Blue Bird Begins Shipment of All-New Gasoline-Powered Bus

Blue Bird Corp. reported that it has begun shipping its all-new, gasoline-powered Type C buses to customers and over 400 of these buses will be sold prior to its fiscal year end in September.

According to a media release, the Company was able to achieve this milestone due to outstanding support from its partnership with Ford Motor Company and Roush CleanTech.

The company noted that deliveries in fiscal year 2016 are approximately 300 units below the Company's original volume goal, as was previously noted during the Company's third quarter earnings conference call. The lower number of deliveries was largely the result of later-than-planned engine certification and delivery timing, which was after the critical school start window of August through mid-September.

"Both Blue Bird and our customers are very excited about our all-new, gasoline-powered Type C school bus," said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corp. "This bus has the lowest acquisition price compared with other fuel types, while requiring simpler maintenance and providing outstanding cold weather performance. The proven and modern 320 HP 6.8 liter V10 engine delivers outstanding performance and is another great example of our goal to provide innovative, affordable and differentiated products that customers want and value."

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    Papyrus Joins Forces with Designer Lela Rose

    Papyrus is looking to bring the “elegance and style” of fashion to its greeting cards via a new designer collaboration series.

    According to a release, the collaboration marks the first time a fashion design house and greeting card brand have joined forces to develop a custom greeting card collection.

    Papyrus said it is partnering with American fashion designer Lela Rose to introduce the series. Rose will feature her "sophisticated yet modern style" in the debut card and gift collection, slated to launch during New York Fashion Week. The collection will be available in New York City Papyrus stores and select retailers in September, with availability expanding to all Papyrus locations and retailers in October.

    "The fashion designer collaboration series is a celebration of the commitment Papyrus has to the arts, including a focus on the fashion industry, quality craftsmanship and trend-forward design," said Christy Kaprosy, President of Papyrus-Recycled Greetings. "We are delighted to have Lela Rose's elegant line lead the first Papyrus fashion designer collaboration program, and we are excited to bring more fashion designers to our loyal customers in the future."

    The company noted the collection, which draws inspiration from some of Rose's recent runway designs, consists of 16 cards and five gift accessories, including gift bags, gift tissue, roll wrap and a gift tag set. It also will be available online at

    "I'm thrilled to be the first designer to collaborate with Papyrus on their exclusive new fashion series," said Lela Rose. "This is a unique way to showcase our designs, silhouettes and prints, and extend the brand into a new category."





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