THOMAS BUILT DONATES BUS AT CONFERENCE FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA Minotour® Activity Bus to Serve Children in Montana

High Point, N.C. – Thanks to Thomas Built Buses, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Hi-Line soon will have a new bus for transporting children to activities. A Thomas Built Minotour® multi-functional activity bus with seating for 16 was donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which held a drawing for the bus among Clubs at its national conference May 18 in Orlando, Fla. The Club, based in Havre, Mont. won the drawing. This is the third instance in which Thomas Built has donated a bus to Boys & Girls Clubs of America in conjunction with its annual conference.



“Thomas Built has always been very supportive of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we are grateful for their generosity,” said Glenn Permuy, Boys & Girls Clubs of America senior vice president of service to Clubs. “Many of our Clubs own Thomas buses and Thomas Built is our preferred vendor in the transportation category.”



In addition to the Minotour small buses donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Thomas Built donated a new, 65-seat Saf-T-Liner® C2 conventional bus to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina in 2005.



Thomas Built Buses president and CEO John O’Leary said his company is proud to support the work of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “They realize the importance of developing our greatest resource, our children. At Thomas Built, we, too, put great emphasis on ensuring the safety and well-being of children,” he said.



Boys & Girls Clubs of America is a national network of more than more than 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities that annually serve some 4.8 million young people, primarily from disadvantaged circumstances.



After more than 90 years in business, Thomas Built Buses (www.thomasbus.com) is the leading manufacturer of school buses in North America, with more than one-third of the market. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line in 1936, the company has focused entirely on delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America.



Thomas Built Buses is a member of Freightliner LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 3-8 vehicles. Freightliner LLC produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Sterling, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Freightliner is a company of DaimlerChrysler, the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.

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