Thomas Built Buses Makes Holiday Donation to Local Community


High Point, N.C. – December 22, 2014 – Thomas Built Buses and its employees made a significant donation to a local community nonprofit this holiday season.  

Thomas Built employees came together to contribute enough money to purchase more than 180 new bicycles for needy children in the area. The bicycles were presented to the local High Point Salvation Army December 15. 

In addition to the bicycle donation, Thomas Built Buses is hosting toy and money drives for the Salvation Army and the United Way.  Employee and company donations currently total nearly $175,000 and more than 500 toys, with more donations, toys and bicycles coming in through the end of the year. 

“The way our employees rallied together to make such a significant contribution to our community is truly inspiring,” said Kelley Platt, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses.  “Giving back and building a better community are always important values at Thomas Built Buses.  It warms my heart to see our employees demonstrate these values and help our High Point community this holiday season.”

About Thomas Built Buses
Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at or at

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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