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2018 Press Releases


June 26, 2018

ABC-Companies hosts open house in appreciation of local customers, community and first responders

ABC Companies Winter Garden, Florida location recently celebrated being part of the local community for over 40 years.  With numerous activities centered around sharing their appreciation for local customers, the community and local first responders, a good time was had by all.  Not only did ABC and its employees open their facility as a thank you, but numerous suppliers participated as well showing just how deep the level of support is for their shared customers.  Detroit Diesel, REI, Amaya along with over 12 other vendor partners attended and contributed in support of the event.

“This event really is about showing our gratitude to our long-standing customers and the local community who have been with us from the start.  It is hard to believe we have been here for over 40 years, but when you look around and see how we have grown this facility to accommodate our customers, it is clear this is just the beginning of many more great years to come,” said Roman Cornell, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of ABC Companies.  As ABC Companies takes great pride in contributing to the communities that support their operations throughout the US and Canada, supporting the local City of Oakland Police Department’s ongoing child seat and helmet drive was also part of the celebration.  “We received many donations” said Sergeant Angela Campbell who participated in the festivities.  Among the many activities, available for customers, a few were truly unique.  A “dunk tank” was on-site giving customers the opportunity to soak a few of their favorite ABC employees.  “That is just the kind of organization ABC is”, commented Bill Torres from DC Trails. “They are more than business partners, they are friends. Who else would let you dunk them as a thank you for your business.”

The event included lunch and the opportunity to spend time with members of the ABC staff and the suppliers in attendance.  John Gillis, Vice President of Parts added, “the relationships and trust we earn with our customers has to be supported by our suppliers.  Having many of them in attendance demonstrates our focus throughout the organization on always keeping the customer first.  They had the opportunity to interact first hand, continuing to understand what our customers need to be successful and how ABC delivers for them.”   Dane Cornell, President and Chief Executive Officer, described the day by stating, “this event is about building relationships with our customers, while thanking them for the trust they put in our organization to make them successful. We appreciate everyone who took the time to join us for this celebration.”

ABC Companies is a leading provider to the transportation industry with diverse product and service offerings that cover a full spectrum of operational needs including new and pre-owned full-size highway coach equipment and specialty vehicles.  ABC supports customers with a comprehensive after sale service network for service and repairs, collision services, extensive OEM and quality aftermarket parts needs for transit, motorcoach and heavy-duty equipment from ten strategically placed locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Additionally, private and municipal financing and leasing options are available through the company's financial services group – one of the largest financial service providers within the industry.  For more information, contact ABC Companies at 800-222-2875 or visit the company web site at www.abc-companies.com. 

About ABC-Companies

ABC is the exclusive North American distributor of prestigious Van Hool motorcoaches. ABC also offers the largest selection of pre-owned bus and motorcoach inventory in the country.

With convenient service locations throughout the United States and Canada, ABC is there when and where you need us to keep your coach or bus working properly. We have parts for all makes and model motorcoaches and transit buses including Van Hool, Prevost, MCI, Temsa, Gillig, New Flyer, Novabus, Nabi, Goshen, Ameritrans, Blubird, etc. We offer fleet assist programs to keep your fleet running optimally while providing you with the convenience of a managed maintenance system. Our solution uses a proven fleet management software program to help you organize preventative maintenance activities based on your fleet composition, requirements and duty cycles.

We are at your service with 24-hour, 7 day per week customer care technical support.


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