Cherokee Nation Businesses Purchases Muskogee Firm

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:31 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- Cherokee Nation Businesses has announced it has purchased a Muskogee based supplier of health care equipment and supplies.

The news release says Mobility Plus employs 70 people in five counties, with offices in Muskogee, Tahlequah, Claremore, Tulsa and McAlester.

Mobility Plus specializes in the sales and rental of a wide variety of rehabilitation technology devices and respiratory products, as well as durable medical equipment and supplies.

"For decades the Cherokee Nation has provided quality health care to its citizens," said David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Businesses. "The purchase of Mobility Plus allows us to use that knowledge and expertise to enter the commercial side of the health care industry."

CNB manages companies in the fields of aerospace, environmental, security and safety, hospitality, information technology, construction and manufacturing.

CNB and its subsidiary companies employ more than 5,000 people in northeast Oklahoma.

"The Cherokee Nation is helping to build an entire economy in northeast Oklahoma," said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. "Through our existing businesses, we've developed extremely valuable capacity in areas such as IT, health care, security and construction. Now we're using the skill sets and knowledge that we possess to enter those industries and create jobs."

Mobility Plus was founded in 2000 by Rusty Jones and Mitch Perkins.

The release says Scott Knowles of Cherokee Nation Businesses will assume day-to-day leadership at Mobility Plus, effective immediately.