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Spartan Motors Continues Implementation of Emergency Response Strategic Plan
October 28, 2014

CHARLOTTE, M.I., October 28, 2014 - Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”) today announced further details of its Emergency Response strategic plan. Spartan will make additional investments to upgrade business processes and production capabilities as part of its strategic plan to improve the performance of the Emergency Response business. The Company will also close its fire truck body assembly facility in Ocala, Fla. at the end of 2014. Fire truck production will transition from Ocala to Spartan’s Brandon, S. Dak. and Charlotte, Mich. facilities during the fourth quarter of 2014.

Edward Bradt Selected as Final Recipient of $5,000 in Spartan ERV’s ‘Forged by Fire’ Campaign
October 24, 2014

BRANDON, S.D., September 16, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), has been celebrating the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line through its "Forged by Fire" marketing campaign launched in January of this year. The Company honored those individuals that have influenced their communities by collecting their stories of tradition, generation, sacrifice, bravery and performance. After the second and final round of public voting, Spartan ERV is excited to announce Edward Bradt as the second recipient of a $5,000 cash prize.

Spartan ERV Announces New Dealer in New Mexico
October 24, 2014

BRANDON, S.D., September 16, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), today announced Firefighter Trucks (FFT) in Las Cruces, New Mexico as the latest dealer signed to represent Spartan ERV. In its 15th year of continuous operation, FFT has built a reputable business by combining expert knowledge of fire operations and the equipment needs of the firefighter with an extensive capabilities-set including body/apparatus development, up-fits, testing and maintenance.

Spartan ERV Increases South American Footprint, Reports 20 Unit Order for Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 16, 2014

BRANDON, S.D., September 16, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today that it has been awarded by the Sao Paulo (Brazil) Fire Department an order for 20 units. This order further accentuates Spartan ERV’s growth in South America, as over 150 units have been delivered to the region since January 2011. Production for the order will begin immediately, with a scheduled completion date within the next year.

Spartan ERV Expands Wildland Apparatus Portfolio
August 15, 2014

DALLAS, August 15, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), has expanded its Wildland product offerings with the introduction of a new Wildland MPT (Mini-Pumper Trooper) configuration. The new product offering will be showcased in the Spartan ERV booth (#4119) during the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire-Rescue International show in Dallas, Texas August 15-16.

Spartan ERV Reports Increased Demand for Aerial Offerings
August 15, 2014

DALLAS, August 15, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), is celebrating increased demand for its aerial apparatus during the International Association of Fire Chiefs Fire-Rescue International show in Dallas, Texas. Since January 2013, the Company has shipped or is in the process of building over 50 aerial units for various departments worldwide. Cities that have contracted with Spartan include Dallas, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Kirkland, Wa. The orders include a mix of Spartan ERV’s mid mount and rear mount platforms, rear mount aerials and tractor drawn aerials.

Van Johnson Selected as First Recipient of $5,000 in Spartan ERV’s ‘Forged by Fire’ Campaign
April 21, 2014

BRANDON, S.D, April 21, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) ("Spartan" or the "Company"), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), debuted its "Forged by Fire" marketing campaign in January of this year to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line. Spartan ERV is honoring those individuals that have influenced their communities by collecting their stories of tradition, generation, sacrifice, bravery and performance. After the initial round of public voting, which wrapped up following the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, April 10-12, the Company is excited to announce Van Johnson as its first recipient to win one of two $5,000 cash prizes.

Spartan ERV Increases Latin America Footprint with Delivery of 12 Units to Chile, SA
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today that it has completed delivery of 12 units, including a 136-foot TelStar, to Celulosa Arauco y Constitucion (Arauco) in Santiago, Chile. The announcement was made in conjunction with FEREXPO S.A. the authorized Spartan ERV dealer in Chile prior to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis.
Spartan ERV Receives Additional 14 Unit Order for Peru
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), stated that it has received an additional 14 unit order from Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru, as an addenda to a 56 unit order secured in October, 2013. The 70 units is the largest fire apparatus order in Spartan Motors’ corporate history, and further validates the viability of the company’s Strategic Plan. Production for the 70 units has commenced, with a planned completion date of later this calendar year.
Spartan ERV Secures Five-Year Contract with Riverside County, Calif.
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced prior to the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis that the Riverside County (Calif.) Fire Department has awarded Spartan ERV, and its authorized dealer Emergency Vehicle Group, Inc. (EVG), an order for 14 custom fire apparatus. The 14 units mark the first in a recently signed five-year contract between Spartan ERV, EVG and Riverside County, California.
Spartan ERV Unveils Concept Emergency Response Platform on Demand (ER POD)
April 09, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, April 9, 2014 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles) (“Spartan”), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will present an Emergency Response Platform on Demand (ER POD) concept unit that will redefine versatility and functionality while serving your community. A product of Spartan-Gimaex Innovations, LLC, the Company’s joint venture with French apparatus manufacturer Gimaex, ER POD equips you for the unknowns in a dire time of need.
Spartan ERV to Honor Those ‘Forged by Fire’
February 21, 2014

BRANDON, S.D., February 21, 2014 – Recently launched in 2014, Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), debuted its “Forged by Fire” marketing campaign to celebrate the firefighter and the many untold stories from the front line. Known throughout the industry for its commitment to firefighters, Spartan ERV is honoring those individuals that have influenced their communities.

Spartan ERV Secures Award for 56 Units in Peru
October 31, 2013

BRANDON, S.D., October 31, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced the award of 56 emergency response apparatus from Cuerpo General de Bomberos Voluntarios del Peru (the General Body of the Peruvian Volunteer Fire Department) in Lima, Peru. This award illustrates Spartan ERV’s growth in the Latin American region and is the largest international order in the history of Spartan ERV. Production for the order will begin immediately, with a scheduled completion date within the next year.

Spartan ERV Redefines Price-Performance Equation with MPA 65'
August 16, 2013
Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today the availability of its MPA (Multi-Function Pumper / Aerial) 65’, a new emergency-response apparatus that redefines the price/performance equation for best value. The MPA 65’ is the first of its kind to meet the diverse requirements of the Fire Chief, the Fleet Manager AND the Finance Manager. The MPA 65’ will be featured at Fire Rescue International (FRI) 2013, August 16 – 17, in Chicago (Booth # 3624).
Andrea Roth, Star of ‘Rescue Me,’ to Make FDIC Appearances on Behalf of Spartan Motors
April 25, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2013) – Andrea Roth, best known as the estranged ex-wife of Denis Leary’s firefighter character on “Rescue Me,” will be appearing today and Friday in two Spartan booths at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC).

Spartan ERV Announces Breakthrough Pumper Aerial at FDIC
April 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2013) – Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), will showcase its new multi-function pumper aerial – the MPA 65’ that comes from the Spartan/Gimaex joint venture – at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. Featured at Spartan ERV booth 2423, the MPA 65’ at $350,000 to $425,000 is a price and performance breakthrough, offering a combination of technologies that will redefine emergency response, according to Dennis Schneider, President, Spartan ER.
Spartan Motors Utilizes Voice of Market/Customer to Develop Latest Concepts
April 25, 2013
Spartan ERV Names Diego Salazar Director of Latin America Sales
March 14, 2013

BRANDON, S.D., March 14, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today the addition of Diego Salazar as its Director of Latin American Sales. Mr. Salazar comes to Spartan ERV with nearly 20 years of international business experience, with a career that boasts time in Brazil, England, Chile and the United States.

Spartan ERV Concludes Annual Sales Training Conference
February 07, 2013

MIAMI, Feb. 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), hosted its annual Sales Training Conference Sunday-Wednesday, Feb. 3-6. The annual Sales Training Conference is a critical component in the training of Spartan ERV's dealers and sales managers. The attendees discuss current innovations as well as learn about other planned product introductions in various training classes. Spartan ERV recognized 10 dealers during the event in Miami, Fla., as well as celebrated the success from 2012.

Spartan ERV Names 2012 Dealer of the Year
February 06, 2013

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced Ferexpo S.A. as its 2012 Dealer of the Year during the annual awards banquet at the Spartan ERV Sales Training Conference in Miami, Fla. In 2012, Ferexpo S.A. sold 45 custom and commercial fire apparatus in South America.

Spartan ERV Names 2012 Salesman of the Year
February 06, 2013

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 6, 2013 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced during its annual awards banquet that Pino Natale of Dependable Emergency Vehicles in Ontario, Canada has been named its 2012 Salesman of the Year recipient. Natale was responsible for 42 units sold in the 2012 calendar year.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in Oregon, Washington, Alaska; and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada
January 31, 2013

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced today the addition of Vimar Equipment, Ltd (Vimar), a new dealer in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada.

Spartan ERV Announces New Dealer in North Carolina
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced the addition of First Choice Fire and Safety headquartered in Hillsboro, North Carolina. Established fourteen years ago by Mike Bordeaux, the company has maintained a singular focus on service after the sale which has resulted in
excellent customer satisfaction levels.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in South Carolina
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) announced today the addition of a new dealer in North America. Located in Sumter, SC, G & G Metal Fabrication, Inc. – Fire Equipment Services (FES) has served as a fixture in the South Carolina fire industry. Entering its 28th year of continuous operation, G & G/FES has built a sizable business by combining expert knowledge of fire operations and the equipment needs of the firefighter with an extensive capabilities-set including local body/apparatus development, up-fit, mobile service, testing and maintenance.

Spartan ERV Announces New Distribution in Tennessee
November 20, 2012

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA – November 20, 2012 – 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.

Spartan ERV Forms Joint Venture with Gimaex to Accelerate Global Growth and Speed-To-Market
November 12, 2012

CHARLOTTE, MICH – November 12, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) and Gimaex today announced the formation of a formal Joint Venture (“JV”) to be organized under a new Limited Liability Company incorporated in  Delaware. The JV exists to combine the complementary skills, resources and capabilities of Gimaex and Spartan ERV on agreed projects to develop, manufacture and distribute innovative products to Fire Service markets in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe.

Spartan ERV Secures Award for 12 Units in Chile, SA
October 29, 2012

Santiago, Chile – October 29, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced the award of 12 emergency response apparatus from Arauco, Chile. The announcement was made in conjunction with FEREXPO S.A. the authorized Spartan ERV dealer in Chile.

Spartan ERV Secures Large Contract for Units Equipped With New Advanced Protection System
October 29, 2012

Brandon, South Dakota – October 29, 2012 – Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), announced today that the City of Toronto Fire Services (TFS) has awarded Spartan ERV, and their authorized dealer Dependable Emergency Vehicles, an order for 12 custom fire apparatus.

World’s Largest Nuclear Generating facility Selects Spartan ERV Apparatus to Pass the Huron Challenge - Trillium Resolve
October 29, 2012
TIVERTON, ON – October 20, 2012 – Spartan ERV Inc. (Emergency Response Vehicles), a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR), fulfilled a mission-critical role throughout the Huron Challenge - Trillium Resolve, a large-scale mock emergency that simulated a natural disaster at the Bruce Power Nuclear Plant in Tiverton, Ontario during the October 15 – 19 timeframe.
Appointment of Joe Volk as General Manager for Spartan ERV – Brandon, SD
July 12, 2012

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Volk to the position of General Manager for Spartan ERV – Brandon, SD, beginning on July 13, 2012. Joe brings an exceptional business management skill set to his new role with Spartan ERV, where he will be responsible for leading the Brandon campus.

FDIC Product Summary Videos
April 24, 2012

Spartan ERV and Spartan Chassis have accelerated technology and new product development. The global relationships we have established with companies like Gimaex and Renault are a strong complement to our organic capabilities.

Colden Enterprises is the Most Recent Dealer to Join Spartan ERV Dealer Network
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV, a subsidiary of Spartan Motors (Nasdaq:SPAR), today announced that Colden Enterprises, which sells, repairs and refurbishes fire apparatus in western New York, has become the most recent dealer to join Spartan ERV.

Spartan ERV Debuts Next-Generation 4 x 4 Wildland Concept Truck at FDIC
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), presented a next-generation Type 3 concept truck that will redefine off-road capability, safety, maneuverability and performance levels. Known as the Spartan 4 x 4 Wildland, the truck incorporates proven and market-leading global technologies, which have been integrated with Spartan's North American market expertise to push the performance envelope well beyond anything available today, said Dennis Schneider, Spartan Emergency Response president.

Spartan ERV Unveils Telstar: A Revolutionary, All-Calls, Articulated Aerial
April 19, 2012

Spartan Telstar Brings Array of Market-Changing Features to the North American Market, Including a 138-Foot Telescopic and Articulated Aerial Platform and All-Call Compartmentation Developed in Conjunction With French Manufacturer Gimaex.

The Spartan ERV 21 ST Debuts With Improved Performance and Significantly Lower Price Points
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), today introduced the Classic Series 21 ST apparatus at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Vehicle Intelligence, Efficiency, Leading-Edge Innovations From Spartan ERV
April 19, 2012

Spartan ERV (Emergency Response Vehicles), a subsidiary of Spartan Motors, Inc. (Nasdaq:SPAR), introduced two innovations that can be applied across a number of Spartan ERV pumpers, aerials, tankers and wildland/urban interface units to improve the efficiency of emergency responders and firefighters. Both were showcased at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind. on April 19.

Spartan Motors Highlights Company's Process Innovation and New Approach to Bringing Products to Market
April 17, 2012

Tradeshow attendees who visit the Spartan Motors booths (2423 and 2403) at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) will notice the Charlotte, Mich.-based company is pushing process innovation across the company.

Spartan Motors Redefines Global Leadership in Emergency Response
April 10, 2012

Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced the major building blocks of a global emergency response (ER)strategy that will serve as the foundation for Spartan’s continued growth in the North American and global marketplace.

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