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Al Thieme

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Amigo Mobility biography released 

October 10, 2023HME News Staff

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. – Amigo Mobility and its founder Al Thieme are the subject of a new book called There Must Be a Better Way. Written by Henry Dominguez, who has also written several books about Ford Motor Company, the biography delves into the journey of how Thieme not only invented the Amigo power operated vehicle (POV) but also changed the mobility industry for countless number of people with disabilities, and includes interviews with Rascal Founder Mike Flowers and The Scooter Store Founder...

Al Thieme, Amigo Mobility, Rascal, scooter, The Scooter Store

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Upbeat retail outlook for scooters, wheelchairs

August 25, 2023John Andrews

The potential for the scooter and wheelchair sector is strong and continues to grow, manufacturers in the field say. The aging population is constantly increasing, and more seniors and consumers overall want products that go above Medicare allowables. Pent-up demand in the wake of the pandemic is also a factor.  “The current demand for mobility products continues to be strong across all categories,” said Jeff Distasio, vice president of sales for Duryea, Pa.-based Pride Mobility. “We...

scooter, Wheelchair

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Mobility City

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Mobility City expands into new communities 

August 14, 2023HME News Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Mobility City Holdings has opened six new franchise locations. The locations are in Gwinnett County, Ga.; Orange County, Calif.; Hilton Head, S.C.; Montgomery County, Pa.; Southfield, Mich.; Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.; and Richmond, Va. "We are thrilled to be able to offer our services to even more people," said Diane Baratta, CEO, Mobility City holdings. "Mobility City is all about helping people live their best lives, and we are so proud to be able to do that in five...

Mobility, Mobility City, scooter, Wheelchair

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Golden secures VA's scooter business

April 22, 2020Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OLD FORGE, Pa. - Golden Technologies has been notified by Veterans Affairs that the department plans to exercise its second year of a five-year contract to supply mobility products. Golden provides power scooters to the VA nationwide. “It is unprecedented for the VA to commit fully to a five-year contract, which is normally reviewed and approved year by year on an annual basis,” said Rich Golden, president and CEO. “We are humbled and honored to continue to provide top of the line...

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Golden Technologies, scooter

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Short takes: Pride Mobility, Cure Medical, Medtrade

August 23, 2017HME News Staff

Exeter, Pa.-based Pride Mobility Products responded to a local news report in Richmond, Va., about a woman whose scooter stopped working by hooking her up with a local provider, Trust Care Rehab and Mobility, and a new Go Go Elite Traveler. “The normal everyday person can't just go out and buy a $2,000 scooter to get around,” Brad Rothwell of Trust Care told “12 on Your Side.” “To provide that for her at no charge is fantastic. That's really why I do this—just...

Catheter, Cure Medical, Ford, Medtrade, Pride Mobility, scooter

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Accessibility groups wrangle over specifics of bill

June 1, 2016HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - The Independent Auto Lift Dealers of America has appealed to lawmakers to tweak a bill in the House of Representatives, as well as a companion bill being considered in the Senate, that seeks to improve the provision of automobiles and adaptive equipment by Veterans Affairs.In a May 19 letter to the chairman of the Senate's Committee of Veterans Affairs, the group said the bill, H.R. 3471: “needs a more robust conflict-of-interest provision related to the use of a third-party certification...

Legislation, scooter, standards, vehicle modifications, Wheelchair

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Amigo Mobility expands offerings to include mounting products

October 13, 2015HME News Staff

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. - Amigo Mobility International now offers mounting products through a distributorship with Seattle-based RAM Mounts. Distributing these products, including cell phone and tablet holders, increases the level of customization and comfort that Amigo Mobility can offer its customers, the company stated in a press release. “RAM Mount products are a natural complement to the Amigo product line,” stated COO Joe Mooney in a press release. “Many of our healthcare customers...

Mobility, Mounting products, scooter

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Preferred Home Medical names contest winner

February 17, 2015HME News Staff

TYLER, Texas - Preferred Home Medical has given Daniel Hernandez, who has spina bifida, a Pride Mobility Sport Rider, a three-wheeled, motorcycle-inspired sport scooter, for liking and sharing the company's Facebook page. Hernandez was the winner among 1,187 likes, 1,008 photo likes and 1,050 Facebook shares. The scooter, valued at $3,800 to $5,000, has two speeds, a front headlight, a speedometer, a full suspension system, an adjustable high-back, seat and brake and hazard lights. Preferred Home...

Contest, Preferred Home Medical, scooter, social media

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