-SERIES BUS LINE DEBUTS AT NAPT

Posted Date: 11/11/2014
Setting industry standards, the revolutionary bus challenges the Type A market with a contemporary design, narrow body and impressive fuel economy Kansas City, MO (November 11, 2014) – Once again, pioneering bus manufacturer Blue Bird advances the industr...
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BLUE BIRD TO DEBUT INDUSTRY-LEADING INNOVATIONS AT THE NAPT SUMMIT

Posted Date: 11/10/2014
Setting industry standards, the bus manufacturer debuts a new bus design, leading-edge stability technology and a best-in-class warranty at a national trade show Fort Valley, GA (November 10, 2014) – Reaffirming its commitment to providing the bus industr...
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BLUE BIRD ANNOUNCES 2014 SUPPLIER AWARDS

Posted Date: 11/7/2014
Blue Bird awards 10 suppliers for outstanding performance and product excellence during its annual Supplier Conference Macon, GA (November 7, 2014) – Blue Bird Corporation recently presented the 2014 Supplier Awards during its annual Supplier Conference h...
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BLUE BIRD EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS SUBSTANTIALLY INCREASE

Posted Date: 10/28/2014
As Central Georgia’s largest manufacturing employer, employment numbers have grown by 44 percent over the last four years. Fort Valley, GA (October 28, 2014) –Blue Bird Corporation’s school bus production and demand has substantially increased due to mark...
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MICRO BIRD, INC. ANNOUNCES ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATION

Posted Date: 10/17/2014
The certification further enhances customer satisfaction with manufacturing protocol to strengthen safety, quality and reliability. Drummondville, QC (October 17, 2014) – Micro Bird is proud to announce ISO 9001:2008 certification of its Drummondville, Qu...
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GOVERNOR DEAL TOURS BLUE BIRD MANUFACTURING FACILITY

Posted Date: 10/2/2014
Visiting the iconic bus company, the Georgia Governor toured the manufacturing line and examined a new Georgia Department of Corrections bus.   Fort Valley, GA (October 2, 2014) – “Georgians Supporting Georgians” was the theme to Governor Nathan and ...
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BLUE BIRD EMPLOYEES CONTRIBUTE OVER $17,000 TO THE AMERICAN HEART AND STROKE ASSOCIATION

Posted Date: 9/25/2014
The company led the chapter’s employee donation segment and placed in the top three for Central Georgia donations. Fort Valley, GA (September 25, 2014) – Over 1,600 Blue Bird employees enthusiastically rallied to support the Central Georgia Chapter of the...
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HENNESSY CAPITAL ACQUISITION CORP. ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE BLUE BIRD

Posted Date: 9/24/2014
NASDAQ‐Listed Public Company to be Re‐Named Blue Bird Corporation and Managed by Blue Bird’s Existing Management Team HOUSTON, TEXAS AND FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA – September 22, 2014 /GlobeNewswire/ ‐ Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: HCAC, HCACU, H...
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SOUTHLAND TRANSPORTATION ADDS 101 BLUE BIRD PROPANE VISION BUSES TO DISTRICTS IN CANADA

Posted Date: 9/18/2014
With exceptional cold weather operation and annual maintenance saving of approximately $500 per bus, the Canadian contractor adds additional propane autogas buses to multiple districts in Canada. Calgary, Alberta (September 18, 2014) – Southland Transport...
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MOBILE COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEBUTS ALABAMA’S FIRST FLEET OF PROPANE AUTOGAS BUSES

Posted Date: 8/21/2014
MOBILE, Ala. (August 21, 2014) — Mobile County Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, acquired 30 alternative fuel school buses to support its community outreach campaign, “It Starts With Us.” The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses will lower op...
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BLUE BIRD DEBUTS LEADING INNOVATIONS AT THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION NEWS EXPO

Posted Date: 7/29/2014
Reno, Nev. (July 29, 2014) – Blue Bird’s new tag line, “a heritage of looking ahead,” was accentuated at the School Transportation News (STN) Expo, where the company introduced best-in-class and industry-leading technology for windows, luggage compartment...
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BLUE BIRD PROPANE AUTOGAS SCHOOL BUS POPULARITY INCREASES THROUGHOUT WISCONSIN

Posted Date: 6/29/2014
Madison, WI (June 26, 2014) – Following the trend throughout North America, propane autogas school bus popularity is rapidly growing in the state of Wisconsin. Successful Wisconsin-based contractors Lamers Bus Lines and Badger Bus are increasing their alt...
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CLEVELAND SCHOOLS REPLACES 49 DIESEL BUSES WITH ECONOMICAL AND CLEAN PROPANE AUTOGAS

Posted Date: 5/15/2014
CLEVELAND (May 15, 2014)  — Almost 50 buses fueled by clean-burning, affordable propane autogas will begin operation for the 2014/15 school year in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Cleveland Schools, Ohio’s second largest school district, ...
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BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDS 98 SCHOOL BUSES FUELED BY PROPANE AUTOGAS

Posted Date: 4/7/2014
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (April 7, 2014) — Broward County Public Schools, the nation’s sixth largest school district, purchased 98 alternative fuel school buses to lower its operating costs while improving the environment. The purchase supports the top 10 sc...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION TO OFFER TECHNICAL TRAINING AT THE STN EXPO

Posted Date: 3/27/2014
Fort Valley, Georgia (March 27, 2014) – Blue Bird Corporation is now accepting enrollment for a three-day technical training course held at the STN Expo in Reno, Nevada throughout the dates of July 28-30, 2014. This valuable training will cover technical ...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SUPPLIER AWARDS

Posted Date: 2/7/2014
Fort Valley, Georgia (February 7, 2014)  - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce the 2013 Supplier Award winners. Recently revealed at Blue Bird’s Supplier Conference, select industry suppliers were awarded for their commitment to quality, inn...
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BLUE BIRD’S PROPANE BUSES PROVIDE RELIABLE OPERATION DURING RECENT ARCTIC BLAST

Posted Date: 1/7/2014
Fort Valley, Georgia (January 17, 2014) – While much of North America recently experienced record-breaking cold weather, school districts and contractors reported that their Blue Bird propane school buses started and operated impeccably. All Star Transpor...
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BLUE BIRD DEALER, HOLLAND BUS COMPANY, COMPLETES DEALERSHIP EXPANSION TO SUPPORT INCREASED DEMAND

Posted Date: 1/3/2014
Holland, Michigan (January 13, 2014)  – Holland Bus Company recently unveiled a substantial dealership expansion to accommodate the growing demand for Blue Bird school bus sales and parts & service support. The dealership received the 2013 Best i...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2013 DEALER AWARD WINNERS

Posted Date: 12/23/2013
Fort Valley, Georgia (December 23, 2013)  - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to recognize its 2013 Dealer Award recipients. Recently announced at the Blue Bird Dealer Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Florida, 34 Dealers were honored for their exceptional...
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BLUE BIRD’S BUS DONATION ALLOWS KINDNESS TO CONTINUE

Posted Date: 12/5/2013
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (December 5, 2013) – As the idiom states, one good turn deserves another. Today at a special ceremony, Blue Bird Corporation recognized the many good deeds of the national organization, One Million Acts of Kindness, by presenting its foun...
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BLUE BIRD WELCOMES NEW CANADIAN DEALER, DYNAMIC SPECIALTY VEHICLES

Posted Date: 11/12/2013
Surrey, British Columbia (November 12, 2013)  - Blue Bird Corporation is proud to welcome Dynamic Specialty Vehicles to the Blue Bird dealer network. Dynamic Specialty Vehicles will provide Blue Bird customers with a first-class ownership experience ...
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OAK CREEK SCHOOLS GAIN CLEANER AIR AND LOWER FUEL COSTS WITH PROPANE AUTOGAS SCHOOL BUSES

Posted Date: 10/23/2013
Oak Creek, Wisconsin (October 23, 2013)  — GO Riteway marked the purchase of 10 new Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses and 10 Micro Bird buses for Oak Creek-Franklin Joint School District at an open house today. GO Riteway, which transport...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION INTRODUCES BLUE BIRD CONNECT™

Posted Date: 10/22/2013
Grand Rapids, MI (October 22, 2013)  - Blue Bird Corporation is proud to announce Blue Bird Connect™, powered by Synovia Solutions, simply the best GPS fleet management system in the business. Through an exclusive relationship with Synovia Solutions,...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION RECEIVES THE 2013 SUSTAINABILITY ALL-STAR AWARD

Posted Date: 10/10/2013
PHOENIX, AZ. (October 10, 2013)  - Blue Bird Corporation recently received the 2013 Sustainability All-Star Award from Green Fleet Magazine at the Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix. Blue Bird accepted this award amongst a crowd of its peers and alter...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION IS THE ONLY SCHOOL BUS COMPANY TO COMPLETE ALTOONA TESTING ON ENTIRE PRODUCT LINE

Posted Date: 9/16/2013
FORT VALLEY, GA. (September 16, 2013) - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce its total bus line has successfully completed Altoona testing. Blue Bird is the only large bus manufacturer to have its entire line of buses successfully complete Altoona...
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COOK-ILLINOIS CORPORATION ADDS ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY BLUE BIRD PROPANE AUTOGAS BUSES TO FLEET

Posted Date: 8/28/2013
Berkeley, ILLINOIS (August 28, 2013) — Berkeley School District #87 is starting the new school year with 20 new environmentally-friendly Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses thanks to the recent purchase by Cook-Illinois Corporation from Central ...
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CHICAGO SCHOOL BUS CONTRACTOR TO PROVIDE ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY TRANSPORTATION

Posted Date: 8/28/2013
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (August 28, 2013) — Students in Chicago are riding in environmentally-friendly propane autogas school buses thanks to local school bus contractor Sunrise Transportation. The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses, fueled by domest...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW GENERAL MANAGER OF PARTS & SERVICE

Posted Date: 8/21/2013
Fort Valley, GEORGIA (August 21, 2013) — Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Bill Landreth as the General Manager of Parts and Service. Bill brings to Blue Bird over 30 years of experience with parts and service management, specif...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION AND REDFLEX AWARDED STOP-ARM ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM TO IMPROVE STUDENT SAFETY AT SCHOOL BUS STOPS

Posted Date: 8/8/2013
ATLANTA (August 8, 2013) — Blue Bird Corporation and RedFlex Student Guardian® are pleased to announce that Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) in Georgia has contracted to utilize its camera system to monitor and detect drivers who illegally pass schoo...
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BLUE BIRD UNVEILS 2015 MODEL YEAR PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS AT THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION NEWS EXPO

Posted Date: 7/23/2013
Reno, NEVADA (July 23, 2013) — Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to unveil a number of 2015 model year product improvements at the School Transportation News Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. The enhancements include the industry’s largest propane autogas fu...
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LARGEST PROPANE AUTOGAS SCHOOL BUS PURCHASE IN HISTORY MARKS LAUNCH OF PROPANE ROAD TOUR

Posted Date: 7/10/2013
Delivery of Student Transportation of America’s propane-fueled school bus stops in Nashville and St. Louis to build awareness of American-made alternative fuel FORT VALLEY, GA. (July 10, 2013) — Blue Bird, the leading provider of propane autogas powered s...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION DONATES $10,000 TO SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS DEVESTATED BY THE MOORE, OKLAHOMA TORNADO

Posted Date: 6/18/2013
Moore, OKLAHOMA (June 18, 2013) —  Blue Bird Corporation recently presented a check for $10,000 to the Moore Public Schools’ school bus drivers who lost their homes during the recent tornado that traveled through the city. The check was presented at ...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION WELCOMES NEW DEALER FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA

Posted Date: 6/14/2013
Salem, VIRGINIA (June 14, 2013)  – Blue Bird Corporation and Carter Machinery Company have joined forces to serve the school bus industry in Virginia. Already supporting over 45 school districts with the largest parts and service footprint in the sta...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION’S 550,000TH SCHOOL BUS ROLLS OF THE ASSEMBLY LINE

Posted Date: 6/12/2013
Smohomish County, WASHINGTON. (June 12, 2013)  -- Blue Bird Corporation recently celebrated a corporate milestone. With over 86 years of manufacturing school buses in Fort Valley, Georgia, the company delivered its 550,000th bus to Mulkilteo School D...
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GEORGIA HOSTS FIRST SCHOOL BUS SAFETY COMPETITION USING BLUE BIRD PROPANE-POWERED SCHOOL BUSES

Posted Date: 6/7/2013
KATHLEEN, GA. (June 7, 2013)  – While students are on summer break, school bus drivers across Georgia were busy preparing for the state’s upcoming school bus safety road-eo! Georgia’s Pupil Transportation Safety Competition Foundation (PTSCF) was pro...
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MESA PUBLIC SCHOOLS MOVES TOWARD 100-PERCENT PROPANE-AUTOGAS-FUELED SCHOOL BUSES

Posted Date: 6/4/2013
MESA, ARIZ. (June 4, 2013)  — Mesa Public Schools in Arizona has added 61 more school buses to its fleet fueled by clean burning, cost-effective and domestically produced propane autogas. The school district’s goal is to operate the first all-propane...
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF FISCAL YEAR 2014 DBE GOAL

Posted Date: 5/20/2013
Pursuant to 49CFR Part 26,Blue Bird Body Company hereby announces its fiscal year 2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014) proposed goal of at least 1% for DBE utilization on contracts funded /assisted by the FTA. This goal will be met wholly through r...
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BLUE BIRD OFFERS COLORADO RACKING TEST AND KENTUCKY POLE TEST COMPLIANCE AS A STANDARD FEATURE

Posted Date: 4/8/2013
While these important safety tests are offered as an option on competitors’ buses, Blue Bird provides them as standard equipment on its school buses. FORT VALLEY, GA. (April 8, 2013)  -- Those in the school transportation industry are aware that scho...
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BLUE BIRD CORPORATION NOMINATED FOR THE 2013 GEORGIA MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Posted Date: 3/28/2013
Nominated in the large manufacturer segment, Blue Bird receives distinction for showcasing excellence in manufacturing and corporate citizenship   FORT VALLEY, GA. (March 28, 2013) -- Blue Bird Corporation is proud to announce it has been nominated f...
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BLUE BIRD DEALER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Posted Date: 3/11/2013
FORT VALLEY, Ga. (March 11, 2013)  - Blue Bird Corporation is pleased to announce its 2012 Dealer Awards. At Blue Bird’s Annual Dealer Meeting in Coronado, California, 26 Dealers were honored for their exceptional performance in 2012. Western Bus Sal...
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ATLANTIC EXPRESS RECEIVES EXPEDITED DELIVERY OF 100 BLUE BIRD SCHOOL BUSES TO REPLACE FLEET DAMAGED BY HURRICANE SANDY

Posted Date: 3/7/2013
STATEN ISLAND, NY (March 7, 2013) - The fury of wind and water from Hurricane Sandy’s powerful effects took all on the Northeast by storm, including leading national school bus company Atlantic Express Transportation Corporation. With hundreds of yel...
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As a Blue Bird customer for over 25 years, our district has a solid Blue Bird fleet of the Vision, All American and Micro Bird buses. We choose to standardize our fleet to solely Blue Bird because of the quality of the buses. Our Blue Bird school buses are dependable, our drivers love driving the buses and we receive excellent parts and service support from Blue Bird and our local dealer, New York Bus Sales.
Fred Paye
Director of Transportation
Hilton Central School District
Hilton, NY

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