(Bridgeport, Mich.) – Amigo Mobility International has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The company was honored at an awards ceremony during the tenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event, May 6, 2014 in East Lansing, Mich.


Since Amigo Chairman & Founder Al Thieme invented the first mobility POV (power-operated vehicle)/scooter in 1968, Amigo has been a pioneer in the mobility industry. Amigo Mobility now serves a variety of markets by designing and manufacturing a complete line of power-operated vehicles/scooters and motorized shopping carts. In addition to personal use, Amigo’s innovative products can be found in grocery stores, zoos, libraries and other venues in more than 25 countries. All products are manufactured in Bridgeport, Mich. and shipped worldwide.


“We are grateful to be recognized as a ‘Michigan 50 Companies to Watch’,” said Beth Thieme, CEO of Amigo Mobility. “Our mission of Improving Lives Through Mobility® is accomplished with the talent and resources available to us in Michigan. As a family-owned business we are proud to be located in Michigan and appreciate all the great resources available to us that support our growth.


Companies making it to the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Amigo Mobility are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.


Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

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