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Marathon Coach will open a new sales and service facility near Dallas by the end of March, the Coburg, Ore. based company announced.
The new facility will be near Texas Highway 360 in the vicinity of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. It also is less than five minutes from a Prevost Car Inc. service facility and it is near The Ballpark in Arlington and the Six Flags amusement park.
Marathon believes it is the world’s largest converter of Prevost bus shells.
“I’m confident you will find the facility (in Texas) to be commensurate with our facilities in Oregon and Florida where we direct our attention toward the bus consumer exclusively,” said Charlie Myers, president and COO of Marathon.
The Texas facility is on 4.3 completely paved acres with a large coach display area and 50-amp hookups for customer coaches. It is about the same size as Marathon’s facilities in Coburg and San Antonio, Fla., which means the opening of the Texas facility will expand Marathon’s service capacity by 33%.