Trans Tech Bus

New York's only school bus manufacturer moves operations to Indiana at the end of August 2024.

Source: Trans Tech Bus, Canva

New York's only school bus manufacturer, Trans Tech Bus, is expected to move operations to Indiana at the end of August after an acquisition by Forest River Bus.

The Type A bus manufacturer, which unveiled an all-electric model in late 2023, agreed to be acquired by one of the leading shuttle bus, school bus, and van manufacturers in the United States. Forest River also acquired Collins Bus, another Type A bus builder, in early 2024.

"We are honored to be taking the reins of such an accomplished and revered company," said David Wright, president of Forest River Bus. "We are looking forward to continuing the pioneering legacy of Trans Tech Bus and ensuring school districts and contractors continue to receive school buses that are safe, efficient, and built to last."

According to a news release, Forest River's management team will work with Trans Tech Bus managers over the next few months "to begin the knowledge transfer necessary to ensure a seamless transition in manufacturing process." The company is expected to maintain strong dealer relationships and customer support under the new ownership.

"We are very proud of our team, the company we've built, and the industry-leading school buses that we manufacture, but it's time to pass the baton to an organization that can take the product to even greater heights," said John Corr, owner of Trans Tech Bus.

Said John Phraner, Trans Tech Bus president: "Forest River shares our passion for building a bus driver's bus and commitmewnt to customer-inspired innovation and will ensure the brand continues to build Type A school buses with unmatched versatility and the durability of a big bus. Our success over the last three decades is a result of our team's commitment to building the best Type A school bus on the road, our customers who help drive innovation and build quality, and the dedication of our dealerships who sell, service, and support the Trans Tech Bus product."

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