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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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