New Flyer Named as One of Canada's Top 100 Employers for the Fourth Consecutive Year

    WINNIPEG, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - New Flyer Industries Inc. (TSX:NFI.UN) ("New
Flyer" or the "Company"), the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit
vehicles in Canada and the United States, announced today that it has been
named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2009. This is the fourth
consecutive year that New Flyer has received this acknowledgement.
    Now in its 9th year, the annual Canada's Top 100 Employers award
recognizes employers that are industry leaders at attracting and retaining
employees. The competition is organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., the nation's
largest publisher of employment guides and job-hunting periodicals. In
conjunction with this award, New Flyer has also been named to Manitoba's Top
20 Employers for the third consecutive year.
    To develop this year's Top 100 list, Mediacorp examined the recruitment
histories of over 75,000 employers across Canada that it tracks for its
popular job search site, From this initial group, Mediacorp invited
10,000 of the fastest-growing employers, plus 6,000 other companies and
organizations in industries that Mediacorp editors wanted to examine more
closely, to apply for this year's competition.
    "This year was the most competitive since starting the Canada's Top 100
Employers project almost a decade ago," says Mediacorp managing editor Richard
Yerema. "We received a record number of applications from employers and our
benchmarks for all the areas we consider have increased in all industries and
regions. These employers are leading the nation."
    New Flyer Director of Human Resources, Janice Harper stated that New
Flyer's continued success stems from the Company's constant and consistent
attention to sustainability principles. "Our culture of corporate
sustainability is based on three simple goals: a better product, a better
workplace, a better world. Our employees benefit from our industry-leading
safety, wellness and engagement practices, which results in stronger retention
in a very competitive landscape," says Harper.

    About New Flyer

    New Flyer is the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in
Canada and the United States. The Company's three facilities -- in Winnipeg,
MB, St. Cloud, MN and Crookston, MN -- are all ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS
18001 certified. With a skilled workforce of approximately 2,300 employees,
New Flyer is a technology leader, offering the broadest product line in the
industry, including drive systems powered by clean diesel, LNG, CNG and
electric trolley as well as energy-efficient gasoline-electric and
diesel-electric hybrid vehicles. All products are supported with an
industry-leading, comprehensive parts and service network. New Flyer's Income
Deposit Securities are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol
NFI.UN. Further information is available on Company's web site at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements relating to
expected future events and financial and operating results of New Flyer and
New Flyer Industries Canada ULC ("NFI ULC") that involve risks and
uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this press
release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions,
investors cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these
forward-looking statements, and the differences may be material. Actual
results may differ materially from management expectations as projected in
such forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including market and
general economic conditions and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in
the materials filed with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities and
available on SEDAR at Due to the potential impact of these
factors, New Flyer and NFI ULC disclaim any intention or obligation to update
or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, unless required by applicable law.

For further information:

For further information: New Flyer Industries Inc., Glenn Asham, Chief
Financial Officer, Tel: (204) 224-1251

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