Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in Tennessee

BRANDON, S.D., Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR) today announced Utility Equipment Service (UES) in Spring Hill, Tennessee as the latest in a string of diverse, high performance dealers recently signed to represent Spartan ERV. Servicing primarily telecommunications and utility customers over the last 33 years, UES brings additional competencies to the Spartan ERV dealer network.

"Continuous improvement and sharing of best practices are key principles at Spartan ERV and that includes the extended enterprise or our dealer network. Adding the knowledge UES has acquired over the years to the mix is certainly an interesting concept for us," said Dennis Schneider, President of Spartan ER.

Owned and operated by Hubert Cheek, UES has a very well-capitalized facility that is equipped to meet an expanded set of potential customer service and up-fit needs. The company maintains fixed service and mobile service capabilities and has maintained a reputation for exceptional service regardless of the customer's location or need.

"We are proud to be associated with Spartan ERV, a clear leader in the Fire industry. My organization is very excited and is looking forward to providing a state-of-the-art apparatus which performs day-in and day-out and at the highest levels," said Hubert Cheek, Owner of Utility Equipment Service. "Now that we can add the full service and up-fit capabilities of UES, we should be taking our customer's experience to an entirely new level."

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About Spartan ERV

Spartan ERV™ is a leading manufacturer of custom fire trucks and other rescue vehicles. A business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), Spartan ERV™ is committed to quality, performance and innovation. Drawing on more than 130 years of excellence in fire truck manufacturing, Spartan ERV™ manufactures a full line of pumpers, tankers, rescues, aerials, quick-attack/urban interface vehicles and other emergency-rescue vehicles from its facilities in Florida, Pennsylvania and South Dakota. For more information, visit

About Spartan Motors

Spartan Motors, Inc. designs, engineers and manufactures specialty chassis, specialty vehicles, truck bodies and aftermarket parts for the recreational vehicle, emergency response, government services, defense, and delivery and service markets. The company's brand names – Spartan™, 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, Florida and Texas. Spartan reported sales of $426 million in 2011 and is focused on becoming a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of specialty vehicles and chassis. Visit Spartan Motors at

CONTACT: Russell T. Chick Corporate Director of Marketing Spartan Motors, Inc. 517.997.3852Source:Spartan Motors, Inc.