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Awards and Recognitions

  • 8/2/12
  • Extreme School Bus Figure 8 Race

  • 12/15/11
  • Toys for Tots – Midwest Transit Equipment recieved a Certificate of Appreciation for donating to Toys for Tots and supporting the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

  • 8/25/11
  • Midwest Transit Equipment and its employees earned the following safety awards from the Millennium Risk Control Workshop in Chicago, Illinois.

    1. Certificate of Achievement – For lost workday case rate, total lost workdays rate, and total OSHA recordable rate below the industry average for our NAICS Code in 2010.

    2. Award of Honor – For Outstanding Safety Performance and the Highest Awards Program points for the Intermediate Member Category in 2010.

    3. The Millennium Cup – For Outstanding Safety Performance. This is a traveling award that will stay at Midwest Transit Equipment for a year.

    We have so much to be proud of and receiving this recognition for safety is an honor for Midwest Transit Equipment and its employees. Without the dedication and hard work of everyone involved we would not be where we are at today with our safety programs.

  • 6/23/10
  • Midwest Transit received the Distinguished Service Award from IAPT/ISTA.

  • 3/10
  • Midwest Transit placed 9th out of the 20 companies in Kankakee County with a 146% increase in contributions from their 2009 contributions to United Way.

  • 3/10
  • The Bridgewater Family Foundation accepted the Alexis de Tocqueville Society award for the second year in a row.

  • 12/05/09
  • In an ongoing effort to support the local community, Midwest Transit employees donate to United Way of Kankakee County.

    (Left to Right: Jim Bridgewater, Jr. Principal; Greg Carrell, Executive Director, United Way of Kankakee County; John M. Keigher, Director of Systems and HR & a United Way of Kankakee County board member; Michael Arno, 2009 Campaign co-chair & CEO of Provena St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee, IL; Debbie Arno, 2009 Campaign co-chair; Vicki Gardner, United Way of Kankakee County board member; Jim Bridgewater, Sr. Principal. Not pictured: Barry Huebner, Principal)

  • 9/09
  • Just released!! Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. distributes the first issue of their brand new magazine, Transportation Solutions.

  • 6/13/09
  • Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. proudly sponsored a team for the 2009 Relay for Life of Kankakee County.

    MTE employees, spouses, friends and family participated in this event in support of the American Cancer Society.

  • 5/01/09
  • Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. launches its health and wellness programs for employees and spouses

  • 3/09/09
  • Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. named 2008 IC Regional Dealer of the Year and also received an IC Quota Buster award

  • 6/01/07
  • New and Improved Web Site Launched!

  • 2006
  • Named MFSAB Distributor of the Year

  • 3/30/06
  • Midwest Transit Equipment - IC Dealer of the YearNamed 2005 IC National Dealer of the Year

  • 2/7/06
  • Named 2005 Collins Bus Distributor of the Year

  • 12/31/05
  • Named 2005 MidBus Dealer of the Year and 2005 MFSAB Dealer of the Year.

  • 11/1/04
  • Midwest Transit Equipment named IC Dealer for areas in IL, IN, Southern MI and Eastern MO. “We are excited to merge several successful businesses together to create a truly world class dealership and be able to offer our customers the integrated bus products from IC Corporation,” said Jim Bridgewater, Jr., co-owner of Midwest Transit Equipment, Inc. “IC Corporation’s reputation in the bus industry is unmatched, and it continues to deliver what our customers ask for with products like the CE series school bus.”

  • Memberships:
  • PSO IL Child Care Organization

    Member of NCCA (National Child Care Center Organization)

    Preferred Vendor for YMCA