Diamond Coach: Caleb Strickland moves into Regional Sales Position

Please join me in congratulating Caleb Strickland for his new role at Diamond Coach.  Caleb has accepted the position of Regional Sales Representative.  He will report directly to Jeff Crockett.

Caleb and his wife Erica live in Oswego KS.  They have twin 10 month old boys, Calum and Ryder.  Caleb has been employed at Diamond Coach since February 2014 as Sales Engineer and more recently as Engineering Manager.

Caleb has been instrumental in developing the “new look” of the Diamond VIP and has been the energy and growth behind Diamond Coach’s Ford Transit.  Caleb’s knowledge and experience of the small/mid-size bus industry will be an asset to the Diamond Sales Team.  Caleb’s territory will include Mid-US from Colorado east to Illinois, and North Dakota south to Texas.  Caleb will also be Diamond Coach’s Canadian dealers Sales Representative, and will be handling all Ford Transit sales in the US and Canada.

Please reach out to Caleb and congratulate him on his new role at Diamond Coach.

Thank you,

Jeff Crockett, Kate Strickland and Jeff Hupke

Diamond Coach 2018 VIP Design Enhancements

OSWEGO, Kan. – Diamond Coach announces a new front cap enhancement that enhances driver and pedestrian safety while refreshing the appearance. 

Since January 1st, Diamond dealers have been able to order a new front cap that provides a 30% larger passenger side window.  This additional viewing area not only improves the driver’s opportunity to see on-coming traffic and pedestrian movements but upgrades exterior aesthetics with refined styling lines.  

Commenting on these enhancements, Jeff Crockett, President of Diamond, notes, “Keeping drivers and pedestrians safe is what we do.  We are exceptionally pleased that the new cap design has been well received by the dealer network.”

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Since 1989, Diamond Coach has manufactured rust free, impact resistant buses that provide superior resale value.  Offering a smooth, quiet ride, Diamond buses seat 16-28 riders.  These bus solutions are ideal for hotels, transit and parking authorities, healthcare, tour operators, sports clubs, and churches.  Diamond markets its product through a nationwide team of independent dealers, is headquartered in Oswego, KS, and is part of B12 Transportation Group of Kansas City, MO.

Media Contact:
Cameron Blain
cblain@marketingdepartment.biz
913-747-5535

Diamond Coach Announces New Product Offering: Ford Transit Conversions

Available as a paratransit conversion (as shown), or straight conversion, the Ford Transit is sure to add greater variety for dealers and their customers.

OSWEGO, Kan. – To provide greater support to its dealers and customers, Diamond Coach proudly announces their portfolio of Ford Transit conversions. 

The following Ford Transit conversions are available today based on these trim and engine packages:

  • XLT HR DRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6
  • XL HR DRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6 
  • XLT HR DRW, Diesel 3.2L I5
  • XL MR SRW, Gas 3.5L Eco Boost V6  

Popular floor plans include:

  • 14 passengers
  • 9 passengers, or 9 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement
  • 8 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement
  • 6 passengers + 2 wheel chair placements
  • 5 passengers + 2 wheel chair placements
  • 4 passengers + 1 wheel chair placement

To view any of the floor plans listed above, visit the new Transit Nugget web page à then click Floor Plans

“Over the past year, we have tested how to build the Transit conversions and have engineered the most popular floor plans based on dealer feedback.  Whether it’s this new Transit product offering, the enhancements to our VIP front cap, or our enhanced web site, we want our current and prospective dealers to see the visible evidence that Diamond is a trusted business partner that listens,” said Jeff Crockett, President.

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Since 1989, Diamond Coach has manufactured rust free, impact resistant buses that provide superior resale value.  Offering a smooth, quiet ride, Diamond buses seat 16-28 riders.  These bus solutions are ideal for hotels, transit and parking authorities, healthcare, tour operators, sports clubs, and churches.  Diamond markets its product through a nationwide team of independent dealers, is headquartered in Oswego, KS, and is part of B12 Transportation Group of Kansas City, MO.

Media contact:
Cameron Blain
cblain@marketingdepartment.biz
913-747-5535

Mitch Comfort Memorial Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Please join us for the Mitch Comfort Memorial Golf Outing and Fundraiser on Friday, May 18, 2018. The event will take place at the Salina Country Club in Salina, KS. Proceeds from the event will benefit AMBUCS, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence for people with disabilities, as well as the Comfort family.

Mitchell Lee Comfort was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Diamond Coach when he unexpectedly passed last December. Born in Salina, he attended schools in Wells and Minneapolis and was a 1977 graduate of Minneapolis High School in Minneapolis, KS. He married his wife, Sharon Rietbrock, in 1984 and together they built a strong network of family, friends and associates.

Mitch was a great example of what a team leader and friend should be. His positive attitude and love for people will be missed. We honor his legacy and celebrate his life by coming together for this event while raising money for a charitable cause.

For event information, registration or to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.mitchcomfort.com.