New Flyer of America Breaks Ground, Announces Vehicle Innovation Center in Alabama

NEWS PROVIDED BY New Flyer Industries Inc. 
Sep 15, 2017, 16:39 ET

$25 million expansion delivers on Company’s commitment to U.S. infrastructure, innovation and jobs

ST. CLOUD, MN, Sept. 15, 2017 /CNW/ – (TSX: NFI) New Flyer of America Inc. (“New Flyer”), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc. (the “Company”), the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, today broke ground on a USD $25 million building renovation and expansion project in Anniston, Alabama. The 36 acre, five building campus will feature a new Vehicle Innovation Center (“VIC”), North America’s first innovation lab dedicated to the advancement of bus and coach technology. The VIC will be led in partnership with Motor Coach Industries Inc. (“MCI”), another U.S. subsidiary of the Company, and delivers on the Company’s commitment to improving U.S. jobs, infrastructure, manufacturing, and innovation.

“Repairing infrastructure through advanced technology is paramount to America’s competitiveness, safety and prosperity. Through New Flyer’s investment in advanced engineering and manufacturing, we have the potential to dramatically transform the future of public transportation in the U.S.,” said Wayne Joseph, President of New Flyer of America. “We are proud to power sustainable new technologies, collaborations for smart cities and opportunities to connect people to places.”

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey was in attendance to commemorate the groundbreaking, as part of her Listen, Learn, Help, and Lead Tour to assess community needs through roundtable discussions with local government and business leaders. New Flyer’s investment in the expansion was supported by the City of Anniston, State of Alabama, and Alabama Power (“Southern Company”).

“New Flyer’s increased presence in Alabama will bolster the economy and serve as a proving ground for U.S. advanced technology,” Governor Ivey said. “This project will benefit our people, our communities, and the world around us, while reinforcing the message that Alabama is open for business.”

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