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Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in South Carolina

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in South Carolina

BRANDON, S.D., Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan ERV (Emergency
Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR)
announced today the addition of a new dealer in North America. Located in
Sumter, SC, G & G Metal Fabrication, Inc. – Fire Equipment Services (FES) has
served as a fixture in the South Carolina fire industry. Entering its 28^th
year of continuous operation, G & G/FES has built a sizable business by
combining expert knowledge of fire operations and the equipment needs of the
firefighter with an extensive capabilities-set including local body/apparatus
development, up-fit, mobile service, testing and maintenance.

"FES has over 900 new apparatus transactions to its credit so we are very
bullish on their ability to drive incremental volume," said Dennis Schneider,
President of Spartan ERV. "FES maintains a large manufacturing and service
facility in South Carolina. We have found very consistent performance when
combining our product portfolio and support system with dealers like FES that
offer local up-fit and body development to augment those we offer out of our
three manufacturing centers in North America."

Spartan ERV announced a new global strategy for the emergency response market
in April, 2012 which highlighted the importance of expanding its technology
portfolio and establishing new distribution in key regions. The Joint Venture
between Spartan ERV and Gimaex announced on November 12^th and this new
representation in South Carolina enabled through the new relationship with
FES, are clear indications of progress against the Spartan ERV strategy.

"We are excited to represent the innovative products that Spartan ERV has to
offer," said Tom Garrity, Owner of G & G Metal Fabrication, Inc. – Fire
Equipment Services (FES). "We feel like we are the perfect match for Spartan
ERV and look forward to delivering reliable apparatus, sales and support to
our many customers in South Carolina."

About Spartan ERV

Spartan ERV™ is a leading manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue
vehicles. A business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), Spartan ERV™
is committed to quality, performance and innovation.Drawing on more than 130
years of excellence in fire truck manufacturing, Spartan ERV™ manufactures a
full line of pumpers, tankers, rescues, aerials, quick-attack/urban interface
vehicles and other emergency-rescue vehicles from its facilities in Florida,
Pennsylvania and South Dakota.For more information, visit www.spartanerv.com.

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis,
specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational
vehicle, emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and
service markets. The company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan ERV™ and
Utilimaster® - are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market
innovation. The company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities
in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, Florida and Texas. Spartan
reported sales of $426 million in 2011 and is focused on becoming a global
leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and
chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com.

About G & G METAL FABRICATION - Fire Equipment Services (DRAFT)

Established in 1984 G & G Metal Fabrication, Inc. IS A CUSTOM SHEET METAL
MANUFACTURER. IN 1991, – Fire Equipment Services (FES) was established to meet
a customer demand for specialized fire apparatus. The Company has a number of
current and former firefighters on staff which are critical to defining the
optimal customer-specific fire apparatus. With over 20 employees and 38,000
sq. ft. of manufacturing space, FES is well suited to servicing the customer
needs throughout South Carolina.The company has extensive body and apparatus
development capabilities in South Carolina including brush trucks, all types
of rescue vehicles, and tenders/tankers. Visit FES at
http://www.fes-gg.com/FES_SITE/FES_HOME.html.

CONTACT: Russell T. Chick
         Corporate Director of Marketing
         Spartan Motors, Inc.
         517.997.3852
 
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