Gateway Coachworks
15685 Pine Ridge Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33908

Phone: 239.561.4116
Fax: 239.561.0595

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Gateway Adds Bus Manufacturer StarTrans to Product Portfolio
June 13th, 2011 (Ft. Myers, FL) – Gateway Coachworks announced today the addition of StarTrans to its lineup of shuttle bus manufacturers.  Seeking to add diversity to the product line offered to dealership customers, StarTrans will provide the right mix of quality craftsmanship, engineering technology, safety and price that Gateway is seeking.

StarTrans, a division of Supreme Corporation, manufactures 32 different bus models including school activity buses, shuttle buses, church buses, tour buses, transit and paratransit buses.  Newer offerings include alternative fuel buses and even a Hybrid bus.  The parent company, Supreme Corporation, is a nationwide manufacturer of specialized commercial truck bodies, service vehicles, armored vehicles, and homeland response vehicles.  StarTrans is known for quality craftsmanship and for putting safety first.  This is demonstrated in the various tests the vehicles are put through including testing at the Federal Transit Administration Altoona Bus Testing Center.
“StarTrans is a quality line that places safety and quality manufacturing at the top of the list.  They offer our customers a complete line of bus options that range in size and features.  We are proud to add them to our inventory and look forward to delivering StarTrans buses to many satisfied customers in the weeks and months to come.” said Rick Fugitt, owner of Gateway Coachworks.

With a competitive price point and a list of features and amenities that rival their competitors, StarTrans is poised to become a leading option for Gateway’s new shuttle bus buyers.  Certain buses offer composite bodies that better withstand the elements in wet or humid climates and they use top of the line materials and components like Freedman Seating, A/C components and systems engineered by leading A/C manufacturers and high quality electrical systems.  They also manufacture their own laminate flooring material that is weatherproof and protects from both the bottom and the top of the flooring.  “The StarTrans product is a compelling mix of features, safety and going the extra mile to ensure the buses are well built and will last!” added Fugitt.

StarTrans inventory is now integrated into the Gateway Coachworks website and can be found by conducting an inventory search on the Buses page.  You can also view detailed product information by visiting the Brand / Model Info section found on the Buses page.