Video: Fire destroys Winthrop, Maine post office

Fire destroyed the post office in downtown Winthrop Tuesday morning, drawing dozens of firefighters to Main Street as a large plume of smoke hung over the town.

While the post office’s red brick walls were still standing by the end of the response, much of the rest of the building was destroyed. Its insides were gutted, according to Winthrop Fire Chief Dan Brooks, and part of the metal roof collapsed. Continue reading

Utilimaster pulls out of USPS Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Program as body builder

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) (“Spartan” or the “Company”), a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly, today announced that its Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services (FVS) business unit — which encompasses the Utilimaster go-to-market brand — has stopped development on the United States Postal Service (USPS) Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) Program as a prime contractor in the functional prototype development project and has sought withdrawal from the USPS. Spartan is continuing efforts to support this project and will partner with a leading USPS prototype award participant, to provide interior cargo solutions specific for the USPS’s needs. Continue reading