ROUSH CleanTech won the 2013 Supplier of the Year from Blue Bird Corporation for its liquefied propane-autogas fuel system and tanks that power the Vision conventional and Micro Bird Type A small-bus models.
"Together, Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech have successfully provided school buses fueled by economical, clean, American-made propane autogas," said Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech. "It's been our privilege to be Blue Bird's partner, and we are honored to receive this year's Supplier of the Year award."
Blue Bird also honored 15 other companies with Outstanding Supplier Awards at a recent conference. Those companies are:
- Allison Transmission
- Chicago Expert Importers
- Cummins Emission Systems
- Cummins, Inc.
- Dana Holding Corporation
- Dekalb Tool and Die, Inc.
- Ford Component Sales
- Hankook Tire America Corporation
- HSM Transportation Solutions
- Neovia Logistics
- Piedmont Plastics
- Quality Drive Away, Inc.
- SoundOff Commercial Vehicle Products
- St. Claire Technologies, Inc.
- Sunrise Wheel Corporation
“Blue Bird is honored to present these outstanding suppliers with their respective awards,” said Trey Jenkins, vice president of purchasing and supplier quality for the bus manufacturer. “For the past year, these suppliers have provided Blue Bird with superior performance related to cost, quality, delivery and technology. Blue Bird is privileged to have an outstanding supplier base and we look forward to 2014 as we continue to increase market share and provide our customers with top-quality buses.”