NFI smashes its United Way goal; setting a new record for its employee community giving in North America

November 21, 2019 NFI Group

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – November 21, 2019: (TSX: NFI) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it set a new record for its annual United Way Workplace Campaign giving, with $462,757 raised. The total raised surpasses its goal of $429,000 and exceeds its 2018 campaign by 9%, establishing a new North American best for NFI’s employee investment in their communities.

This year’s campaign was led and championed by employees. In total, NFI’s annual United Way Workplace Campaign giving from employees and the company has topped $2.5 million since 2009. This year, NFI Group and its subsidiaries New Flyer, MCI, ARBOC, NFI Parts, Carfair Composites, and KMG participated through individual, team challenge, and event-based giving.

“We’ve defined our ‘why’ or company purpose to move people – and we achieve this by designing, building, delivering and supporting buses and coaches that move millions of people around the world every day to reach their destinations safely, but more importantly, by coming together as a team and supporting the communities where we live and work,” said Paul Soubry, President and Chief Executive Officer, NFI. “As our company has grown, our support of United Way has only grown stronger with new records set each year. This year, we are also proud to have improved our employee participation rate, with three out of every four people participating. This sends a strong message of care – we want to do better, be better, and lift our communities when and where they need it most. They’re counting on us.”

This year’s NFI campaign supported 22 different United Way agencies across the U.S. and Canada located in or nearby communities where NFI has facilities, including:

  • United Way Bay Area (San Francisco, CA)
  • United Way Fresno & Madera Counties (Fresno, CA)
  • United Way Greater Toronto (Toronto, ON)
  • United Way Montréal (Montréal, QC)
  • United Way of Central Minnesota (St. Cloud, MN)
  • United Way of Crookston (Crookston, MN)
  • United Way of Delaware County (Delaware, OH)
  • United Way of East Central Alabama (Anniston, AL)
  • United Way of Elkhart County (Elkhart, IN)
  • United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area (Pembina, ND)
  • United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Heart of Florida United Way (Orlando, FL)
  • Inland Empire United Way (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
  • United Way of Kentucky (Louisville, KY)
  • United Way of Metropolitan Chicago (Chicago, IL)
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas (Dallas, TX)
  • Metro United Way (Louisville, KY)
  • Orange County United Way (Irvine, CA)
  • Renfrew County United Way (Pembroke, ON)
  • Tri-City Area United Way (Marinette, WI)
  • United Way of Southern Chautauqua County (Jamestown, NY)
  • United Way Winnipeg (Winnipeg, MB)

“Our story is one of resilience, integrity, community, teamwork, and passion. We have an incredibly generous and diverse team, and it’s remarkable to see our people participating each year as we evolve and grow. We’re so proud to celebrate this accomplishment that directs nearly half a million dollars back to our communities,” said Janice Harper, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, NFI. “Our annual campaign has also become a major point of team spirit and collaboration in our culture. We work hard to build a diverse and inclusive workplace. When we’re able to come together and do good, it’s easy to be proud of who we are and what we stand for.”

NFI supports over 50 different charitable organizations every year, and each year, the NFI team collectively invests hundreds of hours of voluntarism back to the communities where they operate, work, and live.

With over 400 years combined experience in bus and coach building NFI has grown to become one of the leading independent bus manufacturers in the world, offering innovative mobility solutions through buses and coaches, technology, and infrastructure – with a specific focus on zero-emission vehicles. Together, NFI is working to enable the future of mobility with innovative and sustainable solutions.

About NFI

With 9,000 team members operating from more than 50 facilities across ten countries, NFI is a leading independent global bus manufacturer providing a comprehensive suite of mass transportation solutions under brands: New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), MCI® (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI buses and motor coaches incorporate the widest range of drive systems available including: clean diesel, natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, and zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell).  In total, NFI now supports over 105,000 buses and coaches currently in service around the world. NFI common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol NFI. News and information are available at,,,,, and

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