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BLUE BIRD DEALER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

[image: thumbnail]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 Sales of Oregon and the river counties of lower Washington was recognized as Blue Bird’s 2012 Dealer of the Year. This dealership delivered the best overall performance in North America. Throughout the year, Western Bus Sales grew its already commanding market share while providing customers with the highest level of customer service, training and support. Western Bus Sales was also recognized with the Propane MVP Award for leading the nation in propane-powered bus sales. The dealership had an outstanding year!

“Blue Bird dealers are widely regarded as the industry’s best,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. “We commend our top-notch dealers for their commitment to provide districts and contractors with the highest level of sales and service support. Blue Bird congratulates Western Bus Sales on achieving the premier designation as the 2012 Dealer of the Year and for its 40 years of dedication as a Blue Bird dealer.”

“As a dealer for over 40 years, Western Bus Sales has always been proud to represent Blue Bird,” said Mollie Blagg, president of Western Bus Sales. “We are grateful for the relationships we have with all of our customers, and appreciate their continued confidence in our product and service offerings. Blue Bird’s Dealer of the Year award is a tribute to the entire Western Bus Sales team, and is a reflection of our daily efforts to honor our company’s enduring commitment to our customers.”

 

Blue Bird also congratulates the following award-winning dealerships:

 

BEST IN REGION AWARD WINNERS – #1 PERFORMER FROM EACH REGION

 

Northeast New York Bus Sales, Upstate NY
Southeast/Central Ross Transportation, OK
Midwest Cardinal Bus Sales and Service, OH
West Western Bus Sales, OR
Canada/Northern Plains Elder Equipment, WY

 

 BEST IN BUS AWARD WINNERS – TOP PERFORMERS IN EACH REGION

  

Northeast

  

Bird Bus Sales, NY

M.A. Brightbill Body Works, PA

New York Bus Sales, Upstate NY

 

Midwest

  

Central States Bus Sales, AR, IL, KY, MO, TN

Cardinal Bus Sales and Service, OH

Holland Motor Homes and Bus Co., MI

Wisconsin Bus Sales, WI

 

Southeast/Central

  

Blue Bird Bus Sales of Pittsburgh, PA

Florida Transportation Systems, FL

Gregory Poole Equipment, NC

Kansas Truck Equipment Co., KS

Ross Bus and Equipment Sales, LA

Ross Transportation, OK

Yancey Bus Sales and Service, GA

 

West

  

A-Z Bus Sales, CA

Blue Star Bus Sales, TX

Canyon State Bus Sales, AZ

Colorado/West Equipment, CO

Nebraska/Central Equipment, NE

Western Bus Sales, OR

 

Canada/Northern Plains

  

A. Girardin, QC

Bus Sales of Saskatoon, SK

Elder Equipment, WY

Fairway Specialty Vehicles, MB

North Central Bus Sales, SD

 

PROPANE MVP – HIGHEST PROPANE-POWERED BUS SALES IN NORTH AMERICA

  

Western Bus Sales, OR

 

PROPANE ROOKIES OF THE YEAR – MOST IMPROVED PROPANE SALES & MARKETING EFFORTS

  

Bird Bus Sales, NY

Blue Bird of Pittsburgh, PA

Canyon State Bus Sales, AZ

 

SERVICE AWARD RECIPIENTS – NUMBER OF YEARS OF SERVICE AS A BLUE BIRD DEALER

  

  • 50 Years Bus Sales of Saskatoon, SK
      Elder Equipment, WY
      Kansas Truck Equipment Co., KS
      M.A. Brightbill Body Works, PA
      North Central Bus Sales, SD
    45 Years A. Girardin, QC
    40 Years Western Bus Sales, OR
    25 Years A-Z Bus Sales, CA
      Colorado/West Equipment, CO
    15 Years Blue Star Sales, TX
      Ross Bus and Equipment Sales, LA
    10 Years Borroughs Bus Sales, MS
    5 Years Wisconsin Bus Sales, WI
      Yancey Bus Sales, GA

 

 To learn more about Blue Bird’s complete line of school buses, contact your local Blue Bird dealer.

Photos available upon request.

 

Posted on 2013-03-11

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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