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New MobilityWorks CEO emphasizes customers, technology

September 25, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

RICHFIELD, Ohio - For Bryan Everett, the new CEO of MobilityWorks, everything is personal. At his previous positions at Rite Aid and Target, his passion was the customer experience. At MobilityWorks, it's that, too, plus a mother who has MS and who will likely need a wheelchair and an accessible vehicle at some point. Here's what Everett had to say about what drew him to MobilityWorks after many years working in retail and health care for big companies, and what could be in store for MobilityWorks...

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NSM adds BraunAbility to customer education

January 6, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility now has BraunAbility kiosks in three branches as a tool for educating customers on wheelchair accessible vehicles.The partnership between the two companies, launched in October, also involves in-branch training for customer-facing NSM employees.“We view this as part of our mission to provide a 360-degree view to our clients of their mobility needs,” said Bill Mixon, CEO of NSM. “It's not just about the wheelchair. It's about the home,...

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NMEDA highlights safety with new listing

December 20, 2019Liz Beaulieu, Editor

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has published an online listing of vehicle conversions that it has reviewed for compliance with applicable Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.The listing, available at www.nmeda.com/SafetyReviewedVehicles, helps the association's dealer members and their customers feel confident about their wheelchair accessible vehicles, says Danny Langfield, CEO of NMEDA.“The idea is, let's give manufacturers the opportunity to prove they...

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NMEDA: Check list for wheelchair accessible vehicles

October 24, 2019HME News Staff

TAMPA, Fla. - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association has launched an online resource designed to help people with disabilities and their caregivers make informed choices when shopping for wheelchair accessible vehicles. The resource, found at www.nmeda.org/SafetyReviewedVehicles, is a listing of vehicle conversions that have been reviewed for compliance to applicable Motor Vehicle Federal Safety Standards by NMEDA's Compliance Review Program engineers. “NMEDA is delighted to be...

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VMI gets exclusive for Mobility Networks lifts

September 5, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Vantage Mobility International, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, is now the sole provider of Mobility Networks' products sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. As part of the exclusive distributor agreement, VMI will offer Mobility Networks' products for installation on many of the most popular vehicles for both consumer and commercial applications, including the Dodge Promaster and Ford Transit full-sized vans. “Installing Mobility Networks' products...

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VMI, Numotion partner to ensure right fit

July 2, 2019HME News Staff

PHOENIX and BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Vantage Mobility International and Numotion will collaborate to increase awareness of mobility solutions under a new partnership. “This partnership with Numotion is designed to offer information, raise consumer awareness and create a total solution for our mutual customers from a single, convenient location,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of VMI. “We believe that our customers will greatly benefit from this and ensure that their mobility solutions fit...

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VMI shuttles elite athletes for Warrior Games

June 28, 2019HME News Staff

TAMPA - Vantage Mobility International (VMI) is volunteering drivers and wheelchair accessible vehicles to serve the military community at the Department of Defense's Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla., June 21-30. For 10 days, 16 VMI employees will use seven of the company's minivans to transport dozens of active-duty service members and veteran athletes between their hotels and various competition venues around Tampa, as well as Amalie Arena for the opening and closing ceremonies. An additional two-dozen...

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VMI buys Revability

December 21, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

PHOENIX - Vantage Mobility International, a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Revability, a division of REV Group. Revability designs and manufacturers wheelchair accessible vehicles for commercial and personal use, giving VMI a more diversified product line. “This is an important move as our organization continues to take steps to satisfy the needs of our retail and commercial customers,” said Mark Shaughnessy, CEO of VMI. The...

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BraunAbility acquires regional dealer

November 15, 2018HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - BraunAbility has acquired Ability Center, a regional dealer of wheelchair accessible vehicles with 14 locations across California, Arizona, Nevada and Oregon. “Ability Center has been my life's work, and this partnership ensure we are well-positioned to grow and, most importantly, continue to provide an outstanding level of care and service to our customers,” said Darrell Heath, founder and chairman. BraunAbility is a global manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vehicles and...

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Flexpoint Ford invests in MobilityWorks

September 19, 2018HME News Staff

RICHFIELD, Ohio - Flexpoint Ford, a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the healthcare and financial services industries, has made a “significant equity investment” in MobilityWorks, a provider of wheelchair accessible vehicles, it was announced today. The new partnership will boost the provider's expansion strategy and vision of “Accessibility for All,” according to a press release. "We are thrilled to be teaming up with Flexpoint Ford,” said Bill Koeblitz,...

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