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Nova Bus leaves New York, Plattsburgh facility closed

Nova Bus leaves New York, Plattsburgh facility closed

Nova Bus announced in a statement on Wednesday that it will exit bus production in the United States and close its manufacturing and delivery facility in Plattsburgh. The transit coach manufacturer said it will close its Clinton County facilities by 2025. The focus is on Canadian facilities in Quebec, according to the announcement. “The strategic decision was made to end bus production in the United States by 2025 after evaluating its profitability, which has been suffering from continuous financial losses over the years,” Anna Westerberg, chairman of the Nova Bus board of directors, said in a written statement. Plattsburgh facility through the first quarter of 2025 and will also support US customers with parts and service requirements. Outside the US market it will “progressively” affect full-time jobs by 2025. Additional details were not immediately available. NBC5 has reached out to Nova Bus for more information. The plant has been in town since 2009, according to Nova Bus. Gary Douglas, president and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, said he was shocked by the announcement, which read in part: “Dazed. Completely amazed. Very sad.” All these words describe our reaction. On the news that Nova Bus has decided to leave the US market. We have come a long way with Nova Bus and we anticipate exciting times ahead with the national transition to electric buses. Volvo’s decision came as an unhappy surprise. But it has been made clear that it is not due to any support missing from society or the state, and there is no doubt whatsoever that the North’s workforce is among the best anywhere. Assemblyman Billy Jones also issued a statement about the announcement, saying in part, “The departure of the Bus Nova from Plattsburgh is devastating news for the country.” North, and my heart goes out to the 350+ employees who call Nova Bus home. Between ancillary businesses and transportation hub manufacturing, there is really no doubt that this is going to have a huge impact on our communities and our region. A spokesperson for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik issued the following statement to NBC5: “Today’s announcement by Volvo Group that it will close a major Nova Bus facility in Plattsburgh is deeply disappointing. The closure of this facility will affect hundreds of employees employed by Nova Bus and all of its suppliers and contractors in the Plattsburgh area.” A thriving area to do business in, and I will continue to be dedicated to the many workers who will be affected by ensuring that we find a long-term user of the facility to continue the thriving business in Plattsburgh.” Nova Bus recently announced plans to develop electric buses for the MTA out of its Plattsburgh facility.NBC5 is sending a crew to Plattsburgh to learn more and will provide updates. This is a breaking news story. It will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Nova Bus announced in a statement on Wednesday that it will exit bus production in the United States and close its manufacturing and delivery facility in Plattsburgh.

The manufacturer of transit buses said it will close its Clinton County facilities by 2025.

According to the announcement, North American production will then focus on Canadian facilities in Quebec.

“The strategic decision was made to end bus production in the United States by 2025 after evaluating its profitability, which has been suffering from continuous financial losses over the years,” Nova Bus Chairman Anna Westerberg said in a written statement.

The company said it plans to continue operations at the Plattsburgh facility through the first quarter of 2025 and will also support US customers with parts and service requirements.

Nova Bus said its decision to withdraw from the US market will “progressively” affect full-time positions by 2025. Additional details were not immediately available.

NBC5 has reached out to Nova Bus for more information.

The plant has been in the city since 2009, according to the Nova Bus website.

Gary Douglas, president and CEO of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, said he was shocked by the announcement, which read in part:

“Dazed. Absolutely amazed. Absolutely sad. These words all describe our reaction to the news that Nova Bus has decided to leave the US market. We’ve come a long way with Nova Bus and anticipate exciting times ahead with the national transition to electric buses. Volvo’s decision comes as a surprise unhappy, but it has been made clear that it is not due to any support lost from society or state, and there is no doubt at all that the labor force of the North is among the finest anywhere else.

GA Billy Jones also issued a statement about the announcement, saying in part:

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“Nova Bus’s departure from Plattsburgh is devastating news for the North Country, and my heart goes out to the 350+ employees who call Nova Bus home. Between the ancillary companies and the Transportation Manufacturing Center, there is really no doubt that this will have a huge impact on our communities and our region.

A spokeswoman for Congresswoman Elise Stefanik issued the following statement to NBC5:

“Today’s announcement by the Volvo Group of closing its major Nova Bus facility in Plattsburgh is extremely disappointing. The closure of this facility will affect the hundreds of employees that Nova Bus and all of its suppliers and contractors employ in the Plattsburgh area. Plattsburgh is a thriving area to do business in, and I will continue to be dedicated to the many The workers who will be affected will ensure that we find a long-term user of the facility to continue the thriving business in Plattsburgh.”

Nova Bus recently announced plans to develop electric buses for the MTA out of its Plattsburgh facility.

NBC5 is sending a crew to Plattsburgh to find out more and will provide updates.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated when more information becomes available.