Blue Bird

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Blue Bird
Blue Bird Logo.png
NIST Sector Transportation
GICS Industrial Transportation
Smart Tag(s)
Business type Public
Year Founded January 1, 1932
Founder(s) Albert L. Luce
City, State Fort Valley GA
Country United States
Region Served Worldwide
Executives Matt Stevenson
Revenue 1,130,000,000$ 1.13 <br />€ 0.994 <br />£ 0.836 <br />CA$ 1.435 <br />CNY 7.153 <br />
Number of employees 1830
Sponsorship Level Of Interest

To build and sell school buses that are safe, reliable, durable, and affordable.


BluebirdV2G.jpg V2G Electric School Bus Commercialization Project
Project is addressing VTO’s core objective of reducing the cost of PEVs, and VTO’s specific Electrification R&D objective of understanding the potential impacts of EV charging on the nation’s electric grid – in both cases through pioneering V2G technology in heavy-duty vehicles


The Blue Bird Corporation (originally known as the Blue Bird Body Company) is an American bus manufacturer headquartered in Fort Valley, Georgia. Best known for its production of school buses, the company has also manufactured a wide variety of other bus types, including transit buses, motorhomes, and specialty vehicles such as mobile libraries and mobile police command centers. Currently, Blue Bird concentrates its product lineup on school buses, school pupil activity buses (SPAB) and specialty vehicle derivatives.

Blue Bird Body Company was founded in 1927 in Fort Valley, Georgia, as A.L. Luce closed his automobile dealership to concentrate exclusively on bus production. Remaining under family control into the early 1990s, Blue Bird changed hands several times in the 2000s; in February 2015, it became a publicly owned company (with previous owner Cerberus Capital Management holding a 58% share).