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Spartan Motors, Inc. (SPAR)
Q2 2012 Earnings Call
August 2, 2012 10:00 A.M. ET
Greg Salchow - Director of Investor Relations and Treasury
John Sztykiel - President and Chief Executive Officer
Joe Nowicki – Chief Financial Officer
Walt Liptak – Barrington Research
Joe Maxa – Dougherty & Company LLC
Robert Kosowsky – Sidoti & Company
Rhem Wood – BB&T Capital Markets
Good morning and welcome to Spartan Motor’s Second Quarter 2012 Conference Call. All participants will be in a listen-only mode until the question-and-answer session of the conference call. This call is being recorded at the request of Spartan Motors. If anyone has any objections, you may disconnect at this time.
I would now like to introduce Greg Salchow, Director of Investor Relations and Treasury for Spartan Motors. Mr. Salchow, you may now proceed.
Thank you, Andrew. Good morning, everyone, and welcome to Spartan Motors second quarter 2012 conference call. I’m joined today by John Sztykiel, President and CEO of Spartan Motors and Joe Nowicki, the Chief Financial Officer.
I assume all of you has seen today’s earnings release on the newswire and Internet. In addition to our earnings release, we also have a press release concerning an order for 150 new Reach vans from UPS. This order was mentioned in our June 25, 2012 update on the Reach.
Before we start the call, I need to inform you that certain statements made today during our conference call which may include management’s current outlook, viewpoint, predictions and projections regarding Spartan Motors and its operations may be considered forward-looking statements under the securities laws. I must caution you that, as with any prediction or projection, there are a number of factors that could cost Spartan’s result to differ materially.