December 18, 2013

Building Addition Update

Despite the cold winter weather rolling in, considerable progress has been made on the building expansion since the last update. 

The project is still on track to be completed by February 2014.

December 12, 2013

How Did You Live in 2013?

In our January 2013 issue of Friendly Wheels, we included a list of resources to help you live better in the new year. 

As the year comes to a close, we want to know -- how did you do in our 2013 challenge?

To see our 2013 challenge list, click here -- the resources may help you live better in 2014 also!


December 5, 2013

Throwback Thursday

It is Throwback Thursday! Check out this Friendly Wheels cover from 1997.

A new issue of Friendly Wheels will be sent out tomorrow. To sign up and receive the free enewsletter, click here.

November 21, 2013

Update: Amigo Mobility Headquarters Expansion



The expansion project bringing Parts for Carts to the Amigo Mobility headquarters continues to progress as scheduled. 

The vital (and less exciting) stage of forming the foundation has been completed, and we are excited for the structure to begin going up!

Continue to stay tuned for updates throughout the process.

November 18, 2013

Team Amigo Gives Back

Amigo Mobility recently concluded annual fundraising for the United Way of Saginaw County. Team Amigo increased their fundraising efforts for the third straight year– this year by 21%!

The money was raised throughout the month of October through jean days, a Halloween luncheon, popcorn days, prize raffles and more!

United Way of Saginaw County provides funding for 32 area programs including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Hidden Harvest, READ Association and more. 

Thank you to Team Amigo and the Saginaw Community for supporting this great organization!

November 15, 2013

Amigo Mobility Partnering with Toys for Tots

The Amigo Mobility Center in Bridgeport, Mich. is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots this year!

Please consider dropping off a new, unwrapped toy or book for a child who is less fortunate to:

Amigo Mobility Center
6693 Dixie Highway
Bridgeport, MI 48722

The pick-up date for the toys is Friday, December 6th.

Not in the area? Click here to donate or find a drop-off location near you!

November 12, 2013

45 Years of Improving Lives Through Mobility®

Team Amigo shared a few laughs and some cake as we reminisced on the past 45 years. We would like to thank everyone throughout the years that made this day possible!

Congratulations to Al Thieme on 45 years (and counting!) of Improving Lives Through Mobility®.

The Accessible Icon - An Accurate Depiction


The International Symbol of Access has been a staple around the world since 1969. The classic blue logo can be found on anything from bathroom doors to parking lots and has been widely accepted as the symbol for people with disabilities. However, a recently formed group is advocating for an update to this classic logo.

The Accessible Icon Project has developed an updated version, depicting an individual who is more active while using their wheelchair. The group feels that the proposed logo portrays a wheelchair user who is in motion and more engaged in their environment.

We think the updated version looks great – a much more accurate portrayal of many people with disabilities we’ve met! To support the Accessible Icon Project, click here to visit their website. 



November 11, 2013

Family-owned Business Celebrating 45th Anniversary

Amigo Mobility is celebrating their 45th anniversary tomorrow! We would like to congratulate Founder & Chairman, Al Thieme, on 45 years (and counting) of Improving Lives Through Mobility®.

To learn more about Amigo’s 45th anniversary, click here.  

November 8, 2013

Building Addition to Amigo Mobility Headquarters

Amigo Mobility is excited to announce recent groundbreaking on an 8,000+ square foot addition to the 55,000 square foot headquarters.


The added space will allow Parts for Carts, a sister company of Amigo, to move from their current site in Frankenmuth, Mich., to the Amigo headquarters, and improve ease of business between the two companies.

The estimated completion date on the project is February 2014. Stay tuned for updates throughout the process!