February 21, 2013
MobilityWorks Commercial Recognized by Ford Motor Company for 11th Straight Year
MobilityWorks was once again named Ford Motor Company's largest mobility builder for the 11th straight year. Our Commercial Division custom builds accessible vans for large and small businesses, serving clients that transport wheelchair and able-bodied passengers nationwide. Shown above is a Ford E-Series van with a raised roof, equipped with a wheelchair lift for Holiday Inn Express.
January 8, 2013
MobilityWorks Announces the Acquisition of Nor-Cal Mobility – Will Add 4 New Locations in California
MobilityWorks has acquired the assets of Nor-Cal Mobility, a leading mobility dealer in the San Francisco, Sacramento, Fresno and Chico California markets.
Started in 1982 by owner Ken Karasinski, Nor-Cal grew quickly from one location in Chico, CA to four locations while also creating Nor-Cal Vans, Inc., a sister company dedicated to the conversion of Ford E-Series vans for commercial use. Nor-Cal Vans is not part of the acquisition and will continue to be operated by Mr. Karasinski.
With the new store location, MobilityWorks will have 24 total consumer van retail and rental locations in 12 states, in addition to the Commercial Division providing custom fleet vehicles nationwide.
December 7, 2012
MobilityWorks Recognized in Inc Magazine's Inaugural Hire Power Awards for Ohio Job Creation
Inc Magazine introduced it's first inaugural 2012 "Hire Power Awards" at the latest Inc 500|5000 award ceremony, honoring those companies in each state that excelled at creating new jobs. MobilityWorks (aka WMK) was selected for the state of Ohio, having created 83 new jobs in Ohio between 2008 and 2011. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.'s December/January issue, as well as the Inc web site, http://www.inc.com.
MobilityWorks reached Inc's "honor roll" status last year, a special designation given only to those currently in the Inc. 500|5000 and having also appeared 5 times or more in previous years.
September 8, 2012
MobilityWorks Awarded Pool Status with Chrysler Group LLC
Our MobilityWorks Commercial Division is now an official Chrysler Bailment Pool Manufacturer for the conversion of Dodge and Chrysler minivans. Bailment pool status allows for the storage of new Dodge and Chrysler vehicle chassis to be located at our manufacturing facility, rather than being ordered and shipped when needed. Bailment pools reduce costs and provide faster turnaround for manufacturers of commercial vans and trucks. Our Commercial Division builds rear entry accessible conversion vans with Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.
Aug 23, 2012
MobilityWorks on Inc. 500|5000 for 7th Year
MobilityWorks (aka MWK Inc.), a leading provider of consumer handicap vans in the United States and the largest conversion manufacturer of commercial fleet vans for transporting physically disabled riders, was named to the prestigious Inc. 500|5000 list of companies to be published by Inc. magazine in their September issue. This is the 7th year the company has been named to the list.
The annual designation is coveted by the business community for its recognition of America's fastest-growing private companies. Inc.500|5000 companies are chosen based on their percentage of revenue growth rate for the past three years (2008 through 2011).
The Inc 500| 5000 Conference and Award Ceremony will be held in Phoenix, AZ October 3-5, 2012 at the Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa.
July 19, 2012
The Davert Family Gets Their New Adaptive Vehicle
As seen on WNEM TV in Saginaw
MobilityWorks in Saginaw hosted the Davert family and members of the media as they picked up their National Mobility Mobility Awareness Month van. They were one of three contest winners that received brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles in a nation-wide contest. You can watch the interview on the MobilityWorks video page. Congratulations Ken, Melissa, Austin and Michaela!
July 10, 2012
Barrett-Jackson Auction to Benefit the DAV a Huge Success
Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson
MobilityWorks teamed up with Trans American Muscle (TAM) and Barrett-Jackson Auctions to provide a highly-modified 2012 Chevrolet Camaro to benefit the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and The MobilityWorks Foundation. Made to look like a Trans Am (i.e. Smokey and the Bandit), the TAM 580hp Freedom Edition "Bandit!" brought in $150,000, including a $62,000 bid with the car being donated back for auction only seconds later. Scores of veterans from the different military branches were brought up on stage in support of the cause, all to standing ovations from the Orange County CA crowd. It was later learned that the generous bidder is a MobilityWorks client. The entire event was shown live on television on Sunday, June 24th on the SPEED channel.
June 11, 2012
Pittsburgh Branch Tops 500 Mark in OT Training
The MobilityWorks Pittsburgh branch recently hosted a group of occupational therapy students from nearby Chatham University, with 38 students in attendance. This put the Wall PA branch over the 500 mark in the number of future OT/PTs that have been trained at that store location in the past four years that it has been hosting the events.
Feb 22, 2012
MobilityWorks Expands to Twenty Locations in Twelve States
Less than a month after acquiring the assets of Monmouth Vans Access & Mobility in New Jersey, MobilityWorks announced that has merged with Handicapped Driver Services of Marietta, GA (aka HDS Vans & Mobility). HDS has five showrooms located in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee with approximately 40 employees.
Click here for the complete HDS-MobilityWorks Press Release
Feb 7, 2012
MobilityWorks has acquired the assets of Monmouth Vans Access & Mobility in Farmingdale, NJ.
MobilityWorks announced today that it has acquired the assets of Monmouth Vans Access & Mobility located in Farmingdale, NJ. Monmouth Vans will become part of the MobilityWorks family of accessible van showroom and service centers. "I'm really looking forward to working with the new team. They have an outstanding reputation in the industry" said Ray Morton, who has been named as the location's General Manager.
Click here for the complete Monmouth Press Release
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