New Flyer Presents St. Cloud Metro Bus with New Transit Buses
St. Cloud, Minnesota, June 21, 2010
On June 16, 2010, 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, presented St. Cloud Metropolitan Transit Commission (Metro Bus) with its four new transit buses. These buses were built at New Flyer’s St. Cloud manufacturing plant which employees more than 600 people from the area. In addition, New Flyer has recently relocated three members of its executive team and their families to St. Cloud.
“We are honored to be a part of today’s event,” said Paul Soubry, New Flyer’s President and CEO. “We have been a part of the St. Cloud community for over a decade, we live and work here, and it is great to have partnered with St. Cloud Metro Bus to build these new vehicles.”
The event was well attended by business leaders in the St. Cloud community. Speakers included Dave Tripp, Metro Bus Executive Director; Paul Soubry, President and CEO, New Flyer Industries; Paul Ringsmuth, Metro Bus Board Chair; and Dave Kleis, Mayor, City of St. Cloud and Metro Bus Board Member. In addition, representatives from the offices of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Senator Al Franken, and Senator Amy Klobuchar delivered remarks.
“On the back of our new buses, we have a decal that says “Hometown Proud, Built in St. Cloud, MN” said Dave Tripp, Metro Bus Executive Director. “That really sums it up for us – New Flyer is a major employer here and our community is proud that these buses were built for St. Cloud by the people of St. Cloud.”
St. Cloud Metro Bus has 33 large heavy-duty transit buses and 22 paratransit vehicles in its fleet and reported record ridership levels in 2009. These new buses are 35-foot clean diesel and feature upgraded styling and continuous flush windows. They will be used in regular transit service beginning this summer, replacing aging, less efficient buses.
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 2,000 employees, New Flyer 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 Company’s income deposit securities are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.UN. Further information is available on Company’s web site at www.www.newflyer.com.