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

Public Notice – August 1, 2019

Champion Bus, Inc., General Coach America, Inc., and Goshen Coach, Inc., have an established Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program, DBE, managed in accordance with regulations of the U.S. DOT, 49 CFR Part 26.  We have concluded the FY 2019 – 2020 goal setting process.  This proposed goal and methodology is available for inspection for 30 days, and for comment for 45 days, following the date of this notice.  The goal setting process produced a proposed FY 2019 – 2020 goal of .36%.  Any comments should be addressed to: Champion Bus, Inc., Attn: DBELO 331 Graham Rd. Imlay City, MI 48444