Our Story

Golden Technologies power lift chair facility

Golden Technologies is a family-owned and operated company born our of the spirit of true entrepreneurism. We are proud to be the world’s leading manufacturer of power lift recliners, power wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. Our headquarters in Old Forge, PA, is the largest facility in the world dedicated solely to the manufacture of lift chairs. We are proud to provide jobs for nearly 500 Americans, contributing strength to the economy. In exception to our exclusive Deluna Series, all Golden power lift recliners are made with domestic and imported parts and are FDA approved.

The history of Golden Technologies is a story that defines the American dream. Founded in 1985 by Robert Golden, Sr., and Fred Kiwak, Golden Technologies was founded on the pledge to “build it right the first time,” a motto that still holds true today. In fact, that promise is proudly displayed on a banner hanging above our manufacturing floor, reminding our team members every day of the commitment we have to our consumers and dealers. As a family-owned and operated company, we are committed to manufacturing the highest quality products in the durable medical equipment industry.

 

Golden and Kiwak began manufacturing lift chairs in a one-car garage in West Pittston, PA, a small town where families worked hard to survive as the Pennsylvania coal mining era was ending. The pair partnered with some of the finest craftsmen in the region and worked together to design and build lift chairs that would withstand years of use. As their reputation for quality spread, the business grew, and quickly became a family operation, employing several members of the Golden and Kiwak families. Robert Golden’s son, Richard, was one of the company’s first employees. He was named CEO in 1991, a position he continues to hold today. Robert Golden, Sr. has since retired from the day to day activities. Kiwak continues to be actively involved as our Vice President of Research and Development.