Meet Don Bissett.

Don has worked at Champion for thirty-six (36) years. A few positions he has held in his time here are Production Line Worker, Group and Shop Utility, and Production Manager. He currently holds a position as a Buyer.

He has been married to his wife Gail for thirty-six (36) years. Together they have five (5) children; Jason, Jennifer, Jonathon, Joshua, and Julie, and two (2) grandchildren Emily and Maddox. He has served Goodland Twp. Fire Department for twenty-four (24) years. Don enjoys bowling, golfing, fishing, hunting, and Nascar. His favorite things about Champion are the people, the area, and its changes and challenges.


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Champion Bus was founded as Champion Home Builders in 1953, and entered the commercial bus business in 1981.  Thor Industries acquired Champion Bus from Champion Enterprises of Auburn Hills, Michigan in February, 1988.  Champion is located on 73 acres just outside Imlay City, MI, with nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space.  A primary employer in Lapeer County, Champion performs all manufacturing, engineering, compliance, research and development, aftermarket service, sales and marketing in its location near Imlay City.

Since 1999, Champion has been ISO certified and is currently registered as ISO 9001:2000.  Champion was also the first bus company to be QVM certified by Ford Motor Company.  The majority of the Champion Bus products have been tested at the Federal Transit Authority's, Altoona Pennsylvania, testing facility and all products are in compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.


We always have models in our current inventory! To view our list of bus units ready to ship, visit Buses Ready to Roll.


Need to see a Champion in person?  View our list of bus shows!


Vehicle manufacturer of Commercial Buses and Cutaways is actively seeking vendors who qualify as DBE's and WBE's to supply parts and services.  We are expanding business opportunities to those who qualify to provide quality goods and services at fair market prices.  Interested parties please contact:  (by phone) 810-724-6474,   (by fax) 810-724-3218.

Additional DBE Terms - May 6, 2013

"Champion Bus, Inc./General Coach America, Inc. shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, or sex in the performance of this contract. Champion Bus, Inc./General Coach America, Inc.  shall carry out applicable requirements of 49 CFR part 26 in the award and administration of DOT-assisted contracts. Failure by Champion Bus, Inc./General Coach America, Inc. to carry out these requirements is a material breach of the contract, which may result in the termination of this contract or such other remedy as the recipient deems appropriate."

The "Hybrid" insignia throughout the website reflects models available with hybrid chassis.

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