Thomas Built Buses Steps Up Production Levels and Staffing

High Point, N.C. – Thomas Built Buses today announced plans for another step up in production levels and staffing, in response to significant orders for its Saf-T-Liner® C2 school bus products from the state of North Carolina and other customers. Planned production and workforce changes were shared with employees at all Thomas Built facilities on January 19. A total of 50 new line positions were posted in January, since the recall list has now been exhausted due to recent ramp-up activity and rehiring. Information on the new positions can be found on

"We are delighted with the positive response of the state of North Carolina to our recent bid, and honored to be considered the preferred choice for the state's school districts. Customers are recognizing the value and quality of our products as they focus on the total cost of ownership in today's challenging environment," said Kelley Platt, president and CEO, Thomas Built Buses. "We look forward to welcoming our new employees to the Thomas Built family."

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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