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[image: thumbnail]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 state of Virginia, Carter Machinery is uniquely positioned to provide Blue Bird customers with the highest levels of support from its network of eight dedicated on-highway repair facilities.

"The signing of a first-class dealer such as Carter Machinery provides Blue Bird customers with outstanding sales, parts and service support throughout Virginia," said Phil Horlock, Blue Bird president and CEO. "Carter Machinery has been a leading equipment, parts and service provider for over 61 years and we are delighted to have them join our solid team of North American Dealers."

"It's truly exciting to partner with the premium school bus manufacturer," said Jim Parker, Carter Machinery CEO. "Our long-standing relationships with school districts throughout the state will surely only be strengthened by our ability to support their fleets in even greater capacities."

Established in 1952, Carter Machinery has a clear vision: enable every customer to achieve their highest level of success. This commitment is demonstrated every day through their support of the people and equipment working in diverse industries ranging from trucking and power generation to construction and mining.

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Posted on 2013-06-17

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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