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Winnipeg-based bus maker New Flyer invests US$25M to expand Alabama plant

The project will increase production capacity at the company's Anniston campus as well as create a new centre for zero-emission buses


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ST. CLOUD, Minn.—Canadian bus maker New Flyer Industries Inc. is bolstering its manufacturing capabilities in the U.S. with a US$25 million investment in its Anniston, Alabama campus.

The expansion project includes major building renovations, the purchase of new fabrication equipment and a reworking of the site’s welding process. Along with increased production capacity, New Flyer said the expansion will create a new innovation centre for zero-emission bus production—a fast-growing segment of the company’s business.

“This investment in process efficiency, operational capacity, and technological development further elevates Anniston as a leading manufacturing site for zero-emission vehicles, and invests in jobs and infrastructure in Alabama,” Wayne Joseph, president of the Canadian firm’s U.S. subsidiary, said in a statement.

New Flyer first moved into the Anniston site in 2013 when it acquired North American Bus Industries. The campus includes five buildings and performs part fabrication, frame welding, as well as final assembly operations.

The company did not release a timetable for the expansion project.


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