Carter Machinery Co. joins Blue Bird dealer network

Posted on June 14, 2013

Pictured is Carter Machinery Co. in Salem, Va. The company will serve Blue Bird's customers in Virginia.
Pictured is Carter Machinery Co. in Salem, Va. The company will serve Blue Bird's customers in Virginia.
SALEM, Va. — Carter Machinery Co. has joined Blue Bird’s dealer network to serve the school bus industry in Virginia.

Already supporting over 45 school districts, officials said Carter Machinery is uniquely positioned to provide Blue Bird customers with the highest level of support from its network of eight dedicated on-highway repair facilities.

“The signing of a first-class dealer such as Carter Machinery provides Blue Bird customers with outstanding sales, parts and service support throughout Virginia,” said Phil Horlock, Blue Bird president and CEO. “Carter Machinery has been a leading equipment, parts and service provider for over 61 years, and we are delighted to have them join our solid team of North American dealers.”

“It’s truly exciting to partner with the premium school bus manufacturer,” said Jim Parker, Carter Machinery CEO. “Our long-standing relationships with school districts throughout the state will surely only be strengthened by our ability to support their fleets in even greater capacities.”

Established in 1952, Carter Machinery’s vision is to enable every customer to achieve their highest level of success. Officials said the commitment to this vision is evident in its support of the people and equipment working in diverse industries ranging from trucking and power generation to construction and mining.

For more information on Carter Machinery, visit For more information on Blue Bird’s complete line of buses, visit

Related Topics: Blue Bird Corp., Virginia

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