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Displaying items tagged: Spartan Motors Inc

Sunday, 05 July 2020 14:31

Commercial EVs gain attention from automakers, corporations, environmentalists

Major automakers as well as nascent startups are showing an increased focus on electrified commercial delivery vehicles, hoping to gain market share as corporate demand increases.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 07 June 2020 09:50

MiBiz Growth Report: June 7, 2020

The MiBiz Growth Report for June 7, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 01 June 2020 16:04

Spartan Motors unveils new name and branding, relocates corporate HQ to Novi

CHARLOTTE — Daryl Adams hesitated slightly when introducing himself on Monday afternoon.

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 16 February 2020 09:00

MiBiz Growth Report: February 16, 2020

This is the MiBiz growth report for February 16, 2020.

Published in Economic Development
Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:46

Spartan Motors divests fire apparatus business for $55 million

CHARLOTTE — Spartan Motors Inc. has divested its emergency response division to Milwaukee-based REV Group Inc. in a $55 million cash deal, effective Feb. 1. 

Published in Manufacturing
Thursday, 31 October 2019 09:58

Spartan Motors eyes $1 billion in sales for 2019

CHARLOTTE — Specialty vehicle manufacturer and assembler Spartan Motors Inc. expects full-year sales to approach the $1 billion milestone this year. 

Published in Manufacturing

Saturday, 14 September 2019 20:11

MiBiz Growth Report: September 14, 2019

Here is the growth report for September 14, 2019.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 10:26

Spartan Motors acquires California-based Royal Truck Body

CHARLOTTE — Spartan Motors Inc. continues to build its presence on the West Coast with its second acquisition of a California company in three months. 

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:39

MiBiz Growth Report: June 24, 2019

Here is the growth report for June 24, 2019.

Published in Finance

Thursday, 13 June 2019 10:12

Spartan Motors acquires California truck manufacturer

Spartan Motors Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations into the West Coast with the purchase of a Los Angeles-area commercial truck body maker.

Published in Manufacturing
Friday, 08 March 2019 09:35

Spartan Motors expands dealer network for emergency response vehicles

Spartan Motors Inc. has expanded its dealership network in the southeastern U.S. for its Spartan Emergency Response business unit.

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 08:55

Spartan Motors acquires fleet vehicle lighting and accessories installer

Spartan Motors Inc. has acquired a Florida-based company that helps outfit vehicles with lighting, accessories and communications equipment.

Published in Manufacturing

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 11:36

Spartan Motors signs 4-year contract with municipal purchasing agency

West Michigan chassis manufacturer Spartan Motors Inc. has signed a four-year contract with a municipal contracting agency to streamline ordering of the company’s fire trucks.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 January 2018 12:26

Spartan Motors partners with Indiana RV OEM

CHARLOTTE — Specialty chassis designer and vehicle manufacturer Spartan Motors Inc. has partnered with a recreational vehicle maker on a new motorhome aimed at users just coming into the market. 

Published in Manufacturing
Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:03

Spartan Motors to build walk-in vans for AmeriPride Services

Spartan Motors Inc. said today that it secured a contract to build electric walk-in vans for textile rental service AmeriPride Services.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:00

U.S. Postal Service awards $214 million contract to Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors Inc. has been awarded a contract valued at more than $214 million to produce cargo delivery vans for the U.S. Postal Service.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:40

Adams of Spartan Motors takes disciplined approach to dealmaking

After steering Spartan Motors Inc. through a series of changes that helped the manufacturer return to profitability, Daryl Adams knew the timing worked to take the next step in the company’s growth strategy.

Published in M&A Award Profiles
Sunday, 23 July 2017 14:01

Staying the course: Manufacturers’ R&D spending expected to remain steady through 2018

West Michigan manufacturers continue to take a steady yet conservative approach to research and development spending.

Published in Manufacturing

Thursday, 25 May 2017 16:29

Spartan Motors appoints new chairman

Spartan Motors Inc. has appointed James Sharman to serve as chairman of the company’s board of directors.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 05 May 2017 09:02

Smeal acquisition drives Q1 sales gain for Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors Inc.’s January acquisition of Smeal Fire Apparatus resulted in a nearly 25-percent increase in first quarter sales for the chassis manufacturer.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 19 March 2017 16:16

MiBiz Growth Report: March 20, 2017

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for March 20, 2017: 

• M&A: Grand Rapids-based fuel distributor Crystal Flash Inc. has expanded its geographic footprint into Southeast Michigan with the acquisition of Adrian-based Lenawee Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative, which has more than 500 customers. Two employees will stay on with Crystal Flash, according to a statement. Terms of the deal, which was finalized this month, were not disclosed. Lenawee County Farm Bureau Oil Cooperative serves agricultural, commercial, construction and home heating oil customers. Grand Rapids-based Charter Capital Partners served as financial adviser to Crystal Flash on the deal. The employee-owned company employs 250 people at 15 locations in Michigan.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:55

Spartan Motors adds Feld Fire to dealer network

Spartan Motors Inc. struck a deal with Ed M. Feld Equipment Co. to serve as the Iowa-based dealership’s exclusive manufacturer for fire truck components.

Published in Breaking News
Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:10

Sales for Spartan Motors buoyed by fleet vehicles business in 2016

Strong performance in its fleet vehicle business lifted sales for Spartan Motors Inc. throughout 2016.

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 13:53

Spartan Motors opts out of USPS delivery vehicle prototype program

Citing financial constraints, heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Spartan Motors Inc. has ceased its development of the next-generation delivery vehicle for the United States Postal Service.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 13 December 2016 12:01

Spartan Motors inks $36M deal with fire truck manufacturer

Spartan Motors Inc. has acquired Smeal Fire Apparatus Co. of Snyder, Neb. in a deal that will position Spartan as the fourth largest manufacturer of fire trucks and components in North America.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:01

U.S. Postal Service prototype contract could aid Spartan Motors’ profitability

CHARLOTTE — Spartan Motors Inc. has landed on the short list for a potentially large government contract to make the next generation of delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service. 

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 26 June 2016 12:09

Post-Brexit, West Michigan public company stocks take a beating

Stock prices of West Michigan’s publicly traded companies tumbled on Friday as Wall Street succumbed to the uncertainty caused by the U.K.’s decision to exit the European Union.

Published in Breaking News

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 16:48

Spartan Motors breaks ground on $5.5 million expansion

Spartan Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR) broke ground today on a $5.5 million expansion project at its headquarters in Charlotte.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:54

MiBiz Growth Report: April 4, 2016

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for April 4, 2016:

• M&A: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based Americhem Group acquired Vi-Chem Corp. of Grand Rapids, according to a statement. Vi-Chem is a supplier of plastic compounds for injection molding, extrusion and blow molding applications. Its customers include companies in the automotive, medical and industrial sectors. Terms of the deal, which closed March 18, were not disclosed. Americhem, a manufacturer of color and additive plastic compounds for the polymer industry, will maintain Vi-Chem’s Grand Rapids operations, where the company employs 85 people. 

Published in Breaking News
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 10:23

Spartan Motors to invest $5.5M in Charlotte expansion

Spartan Motors Inc. plans to build a new manufacturing plant at its campus in Charlotte, Mich.

Published in Breaking News