ELKHART, Ind. — Vehicle manufacturer Forest River Inc.’s three bus divisions have placed first, second, and third for the first time ever for the month of July as Ford’s top volume pool accounts.
Starcraft Bus, Elkhart Coach, and Glaval Bus finished first, second, and third, respectively.
“As Forest River’s bus divisions continue to gain market share each year, it necessitates an increase in capacity in order keep up with demand,” said Pete Liegl, Forest River’s CEO. “Plans to do so are already in the works and will be completed by year end. We recognize that we couldn’t occupy the top three spots without the incredible support of our dealer base and nearly 800 dedicated bus employees.”
This news comes on the heels of Ford announcing that Starcraft Bus was named Ford’s top volume bus account for the 10th consecutive year. Cindy Sokol of Starcraft Bus was presented the award by John Ruppert, general manager of vehicle sales and marketing, and Dennis Bearden, pool account manager, on June 9 at Ford’s annual pool account meeting in Detroit.
“We are proud of our employees, dealers, and suppliers who are committed to building the best buses in the industry,” said David Wright, president of Starcraft Bus.