Canada-Based Prevost Expands Production At Nova Bus’ Plattsburgh, New York, Facility
According to Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Office, the $26 million, 10,000 square foot, expansion project is tied to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority award to build 300 Commuter Over the Road Buses worth $164 million. Once complete, the expansion project will create more than 50 new jobs at the Plattsburgh facility. Combined with a $195 million MTA contract for 414 Nova Bus buses for the MTA’s New York City Transit, the number of employees at the facility will grow to more than 250 people.
“This expansion by Prevost is great news for the North Country – bringing new jobs and energy to Plattsburgh and further strengthening the company’s competitiveness in the region,” Governor Cuomo said. “Our approach to economic development has always been to support local opportunities and invest from the ground up, and this project is another example of how that approach is creating jobs for New Yorkers. I am proud that the State is supporting Prevost’s expansion, and I look forward to seeing the in-state manufacturing industry continue to take off.”
Gaétan Bolduc, Prevost President said, "As a global leader in the motorcoach industry, we are extremely proud that our relentless pursuit of excellence leads us in this last American market segment. This first assembly line in the United States will allow us to increase the company's competitive position."
Empire State Development, New York's economic development agency, provided $200,000 in grants for the new assembly line in support of the new jobs that it will create.
Empire State Development President/CEO/Commissioner Kenneth Adams said, "Today, thanks to Governor Cuomo's leadership, globally-recognized companies such as Prevost and Nova Bus have increased their workforce and overall potential for future growth. As a result of the expansion project, Prevost is better positioned to meet the needs of its major customers such as the MTA and compete in the global marketplace, and the local economy benefits."
"We are very pleased that New York City Transit has renewed its confidence in our company. As we are celebrating our 5th anniversary in Plattsburgh this year, renewing our partnership with NYC Transit is a welcome opportunity to strengthen our presence in the US," said Mr. Jean-Pierre Baracat, President of Nova Bus.
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