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Krapf Bus Companies
Acquires Midwest Transportation Provider

RC Kelly Law Associates was pleased to assist Krapf Bus Companies in this significant achievement. Septran is a leading provider in special-needs school transportation in Illinois and Minnesota.

West Chesters, PA -- Krapf Bus Companies announced today that they acquired Septran, a Bloomington, Minnesota based transportation provider on June 30, 2011.

Septran specializes in transporting special-needs children to and from schools throughout Illinois and Minnesota. The company operates a fleet of 1,150 vehicles -- ranging from Suburbans to mini-vans to mini-buses. About fifteen percent of Septran's fleet is full-size school buses.

"This is an important step for us and we weighed it very carefully," said Blake Krapf, CEO of Krapf Bus Companies. "Septran is a premier company in special-needs school transportation in the Midwest and we are very proud that they selected Krapf from among many others to take over their operations. We believe the Midwest offers lots of opportunities for Septran -- and now for us."

According to Blake Krapf, Septran's founder and owner is 83 and ready to retire, but was very concerned that the company he built continue to be family-owned and employee-centered, as well as remain an important part of the communities that Septran serves. These are all core values of the Krapf companies, Krapf said, and the Septran founder found that compelling.

"We are very proud to have Septran as part of the Krapf bus family," said Dale Krapf, Chairman of the Krapf Board of Directors. "They have a very strong management and employee team, a great customer base, a well-managed fleet, and a fine reputation. We expect to not only add to their future -- but also to learn from them to make all our operations even better."

Krapf Bus Companies was founded in 1942 by George Krapf, Jr. with two school buses and continues to be family-owned and run nearly 70 years later. Today it is the largest provider of school bus transportation in Pennsylvania and Delaware. The company operates approximately 1,600 vehicles throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Krapf also operates charter buses, para-transit vehicles ( Rover Community Transportation, Inc. ) and public transit lines in its home county.

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