March 2, 2007

Winnipeg bus manufacturer receives US$423 million in orders

Winnipeg, Manitoba – New Flyer Industries Inc., the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit vehicles in Canada and the United States, has been awarded numerous bus orders totaling almost US$423 million. Customers have ordered 1,206 new buses, 821 of which are firm orders and 205 are options.

The orders include 35-, 40- and 60-foot buses with diesel, diesel-electric and compressed natural gas (CNG) propulsion systems. Some of the larger orders are from Edmonton, Chicago, Vancouver, Ottawa and Honolulu.

During the second half of 2006, New Flyer ramped up production in its facilities by more than 25 per cent to accommodate the anticipated increase in demand.

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