New Flyer and MCI Make a Splash as the Official Transportation Sponsor for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – July 26, 2017: (TSX: NFI) New Flyer Industries Canada ULC (“New Flyer”) and Motor Coach Industries (“MCI”), subsidiaries of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “Company”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, have proudly teamed up as the Official Transportation Sponsor of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and Presenting Sponsor of Swimming.
A colorfully designed 2017 Canada Summer Games-themed MCI J4500 coach is traveling through Winnipeg during the final leg of the Torch Relay, transporting the official torch bearer team. The MCI J4500 coach, which is proudly made in Winnipeg and is North America’s best-selling tour and charter coach, will also supply transportation at official swimming events.
In announcing the sponsorship, Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “We are so proud to support such an important event in our community. It not only gives young athletes a chance to shine on their way to Olympic dreams, but it’s especially exciting as a major sporting event that showcases Canadian talent in our own back yard.”
The Canada Summer Games is Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes, occurring July 28 through August 13 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Alongside Canada’s 150th birthday, this year marks a half-century for the Games. Winnipeg is the largest city to ever host the Games, which feature 16 sports, more than 250 events and a major cultural festival. The Games will welcome more than 4,000 athletes and coaches and attract more than 20,000 visitors.
About The Company
The Company is the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America with fabrication, manufacturing, distribution and service centers across Canada. It employs over 5,400 team members.
The Company is North America’s heavy-duty transit bus leader and offers the broadest transit bus product line under the brand Xcelsior®, incorporating the broadest range of drive systems available, including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, trolley-electric, and battery-electric. New Flyer actively supports over 44,000 heavy-duty transit buses (New Flyer, NABI, and Orion) currently in service, of which 6,400 are powered by electric and battery propulsion.
The Company is also North America’s motor coach market leader offering the Motor Coach J-Series, the industry’s best-selling intercity coach for 11 consecutive years, and the D-Series, the industry’s best-selling motor coach line in North American history. MCI is also the exclusive distributor of Daimler’s SETRA S417 and S407 in the United States and Canada. MCI actively supports over 28,000 currently in service.
The Company also operates North America’s most comprehensive aftermarket parts organization providing support for all types of transit buses and motor coaches. All buses and coaches are supported by an industry-leading comprehensive warranty, service and support network.
Further information is available on the Company’s websites at www.www.newflyer.com and www.mcicoach.com. The common shares of the Company are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI.
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