Management

Leonard Bus Sales opens new facility

Posted on February 16, 2012

DEPOSIT, N.Y. — Leonard Bus Sales Inc. (LBS) recently opened a full-service facility in the W.J. Grande Industrial Park in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

The facility for the company, which is a distributor of school and commercial buses, is 32,000 square feet and provides bus sales, service and parts. It replaces LBS’ former facility in Mechanicville, N.Y., which is about 20 miles away and part of an area that is being developed for a large mixed-use project along the Hudson River. LBS had been located in Mechanicville since 1997.

Officials said the Saratoga Springs facility is significantly larger than the Mechanicville facility. The new facility occupies more than 16 acres and features 17 full-service bays (12 of which are drive through), a 7,000-square foot parts department, a 60,000-pound lift and a parking lot that can accommodate 244 buses.

The facility serves 14 counties in the Capital District and North Country and employs about 30 full- and part-time employees, including numerous certified technicians.

“Being able to stay in Saratoga County was key to our strategy for serving important markets in the Capital District and North Country,” LBS President Mike Leonard said. “Customer support is the cornerstone of our business, so we look forward to providing enhanced capabilities and efficiencies to our customers here.”

LBS is a third generation, family-owned distributor of IC Bus, Trans Tech Bus, Champion Bus and General Coach America products. Since 1965, the company has provided bus sales, service and parts to clients in upstate New York.

Headquartered in Deposit, LBS also has full-service facilities in Deposit, Rome and Bergen. For more information, visit www.leonardbus.com.

Comments ( 1 )
  • Brendan Healy

     | about 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your new facility in Saratoga Springs !!

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