Development Authority of 
Peach County Georgia | 425 James E. Khoury Drive | Unit B | Fort Valley, Georgia 31030 | (478) 825-3826 |

Supply Partner to Blue Bird Body Locates New Operation in Peach County

December 9, 2014
Steve Frazee, Director of Product /OEM Development, (419) 492-2157

Ft. Valley, GA - Today, The C. E. White Co., Established in 1937 and North America’s largest and the leading specialty seat supplier to the school bus industry, announced it is opening a satellite assembly facility in Peach County, Georgia.  The facility will be geared toward servicing JIT deliveries and on-site support to the Blue Bird Body Co.   Thus, positioning the company for expansion in the South, and in other new markets and products. 

The C. E. White Co. will establish a 24,000 square foot satellite assembly plant in the South Peach Industrial Park in Ft. Valley.  The satellite plant will hire 10 employees in the first year with plans for significant future growth. 

“Our commitment to improving our products and services is the main reason this company has continued to grow over the past three years.  Also C. E. White’s primary focus is improving safety for your children in its products. This is our history and the focus of our future.” said Tony Everett, President/CEO of The C. E. White Co. 

The C. E. White Co. is working closely with Blue Bird and the Commerce and Development Authority of Peach County to assist in business incentives, workforce training and the “Certified Work Ready” program.   

“In effort to continue our growth as a world class supplier in the school bus industry, we made the decision to offset the high cost of fuel by setting up this support facility”, said Steve Frazee, Director of Product and OEM Development at The C. E. White Co.

“By establishing satellite operations like the one in Ft. Valley, we can be onsite for the customer and still utilize our design/testing capabilities and other manufacturing support operations from New Washington.  Not only will we add jobs to the Fort Valley economy, we will add jobs to the New Washington and Crawford County economy.  New Washington will always be the hub of C. E. White wheel as we continue to expand and grow across North America.” 

The C. E. White Co. has been a supplier to Blue Bird Body for over twenty-five years and is currently accepting applications for assembly workers.  According to Everett, the company believes in the spirit of ownership, employee empowerment and sharing.  Interested individuals may apply at Spherion Staffing by calling 478-956-1700 or stopping at their office at 311 Hwy 49 North, Suite 80A, Byron, Georgia. 

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Call: (478) 825-3826 or peachcountydevelopment@ymail.com425 James E. Khoury DriveUnit BFort Valley, Georgia 31030