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Blue Bird responds to economic downturn
February 2, 2009
Blue Bird Corp. announced today that it has taken steps to mitigate the economic downturn that has led to delays in school bus orders.
Blue Bird wins Website award
January 12, 2009
Blue Bird Corp.’s Website, www.blue-bird.com, was recently honored with a 2008 Ektron All-Star Award as the best transportation site.
Blue Bird facility wins safety award
December 22, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here recently completed one year without a lost-time incident.
Blue Bird facility hosts propane road show
December 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here hosted the Georgia Propane Alternative Fuels Statewide Road Show last week.

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Q&A: Changes Are Afoot in Pupil Transportation
November 1, 2008

Alternative fuels have gained increasing attention in the school bus industry as soaring diesel costs and concerns over emissions have come to the for...

Blue Bird unveils new All American school bus
October 28, 2008
Blue Bird Corp. introduced the latest offering of its Type D All American school bus at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s annual trade show in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Blue Bird announces dealer developments
October 9, 2008
Blue Bird announced that its dealer in Quebec, A. Girardin Inc., has acquired Pearson Bus Sales Ltd. in Ontario. Pearson is also a dealer for Blue Bird and for Girardin Minibus in Ontario.
Texas district wins grant for propane buses
July 24, 2008
SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District on Monday received a $66,341.46 grant from Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams cover...
Blue Bird awarded for partnership with shippers, insurance providers
July 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. was awarded the first annual CAARE (Combined Awareness and Accident Reduction Effort) Partner of the Year Award, w...
NSTA releases 2008 maintenance workshop details
July 2, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has partnered with Thomas Built Buses, IC Bus, Blue Bird Corp. and Collins Bu...
Blue Bird wins manufacturing award
May 7, 2008
ATLANTA — Blue Bird’s North Georgia Body Co. plant was honored today with the Shingo Bronze Medallion, which recognizes operational excellence in man...
Blue Bird No. 1 donated to historical institution
March 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Albert “Buddy” Luce Jr., son of Blue Bird founder Albert Luce, has donated Blue Bird No. 1 — the company’s first steel-bodied scho...
A history of innovation
November 1, 2007

Ever since motorized vehicles began taking over for horse-drawn carts in transporting pupils, many school bus manufacturers have come and gone.

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Propane Bus Offers Appealing Alternative
June 1, 2007

Blue Bird’s new propane-powered Vision Type C aims to decrease emissions while improving fuel economy and performance in alternative-fuel vehicles.

Q&A: Large Bus Manufacturers
June 1, 2007

Key executives at the three large bus OEMs weigh in on industry developments and challenges.

Blue Bird shutters Canadian plant
June 1, 2007

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. will relocate production of its Micro Bird Type A bus from Brantford, Ontario, to Fort Valley.

Bust resigns post
October 1, 2006

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Jeffry Bust, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp., resigned his post on Sept. 26, about a week after the company was acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, an investment firm headquartered in New York City.

Blue Bird acquired by investment firm
September 1, 2006

On Aug. 25, Blue Bird Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Blue Bird restructures in bankruptcy court
March 1, 2006

FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. filed a prepackaged restructuring plan in late January with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Nevada.

Q&A: Blue Bird Chief's Goal Is Improvement---Every Day
November 1, 2005

Blue Bird President Jeff Bust has high expectations for his company's success in meeting the expectations of school bus customers. Daily improvement and avoiding complacency are high on his list.

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