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AMBUCS sent Arnold Kamler, Chairman and CEO of Kent International, a video of one of their cycle giveaway events. What AMBUCS didn’t previously know was that Kamler and Kent International had already been looking at ways to improve on the handicapped tricycles currently on the market. He was instantly on board with the AMBUCS vision. Kamler has helped AMBUCS improve the cycles, creating a cycle with much less weight and a lower cost structure through improved designs and changes in materials. While a final cost has not been settled yet, as they are still working through prototype phases, Kamler feels confident they will be a more economical choice for AMBUCS. The partnership will also provide improved convenience for AMBUCS, as they will not have to wait for shipments to come from overseas, nor will repair and replacement issues be coupled with long-term waits. Currently, AMBUCS has multiple cycles, with the need to replace a cycle often as the child grows. However, BCA will produce two sizes, each with a range of settings which will allow the cycle to go through more life phases with each child. On top of this, Kamler and AMBUCS are excited about the improvements to weight. “Their number one item was about 65 pounds,” said Kamler. “We’ve taken twenty pounds off of it.” Both companies are committed to making their joint project work and are eager to see the Summerton plant up and running this year. With a lowered cost, more children can be gifted with these cycles, and the lowered weight will allow for better mobility for the children and an increased ease of handling for parents. “The joy these tricycles give to these kids, the mobility…there are stories that will make your heart swell,” said Kamler, who intends to fully devote his time to AMBUCS after his eventual retirement from Kent International.