Amigo celebrates in November

Monday, November 4, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, Mich. – It’s been 45 years since Al Thieme invented the Amigo power operated vehicle or scooter in his Bridgeport, Mich., garage. “The reason for starting Amigo Mobility was to ‘find a better way’ for a family member to stay active,” said Theime, in an Amigo Friendly Wheels newsletter in November. The company has expanded to a 55,000-square-foot facility and has manufactured more than 222,000 Amigo scooters. On its anniversary, Amigo noted that nine current employees have been with the company more than 20 years.