Champion Bus

Industry Pioneers

2011 Plant PictureChampion Bus, Inc., was founded in 1953 and located on 73 acres just outside Imlay City, Michigan. Champion is one of the pioneers of the mid-size commercial bus industry and began producing these buses in 1981. In 2012, Champion Bus acquired Federal Coach, and began producing a luxury line of buses. In October 2013, Champion was acquired by and joined the REV Group family.

Dedication to Safety

Champion was one of the first manufacturers to send a cutaway bus to undergo durability testing at the Federal Transit Authority’s Altoona, Pennsylvania testing facility. Champion also tests all buses on a simulated Altoona test track at the manufacturing facility.

Champion was the first bus manufacturer to become QVM certified by Ford Motor Company. Champion has been ISO certified since 1999 and is currently registered as ISO 9001:2008. We highly emphasize safety in our organization, and often exceed best practices for our industry. Champion is one of the largest custom commercial bus manufacturers of small- to mid-size buses in the industry. In our state-of-the-art facility, 300 dedicated employees utilize more than 194,000 square feet of manufacturing space to produce more than 1,500 mid-size buses per year.

Quality, American-Made Craftsmanship

Champion prides itself on using 1 1⁄2” x 1 1⁄2”, 16-gage, tube galvanized steel cage on every bus, making them some of the safest and most robust buses in the industry.
Champion performs all manufacturing, engineering, compliance, research and development, aftermarket service, sales, and marketing in Imlay City. We specialize in innovation and design and build an array of light- to medium-duty commercial buses, including low-floor and rail products. Champion also offers upscale trim packages on many platforms.

DBE/WBE Program

Vehicle manufacturer of Commercial Buses and Cutaways is actively seeking vendors who qualify 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 6th, 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.”

Public Notice: Champion Bus, Inc. and General Coach America, Inc. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Annual Goal FY2019 Champion Bus, Inc. and General Coach America, Inc. (CBI/GCA) have established a DBE program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. D.O.T., 49 CFR Part 26. CBI/GCA proposes a goal of .21% DBE participation in D.O.T. assisted contracts for FY2019. This proposed goal and its methodology are available for inspection for up to thirty (30) days during normal business hours Monday thru Friday, and up to forty five (45) days for comments, following the date of this Notice. Comments should be addresses to: Champion Bus, Inc. and General Coach America, Inc. Attn: DBELO 331 Graham Rd. Imlay City, MI 48446