December 7, 2016, Coburg, Ore. — Due to recent record sales in both new and pre-owned Marathon bus conversions, Marathon Coach President and Owner Steve Schoellhorn announced a plan to increase production for the fifth consecutive year.
“I am pleased to report that 2016 was another successful year filled with substantial growth,” said Schoellhorn. “Through customer coach orders and special Show coaches, we built a terrific assortment of beautiful coaches with innovative features and creative designs. And while it is encouraging to be seeing a strong overall RV market, it is especially exciting to be having our coaches so well received.”
Marathon, a privately held company, will have delivered approximately 60 new and pre-owned coaches between their Oregon, Florida and Texas locations in 2016. Thanks to robust sales and a substantial customer order backlog, Marathon will further grow new coach production and staff in 2017. With production of more than 20 new coaches, the luxury bus converter plans on hiring between 50 and 60 people in 2017 due to increased production, employee retirements and normal attrition.
“We’re thrilled to have so many dedicated, skilled people on the Marathon team,” said Schoellhorn. “I’m looking forward to adding additional craftspeople as we continue to move forward.”
With the current low inventory situation and projected strong demand for luxury RV’s over the next several years, Marathon Coach projects sustained growth in staffing of production, service and support positions.
Service centers at all three locations have also experienced increased revenues with ongoing demand for coach remodels, service and routine maintenance. Marathon forecasts overall 2017 revenue to exceed $65,000,000.
Marathon Coach, founded in 1983, is the world’s largest and most experienced luxury bus conversion company. Over the past two decades, Marathon has grown its business by producing innovative, quality coaches, as well as possessing an unwavering commitment to after-sale personalized service. The company has produced and sold over 1,200 custom bus conversions worldwide, by far an industry record. Marathon provides service support to their valued coach owners at their sales and service facilities in Oregon, Texas and Florida. For more information about Marathon coach, Inc., please call 800-234-9991 or visit the company’s website at www.marathoncoach.com.