Thomas attended the GoExpo in October, a second annual event that showcases sustainable products and services designed to save money for residents in Winston-Salem, N.C.
GOExpo is the largest sustainability exposition in the “Triad region,” which is comprised of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and High Point. More than 1,200 people attended the one-day expo where more than 100 vendors and exhibitors showcased energy-saving ideas for the home, office, commute, school and garden.
The High Point, N.C.-based school bus manufacturer displayed its Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid electric and disseminated information on the company’s fuel-efficient bus models. It also showed the video “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” that demonstrates Thomas’ sustainable manufacturing practices. Earlier this year, the company became the nation’s first “Zero-Waste-to-Landfill” school bus manufacturing plant for producing CNG and hybrid-electric school buses.
A Thomas spokesperson said Alice Rimmer, the company’s environmental manager, attended the GoExpo on Oct. 1 and explained the benefits of the C2e hybrid bus to attendees, some of whom were children who sat behind the wheel.
Thomas said it has sold nearly 200 of the diesel-electric hybrid buses and has manufactured more than 1,400 Saf-T-liner® HDX CNG vehicles since 1992, when that option was introduced to the market.