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Posted on: October 21, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Sonny Merryman to Expand Facility with Electric Bus Charging Station

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RUSTBURG, VA: The Campbell County Board of Supervisors proudly announce an expansion at Sonny Merryman, Inc.’s facility. Sonny Merryman, Inc. will expand their location to include a new charging station for the sale and maintenance of their new electric buses. 

Sonny Merryman, Inc. was founded in 1967 and has served as Virginia’s Bus Company for more than 50 years. Originating as a small bus and trailer business in Rustburg, Sonny Merryman, Inc. has grown into Virginia’s largest transportation dealer and one of the most respected dealerships in North America. With four locations and employing nearly 200 individuals, Sonny Merryman, Inc. is Virginia’s exclusive dealer of Thomas Built Buses, and commercial products. Last year, Sonny Merryman joined the electric bus business and gained a contract with Dominion Energy Virginia for the first phase of an electric school bus rollout in Virginia. 

Sonny Merryman Inc. has been recognized 6 times as the Thomas Dealer of the Year most recently in the Spring of 2020; they are the only dealer in North America to be recognized more than four times. In August, Virginia Business magazine released the Virginia 500 – The 2020 Power List. Floyd Merryman, Sonny Merryman Inc. President & CEO, was ranked among Virginia’s top business leaders. 

Floyd Merryman, states, "We are excited to participate with Dominion Energy in bringing zero emission electric school buses to the Commonwealth of Virginia. This new technology is the future of surface transportation as we transition from fossil fuel burning vehicles to clean electric vehicles. We would like to thank the Campbell County Board of Supervisors and the Department of Economic Development for their assistance in the electric vehicle charging station project." 

"Sonny Merryman has been a sure leader of transportation services in Campbell County and the Commonwealth. Their attention to the transportation needs of the community have driven them to incorporate innovative strategies to propel the bus industry to the next level. We are proud to have Sonny Merryman as part of the Campbell County Business Community," stated Mr. Kenny Brown, Spring Hill District Representative on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors. 

Campbell County Contact: Nina Rezai Email:  

Sonny Merryman, Inc. Contact: Floyd Merryman Email:  

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