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02/06/2017

Thomas Built Buses Pledges $100,000 to Guilford County Schools

Contact: nicholas.smith@daimler.com

HIGH POINT, NC – February 6, 2017 – Thomas Built Buses and parent company Daimler Trucks North America have pledged $100,000 to support Guilford County Schools in 2017 as part of the DaimlerCares program. Through this program, Daimler Trucks North America is able to partner with each of its brands to serve non-profits in the local communities that they serve with monetary donations and employee time. 

“Throughout the past 100 years, the High Point community has given so much to us at Thomas Built Buses.  Investing locally allows us to not only say thank you, but to also play a key role in the community that been instrumental in our success,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses. “We started working with Guilford County Schools five years ago when we partnered with Oak Hill Elementary, and even today our employees continue to look forward to their time with the Oak Hill students.  Expanding our philanthropy across the entire district is something that all of us at Thomas Built Buses are very excited about.”

The $100,000 donation will provide much needed resources, technology and educational materials for the students of Guilford County.  In addition to the donation, employees from Thomas Built Buses will also be volunteering with the school system throughout the year.

“Thomas Built Buses has been dedicated to Guilford County Schools for years, particularly when it comes to their passionate involvement with Oak Hill Elementary. We are grateful for their donation and excited to partner with them this year,” said Meg Sheehan, western region superintendent of Guilford County Schools.  

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at www.thomasbus.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

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Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, presents $100,000 pledge to school board chair; Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Guilford County Schools Superintendent

Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses, presents $100,000 pledge to  school board chair; Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Guilford County Schools Superintendent

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From left to right: Alan Duncan, school board chair; Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Guilford County Schools Superintendent; Caley Edgerly, President and CEO Thomas Built Buses; Anita Sharpe, District 2 School Board Representative; Linda Welborn, District 4 School Board Representative; Wes Cashwell, District 6 School Board Representative; T. Dianne Bellamy Small, District 1 School Board Representative

From left to right: Alan Duncan, school board chair; Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., Guilford County Schools Superintendent; Caley Edgerly, President and CEO Thomas Built Buses; Anita Sharpe, District 2 School Board Representative; Linda Welborn, District 4 School Board Representative; Wes Cashwell, District 6 School Board Representative; T. Dianne Bellamy Small, District 1 School Board Representative

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