City of Indianapolis is Ready for the Big Game with the Purchase of 16 New Allison-Equipped International Snow Plows

On February 5, 2012, the City of Indianapolis will host the National Football League's (NFL) Championship game and the City doesn't intend to let a winter snow storm interfere with the weeklong festivities or the Big Game. If it does snow, football fans - lucky enough to have tickets - won't be impeded as they travel to-and-from weeklong sports celebrations or activities thanks to 16 new Indy Snow Force Allison-equipped International snow plows.

Jan 30, 2012, 05:00 ET from Allison Transmission, Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Indianapolis is not only the home of this year's NFL Championship, it's also the home of the world's largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses; that being Allison Transmission.

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In February, football fans from around the world will descend upon Lucas Oil Stadium to witness the most widely viewed football game of the year.  The City of Indianapolis which is located close to the nation's "snow belt" is hedging its bets – as it relates to the possibility of snowfall – to ensure a winter storm doesn't put a damper on game week or Big Game activities.  Sixteen new Allison-equipped International snow plows have replaced older models, in the City's fleet of snow removal equipment, and they are ready to roll if the need arises.

"The City of Indianapolis has been a long time Customer of Allison Transmission, and consistent with our normal Customer Support practices, we will work with the DPW's Indy Snow Force to ensure our products exceed their expectations during Big Game week," said Lawrence E. Dewey Chairman and CEO Allison Transmission.  "Having the opportunity to host the NFL Championship is quite an honor for the City of Indianapolis and Allison stands ready to do our part in making this year's event a success."

The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works has enjoyed the reliability, durability and dependability of Allison-equipped vehicles for many years and they currently have a fleet of 146 snow plows, dump trucks, refuse and other multi-purpose medium-duty trucks in their inventory.  Indianapolis city officials have said the new International Snow plows will serve the residents and businesses in Indianapolis for years to come.

As with the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China, all of the 2012 Indianapolis NFL Championship – sanctioned – transit buses will also be equipped with Allison fully-automatic transmissions.  In a similar fashion, the City of Indianapolis public transportation system, IndyGo, is working closely with the Big Game organizers to maximize the usage of the Allison-equipped fully-automatic IndyGo bus fleet.  Visitors to the city will also notice the special Allison Transmission labeling which identifies the new Allison hybrid buses which joined the IndyGo fleet less than a year ago.

About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission is the world's largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and military vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India, and Hungary, with a global presence serving customers in North American, Europe, Australia, South America, and Africa. Allison also has more than 1,500 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at  

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