Mobility Express enters Georgia scooter market

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Friday, January 31, 2003

HOLIDAY, Fla. - Mobility Express was slated to open a new location in Atlanta this month, its first in Georgia. The company, which has more than a dozen locations in Florida and Pennsylvania, planned to sign a lease on a 2,200-square-foot location in a shopping center here in early January. It then planned to open the location within 30 days. Why Atlanta? “The No. 1 reason is it’s close to Florida,” said President Joe Rached. “The No. 2 reason is we found the right people there to run it.” Rached said the plan is to have three locations in Atlanta. “We’ll probably open another location there in six months and another six months later,” he said. Two months ago, Mobility Express continued its expansion in Florida by opening a 2,000-square-foot location in Margate, Fla.
Web providers join forces

BELLEVUE, Wash. - End users have another channel for buying rehab equipment via the Internet. Last month, drugstore.com entered a partnership with 1-800-Wheelchair.com of New York, and now visitors to drugstore.com can click on a link to 1-800-Wheelchair.com to enter a co-branded Web site created by the two companies. At the site, visitors can purchase manual and motorized wheelchairs, wheelchair accessories, lift chairs, and electric scooters. 1-800-Wheelchair.com touts itself as a specialist in the needs of mature adults and their caregivers.
Outtakes

The VGM Group’s U.S. Rehab is now offering a one-day seminar on billing/reimbursement during its week-long seminars on repairing rehab equipment, according to Peggy Walker, director of member education for VGM. VGM members had their first chance at attending the billing seminar this month in Austin, Texas. Upcoming seminars include Albany, N.Y. on Aug. 22 and Cincinnati on Nov. 14.

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