April 1, 2013 11:33 am

Winnipeg’s New Flyer to build 120 buses for Phoenix

BC Transit has ordered 25 buses from New Flyer.

New Flyer Industries

WINNIPEG – Winnipeg-based manufacturer New Flyer Industries will supply 120 buses to the Phoenix transit system in a deal announced Monday.

The vehicles will be made at the company’s plant in St. Cloud, Minn., and are to be delivered in 2014.

The company’s statement Monday did not disclose the value of the deal, for brand new 40-foot buses that use compressed natural gas.

It’s not the first time Phoenix and New Flyer have done business.  Since 1994, the company has supplied 267 buses to the city best known in Winnipeg as the place where the original NHL Jets team moved in 1996.

“Building lasting relationships is so important to us, and we are proud of the opportunity to continue to build for the City of Phoenix,” said Paul Soubry, president and CEO of New Flyer. “The foundation of our relationship dates as far back as the launch of our CNG system, nearly two decades ago.”

New Flyer bills itself  “the leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada.”

(With files from The Canadian Press)

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