Zero-emission public transportation is the way of the future, and a St. Cloud company is leading the effort. New Flyer of America says they've just signed a contract to build eight battery-electric buses for Minneapolis.
The New Flyer bus manufacturer is asking for financial support from Stearns County taxpayers to help pay for a nearly $5 million expansion at its St. Cloud plant. New Flyer says the expansion, including $3 million in new machinery and equipment, will generate 136 new jobs.
New Flyer is planning to expand, and is looking for financial support from local governments. The nearly $5 million project would add 12,000 square feet to the St. Cloud facility, and add 136 new jobs in the next two years.
The Salvation Army's "Fill the Flyer" campaign is a smashing holiday season success. As of yesterday, the total amount of food collected through the bus food drive campaign, through various stops around the St. Cloud area, has reached over thirteen hundred pounds.
The St. Cloud Technical and Community College has received a grant for over a quarter-million-dollars to help train new employees for New Flyer. The $260,000 grant comes from the Minnesota Jobs Skills Partnership.