Spartan Motors Announces Fourth Quarter and 2004 Results

Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) today announced a 31.5 percent increase in fourth quarter net sales, but lower net earnings due to higher material costs and strategic investments at its emergency vehicle subsidiaries.

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