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Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) Announces The Completion Of The Thor Industries Bus Acquisition

Monday, October 21, 2013

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) Announces The Completion Of The Thor Industries Bus Acquisition

16:30 EDT Monday, October 21, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV) announced today the completion of the previously disclosed acquisition of the bus division of Thor Industries, Inc. (NYSE: THO). The acquisition includes seven of the bus industry's most prominent brands: Champion Bus, Inc., General Coach America, Inc., Goshen Coach, Inc., El Dorado National California, Inc., El Dorado National Kansas, Inc, Krystal Coach and Federal Coach. ??

"We are excited to complete this acquisition and officially welcome all employees and dealers to the ASV family," said Peter Guile, President and CEO of Allied Specialty Vehicles. "For our new employees, customers and suppliers, we expect a seamless transition to new ownership and look forward to continuing to provide the products, quality and experience you've come to trust with these brands."??

When combined with Collins Bus Corporation, these additional bus businesses position ASV as one of the largest producers of buses in North America, providing buses to the transit, shuttle, courtesy, luxury and school bus markets. ? ?

Allied Specialty Vehicles (ASV)? ?

ASV is a +$1.5 billion manufacturer comprised of industry leading brands serving Commercial, Fire & Emergency and Recreational vehicle markets. Within the Commercial segment ASV offers a full line of buses, terminal trucks and sweeper vehicles. The Fire & Emergency segment offers a full line of Fire Apparatus and Ambulances.  Within the Recreational Vehicle the company produces motorized RV's under many of the industry's most iconic brands. For more information, visit us at

SOURCE Allied Specialty Vehicles

For further information: Amanda Gummer, +1-352-861-3578,

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