MRO Magazine

New Bird Bus Service Center Open in New York


July 20, 2015
By Business Wire News

LONG ISLAND, N.Y.

Blue Bird Corporation’s (NASDAQ:BLBD) dealer in metropolitan New York, Bird Bus Sales, has opened a new sales and service location to further accommodate customer needs. The new facility is the largest bus only service and parts location serving customers in the metro New York City and Long Island markets.

“Long Island and New York City customers have avidly requested a closer service location for years,” says Rick Reichenbach, president of Bird Bus Sales. “This state of the art facility answers the call.”

Featuring six service bays, the facility is more than capable of handling the metro school bus market. “This facility is built to accommodate school buses, as well as buses with commercial applications, to better serve local needs. This will allow us to perform service on school buses much faster,” says Reichenbach.

“For nearly 40 years, Rick Reichenbach has been a respected leader in the New York City and Long Island school bus markets,” says Jeff Carpenter, Blue Bird’s VP of North America Bus Sales. “As a Blue Bird dealer, he has continuously improved service and support levels, but now with this new best-in-class facility, he and the Bird Bus team are taking service and support to new heights.”

The new Bird Bus location is located at 155 Terminal Drive, Plainview, NY 11803, and is now open for business.

About Blue Bird Corporation

Blue Bird is the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, with more than 550,000 buses sold since its formation in 1927 and approximately 180,000 buses in operation today. Blue Bird’s longevity and reputation in the school bus industry have made it an iconic American brand. Blue Bird distinguishes itself from its principal competitors by its singular focus on the design, engineering, manufacture and sale of school buses and related parts. As the only manufacturer of chassis and body production specifically designed for school bus applications, Blue Bird is recognized as an industry leader for school bus innovation, safety, product quality/reliability/durability, operating costs and drivability. In addition, Blue Bird is the market leader in alternative fuel applications with its propane-powered and compressed natural gas-powered school buses. Blue Bird manufactures school buses at two facilities in Fort Valley, Georgia. Its Micro Bird joint venture operates a manufacturing facility in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada. Service and after-market parts are distributed from Blue Bird’s parts distribution center located in Delaware, Ohio.

Blue Bird Corporation
Justyne Lobello, 478-822-2763
Marketing
Justyne.Lobello@blue-bird.com