MRO Magazine

New Blue Bird Dealer Location Open in Georgia

October 26, 2015
By Business Wire News


Blue Bird Corporation’s (Nasdaq: BLBD) Georgia dealer, Yancey Bus Sales and Service, has opened a new location in Middle Georgia to further accommodate customer needs. The new facility is housed on over 5 acres and boasts an impressive 25,000 square foot facility.

“We have expanded our facility to accommodate more buses, in an effort to offer better service and selection,” says Mark Terry, General Manager of Yancey Bus Sales and Service. “We are also able to house more parts in-house in order to quickly service our customer’s needs.”

The increased size of the facility has enabled the Yancey team to expand not only its employee base, but also allows them to expand their field service technician team, who are able to meet customers and offer on-site service – a great convenience to customers who live in rural areas. “We currently have four field service technicians at this location, who take calls from Forsyth all the way down to Savannah,” says Terry. “Currently, we have 19 field service technicians state-wide, and we plan to expand this workforce over time.”

“With Blue Bird’s manufacturing plant located in Middle Georgia, we’re very pleased to see the positive growth that our local dealer is experiencing,” says Jeff Carpenter, Blue Bird’s VP of North America Bus Sales. “We are sure to see more growth in the State of Georgia and an even better service experience due to Yancey’s efforts.”

The new Yancey Bus Sales and Service location is located at 703 Joe Tamplin Blvd. Macon, GA 31217, and can be reached at (478) 785 – 5100. It is now open for business. There will be a Grand Opening Event on October 30, 2015, where Yancey will be hosting a cookout, holding facility tours, showing A/C installation demonstrations, and much more.

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