Important Message from Golden Regarding COVID-19



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March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Update

As we are all aware, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a threat to all and it is impacting our world more and more as the days unfold. At Golden, we are taking all precautionary measures to safeguard our employees, products, and factories and making any necessary adjustments to our work environment or operations. 

Our primary objective is to provide you with the products your customers need when they need them most. At this time, all of our vendors have assured us that we will not experience a disruption in their supply chains that would impact our manufacturing operations. Our warehouses are well-stocked and we are in a great position to continue to meet all of your lift chair, scooter, and power wheelchair needs. We are in constant communication with all of our suppliers and feel confident about the situation. Should any issues arise, we will notify you immediately.

We are also taking the following actions at our home office and other facilities to further protect our employees and maintain a healthy environment:

  • All business travel for employees has been suspended until further notice.
  • We prefer that our Sales Representatives keep visits at a minimum during this time and conduct faceto-face meetings with you only if necessary and reachable via car.
  • Tech Service Dealer training has been canceled for March and April.
  • We ramped up professional cleaning services and are enforcing the daily use of disinfectants.
  • We have purchased hospital-grade air purifiers to eliminate viruses and reduce allergens.
  • All large group meetings will be conducted via teleconferencing or webinars.
  • We are practicing social distancing by minimizing face-to-face meetings and interdepartmental visits.
  • Visitors are not invited to the home office during this time.
  • If employees are sick, they are to stay home and work remotely, if possible.

We are following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and are closely monitoring this fluid situation. We will communicate any further updates or new developments. 

We intend to lead our organization on a path of being productive while remaining safe and healthy.

I am truly grateful for all of your hard work and your dedication to Golden. We are praying and wishing all of you the very best during this challenging time.

Thank you for being a loyal customer. 

 

Sincerely yours, 

Richard Golden, CEO


Golden Expands Operations to Include Upgraded Distribution Center



Old Forge, PA – February 14, 2020 – Pennsylvania-based manufacturer, Golden Technologies, proudly announces the expansion of their distribution capabilities with the opening of a new facility in Laflin, PA. This new distribution center expands over 170,000 square feet and is equipped with state-of-the-art warehousing equipment and systems for faster order fulfillment.

This new location dedicates over 110,000 square feet to finished goods and the remainder to raw materials used in the manufacturing process. The finished goods are stored in a six-level high racking system that has the capability to hold over 20,000 boxed chairs. This racking technology is organized with scanned locations for each item and utilizes a wire-guided forklift picking system.

“The need for the products we offer is immediate,” stated Rich Golden, CEO. “We are continuously looking for ways to provide a faster and more efficient experience for our retailers and customers. It is our goal to continue to improve as we work to grow our operations.”

With the opening of this new location, Golden was able to consolidate three outside warehouses for better use of resources.


Golden Donates Luxury Power Lift Recliners to The Arc of NEPA



Old Forge, PA – Golden Technologies is supporting its local community by donating several luxury power lift recliners to The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) for the enjoyment of consumers participating in their day programs. The Arc is dedicated to advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

“We are happy to bring comfort and joy to our friends at The Arc of NEPA by providing high-quality seating to improve their quality of life and add to their sense of independence,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “We recognize the importance of meeting the needs of aging adults and are so honored to contribute to The Arc’s warm and friendly atmosphere with our power lift recliners,” he added. Golden is the world’s leading manufacturer of luxurious power lift and recliner chairs and is based in nearby Old Forge, PA.

“The very generous donation of four, plush, power lift/recliner chairs from Golden Technologies provide a superior level of comfort for the individuals served by The Arc of NEPA. Our gratitude to Mr. Richard Golden and his team is overflowing,” said Maryclaire Kretsch, Executive Director of The Arc of NEPA.

Chris Carroll, Golden’s Director of Marketing, serves on the Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors. “The leadership and staff at The Arc work tirelessly and unselfishly to offer much-needed resources to people in the community,” she said. “Every small improvement matters in the lives of the individuals they help, so the team at Golden is especially gratified to see that our lift chairs will give them the comfort and independence they deserve for years to come.”

The Golden power lift recliners donated were proudly made by Americans in Old Forge, PA, with domestic and imported materials.

The Arc of NEPA is affiliated with The Arc of the United States and The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties.


Golden Serves Over 400 Employees Thanksgiving Lunch



Old Forge, PA – Golden Technologies hosted their annual Thanksgiving Feast for over 400 employees. Golden’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard Golden, and his wife, Christine Golden, are honored to provide a Thanksgiving meal to all Golden employees within four buildings during the company’s lunchtime. This is a tradition that began almost 20 years ago.

“This is our way of celebrating Thanksgiving with the entire company. We’re so grateful to all of our employees for their hard work and effort throughout the year,” said Rich Golden, CEO. What better way to show gratitude than to personally invite every employee to a Thanksgiving feast – and this is no small meal. Over 400 pounds of turkey, 200 pounds of potatoes, 200 pounds of stuffing, 110 pounds of vegetables, 40 pounds of coleslaw, 15 loaves of bread, seven gallons of gravy, and tons of pumpkin and apple pie were served to Golden employees on Friday, November 22, 2019.

“We truly appreciate the dedication from our employees on the Golden team. This is our way of serving up the holidays early to provide a great event that employees can share with their co-workers and giving thanks for our many opportunities and each other,” said Golden.


Golden Technologies Expands Globally at REHACARE Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany



Golden Technologies is excited to be a first-time exhibitor at the world’s leading international trade fair for rehabilitation, prevention, inclusion, and care. REHACARE 2019 will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany, from September 18 to 21, featuring the latest technologies and products in the Home Medical Equipment industry.

“We are undergoing a global expansion, with targets throughout Europe, and REHACARE provides the perfect opportunity for us to introduce our new innovative products in both the power lift recliner and mobility divisions to the international market,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “We have ushered in a new era in comfort seating across the home health care industry. The introduction of our Twilight cradle technology in a luxury power lift recliner in the U.S. was met with overwhelming enthusiasm and we are thrilled to announce that we are expanding our Twilight line at the show in Germany,” said Golden.

In their mobility division, Golden is creating a buzz about their new power wheelchair. “The BuzzAbout is very unique in the market. It offers a great combination of power and portability along with a new front and rear LED lighting system for safety,” said Golden. “Our scooter line is growing with the addition of two new luxurious products with rugged capabilities. Our new BuzzAround LX three- and four-wheel models feature full-size comfort with the convenience of true portability. We are also launching an all-new fold flat scooter at the show,” he added.

Golden’s involvement at REHACARE is led by their Vice President of International Business Development, Shachar Hillel. “We are looking for experienced, dedicated dealers who value their relationships with their customers and are committed to providing the best possible products and service,” said Hillel. “Likewise, Golden Technologies has the same commitment to its dealers,” he added.

Golden’s executive team is attending the trade fair in full support of the effort to grow the distribution of all product lines around the world to help more people maintain their independence and enjoy a new level of comfort with their innovative technology.

Over 50,000 visitors from more than 80 countries will be in attendance at REHACARE 2019 to see products from over 700 international exhibitors.


Golden Improves Consumer Experience with New Dealer Locator Features



Old Forge, PA –  Golden Technologies has launched a website update that makes searching for dealers nearby even easier, much faster, and highly targeted creating a more positive experience for consumers.

The enhanced dealer locator – or SHOP NOW – page on the Golden website features a new drop-down menu to target a search by lift chair, mobility, service, or all dealers. The targeted search options allow consumers to narrow the list of dealers who offer specific products or services near them to ensure that they are more efficiently directed to the information most important to them.

“Golden strives for continuous improvement in every way, so the website is a constant work in progress. The new dealer locator features allow us to drive significant traffic to our retailers while improving the consumer experience,” said C.J. Copley, Golden’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Being able to quickly focus on those dealers who are within a certain driving range of a potential customer looking for someone who carries the home medical equipment they need at a time in life when they need it most is key to us boosting retail success,” he added.

Other updated features include an aesthetically pleasing dealer listing layout with pop-up explanations over icons designating product lines carried or Golden’s premier Flagship dealers who offer an enhanced shopping experience. A new icon has been added highlighting dealers who sell Golden’s power lift recliners with patented Twilight cradle technology – the world’s first three-motor power recliner allowing consumers to achieve extreme Zero Gravity and discover new angles for TV watching and lounge positions.

The dealer listing also highlights those who accept CareCredit, a budget-friendly solution to help consumers get medical equipment through special financing options to pay deductibles, copays and other healthcare costs not covered by insurance.


Golden Introduces America’s Only Full-time Luxury Travel Scooter



Golden Technologies announces today that it launched America’s only full-time luxury travel scooter, adding a whole new class of scooters with upgraded features and design in their Buzzaround Series.

“Full-size comfort comes with the convenience of true portability on the Buzzaround LX,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “We continually strive to be at the forefront of innovation and design with all of our products. This powerful new scooter ushers in the next level of mobility options across the home health care industry.”

The Buzzaround LX luxury travel scooter is available in 3- and 4-wheel models with standard features that include a stylish captain’s seat, an infinitely adjustable tiller with an easy to use handle at your fingertips, and a USB charging port right under the dashboard. The GB119 3-wheel and GB149 4-wheel model both have a 375 lb. weight capacity, comfort spring full suspension for a smoother ride, and a range of up to 18 miles on two U1 batteries for all day use. The Buzzaround LX disassembles easily and offers ample foot room to enjoy being on the go in comfort and style. Red and blue color shrouds are also a standard feature.

The Buzzaround LX was unveiled at Medtrade in October and was enthusiastically received by retailers for both functionality and design. At the upcoming Medtrade Convention, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Golden will feature this truly unique luxury travel scooter that allows individuals to experience maximum comfort with minimal effort while on the move.

Stop by Booth #217 April 17-18, 2019, at Medtrade and be one of the first to try out this brand new revolutionary product!


Golden Introduces New Infinite Position Power Recliner



Golden Technologies announces today that it launched a new power lift recliner, the Golden Siesta featuring a unique motion seat, power headrest, and power lumbar systems that are standard with a contemporary and innovative design.

“The PR445 Siesta includes a 2-way motion seat box utilizing an element of Golden’s extremely popular MaxiComfort Patented Technology that provides ease of movement, gliding through the arms to significantly reduce shear and provide a new level of comfort seating across the home health care industry,” said C.J. Copley, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “We are excited to introduce this new series of chairs with our offshore manufacturing partners. Made with the same high-quality components and Golden’s incredible technology, combined with our industry-leading lifetime warranty, this chair is sure to be a retail success.”

Standard features also include a USB charging port on a soft-feel hand control. Luxurious fabrics stocked in three colors feature designer contrast stitching to stand out in any décor.

The Siesta chair was unveiled at Medtrade in October and was received with overwhelming enthusiasm for design and fabric by retailers. At the upcoming Medtrade Convention, which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Golden will feature this truly unique Siesta Series chair that allows individuals to experience maximum comfort in a power lift recliner.

Stop by Booth #217 April 17-18, 2019, at Medtrade and be one of the first to try out this brand new revolutionary product!


Golden Introduces World’s First Three-Position Power Lift Recliner with Twilight Technology



Golden Technologies announces today that its newest power lift recliner, the Orion, is not only the world’s first three-position lift chair featuring the unique Twilight cradle technology, it is already a retail success.

“There is nothing else like our patent-pending Twilight technology and the Orion’s dual-motor system combined with this incredible seating technology allows for a deeper recline to achieve rejuvenating positions no other three-position chair on the market offers,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “Customers are looking for the best in comfort seating that provides many options at an affordable price and our retailers want to provide an innovative product that has a vast market appeal. So our expansion of the Twilight line of power lift recliners is a natural progression and fills that need for everyone,” he added.

The PR405 Orion with Twilight technology was unveiled at Medtrade, the home medical equipment industry’s largest trade show, this past October in Atlanta, GA and was received with overwhelming enthusiasm. “We believe that retailers will find exactly what they are looking for in the Orion,” said C.J. Copley, Golden’s Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Adding Twilight technology to the Orion gives retailers a new dimension of comfort among three-position lift chairs,” he added.

In addition to the Orion’s desirable comfort seating features, it will be stocked in five luxurious fabrics for a modern, updated look. The stocked upgrade options include two Brisa breathable fabrics that feature a new lifetime warranty. Production is ramping up this week first with Bittersweet, the most popular color ordered at Medtrade. Over the coming weeks, other fabrics will be added to the quick ship program.

Consumers are able to achieve new angles for TV watching and lounge positions as well as experience a rejuvenating position to comfort the body and ease the spirit.

The chairs are stylish and are hand-crafted in Old Forge, PA using domestic and imported materials, by a team of skilled craftsmen. “Golden chairs are made by Americans and we are very proud of our history and ability to provide customers with advanced seating options unlike any other manufacturer,” said Golden.


Golden Technologies Introduces Lifetime Warranty on Breathable Fabrics for its Lift Chairs



Golden Technologies is happy to announce the only lifetime warranty offered for breathable fabrics on lift chairs in the industry. The extended warranty is being offered on Golden lift chair products using Brisa® by Ultrafabrics®.

As proud partners in the Home Medical Equipment industry for more than a decade, Golden and Ultrafabrics have worked diligently to create an unbeatable combination of comfort and durability to deliver the most advanced lift chairs available in the world.

“We are excited to partner with Ultrafabrics to offer the only lifetime warranty for all
Brisa breathable fabrics on lift chairs in the industry. We proudly stand behind the quality of our products and so does Ultrafabrics, given the technology used to create Brisa,” said Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies. “This collaboration marks the fusion of true comfort seating and luxurious Brisa fabrics – both built to last. We have every confidence that consumers will enjoy their Golden power lift recliner wrapped in one of the harmonious colors in our Brisa Collection,” he added.

The offer of a lifetime warranty is subject to Golden Technologies’ terms and conditions and warrants the product against original defects in materials or workmanship. The warranty will begin from the date of shipment to the Buyer and last for the life of the furniture.