The Scooter Store Wins Second Consecutive "Best Practices" Award From Runzheimer International

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The SCOOTER Store has won an Employee Mobility Best Practices Award from Runzheimer International for the second consecutive year, as the company was cited for an outstanding program of managing business vehicles. Their outstanding practices have helped make the nation's largest supplier of power wheelchairs and scooters one of the top-rated employers in the country.

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Congratulations to The SCOOTER Store for their proven track record. A common theme among all participants is measurement. The SCOOTER Store clearly understands that the process of external benchmarking is an essential element of becoming a top performing organization

The SCOOTER Store has won an Employee Mobility Best Practices Award from Runzheimer International for the second consecutive year, as the company was cited for an outstanding program of managing business vehicles. Their outstanding practices have helped make the nation's largest supplier of power wheelchairs and scooters one of the top-rated employers in the country.

The announcement was made at Runzheimer's annual Benchmarking Forum on Mobile Workforce Management held in Chicago, Illinois on October 9th.

Runzheimer evaluated approximately 90 organizations as potential candidates for awards for their deployment and management of domestic relocation, international assignments, business vehicles, business travel, virtual office, and corporate aircraft programs. The SCOOTER Store was one of five companies to receive Best Practice Awards.

"We are proud that for the second straight year Runzheimer International has recognized The SCOOTER Store," said Rodger Mack, executive vice president of The SCOOTER Store. "From working with Runzheimer International and attending their forums, we have learned a great deal about how to implement quality programs that are good for our business, and good for our employees."

The awards recognize organizations for performance in managing and administering a specific area of employee mobility. The SCOOTER Store was cited for exhibiting effective approaches in vehicle management. In order to be acknowledged, companies must participate in Runzheimer's Total Employee Benchmarking Process and must have a proven track record for program results that include enhanced talent management capabilities, improving cost management and productivity, increasing organizational agility, and strengthening employee and customer relationships. Integration of programs, processes and approaches involving different areas of employee mobility, such as business vehicles and travel, or domestic relocation and international assignments, is another qualifying characteristic of Best Practices Award recipients.

"Congratulations to The SCOOTER Store for their proven track record. A common theme among all participants is measurement. The SCOOTER Store clearly understands that the process of external benchmarking is an essential element of becoming a top performing organization," said Greg Harper, President of Runzheimer International. "The company recognizes that their efforts in total workforce mobility management will help their organization win the race for talent, and improve profitability and agility."

About The SCOOTER Store:
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to nearly 300,000 people with limited mobility. The SCOOTER Store offers a full line of power mobility products, including power wheelchairs and scooters, lifts, ramps and accessories in 47 states. The SCOOTER Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For additional information, visit The SCOOTER Store website at http://www.thescooterstore.com.

For more information, contact:
Mark B. Leita
Director of Public Affairs - The SCOOTER Store
830-627-4717

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