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Hoglund Bus Co., Inc.
Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. was founded in 1947 by Stuart and Arleen Hoglund as a school bus service contractor. In 1956, Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. became a dealer for International trucks, and in 1959 became a school bus dealer.
In the early 1980’s, ownership of the company passed to the sons of the founders and in 1985 the company was divided between the two brothers. Wayne and his wife, Lisa, became the sole owners of the bus and truck sales business, which retained the name Hoglund Bus Co., Inc.
From 1985-1996 Hoglund Bus Co. had a subsidiary located in Knoxville, TN called Volunteer Bus Sales that sold school buses in both Tennessee and Kentucky. Volunteer Bus Sales was sold in 1996.
Several product lines of commercial buses were added beginning in the mid-1990’s and has grown to a cornerstone of the business.
In 1999, Hoglund Bus Co. expanded it’s business to Iowa. In 2006, operations moved into a new facility in Marshalltown, IA to better serve our customers.
In 2009, an additional service center was added in Roseville, Minnesota and another service center was added in Lakeville, Minnesota in 2012.
Ownership of the company transferred in 2011 to Holly Hoglund Klein, the daughter of Wayne and Lisa Hoglund.
In 2012 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. won IC Bus's Dealer of the Year Award and Pursuit of Excellence Award.
In 2013 Holly Hoglund Klein formed the Women in Transportation group. A forum for women in transportation to share ideas, network and attain training on an ongoing basis.
In 2014 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. became a dealer for Commercial buses in Wisconsin.
On March 3rd, 2015, President and Owner, Holly Hoglund Klein was in a fatal car accident and passed away. She is survived by her husband, Tom Klein and three children: Gabe, Devin & Elle. Holly's personality and success will be missed. She excelled at making the dealership successful along with motivating her employees to succeed.
On September 14th, 2015, Thomas H. Klein, was elected as Chief Executive Officer and President of Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. Tom will continue Holly's vision to grow and expand the business.
In 2016 Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. started construction on a new service and parts facility in Bloomington, MN. The Holly Hoglund Klein Sales, Parts and Service Center merged Roseville and Lakeville locations.
On January 3rd, 2017, the Holly Hoglund Klein Sales, Parts and Service Center officially opened its doors in Bloomington, MN operating with 2 shifts.
Hoglund Bus Co., Inc. has developed as a leader in the transportation industry since 1947 and remains a full-service dealership with four locations, an extensive inventory of new and used buses, parts and service.
On January 1st, 2018 Wisconsin commercial bus operations moved to Janesville, WI.
On November 1, 2022, North Central International, LLC purchased Hoglund Bus Companies and added to their growing portfolio of heavy-duty truck and bus dealerships.