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Kiel North America to Host Dinner Reception at 80th ITA Meeting
Indiana transit seating specialist hosts state’s transportation association member dinner; ITA meeting in Bloomington from August 12-14
The ITA’s 80th annual meeting at the Bloomington Convention Center will feature vast indoor and outdoor exhibits, expert panel discussions, a variety of social events, and bring together transportation related companies and agencies from across the state.
In 2009, the German-based Kiel Group established its North American headquarters in Elkhart, Indiana, with administration offices and a 20,000 square foot production hall. The highly innovative, premium-quality bus and train seats manufactured at this location are shipped and distributed across the U.S.A. and Canada. As one of only 25 companies in North America, Kiel was recently even awarded the New Flyer “GOLD Delivery Performance Award” for 100% timely deliveries in 2013 as a high-volume supplier—a success that speaks highly of Indiana’s flourishing transportation sector.
“We are thrilled to welcome Kiel North America, an international company, to the ranks of membership in our state association that advocates for better transportation options. We are also very grateful for their generous support of our 80th Annual Meeting. I look forward to working with them for many more years to come.” says Kent McDaniel, the Executive Director of the Indiana Transportation Association.
“As one of the newest members of the Transportation Association, Kiel North America would like to use this opportunity to introduce itself to this key group and get to know the other influencers of the transportation sector in Indiana,” says Thomas Schwank, General Manager at Kiel North America. “The congenial setting of Oliver Winery is the perfect place to make new friends and to celebrate the efforts and accomplishments public transportation provides for the state of Indiana and its citizens.”
About Indiana Transportation Association
The Indiana Transportation Association is a non-profit corporation serving Indiana’s bus and commuter rail operators and their related businesses for 80 years. It was incorporated in 1935 to represent the interests of the private intercity and charter bus operators but has evolved to become a primary advocate for Indiana’s public transportation operators. The ITA’s over 50 member organizations include: public transit operators, private bus operators, governmental agencies, planning agencies, and many of the private businesses of Indiana who provide equipment and services to the transportation industry.
Founded in 1945 in Nördlingen, Germany, Kiel is a leading manufacturer of innovative passenger seating systems for commercial vehicles and public transportation, including seating solutions for busses and trains on the local, regional, and intercity level. Kiel seats distinguish themselves with their high quality, sophisticated technology, and their contemporary design while meeting the highest requirements both in safety and passenger comfort. Kiel conducts business worldwide with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Germany, Poland, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Turkey and dedicated sales teams in Greece, France, Austria, and the UK.
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