Collins Industries Closes Ohio Plant

Collins Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles in the United States, announced
today the closing of the Mid Bus, Inc. production facility in Bluffton,
Ohio. Company officials plan to move the Mid Bus production to their main
facility in South Hutchinson, Kansas, by November 9.

“With underutilized manufacturing capacity in our Kansas plant,
coupled with recent manufacturing initiatives, we concluded that we could
absorb excess volume and alleviate costly duplication of resources through
moving the Mid Bus product line to Collins Bus Corporation in South
Hutchinson, Kansas," stated Randall Swift, President/CEO of Collins
Industries, Inc.

"As the leading manufacturer of Type-A buses in North America, it is
incumbent upon us to continue to look for ways to provide our dealers and
customers with the safest and best quality buses in the industry. Over the
last nine months, we have made a substantial investment in our Kansas
operation, which will allow us to increase our production capacity at the
Collins Bus Corporation facility to over 4,000 units annually. We believe
these types of changes will allow us to not only sustain our leading
position in the Type-A market, but expand our market share and customer
base in the coming years," stated Kent Tyler, President of Collins Bus
Corporation.

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