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February 2006
PN;Feb2006, Vol. 60 Issue 2, p27
Trade Publication
The article presents information about Bill Lasher, designer of chairs and wheels for disabled persons. He is an alumni of the University of Alaska. Owing to an injury that he sustained while he was skiing down a road in Anchorage, Alaska, he decided to make products for people with disabilities. After that tragedy he has tried to include his active lifestyle and personality through his disability. As the business expanded, he hired an experienced welder and also took the assistance of various U.S. companies for his business.


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