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ABC Companies extends its heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined the recent call. The company hopes the session provided valuable insights. As this exciting new chapter for the Van Hool brand, ABC Companies, and VDL Groep unfolds, ABC Companies will continue to share updates with the industry.

For those who were unable to attend the call, a recording of the session is available at: Industry Update Call recording

ABC Companies thanks everyone for their continued support.

Winter Garden, FL – June 11, 2024, ABC Companies is pleased to announce the strategic acquisition of the Van Hool brand motorcoach division by VDL Groep, coupled with a 10-year exclusive distribution agreement. The acquisition by VDL, a distinguished international industrial family business founded in 1953 and headquartered in Brainport Eindhoven (NL), marks a significant step towards diversifying and enhancing Van Hool production capabilities and customer offerings at ABC Companies.

With about 15,000 employees and a presence in 19 [...]

Winter Garden, FL – June 4, 2024, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, and specialty passenger transport equipment and industry leader in electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, is pleased to announce several significant leadership transitions within its Senior Executive Team.

Chuck Carns, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the ABC Companies’ Board of Directors, will be transitioning to an advisory role as he prepares for retirement. While he will be stepping down from his CFO duties this summer, ABC is pleased to announce that he will continue to serve as a Strategic Business Advisor through the end of 2024.

ABC Companies is also thrilled to announce the following leadership promotions:

Kelly Klein Promoted to Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Klein, who has been with ABC Companies for [...]

Winter Garden, FL – March 22, 2024, In a landmark partnership, ABC Companies and Martin Energy Group (MEG) are thrilled to announce their collaboration. This partnership will be redefining the energy landscape by offering cutting-edge microgrid and power storage solutions designed to promote energy independence.

MEG leverages a range of power generation options, including generator sets and EPA-certified engines (330kW to 1000kW), alongside advanced microgrid and energy storage systems. These engines can operate on natural gas or propane, offering flexibility and adaptability in energy generation. Power solutions can be precisely tailored to meet fluctuating demands, offering a seamless match for a diverse range of energy needs.

MEG offers engines that not only cater to stationary applications but also mobile charging solutions. Each engine can be housed in a stationary weatherproof enclosure or mounted on a trailer, providing flexible options for mobile energy needs. This offering is especially beneficial for customers requiring adaptable solutions for electrification [...]

Winter Garden, FL – March 5, 2024, ABC Companies and Windstar Lines are thrilled to celebrate a significant achievement in their partnership, with the largest number of motorcoaches delivered in a single day. An impressive lineup of 18 Van Hool CX45 buses was acquired and put into operation, representing a historic delivery milestone for Windstar and a momentous occasion for ABC Companies.

This delivery brings the total to 186 new and used coaches acquired by Windstar from ABC Companies since 1995, underlining a shared commitment to excellence in transportation. This event not only marks a notable achievement, but also celebrates the deep-rooted relationship between the Cornell family of ABC Companies and the Greteman family of Windstar Lines. 

“Reflecting on our 29-year journey with the Greteman family and Windstar, the [...]

Winter Garden, FL – February 5, 2024, ABC Companies, a leader in innovative transportation solutions is excited to announce a new collaboration with TCI Mobility – a renowned upfitter of commercial vehicles. This partnership is set to revolutionize transportation options with the introduction of the Ram ProMaster van, customized by TCI Mobility, designed to cater to diverse transportation needs with a maximum capacity of 15 passengers.

TCI Mobility, an authorized second stage upfitter for RAM commercial vehicles, has a reputation for excellence in vehicle modification and is also a factory-authorized warranty service facility. The collaboration with ABC Companies aims to harness TCI Mobility’s expertise in vehicle customization to provide top-of-the-line transportation solutions.

The TCI Mobility Ram ProMaster van comes in two lengths and features a high roof configuration, offering flexibility and a wide range of design options. Its standard front- wheel drive ensures smooth navigation across various weather conditions and terrains. A significant feature of [...]

Winter Garden, FL – January 22, 2024, ABC Companies a leading provider of motorcoach, transit and specialty passenger transport equipment and industry leader in electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, announced that it will appoint Brenda Wordelman to Senior Vice President of National Accounts. In the new role, she will oversee activities for key customer relationships throughout the United States and Canada. The move comes as part of the company’s strategic plans to expand support of its National Accounts portfolio. Ms. Wordelman has over 25 years of executive experience, including an abundance of industry relationships, a deep understanding of marketing and communications, sales, and operations with a particular focus on key accounts throughout North America including Canada.

She has been active on key industry associations boards including the ABA Board of [...]

Winter Garden, FL – January 15, 2024, ABC Companies, a leading provider of motorcoach, transit, and specialty passenger transport equipment and industry leader in electric mobility solutions in the USA and Canada, is delighted to announce the appointment of Ryhan Cornell to the Board of Directors of the Trailways Charter Bus Network.

As a third-generation member of the founding family of ABC Companies, Ryhan’s journey in the bus industry has been extensive and inspiring. She grew up within the family’s motorcoach business, gaining hands-on experience ranging from operational tasks at the Faribault, Minnesota facility to vehicle detail work and parts management in Winter Garden, Florida during her high school years. This early immersion laid a strong foundation for her future roles in the industry.

Upon graduating from college, Ryhan ventured beyond the family [...]

Winter Garden, FL – January 15, 2024, During a recent meeting in Koningshooikt, Belgium, Filip Van Hool and Roman Cornell finalized details of continuing the existing long-term distribution agreement for Van Hool motorcoaches in the North American market through ABC Companies. Roman Cornell stated, “It is amazing to see the synergies between the Cornell and Van Hool families. Both Fillip and I are the third generation of family-operated organizations that have embraced the approach of serving the customer first to create success that lasts. It is a great honor for both of us to carry on the traditions started by our grandparents and further solidified by our parents and their siblings. My recent transition into the CEO role at ABC Companies was under the close mentorship of my uncle, Dane Cornell, who took the reins of our organization as CEO and helped solidify the foundation established by Clancy and Ron Cornell. The foundation put in [...]

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Winter Garden, FL – October 9, 2023, ABC Parts Source™ , North America’s premier source for transit bus and motorcoach replacement parts, is proud to announce its participation in the highly anticipated APTA Expo 2023. As the largest independent supplier in the industry, ABC Parts Source™  is set to highlight its commitment to delivering top-tier OEM and quality aftermarket components, unmatched customer support, and an extensive range of over 200,000+ SKUs in stock for diesel to electric vehicles.

Recognizing the importance of dependable parts in ensuring the safety and performance of transit bus and motorcoach operations, ABC Parts Source™ provides an extensive array of solutions, including:

  1. OEM and Quality Aftermarket Components: Extensive inventory includes both Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts and high-quality aftermarket components, ensuring customers have access to a wide variety of options to suit their needs and budget.
  2. Live Customer Call Center: A team of knowledgeable customer support representatives is available to assist [...]
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