MYRTLE BEACH, SC -- Green Coin Machine Distributor Co., a 30-year-old amusement machine and jukebox dealership here, has changed its name to Legacy Coin-Operated Distributors Inc. The corporate transformation went into effect on June 30, at the completion of Green Coin's final fiscal year.
The company's founder and former president, Royce A. Green, Jr., 77, continues to recover from injuries following a car accident in April 2011. Royce's son, R.A. Green III, is president of Legacy Coin-Op. Thomas O'Neil Anderson, a grandson, is a partner in the new business entity.
Ed Chermak, who has been with Green Coin for 23 years, is executive vice-president of Legacy Coin-Op. Chermak and Anderson will play key roles in managing the distributorship.
One of the goals of Legacy Coin-Op, Chermak told VT, is to be the "most-improved" equipment distributor and service organization in the industry. Many improvements have been in progress for the past year, he said.
For starters, Legacy has added 7,500 square feet to its parts department, upgraded its showroom and consolidated its used equipment inventory into a 1 million-sq.ft. building, which streamlines access to product. Additionally, Legacy has enhanced its refurbishing capabilities with new woodworking and painting rooms. And Legacy Coin-Op is making deliveries in a new fleet of trucks, or one of three new freight brokers.
The distributorship also launched a consignment sales division, managed online, which allows operators to convert their used equipment into cash or new products.
Chermak describes Legacy Coin-Op as the first "hybrid" distributor. "This means we now offer the best sales, parts and service in the industry," he said.
Royce A. Green, Jr., has been involved in the coin machine industry for 53 years. After selling cars for several years at his family's dealership, Green Motor Co., he went to work at Rosemary Amusements, a music and games route also owned by his parents. In 1981, he opened the Green Coin distributorship. The new distributorship and operation share the same Myrtle Beach facility, but are separate entities. R.A. Green III, a past president of the Amusement and Music Operators Association, continues to run the South Carolina route.
Legacy Coin-Op is based in the same facility and can be found online at legacydist.com. The address is 2961 Drywall Dr., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. The phone numbers are (800) 232-6467 or (843) 626-1900, and fax (843) 448-9899.