Golden Technologies – A Brief History
If you are in the market for home medical equipment then you have no doubt heard the name Golden before. Golden Technologies has been a big name in the home mobility industry for over 20 years. Robert Golden began manufacturing lift chairs from scratch in 1985, in his home in Pittston, PA. Lift chairs are recliners that have a rising base that makes it easier for people who are mobility challenged to stand or to sit. At a time when all the other vendors were just buying recliners and adding a lifting mechanism, Golden was designing and creating custom made recliners that were not only comfortable, but designed with mobility in mind.
With his partner Fred Kiwak, Robert Golden pioneered the Lift Chair industry and quickly became known for providing quality products that were engineered to last. The company continued to grow and evolved into a company well known for its excellent treatment of its employees. In 1991 Richard Golden took over the company from his father and continued the grand tradition of Golden ingenuity.
In 1992 Golden Technologies began to manufacture adjustable beds. Adjustable beds had become popular in 1960, but it wasn’t until Golden Technologies took over, that quality adjustable beds met affordable prices.
As time wore on Richard Golden looked for other ways to expand his business and to better help mankind and so in 1996 he unveiled the new Golden Mobility Scooter Line. They currently manufacture 3-wheel and 4-wheel mobility scooters travel scooters, heavy duty scooters, and mid-sized scooters. One of their most durable and rugged lines of mobility scooters is the Avenger series which has a range of up to 20 miles.
Golden Technologies also manufactures 3 power chair lines that all offer superior quality and design. A power chair, or power wheelchair, is different from a mobility scooter in that they are designed to be a replacement for a traditional wheelchair. Golden has several innovative designs, including the Alante which has a swiveling seat so that it can be used as a front-wheel drive or a rear-wheel drive power chair. In 2005 they also launched a center-wheel drive power chair, the Golden Compass, which has increased stability and an incredible turn radios of only 19 inches.
As they constantly look for new ways to improve upon their products and to offer more to the consumer, Golden Technologies has created many fine lines of lift chairs. They have Golden Lift Chairs that will meet any budget and are some of the highest quality lift chairs on the market today. With models that can support up to 700 pounds, there is a chair available to fit every medical need that the consumer may require.
Golden Technologies is based out of Old Forge, PA where they employ 160 hard working Americans that pride themselves on quality customer care and innovative development. The high level of dedication from their employees and by Robert and Richard Golden, the latter who still heads the company, has led to a company that focuses on the safety and wellbeing of the consumer first, ahead of anything else.