SOUTH BEND, Ind., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Secretary of State and current Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured AM General's Commercial Assembly Plant where she learned of the Company's expanding contract manufacturing initiatives and also witnessed firsthand a demonstration of the universally accessible MV-1 vehicle, purpose built from the ground up for people with disabilities.
AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove, AM General, Commercial President, Howard Glaser, Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly and Mrs. Clinton paused during their tour of the facility to witness Mobility Ventures employee, and former Ms. Wheelchair America, Erika Bogan demonstrate the innovative vehicle that redefines accessible transportation for people with disabilities.
Bogan, a single mother of three girls, was severely injured in 2002 and has since become a vocal leader and passionate advocate for the disabled.
Upon seeing the demonstration, Mrs. Clinton spoke briefly with Bogan and then commented later to a gathered crowd, "I want to thank you for coming up with the MV-1. What a remarkable invention, providing dignity, mobility to people with disabilities. I am thrilled that I got to see that."
The MV-1 is the only purpose built wheelchair accessible vehicle. The MV-1 redefines accessible transportation with a built-in side-entry power ramp, ample head room, and seating for up to five which includes the ability to safely accommodate two wheelchair users at a time—one of whom rides in the front and the other in the spacious passenger area —making it the perfect solution for consumers, commercial use, and government fleets. And at Mobility Ventures, safety comes first. The MV-1 safety record is unmatched by any wheelchair accessible vehicle, based on federal NHTSA safety recall data for aftermarket conversion vans. Additionally, the MV-1 meets all Buy America requirements.
Information about the MV-1 family of accessible vehicles can easily be found on our new website at www.mv-1.us. The site includes useful information on building/customizing your own MV-1, vehicle specifications, a downloadable brochure, vehicle photos and the nationwide dealer network locations. Also, please click the hyperlinks below for informative MV-1 customer testimonials.
About Mobility Ventures LLC
Mobility Ventures is an industry innovator in purpose-built paratransit vehicles for public and private transportation providing design, engineering, marketing, sales, and customer service support. Mobility Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary, of AM General LLC. Please see more information about Mobility Ventures at www.mv-1.us
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. Through its military business, the company is widely recognized as the world leader in design, engineer, manufacture and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries. Its growing Commercial business includes its wholly owned subsidiary, Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Indiana. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com.
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