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ABC Companies Marks 10,000th Van Hool Delivery

Posted on February 5, 2018
Pictured (L to R): Ryhan Cornell, ABC Companies; Bill Torres, DC Trails; Gregg Goedde, ABC Companies; and Brian Pinckney, ABC Companies (photo: ABC Companies)
Pictured (L to R): Ryhan Cornell, ABC Companies; Bill Torres, DC Trails; Gregg Goedde, ABC Companies; and Brian Pinckney, ABC Companies (photo: ABC Companies)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- ABC Companies chose the 2018 UMA Expo as the stage to celebrate the 10,000th Van Hool delivery in North America to DC Trails.

Roman Cornell, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, introduced Bill Torres, owner of DC Trails with his wife, Liliana, as the milestone clients.  

Cornell spoke of how when Clancy Cornell signed the agreement with Van Hool in 1987 to become the exclusive North American distributor Clancy never fathomed how successful the partnership with Van Hool would become.

“We all wish Clancy could have been with us to celebrate this achievement," Cornell said. "None of this would have been possible without his tireless dedication to our industry and the loyal business and personal relationships he established throughout his life.”  

A group from ABC Companies and DC Trails shows off the company's signature custom designed orange DC Trails socks.
A group from ABC Companies and DC Trails shows off the company's signature custom designed orange DC Trails socks.
Ryhan Cornell, ABC account manager, presented Bill with orange custom designed “DC Trails” socks as a special gift to celebrate this event. “Wildman Bill Torres has a passion for Harley’s and for socks," Roman added. “We are happy to add these socks to his rather extensive collection.”  

About DC Trails
Combining two existing motorcoach operations Bill and Liliana Torres formed DC Trails in 2002. Since then they've built one of the largest and most multifaceted operations on the East Coast. Between them the Torres now have more than 60 years of coach operating experience and have expanded and diversified the company into a regional powerhouse with over units.

First primarily a charter company based in the Washington DC metropolitan area, DC Trails provides charter to destinations throughout the Eastern Seaboard and Canada, handling groups ranging from 36 to 57 passengers.

Related article: ABC Companies Builds Lasting Loyalty For Van Hool Brand

Related Topics: ABC Companies, bus manufacturers, bus market, motorcoach operators, motorcoaches, OEMs, Van Hool, Washington DC operators

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