Manufacturing

Bitimec’s Cost-Effective Wash-Bots Win Over School Bus Operators

Bitimec’s Wash-Bots have become the ‘go-to’ machines nationwide for affordable school-bus washing. The ingenious Bots are simply walked around the vehicle, as ‘they’ apply soap, rinse-water and power-brush, all at the touch of a button. The small footprint systems do not need a dedicated building and can be tucked out of the way when not in use. Wash-Bots ‘mechanize’ the wash process and remain under the operator’s control for the best possible results in 6-8 minutes per bus.

Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing & Bosh Celebrate 10-Year Anniversary of North America Fuel Systems Remanufacturing

KENTWOOD, Mich. — North America Fuel Systems Remanufacturing, LLC. (NAFSR) celebrated its 10-year anniversary yesterday with an employee event and remarks by the mayor of Kentwood. NAFSR is a joint venture between Detroit Diesel Remanufacturing, LLC. and Bosch that produces remanufactured fuel products for heavy duty trucks. The product portfolio includes a wide range of fuel system products that have been revitalized to original equipment specifications.

American Yellow School Bus Comes to South Korea

Trans Tech Bus, Inc. announced this week that South Korea students under the age of 13 are now riding to and from school on the country’s first-ever American school bus, the Trans Tech SST.

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ROUSH CleanTech Debuts First Propane Autogas Engine 90 Percent Cleaner

LIVONIA, Mich. — Alternative-fuel technology company, ROUSH CleanTech, has developed the first available propane autogas engine certified to California Air Resources Board’s optional low oxides of nitrogen emissions standard for heavy-duty engines, with 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour (g/bhp-hr). The engine is 90 percent cleaner than the current Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent 0.2 g/bhp-hr heavy-duty engine standard.

Blue Bird Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Impacted by Commodities Headwind

MACON, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. (NASDAQ: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today its fiscal 2018 third quarter results. Blue Bird Corp. delivered higher net income, up 9.3 percent from the prior year as well as solid Adjusted EBITDA of $23.7 million. Strong earnings were delivered, despite higher commodity costs.

Cummins Makes $500 Million Accelerated Share Repurchase

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Cummins, Inc. (NYSE:CMI) today announced that it has entered into an accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreement with Goldman, Sachs & Co. LLC. (GS&Co.) to repurchase $500 million of Cummins’ common stock. Today’s ASR is part of Cummins’ previously announced share repurchase plans authorized by the Board of Directors and is consistent with the company’s plans to return 75 percent of Operating Cash Flow to shareholders in 2018.