Amadas Coach Purchases Featherlite, Inc.
Prevost-stuff.com and Prevost Owners Group Sponsor Amadas Coach has just announced the acquisition of Featherlite Coaches. This is important and positive news in the Prevost Conversion industry. Known for outstanding engineering and a solid business reputation, we expect to see Amadas do great things with the Featherlite brand. Congratulations Amadas Coach!
For Immediate Release 2 PM EST
December 18, 2008
Contact: Shannon Adams
Amadas Coach Announces Featherlite Coaches Acquisition
Suffolk, VA - December 18 -
Amadas Coach is pleased to announce that it has acquired the brands, intellectual property, and manufacturing rights of Featherlite Coaches, Inc., effective December 17th, 2008.
Amadas will continue the sales, service, and warranty support of the Featherlite Coach brand through a select network of authorized dealers. Featherlite Coaches, Inc. will close-out its current inventory of new coaches and complete manufacturing of the coaches it has in process at its factory. Amadas will then assume production of the Featherlite Coach product line.
Featherlite Coaches in Sanford, FL will continue in the future as the exclusive Featherlite Coach dealer for Florida under the name Featherlite Coaches of Florida, providing the same high level of sales and service support they have offered in the past.
“We are pleased to put the ample resources and tradition of innovation of the Amadas Family of Companies behind the Featherlite Coach brand and the loyal family of Featherlite Coach owners. Amadas has been in the business of specialty manufacturing since 1963, and our coach group is proud to have some of the most skilled craftsmen and advanced manufacturing technologies in the business. We look forward to strengthening one of the most recognized brands in the motorcoach industry, known for innovative designs, steadfast reliability, and outstanding fit and finish,” said Jimmy Adams, President of Amadas Coach.
Said Conrad Clement, CEO of Featherlite Coaches, Inc.: “We are very pleased to have completed this change of ownership of the Featherlite Coach brand to Amadas Coach. Their company is well positioned to ensure the continuance of the Featherlite Coach brand long term and support our customer base of over 800 coaches on the road today. I’m confident that with this transaction, our customers will continue to enjoy the same level of quality, service, and warranty support they have been accustomed to in the past.”
Said Jim Wooley, President of Featherlite Coaches, Inc.: “The transfer of ownership of the Featherlite Coach brand to Amadas Coach is a positive step towards the long term support and continued success of the Featherlite Coach Prevost conversion. We are excited about continuing to market and sell Featherlite Coaches as the exclusive Florida Dealer, and look forward to continuing to support our valued customers here in Florida, both for warranty and service.”
Said Robert Jones, Motorhome Sales Manager, Prevost: “The tough economy inspires innovation and teamwork, and I am pleased to see the highly regarded Featherlite Coach brand continue under the capable direction of Amadas Coach.”
About Amadas Coach
Amadas Coach traces its roots in coach conversion back to 1981, and became part of the Amadas Family of Companies in 1997. The heritage of the Amadas Family of Companies includes over 4 decades of specialty manufacturing and sales in over 18 countries, as well as diversification into the golf course, turf grass, nursery, and real estate businesses. As a member of the Amadas Family of Companies, Amadas Coach has the financial strength and technical resources to support continued growth and innovation. Amadas Coach is headquartered in Suffolk, VA and owns two plants totaling 75,000 square feet in Suffolk and Moneta, Virginia. The company specializes in building luxury motorhomes, executive transporters, luxury commuter coaches, and mobile marketing solutions. Amadas Coach offers a unique combination of attributes: the stability and resources of a larger manufacturer with the agility and focus of a smaller custom builder. Amadas Coach’s client group includes respected leaders in the fields of academia, automotive retail, brewing, financial services, fund management, gaming, hospitality, motorsports, orthopaedics, pharmaceuticals, real estate, and transportation.
More information is available by visiting www.AmadasCoach.com.
About Featherlite Coaches
Featherlite Coach is a premier line of luxury motor coaches in America, featuring two distinct luxury coaches, the Featherlite Vantaré® H3-45 and Vantaré® XLII, both Prevost® bus shell conversions. Vantaré® coaches are known and respected for reliability, innovation, yacht quality fit and finish, and responsive service after the sale. Featherlite Luxury Coaches offer discriminating travelers the utmost in luxurious living accommodations, interior choices and leading-edge technological features. Featherlite Coach is the "Official Luxury Coach of NASCAR" with many of the NASCAR Officials, top drivers, owners and sponsors using Featherlite Luxury Coaches.
More information is available by visiting www.FeatherliteCoaches.com .