Spartan Chassis Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Owners Club
Company Recognizes SCIC During FMCA Showcase in Perry, Ga.
CHARLOTTE, Mich., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Chassis, a
business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), celebrated the 25^th
Anniversary of the Spartan Chassis International Chapter (SCIC) of the Family
Motor Coach Association (FMCA) this week (March 17-20) during the FMCA's 89th
Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Perry, Ga. The SCIC was founded by
Marsh Carson and Scott Brady after generating support among other Spartan
owners and was chartered as an official chapter on March 8, 1989 with the
"SCIC members are Spartan Chassis' true ambassadors of the product," said
Timothy Hamm, Vice President, Sales and Business Development of the Specialty
Vehicles business unit, Spartan Chassis. "Spartan Chassis is grateful that
SCIC members tout the quality of Spartan products. Owners who run on a Spartan
chassis continuously speak to the ride quality, handling and dependability."
Spartan Chassis associates joined current SCIC President Bob Clipfell and
several SCIC members during the Perry Rally to commemorate the founding of the
organization and the 25^th anniversary. While at the gathering, SCIC members
learned about several upcoming innovations to be featured beginning with the
2015 model year.
Immediately following the Perry Rally, the SCIC attendees proceeded up the
East Coast for its Hop, Skip and Jump Post Rally, featuring stops in
Hardeeville, Ga. (March 21-23), Hollywood, S.C. (March 24-26) and Myrtle
Beach, S.C. (March 27-29).
About Spartan Chassis, Inc.
Spartan Chassis, Inc. is a world-class leader in the engineering,
manufacturing and marketing of chassis and aftermarket parts for emergency
response, recreational vehicle (RV), defense and specialty vehicles. End users
recognize and request the Spartan Chassis brand, which consistently delivers
superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and innovations which
distinguish us from the competition. Visit Spartan Chassis at
About Spartan Motors
Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis,
specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational
vehicle (RV), emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery
and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan Chassis™,
Spartan ER™, 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, and Florida. Spartan reported sales of $470 million in 2013
and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and
manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at
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position, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of
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disposition of assets; issues unique to government contracting, such as
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changes in funding; disruptions within our dealer network; changes in our
relationships with major customers, suppliers, or other business partners,
including Isuzu; changes in the demand or supply of products within our
markets or raw materials needed to manufacture those products; and changes in
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CONTACT: Russell T. Chick
Corporate Director of Marketing
Spartan Motors, Inc.
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