published Thursday, June 24th, 2010

LaFayette Blue Bird bus plant being shut down

The Blue Bird Bus Corp. announced today that the LaFayette, Ga., plant will shut down Aug. 30, putting about 350 people out of work.

The company's operations will be consolidated at its Fort Valley, Ga., plant, according to a company news release.

Greg Bennett, Blue Bird’s president and CEO, said, “This was a difficult decision, and one not arrived at without significant deliberation. However, in the face of the challenging U.S. economic climate, the school bus industry has declined in recent years and we recognize that we must adjust our production capacity to meet demand in order to remain competitive."

See Friday's Times Free Press for complete coverage."

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