[IMAGE]161[/IMAGE]WESTFIELD, Ind. — Steve Bragg has been selected to lead IMMI’s new manufacturing plant in High Point, N.C., which opens this month to serve Thomas Built Buses equipped with SafeGuard seats.
During his 11 years with IMMI, Bragg has held positions in plant maintenance, CAPE testing and plant operations. In the past five years, he has served as operations manager and general manager of the company’s UHL facility. As facility manager of IMMI’s plant in North Carolina, Bragg will be responsible for all plant operations.
“From our operation in High Point, we have the ability to work very closely with Thomas to efficiently manage line set, sequencing, planning and product delivery,” IMMI CEO Larry Gray said. “With Steve managing this operation, we have a local connection between IMMI corporate headquarters and Thomas so we can continue building our long-term business relationship.”
IMMI will continue to manufacture school bus seat components and seating modules for Thomas buses in its Indiana plant, while using the new plant for final assembly of its SafeGuard FlexSeat and SafeGuard Integrated Child Seat.
With the addition of the North Carolina plant, IMMI operates five facilities, including its world headquarters in Indiana, as well as factories in England, Mexico and China.