Wow, even school buses are looking cooler and the children in High Point, N.C, were the first to take a ride on the all-new school bus to be manufactured in a new $39.7 million Thomas Built Buses plant in High Point. The company officially opened its state-of-the-art plant today and were joined by business, government and community leaders from throughout the state. The school bus features new safety advances and will be on the streets this fall.