Harper Power Products adds Thomas Built Buses to their product line-up



    TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Paul & Steve Harper, owners of Harper Group
Inc., the parent company of Harper Power Products Inc., are proud to announce
the addition of Thomas Built Buses to their product line-up.
    Thomas Built Buses is a leading bus manufacturer in North America,
offering a full line of school, commercial and specialty buses to value-minded
buyers. With more than one third of the school buses on the road today being
Thomas Built Buses, Harper Power Products is proud to bring their sales, parts
and service capabilities to the table as the new Ontario dealer.
    "The addition of Thomas Built Buses to the Harper network is another
milestone in our company's history as we can now offer our customers the
broadest selection of commercial vehicles anywhere in Ontario," said Paul
Harper.
    Thomas Built Buses offers three different types of buses: Type C
conventional buses, Type D transit-style buses for longer routes and increased
seating capacity, and smaller Type A Minotour buses. Each can be custom built
to the customer's specification, accommodating just about any requirement.
    The Harper Group has also appointed Michael J. Donnelly to the position
of General Manager for the Harper Bus Sales division. "Mike has been a
tremendous asset to our organization and we are confident that given his
industry knowledge and experience he will lead this division to great
success," said Steve Harper.
    The Harper Bus Sales division will be headquartered out of the Harper
Power Products Toronto location with a number of Harper locations throughout
Ontario providing sales, parts, service and warranty support.

    About Harper Power Products Inc.

    Harper Power Products Inc. (www.harperpowerproducts.com) is the
authorized distributor in Ontario for Detroit Diesel and Mercedes-Benz
On-Highway engines, Detroit Diesel, MTU, DEUTZ and Mercedes-Benz Off-Highway
engines, MTU Onsite Energy Power Generation and Allison Transmission. Harper
Power Products Inc. has been providing world class products and an unwavering
commitment to service excellence to its customers for 43 years. Harper Power
Products Inc. is part of the Harper Group of companies along with Harper
Freightliner Inc., Harper Ontario Truck Centres and Harper Leasing Inc.

    About Thomas Built Buses

    Thomas Built Buses (www.thomasbus.com) is the leading manufacturer of
school buses in North America, with more than one-third of the market. Since
the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, the company
has focused on delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North
America. Thomas Built Buses, Inc. is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North
America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer on the continent and a
leading manufacturer of class 3-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America
produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling,
Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America
is a Daimler company.





For further information:

For further information: Scott Hosmer, Marketing & Communications
Coordinator, Harper Power Products Inc., (416) 259-3281

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