New Flyer’s Vehicle Innovation Center Opens In Anniston

| October 12, 2017 @ 5:03 am

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

New Flyer, the largest bus manufacturer in North America, opened its Vehicle Innovation Center (VIC) in Anniston today.

“Developing safe and sustainable bus technology that Americans can rely on is a key driver behind our investment to create the Vehicle Innovation Center,” said Wayne Joseph, president of New Flyer of America. “By leveraging 50 years of experience in zero-emission bus manufacturing, we look forward to advancing our industry with transit solutions that help preserve the environment while contributing to the development of smart, connected cities.”

The VIC is an expansion to the company’s production campus and will be the first of its kind in North America. It includes an exhibit to educate visitors on advancements in electric transportation technology, an advanced manufacturing lab and training areas. “We are proud of the work New Flyer is doing in Anniston and the impact on the entire country’s transportation industry,” said Alabama Power Eastern Division Vice President Tony Smoke. “This expansion is a tremendous example of how existing industry in the region is being elevated and sustained.”

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