Blue Bird Announces New Dealer for North Carolina: Gregory Pool Equipment Company


FORT VALLEY, Ga. – Blue Bird is pleased to announce the addition of Gregory Poole Equipment Company to the list of Authorized Blue Bird Dealers. Gregory Poole Equipment Company will exclusively serve the state of North Carolina. The addition of Gregory Poole Equipment Company increases the Blue Bird customer service locations to seven full-service facilities in North Carolina, with multiple Field-Service Technicians strategically positioned throughout the state.

As an award winning company, Gregory Poole Equipment Company embodies the customer service excellence and industry-leading knowledge that encompasses the Blue Bird brand.

“The signing of a first-class Dealer such as Gregory Poole Equipment Company provides us with outstanding sales and service support throughout North Carolina,” said Phil Horlock, Blue Bird president and CEO. “Gregory Poole Equipment Company has been a leading transportation and heavy equipment provider in North Carolina for over 60 years and we are pleased to have them join our strong team of North American Dealers.”

“We are thrilled to not only offer the sales, but also the service advantage of Blue Bird ownership through Gregory Poole Equipment Company. Our service expertise will provide Blue Bird, a marque brand, and elevate it to another level with outstanding customer support throughout North Carolina. The customer ownership experience will be nothing less than exceptional,” adds Gregory Poole III, chairman, president and CEO of Gregory Poole Equipment Company.

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About Blue Bird

Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 80 years, Blue Bird Corporation has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,200 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of Dealers and service-parts facilities

throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales into Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Blue Bird Corporation web site at

About Gregory Poole Equipment Company

Gregory Poole Equipment Company was founded by James Gregory Poole, Sr., and his uncle, William Lewis Gregory, on April 1, 1951. With headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina, Gregory Poole became the Cat construction equipment dealer for eastern North Carolina. Since that time, the company has expanded its operations to 21 locations providing sales, rental, parts and service for construction, agriculture, forestry, lift systems, cleaning systems, marine power, on-highway truck and electric power generation equipment in the eastern parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. For more information on Gregory Poole Equipment Company, please visit