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From Humble Beginnings to Unlimited Possibilities: MobilityWorks is a Giant in the Mobility Industry with a Small Town Feel

Posted in: News & Press

Akron, OH – In thirteen years, MobilityWorks has gone from a one location mobility equipment dealer with twelve employees to a multi-million dollar powerhouse.  Now, with thirteen locations in seven states, over 200 employees, the manufacturing of their own mobility solutions and the exciting new Mobility Conquest motorcycle...


Los Angeles Abilties Expo

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I was trying to think how many Abilities Expos I have attended over the past five years, and I think the tally is over 15.  This past weekend, I attended the Abilities Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 4th year in a row.  Over the years, this event has been held in Anaheim and Long Beach and received great att...


Why is NMEDA Important to You?

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In my previous post I talked about NMEDA (National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association) and all the benefits it brings to so many people who touch the mobility industry; manufacturers, mobility equipment dealers, occupational therapists, driver evaluators and most importantly you, the end users of mobility transportation sol...


Giving Back

Posted in: News & Press

From time to time, I will take a break from writing about mobility related topics and write about a personal experience.  While working for VMI for the past five years, I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing, inspirational and wonderful people.  I am embarrased to say that the "disabled" world, for all intents and pur...


Cash For Clunkers & Wheelchair Vans

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I can't begin to count the number of calls I've received over the past couple of weeks from people inquiring about the cash for clunkers government program and wheelchair accessible vans.    The official program title is Car Allowance Rebate System and all the latest information, rules, guidelines, etc. are all available o...


Camp Erin

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The only word that comes to mind right now is "Wow"!  I just came back from spending a weekend volunteering at Camp Erin, which is a bereavement camp for kids.  It was the most powerful, emotional and fulfilling weekend I have ever had in my 37 years on this earth. Last October, I was reading the paper and read an article a...


Used Wheelchair Vans – Shopping Tips

I get asked this question a lot, "What should I be looking for in a used wheelchair van"? First and foremost, do your due diligence, especially when finding that "smoking deal".  As the adage goes, if it looks to good to be true, it probably is.  With that said, there are many great used wheelchair vans out o n the market t...


VMI Launches the New Summit Ramp on the Chrysler/Dodge Minivans

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VMI has announced it has begun sales of their Summit fold-out ramp on the 2008-2009 Chrysler/Dodge minivans.  VMI has passed all state and federal requirements for safety and emissions and has been producing the new Summit conversion since April, 2009.  VMI has been modifying the Chrysler/Dodge line of minivans since 1987 and ...