Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

VMI 2011 Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Conversion Van: Continues Tradition of Quality, Reliability and Safety

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

VMI 2011 Honda Odyssey Wheelchair Conversion Van: Continues Tradition of Quality, Reliability and Safety

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Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a leader in the manufacture and distribution of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, has announced that the redesigned 2011 Honda Odyssey with the innovative VMI Northstar and Summit conversions are now available for sale through authorized mobility equipment dealers. The pre-production 2011 Odyssey was unveiled to VMI dealers during the 2011 National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association conference. The event was held from Wednesday, Feb. 2, through Friday, Feb. 4, in Daytona Beach, Fla.

"We're honored to be a part of the Honda family," said Doug Eaton, president of VMI. "Over the past five years, we've invested a great deal of time and engineering expertise to ensure our Northstar and Summit conversions are true to Honda's quality, reliability and safety standards. This commitment demonstrates our ability to deliver a conversion van that meets the expectations of Honda customers worldwide."

"We designed our wheelchair conversion of the 2011 Honda Odyssey minivan based on tools and systems acquired from our Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma initiatives," added Ted A. Larson, VMI's vice president of engineering. …

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