LIMA, Ohio – S & S/Superior Coach Company, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has purchased the assets of Accubuilt, Inc. and will resume production of the prestigious S & S and Superior Coach product lines at their Lima, Ohio facility. The new company will be owned and operated by industry veteran Sean Myers, of Kansas City, Missouri, who has over of 25 years’ experience in the professional vehicle market. Myers also owns Armbruster Stageway and several other industry related companies.
“I am very excited about being part of the S&S and Superior team,” said Myers. “S&S and Superior are the most distinctive and prestigious nameplates in the history of funeral vehicles.”
The Superior Coach Company has called Lima home since 1923 and the renowned S&S product line dates back to 1876. The two entities were merged in 1981 by Tom Earnhart, owner of Armbruster Stageway in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Over the years the company has been bought and sold several times by various groups, but this recent asset purchase marks the first time since 1985 that the industries oldest brand names will be collectively owned.
The new company plans to focus on introducing new products and innovative features that will continue to position S&S and Superior as market leaders.
“There is a lot of opportunity to capture additional market share, which we will achieve by listening and quickly responding to our valued customers and dealers,” continued Myers. “If there is a special vehicle need or niche product for the funeral vehicle industry, we will build it.”
Myers noted that he is optimistic about the future. “As we start this new chapter for S&S and Superior, we appreciate the support we received from our industry partners and dealers. When looking to the future, we are poised for continued growth, and we believe that our best days are ahead of us,” Myers concluded.