FORT VALLEY, Ga. - Blue Bird Corp. and Girardin Minibus on Monday announced a joint venture that merges the manufacturers' Type A bus products and distribution into one entity.
The new entity, located in Drummondville, Quebec, has been dubbed Micro Bird Inc. It will design and fabricate the Type A school, activity and commercial buses, which will be branded Blue Bird Micro Bird by Girardin.
The buses will be distributed and supported by the authorized Blue Bird dealer network.
"Girardin's complete Type A bus line is a perfect complement to Blue Bird's complete Type C and D bus product lines and ensures our dealers can offer our mutual customers the best in a complete family of Blue Bird school and activity bus products," said Greg Bennett, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp.
Steve Girardin will serve as president of Micro Bird Inc.