Hoeven Notified by MCI that Operations Will Continue at Pembina Facility

Senator Welcomes Decision to Maintain, Invest in North Dakota Facility

PEMBINA, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today issued the following statement after being notified by Motor Coach Industries’ (MCI) parent company, NFI Group, that it will continue operations at its facility in Pembina, North Dakota. Hoeven has spoken repeatedly with MCI President Chris Stoddart since the company announced the planned closure, outlining the importance of the facility to the region’s economy and working to identify ways to keep it in operation. Hoeven also led the North Dakota congressional delegation in urging MCI to reconsider closing the plant.

“This is tremendous news for the community of Pembina and the surrounding region, which will not only have the existing jobs maintained, but will see additional investment brought to the MCI facility,” said Hoeven. “We are pleased that MCI has listened to our calls and decided to remain in North Dakota, and we look forward to our continued efforts together to meet the workforce and operational needs of this and other businesses. This is exactly why we worked to build a good business climate in our state that enables us to both attract and retain skilled workers and companies.”