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Prevost obtains contract for build 381 coaches

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It was the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York which placed this order with Prevost. (Archive photo)


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Based in Sainte-Claire in Chaudière-Appalaches, the Prevost company, a member of the Volvo group, has received an order for 381 new coaches from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) of New York City. The $447 million contract is the largest in its history.

The MTA contract stipulates a firm order for 250 coaches to be delivered between 2025 and 2026, as well as options to purchase 131 additional coaches, in addition to parts and service.

This contract will make it possible to retain employees and hire nearly 150 new ones in Sainte-Claire, in the Bellechasse region, from 2024 thanks to the acceleration in the pace of production of the plant. business in the coming months.

For the president of Prevost, François Tremblay, this contract will allow the company to consolidate its position as leader in the North American market on the eve of its 100th anniversary.

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The minister responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches region, Bernard Drainville, was present during the announcement and took the opportunity to display his pride in Prevost, who according to him acts as an ambassador for all of Quebec.

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Prevost launched a new coach model this year. (Archive photo)

For her part, Minister Martine Biron, also invited to speak, underlined the importance of developing and to stimulate trade relations with the United States, the province's main trading partner.

As Minister of International Relations, this news is great gift. The international trade we made this year with the United States is [estimated at] nearly $125 billion. It's important to expand and be present in the United States. […] Moreover, President Biden walks in two armored vehicles made by Prevost, she pointed out.

Prime Minister François Legault also reacted positively to this announcement, affirming that the company […] embodies Quebec know-how.

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