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On the Move…

MobilityWorks Showroom in Albany New York Moving, New Location Announced for Pasadena California

MobilityWorks Albany NYThe MobilityWorks Albany NY service and showroom location (currently in Scotia NY) is ahead of schedule to move into its new location at 1615 Central Ave, Albany NY 12205. Originally scheduled for early June, it looks like they’ll be up and running as of this Monday, May 23rd! The new location will allow for an expansion of our service bays and van showroom area, in addition to being closer to more of our customers in the Capital Region.

NY residents will be receiving a postcard with the announcement and a coupon for discounts on new wheelchair vans and preventative maintenance. Clients can call General Manager Dean Pells or Mobility Consultant Bill LaChapelle at 518-346-9059 for details. Congratulations to Dean and the entire MobilityWorks team on this exciting move and expansion. Visit our Albany store page

Pasadena Here We Come!

MobilityWorks has begun preparation for our expansion in the Southern California market with a new Pasadena location scheduled to open in June. The new location will allow for us to better serve those customers living in the greater Los Angeles northeast area, complementing our Van Nuys CA store to the west.

Leading the Pasadena expansion with be Bill Brixon, a long-time MobilityWorks Certified Mobility Consultant working out of Van Nuys. The new showroom will be right off of the I-210 Foothill Freeway at 325 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena CA 91107. The local MobilityWorks phone number will be 626-584-8181. Congratulations to Bill on his new expanded role as General Manager in Pasadena!

MobilityWorks Launches New Search Page

MobilityWorks Launches New Search Page for Finding Wheelchair Vans for Sale by Year, Make and Price Range.

MobilityWorks has released its new Inventory Search tool that allows its web site visitors to find new and used wheelchair vans by Year, Make, Conversion Type and Price Range.

Examples of the custom search would be: 2010 Dodge Wheelchair Vans — or All 2009 Handicap Vans for Sale listed on the site. There are typically 150 to 180 vans listed at any given time according to Guy Hanford, MobilityWorks Director of Marketing. “We usually have more than 200 vans for sale at any given time. With vans being sold and arriving daily, there’s a lot of turn-around that never get on the Internet.” According to the company, it’s best to start a dialogue with one of their Certified Mobility Consultants as soon as possible — even if you’re not ready to buy.

Website visitors can search for vans by a specific price range. An example of this would be: Handicapped Vans $30,000 to $34.999. Six to nine interior and exterior photos are typically shown for each van and can be enlarged in the viewer by selecting the smaller thumbnail image.

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A Reminder of the Sacrifices Made for the Freedoms We Enjoy

Please Remember Our Military Heroes on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is to honor and remember those who were killed while serving our country
Memorial Day is to honor and remember those who were killed while serving our country.

Memorial Day was set aside to remember those who died fighting for our country. It was first observed on May 30th in 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. But to me, Memorial Day is another day, another opportunity to remember not only heroes lost, but also to thank all those who served.

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From Humble Beginnings to Unlimited Possibilities

A Giant in the Mobility Industry Still Has A Small Town Feel

Monique McGivney, Guest Writer

Bill Koeblitz CEO MobilityWorks
“What we do is so wonderful. It’s such a privilege to be able to offer this service to our customers.” Bill Koeblitz, MobilityWorks President/CEO

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, and the manufacturing of their own mobility solutions, MobilityWorks is a force to be reckoned with in the mobility industry.

When walking into the corporate headquarters of MobilityWorks in Akron, OH, you are not hit with a “corporate” feel. Their modest storefront and humble decor symbolizes their corporate culture which Bill Koeblitz, MobilityWorks CEO, describes as “High intensity, open, honest…brutally honest, communicative, fun, competitive and exciting.” Each of their thirteen locations (and growing) takes on the small town feel in which they reside, which makes MobilityWorks that much more notable; they stay true to their roots and their core values. Doug Eaton, VMI’s President and CEO has seen MobilityWorks’ incredible transformation and growth over the past decade. “VMI hand picks only the best mobility equipment dealers to represent our brand and our products and MobilityWorks has been a tremendous asset to VMI and to our customers. From the top down in their organization, MobilityWorks exemplifies everything that VMI stands for; treating our customers fairly and with respect.”

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Ralph Braun, CEO of BraunAbility, Shares His Story

Raised in a small town in Indiana with muscular dystrophy, Mr. Braun refused to let a physical disability hold him back. As a young man who needed to get to work, he was determined to find a way to get there — on his own terms. Rise Above by Ralph Braun CEO of BraunAbility

Today, Ralph Braun is the CEO of BraunAbility, the largest manufacturer of wheelchair accessible vans in the world and an icon in the mobility industry. His tireless efforts have brought independence to millions of other people faced with the same need for personal-use accessible transportation. And now, you can add ‘author’ to his long list of achievements.

Rise Above tells the story of how self-reliance, common sense, and a refusal to accept the status quo transformed his need for mobility into a successful, multi-million dollar company. In this inspiring book that exemplifies the American spirit, Ralph takes you back to his younger days and the challenges he faced. With his ‘no limits’ attitude and passion, it is an uplifting example of entrepreneurial encouragement for others to follow.

Congratulations Mr. Braun!

Ralp Braun started BraunAbility by welding pieces of metal together in his parents garage.

Ralph Braun started BraunAbility by welding pieces of metal together in his parents garage.