Nova Bus' Plattsburgh plant officially open

    SAINT-EUSTACHE, QC, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Nova Bus is celebrating a
major milestone with the official opening of its newest bus assembly plant,
located in Plattsburgh, NY.
    More than 200 Nova Bus colleagues were joined by other members of the
community for the inauguration ceremony of the new 140,000 sq. ft. plant in
Banker Road Industrial Park.
    Nova Bus president and CEO, Gilles Dion, stated, "We are proud to be able
to serve the American public transit market, and we look forward to developing
strong new partnerships with operators, as well as with the state of New York
and the Plattsburgh community."
    Operations have already begun, with the very first client bus expected to
roll off the assembly line before the end of June. A 90-day ramp-up period is
underway, to ensure a smooth transition into full-time operation to meet the
demands of the plant's already full production schedule for 2009. The plant is
equipped to assemble the entire line of LFS vehicles, including the 40 ft.
diesel-fueled Nova LFS, the hybrid electric LFS HEV and the 62 ft. articulated
LFS Artic.

    About Nova Bus

    Nova Bus develops products adapted to the specific needs of its clients
and public transit users. The manufacturing company relies on a team of
experts whose main objective is to satisfy the demands of its partners with
regard to the environment, safety, quality, and performance. Today, Nova Bus
employs more than 900 people and pursues its growth in North America.
    Nova Bus is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Volvo Bus Corporation, the
world's second largest motorcoach and transit bus manufacturing group. Nova
Bus is a leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions,
including environmentally-friendly buses, high-capacity vehicles and
integrated intelligent transportation systems. The company operates 3 plants:
two in Canada and one in the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Nadine Bernard, Nova Bus, (450) 974-6053

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