The Good Stuff, Vol. 78

The Good Stuff, Vol. 78

Welcome to “The Good Stuff”, where we highlight positive news and ways that NAED employees and member companies go above and beyond to give back to their communities! If you have some “Good Stuff” that you would like to share with tED, find out how below.

Today we’re looking Atlas Tube, a division of Zekelman Industries.

Atlas Tube is proud to continue a 10+ year tradition of supporting Mobility Worldwide with a donation of steel tubing, enabling the production of Mobility Carts that provide the gift of movement to those in need. Each quarterly donation allows the Columbia, Missouri branch of Mobility Worldwide to build 400 Mobility Carts, totaling 1,600 per year, and more than 16,000 carts during the past decade.

“When Zekelman Industries acquired the assets of EXLTUBE based in North Kansas City, Missouri in November 2022, we were well aware of their long history of making charitable donations to the Missouri branch of Mobility Worldwide,” said Jeff Cole, president of Atlas Tube. “Mobility Carts are a critical, life-changing tool for those who need it most, and it is truly an honor to continue our support for this great organization.”

Since 1994, Mobility Worldwide has been building sturdy, hand-cranked Mobility Carts to give away to disabled individuals around the world. The Mobility Cart is designed to go where conventional wheelchairs can’t. They’re functional for both indoor and outdoor environments, especially in rural areas where roads are non-existent or in disrepair.

Mobility Worldwide is approaching 100,000 units donated in its history through its 21 worldwide locations and surpassed 30,000 carts built at its Columbia, Missouri facility earlier this year, more than half of which were made possible by the Atlas Tube donations.

“Our work would not be possible without structural steel tubes and the support of Atlas Tube in Kansas City, which has allowed us to make more than 16,000 mobility carts in their 10 years of making donations,” Gary Moreau, executive director of Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia.  “Atlas Tube likely will never meet the recipient of these donations, but that person will certainly feel God’s love and the love of everyone involved in helping to bring them mobility.”

The 14-gauge tubing from Atlas Tube is cut and welded to make the main support frame and front fork of the Mobility Carts. Additionally, the steel tubes are used to make brake handles and pull tongues, ensuring that the entire bundle is put to good use.


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