August 2010

NABI unveils West Coast service facility

by METRO Staff

The newly opened 35,000-square-foot facility can service up to 15 buses, including 60-foot articulated and 45-foot Compo Buses.

North American Bus Industries Inc. unveiled its new West Coast Service Center during a special open house event in June. The newly opened 35,000-square-foot facility can service up to 15 buses, including 60-foot articulated and 45-foot Compo Buses.

"We were looking for a building with more capacity to expand our operations," said Rich Himes, NABI's regional director of transit bus sales. "We are now better equipped to handle additional business."

The additional space has made maneuvering articulated vehicles much easier, therefore improving efficiency he added. Compared to the previous facility in Ontario, Calif., the move increased the warehouse space by almost 30 percent.

In addition to handling retrofits and warranty work, the service facility is a final inspection and acceptance location for virtually all NABI vehicles coming into Southern California.

Staffing includes certified welders, fabricators, electrical troubleshooters, mechanics and trained CompoBus repair technicians. The Mira Loma site is outfitted with a state-of-the-art training room, three sets of Ari-Hetra post lifts and low energy lighting, as well as a dedicated material inventory store room of about 1,000 square feet.

 


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  • MJofLakeland[ September 6th, 2012 @ 1:08pm ]

    Most or all current NABI products is on the west coast, mainly in the largely populated Southern California region. This was a great unveiling since traveling miles of buses will be cut drastically. I think NABI should look forward to marketing the 45-foot Compobus more since it's length and structure duration is like no other manufacturer for a city-wide transit model. New fuel economy and technology features, the exterior is beautiful as it is, though add a more next generation look like New Flyer did with their Xcelsior model.

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