NEW YORK — Blue Bird Corp. took part in the opening ceremony for the Nasdaq Stock Market on Wednesday morning.

Phil Horlock, president and CEO of the Fort Valley, Georgia-based school bus manufacturer, and other company executives were on hand to ring Nasdaq’s opening bell. The ceremony took place at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York’s Times Square.

Blue Bird became a publicly traded company in February, when it debuted on Nasdaq with the ticker symbol “BLBD.”

"It's a special day for Blue Bird to be ringing the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell and to mark the start of a new school year," Horlock said on Wednesday. "We have enjoyed our short time as a public company, and our stock has performed extremely well. Our company continues to grow, and we are excited about our future."

To see more photos and video of the ceremony, go here.

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