- The buses
used by Johnson School Bus Service may put on more than
6 million miles this year with the recent acquisition of
a Shawano bus company.
School Bus Service, with headquarters in West Bend,
acquired Grosskopf Bus, according to a news release.
Grosskopf broke the news in November that he planned to
sell the company and Johnson took over in January.
Johnson Bus is operated by the third generation and
Grosskopf said it seemed like the best fit, according to
the release. Brothers Dan and Steve Johnson and sister
Judy Holzmann are part of the company. The Johnsons also
have family ties in Shawano.
been supporting the community and the school district
through taxes probably the last 50 years,” Steve Johnson
said. “I felt honored that Scott called to ask, ‘Steve,
would you like to talk about my bus company?’”
Johnson School Bus has transported students for more
than 70 years.
the acquisition, Johnson School Bus will expand its
operations to 15 Wisconsin school districts in 13
locations, transporting 20,000 students daily operating
500 school buses.
service employs a total of about 515 employees full and
part-time, Dan Johnson said.
“Without the acquisition we put on about 5.7 million a
year,” Dan Johnson said. “We may hit more than 6