Waterbury, CT | July 3, 2012 – Today All-Star Transportation announced it has purchased Sikorski Bus Company, LLC of Burlington, expanding its service to Burlington and all of Regional School District 10 (Burlington & Harwinton). All-Star Transportation already provides school bus services to most of the town of Harwinton.
“Fifty years after taking over the family business and providing great service, the owner of Sikorski Bus Company was ready for a change,” said Leslie Sheldon, co-owner of All-Star Transportation. “As another family-owned company already providing service to schools in the region, this was a perfect fit for us and the communities we serve.”
All-Star Transportation is owned and operated by the Dufour family, which has been in the school transportation business in Connecticut for more than 45-years. All-Star Transportation is the largest privately held school bus company operating solely in Connecticut, providing school bus transportation services in Litchfield, New Haven, Hartford and upper Fairfield Counties.
“Hank Sikorski has been a fine gentleman and a leader in this community, not only in transportation, but to the people of Burlington and their children,” said Alan Beitman, Region 10 Superintendant of Schools. “We’re very sad to see Hank retire, but on the reverse, it is just as rewarding to have All-Star-Transportation coming on board because they have done a wonderful job for us in Harwinton.”
As of tomorrow, July 4th, Hank Sikorski will have been home from the Army exactly 50 years. He took over operation of the bus company from his father 3 days later.
“I’m proud of the people who worked for me all these years and of the fact that we never had a major accident or any major injuries,” Sikorski said. As for what Burlington can expect from All-Star Transportation, Sikorski said, “I think they have a top notch operation and the residents are not going to be losing anything with All-Star.”
All-Star Transportation wants the community to know that Hank’s Garage in Burlington, located at the Sikorski Bus Company facility at 227 Spielman Highway, will remain open for business servicing and repairing cars and trucks for customers.
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