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February 04, 2013  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Blue Bird welcomes Ala. dealer to network


FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Busworx Blue Bird has joined Blue Bird Corp.’s network of dealers, serving the state of Alabama.

As an extension of Truckworx Kenworth, officials said Busworx Blue Bird will continue its focus on customer service and personal relationships, while “striving for excellence with the products it sells, the services it offers and the people on the Busworx Blue Bird team.”

Busworx Blue Bird has six factory-authorized locations, with facilities in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Thomasville. These locations will offer school bus and parts sales, along with service for customers throughout the state.

“The signing of a first-class dealer such as Busworx Blue Bird provides customers in Alabama with an established operation that is known for its outstanding sales, parts and service support,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp. “This family-owned organization has been a leading transportation provider in Alabama for over 35 years, and we are delighted to have them join our outstanding team of North American dealers.”

“The addition of the Blue Bird franchise aligns perfectly with our current product lines and will give school systems throughout Alabama easy access to certified Blue Bird service facilities,” added Will Bruser, vice president of Truckworx Kenworth.

Officials said Busworx Blue Bird will be the first bus dealer with the ability to provide all Alabama school systems with daily parts delivery and mobile service.

“Our company is committed to investing in state-of-the-art facilities and training, while providing the latest equipment to better serve our customers,” said Mike Levering, corporate operations manager for Busworx Blue Bird.

Throughout the state, the company has 120 service bays and employs over 60 technicians with an average tenure of 14 years. Additionally, its parts department stocks $8 million in inventory, with annual sales of approximately $40 million.

Yancey Bus Sales transferred its Alabama territory to Busworx Blue Bird to fully focus on growing its market share in Georgia. Officials said Yancey Bus Sales’ Alabama employees have transitioned to Busworx Blue Bird.

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