One hundred years ago, Perley A. Thomas gave Thomas Built Buses its start when he founded the Perley A. Thomas Car Works, a streetcar company, in 1916. Since then, Thomas Built Buses has been a leader in the school bus industry providing innovations, product features and designs that not only make school buses even more durable, safe, smart and efficient, but also make Thomas Built buses beloved by so many.
So this year, we’d like to celebrate how far we’ve come. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the festivities taking place and how you can celebrate with us.
Check out Thomas Built’s 100th Anniversary webpage to learn about our rich history of building the industry’s leading school buses, and cruise through photos of some of our past products.
Visit our Facebook page frequently to see updates on our 100th Anniversary all year long. We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes sneak peek at employee and dealer celebrations, and we may even feature members of the Thomas family.
Join in the fun! Submit your own photo of your or your children’s Thomas Built Bus experience. Your photo could be featured on our main news feed for all to see!
Watch Brad Keselowski as he drives the No. 2 Thomas Built Buses Ford Fusion in the Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway on April 24. To learn more about Brad Keselowski and Team Penske click here.
This year, the Thomas Built Buses company store will feature exclusive 100th anniversary gifts including apparel, drinkware and office items. And if you haven’t yet picked up your commemorative calendar, a few are still available. Quantities are limited, so grab yours today.
All Thomas Built buses purchased in 2016 come with a 100th Anniversary badge and special stitching on the driver’s headrest. Now that’s something to show off!
Check with your local dealer on Thomas Built celebrations that may be happening in your area. Thomas Built dealers across the nation are taking their 100th Anniversary celebrations on the road. Celebrations will be happening at state bus association tradeshows throughout the year.