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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,  New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI.UN) (“New Flyer” or the “Company”), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in Canada and the United States, will be opening a new Parts Distribution Center (“PDC”) in Fresno, CA on July 1, 2009. This is the third PDC for New Flyer Parts; the other two PDCs are in Winnipeg, MB and Erlanger, KY.

“We are thrilled to be able to improve our service to our customers,” said Hans Peper, Executive Vice President of Customer Services. “This new facility allows us to significantly reduce part delivery times. This localized inventory may also allow customers to reduce stock levels and inventory costs, which are additional benefits.” The Fresno PDC is planning to carry the majority of the inventory used by customers on the US West Coast. This opening represents another step in New Flyer’s long-term strategy of providing industry-leading customer support.

In 2008, New Flyer opened its second PDC in Erlanger, Kentucky, and the response has been very positive. Both the Erlanger and Fresno locations were selected because of their geographic locations and access to major highways, airports and shipping routes, which provide faster shipping and better service. 

With the opening of this third PDC, New Flyer now offers two-day ground service to the majority of customers in both the US and Canada, which is unique within the transit industry. “The transition for our customers will be seamless,” said Cathy Bambrick, Director of New Flyer Parts. “Customers will continue to contact their regular Account Managers and Customer Service Teams.  Our distribution strategy is focused on decreased transit time, allowing our customers to get their buses back on the road sooner.”

 

New Flyer Parts is a critical part of the New Flyer’s Customer Services Group which employs over 150 dedicated team members. It provides genuine original equipment and specialty brands of service parts to all makes and models of transit buses, as well as special inventory planning services to its customer base.

 

About New Flyer

New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada. The Company’s three facilities -- in Winnipeg, MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN - are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified. With a skilled workforce of over 2,500 employees, NFI is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. All products are supported with an industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network. The income deposit securities of New Flyer Industries Inc. (“NFI”) are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN. Further information is available on Company’s web site at www.newflyer.com

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to expected future events and financial and operating results of NFI and New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“NFI ULC”) that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Actual results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and general economic conditions and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in the materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. Due to the potential impact of these factors, NFI and NFI ULC disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

 

For further information, please contact:
New Flyer Industries Inc.

Hans Peper

Executive Vice President, Customer Services

204-982-8409