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New Flyer delays order for 90 buses

Winnipeg bus maker lowers 2012 production target.


September 18, 2012
by CANADIAN PRESS

WINNIPEG — New Flyer Industries says a large US customer has announced a delay in its order for 90 Xcelsior articulated buses.

As a result, the Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer has lowered its projected 2012 output rate to the equivalent of 34 units per week – down from 36 EUs per week.

New Flyer says the customer’s delay is due to a state requirement for an independent review of all sole-sourced orders. The company expects to get the go-ahead in early October.

New Flyer employs 2,000 people at plants in St. Cloud, Crookston, Minn.; and Winnipeg.

© 2012 The Canadian Press