Paul Davis's Letter to the Omeo Community

Hello Omeo Community,

My name is Paul Davis, and I am the Division Manager for Access and Mobility for AGM Container Controls. You may have heard the news about AGM recently partnering with Omeo NZ to bring the Omeo to the United States and Canada. I wanted to take a moment on behalf of AGM to share what that means for Omeo in the United States and why an Aerospace and Defense Contractor has gotten involved with the Omeo product.

As a company, AGM has been in business for over 50 years, providing moisture and pressure control solutions to the defense industry. In the late 1990s, AGM started the Ascension Wheelchair Lifts to provide accessibility solutions for commercial spaces (arenas, convention centers, theaters, schools, etc.). This opened our eyes to the many obstacles people face in getting equal access to physical spaces.

In the past couple of years, we’ve challenged ourselves to take a more decisive leadership role in promoting accessibility in our own community. We’ve created and funded an adaptive hand cycling team with our partners at Southern Arizona Adaptive Sports and El Tour de Tucson. We’ve also provided funding and prize money for the University of Arizona’s College of Architecture to promote teaching the importance of universal design in the built environment. Our goal is to empower the next generation of architects who will be (re)imagining and creating a more accessible world for all of us in the future.

When we discovered the Omeo (through a chance meeting with Spring Adamo and Mike “Omeo Mike” Neher), we felt that supporting the Omeo was a natural next step for our company. People were made to move, and the ability to move freely directly impacts one’s ability to live life on their own terms. The Omeo can help people reclaim their freedom and independence.

Our goal is to make the Omeo experience available to everyone. There is a lot of work to be done before that is possible. We need to improve availability, reliability, and service. We need to provide financing options to help people buy the Omeo, and we need to become more efficient in building Omeos to bring the price down.

These opportunities will bring unique challenges. We’ll undoubtedly make mistakes along the way, but we’re committed to doing everything we can to help support the Omeo community and improve accessibility for everyone. If you have suggestions for improvement, ideas, or stories to share, please get in touch. We would love to hear from you and learn from you as well.

Working with you, we hope to help support and build a vibrant, growing Omeo community that can share with others the remarkable power and freedom the Omeo can provide.

There is an old Proverb that says:
If you want to go fast, go alone; If you want to go far, go together. 

We want to invite you to join us. Let’s go further…together.

Let’s GOmeo!


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