FENTON, Mo. — Central States Bus Sales has moved its Missouri branch and corporate headquarters to a new location here with more space and service features.
Central States is Blue Bird’s school bus dealership for the entire state of Missouri and four other states in the Midwest: Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky, and Arkansas.
The new facility is 30,200 square feet, located on 8 acres of land, with additional acreage ready for future expansions, the company said. The facility also features a 15,000 square foot service bay area with 14 bays, including a paint booth and specialized bays dedicated to servicing vehicles powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). The new building also contains a 5,500 square foot parts area with high-density storage capabilities.
“We recognize the increasing customer need for a high quality bus service and parts center, which is why we have invested in the new facility with all of its unique attributes to better serve our customers,” said Jeff Reitz, CEO of Central States Bus Sales. “Additionally, we now have the ability to expand parking, in order to accommodate more buses as business grows.” At a grand opening ceremony, Mark Terry, Blue Bird’s chief commercial officer, said that Central States’ new facility will help the dealership enhance its service.
“Central States Bus Sales has created a distinctive facility that will not only service their current customers, but also has the ability to service CNG buses,” Terry said. “This is a rare option at service centers, and will translate into rewarding relationships with customers in Missouri.”
Central States Bus Sales of Missouri sells, services, and provides technical support and parts for Blue Bird buses. The new Missouri location and corporate headquarters, which is now open, is located at 1200 Sugar Creek Square in Fenton.