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26.4.14

BUSMAKERWS NEWS * USA & Canada: Ameritrans´- Thor Industries´

* Ontario /Canada - First long range, zero-emissions, all-Electric bus: BYD 12 meter electric, first approved for sales in

Ottawa,ONT,CAN -BUSINESS WIRE/The WSJ -April 17, 2014 -- The BYD Electric Transit Bus, making news across North America, is now approved for sale and operations in Canada after earning the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and being placed on the "Vehicle Manufacturers Registry" with Transport Canada. Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) prescribes the minimum performance levels that vehicles and equipment must meet to run on Canadian roads and includes several standards beyond the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). Evidence of a vendor meeting these standards as well as "other documents including an Approved Motor Vehicle Safety Test Method, a Technical Standards Document, and/or another third party published test methodology, and are essential to remove ambiguities about the specified tests and testing methodologies to be used in certification testing" ... 


* Indiana - Ameritrans Bus is preparing to open a new factory in Elkhart

(Photo: A bus made by Ameritrans in Elkhart) 
Elkhart,IND,USA -The Elkhart Truth, by Jeff Parrott -March 28, 2014: -- An Elkhart-based bus maker is expanding its local plant and adding jobs, the company announced Friday, March 28... Ameritrans Bus Inc. will invest $429,384 to renovate and equip its new 60,000-square-foot facility, growing its Elkhart employment from 78 to 113, a 45 percent increase, by 2017... 


* Indiana - Thor buying RV maker K-Z

(Photo: Monaco RV plant in Wakarusa, in February) Elkhart,IND,USA -South Bend Tribune, by JIM MEENAN -April 19, 2014: -- Thor Industries, one of the largest makers of recreational vehicles in the United States, got larger Thursday... They said Thursday that it is purchasing recreational vehicle manufacturer K-Z Inc., of Shipshewana, for about $53.4 million, subject to adjustment... The purchase includes the company complex consisting of 396,000 square feet of office and production space spread among six primary facilities...

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