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Model 1 Establishes Duncan, Oklahoma, Operations

Model 1, the nation’s largest bus and transportation services dealer, plans to establish distribution operations in Duncan, Oklahoma. The project is expected to create up to 60 jobs over the next two years.

The new 40,000-square-foot facility, located at the Eastland Industrial Park, will serve products to the company’s 22 existing locations across the U.S. Operations are scheduled for 2026.

“With over 40 years in business and a growing customer base, selecting each of our locations is vitally important,” said Tony Matijevich, President of Model 1, “Duncan, Oklahoma is strategically located for coast-to-coast client needs, has a great workforce and training facilities, and has demonstrated a local commitment to our success.”

Indianapolis-based Model 1 Commercial Vehicles serves businesses, schools, and communities that need to move people. Established as Creative Transportation Systems, the company is the blueprint for creative commercial vehicle and bus solutions for both traditional-fuel and alternative-fuel vehicles.

“The best days are when we add investment and jobs to our community,” noted Lyle Roggow, President and CEO of Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation. “Model 1 considered multiple locations and we are proud they chose us to best meet their needs and support their success, all while diversifying our community’s industry mix. We also want to extend thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce for their lead generation support. DAEDF looks forward to working in partnership with Model 1, local independent service providers, and education partners like Red River Technology Center to benefit the company.”

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