CHARLOTTE, Mich., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan Chassis, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), celebrated the 25 th Anniversary of the Spartan Chassis International Chapter (SCIC) of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) this week (March 17-20) during the FMCA's 89th Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Perry, Ga. The SCIC was founded by Marsh Carson and Scott Brady after generating support among other Spartan owners and was chartered as an official chapter on March 8, 1989 with the FMCA. "SCIC members are Spartan Chassis' true ambassadors of the product," said Timothy Hamm, Vice President, Sales and Business Development of the Specialty Vehicles business unit, Spartan Chassis. "Spartan Chassis is grateful that SCIC members tout the quality of Spartan products. Owners who run on a Spartan chassis continuously speak to the ride quality, handling and dependability." Spartan Chassis associates joined current SCIC President Bob Clipfell and several SCIC members during the Perry Rally to commemorate the founding of the organization and the 25 th anniversary. While at the gathering, SCIC members learned about several upcoming innovations to be featured beginning with the 2015 model year. Immediately following the Perry Rally, the SCIC attendees proceeded up the East Coast for its Hop, Skip and Jump Post Rally, featuring stops in Hardeeville, Ga. (March 21-23), Hollywood, S.C. (March 24-26) and Myrtle Beach, S.C. (March 27-29). About Spartan Chassis, Inc. Spartan Chassis, Inc. is a world-class leader in the engineering, manufacturing and marketing of chassis and aftermarket parts for emergency response, recreational vehicle (RV), defense and specialty vehicles. End users recognize and request the Spartan Chassis brand, which consistently delivers superior performance, exceptional safety ratings and innovations which distinguish us from the competition. Visit Spartan Chassis at www.spartanchassis.com. About Spartan Motors Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle (RV), emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and service markets. The Company's brand names – Spartan™, Spartan Chassis™, Spartan ER™, Spartan ERV™ and Utilimaster® - are known for quality, performance, service and first-to-market innovation. The Company employs approximately 1,700 associates at facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Indiana, and Florida. Spartan reported sales of $470 million in 2013 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at www.spartanmotors.com. This release contains several forward-looking statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning our business, strategic position, financial strength, future plans, objectives, and the performance of our products. These statements can be identified by words such as "believe," "expect," "intend," "potential," "future," "may," "will," "should," and similar expressions regarding future expectations. These forward-looking statements involve various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, and likelihood. Therefore, actual performance and results may materially differ from what may be expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to these differences include operational and other complications that may arise affecting the implementation of our plans and business objectives; continued pressures caused by economic conditions and the pace and extent of the economic recovery; challenges that may arise in connection with the integration of new businesses or assets we acquire or the disposition of assets; issues unique to government contracting, such as competitive bidding processes, qualification requirements, and delays or changes in funding; disruptions within our dealer network; changes in our relationships with major customers, suppliers, or other business partners, including Isuzu; changes in the demand or supply of products within our markets or raw materials needed to manufacture those products; and changes in laws and regulations affecting our business. Other factors that could affect outcomes are set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available at www.sec.gov or our website. All forward-looking statements in this release are qualified by this paragraph. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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