Golden Technologies Raises Funds for Hurricane Relief Effort



Employees of Golden Technologies held a campaign to raise funds for the American Red Cross resulting in $3,000 toward the hurricane relief effort. Several Golden retailers and sales representatives were directly affected by the recent disasters.

“In good times and in times of crisis, I have always been proud of the actions and generosity of our employees. Our business is helping people find freedom and comfort. Disasters like the hurricanes remind us how very fragile those privileges are and we are happy to be able to help others regain them,” said Rich Golden, CEO. “Thank you to all of our Golden Team members who contributed to the campaign,” he added.

Rich Golden presented the donations to Bill Goldsworthy, executive director of Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Employee contributions were matched by Golden.

Pictured left to right: Jackie Durkin, customer service representative; Bill Goldsworthy, American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania; Rich Golden; and Joe Lyons, customer service representative.

Golden Technologies Introduces Next Generation Power Wheelchair



Golden Technologies has launched a new innovative product in the mobility division. The introduction of this new design and comfort features will help retailers drive cash sales with our profit producing products.

The GP162 Envy is the next generation in the LiteRider series. A large, portable power wheelchair, the Envy offers a larger footplate and stylish redesign on the back with a decorative plastic color shroud. It comes in six colors: Cherry Red and Paradise Blue, along with limited edition vibrant colors including Envy Green, Solar Flare Orange, Sunburst Yellow and Satin Silver. Red models are currently shipping. Blue models and all limited edition color models will ship in early 2018. “In an effort to help retailers grow cash sales we wanted to offer more color options that are bright and inspiring for a personalized look,” said C.J. Copley, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.

The all-new LiteRider Envy power wheelchair is both stylish and durable with a tubular design that is unique to the Golden LiteRider family. The Envy has a larger footplate and an impressive turning radius of 28.5”, and like the other LiteRiders in the series, it disassembles quickly and easily for transport. It features 2-22 amp hour batteries for an operating range of up to 15.5 miles. The heaviest piece is only 37 lbs., making storage convenient in the trunk of any vehicle. When you are looking for a compact power wheelchair that is fun to drive and easy to transport – look no further than the Golden LiteRider Envy!


Golden Technologies Introduces New Innovative Products



Golden Technologies has launched new innovative products in the power lift and recline chair division. The introduction of this new technology and comfort features will help retailers drive cash sales with our profit producing products.

The PR404 Imperial lift recliner offers a powered articulating, full-width headrest, power lumbar, a compact 6-button remote, and a pocketed coil seat. The headrest adjusts for personalized comfort. “It’s all about comfort,” said C.J. Copley, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “It’s another product to help retailers find the perfect fit for customers.” We did a pre-launch exclusive to Flagship dealers with an overwhelming reception. “We wanted a mainstream price with a mainstream look, packed with all the options that we could make available,” added Copley.

The PR632 DayDreamer is a medium-sized power lift recliner offering our exclusive Power Pillow articulating headrest and Cloud seating system, featuring our custom bucket seat. Golden has expanded the Cloud seating system by introducing it in the new DayDreamer. The seat design has been noted as one of our most comfortable seats, utilizing different density foam to create the ultimate recline experience. According to Copley, “Our retailers tell us that no seat is more comfortable than the Cloud seat, therefore we are offering the option in more models.”

The PR713 Pub chair is a medium-sized power lift recliner with a classic look, featuring a two pillow waterfall back, nail head trim on the arms and wings, and cut back arms. It also offers a full chaise pad and pocketed coil seat for added comfort. “It’s an all-new design thanks to feedback from our retailers who wanted a more traditional look with all the modern features and comfort. A new arm design features smaller, hand tacked nails,” said Copley.

Golden is also expanding the High-Performance Fabric line and offering quick ship for the PR401-MLA Cambridge in Bamboo. According to Copley, “There’s a High-Performance Fabric now stocked and standard on the PR401 in an effort to make this material more available. We’re stocking the most popular color of the line on the high selling Cambridge.”

In addition, we are now offering new Easy Living fabric on the PR931 Space Saver line in Anchor, Oxford, Bittersweet and Sandstorm. This fabric has a modern, updated look and tailors extremely well, bringing out the shape and design of our chairs.

 


Golden Technologies Offers New Battery Docking Station for Scooter Line



Golden Technologies is changing the way retailers and consumers charge their scooter batteries to keep mobility at top speed with its innovative battery docking station that will greatly increase the ability to stay on the move.

The new accessory for the Buzzaround EX scooter models (GB118 and GB148) is portable and charges the interlocking U1 batteries. It offers a convenient way of keeping a set of charged batteries on hand, particularly when visiting family or friends, or at a vacation destination.

The battery docking station is a must for any Golden dealer that is renting scooters. It is the solution for always having charged batteries available, which allows for immediate turnaround time on a rental model or replacing dead batteries in the field.

“Active users would welcome this accessory,” said Cy Corgan, vice president of national accounts. “They would always have a charged set of batteries at home, in the office, in a hotel room or kept in a vehicle for when they start running low on a charge and they still have an active day or evening ahead of them.”


Golden Technologies Partners with CareCredit to Offer Consumer Financing



Old Forge, PA – Golden Technologies is pleased to announce a partnership with CareCredit, a leading provider of promotional healthcare financing, in order to offer Golden dealers a new financing solution. This collaboration will enable Golden dealers to help consumers acquire the medical equipment and supplies they need while easing the burden when insurance or reimbursements fall short.

“We are excited about this strategic relationship with CareCredit and how it can best help our retailers. Durable medical equipment retailers often face challenges in helping consumers get an ideal product while working under the constraints of increasing deductibles and rising insurance premiums,” said C.J. Copley, Golden’s executive vice president of sales and marketing. “CareCredit’s financing solution program will help consumers cover the costs for retail-cash purchases at a time in their life when they need it most.”

Consumers will have the option to benefit from a dedicated line of credit to pay for costs not covered by insurance. The impact of that financial pressure when buying a high-value product can be lessened through the use of promotional financing spanning six, 12, or 18 months or even longer. Retailers benefit by receiving payment in just two days.

“For 30 years, CareCredit has been focused on helping patients get the care they want and need by providing financing options,” said Greg Pierce, senior vice president and general manager, CareCredit. “Our agreement with Golden gives their providers a way to help people finance the equipment they need — with convenient, monthly payments — so they can gain a sense of independence, mobility, and belonging.”

CareCredit serves more than 10 million cardholders who have the spending power to get the products and services they need at more than 200,000 enrolled healthcare provider and select health-focused retailers across the country.


Golden Technologies Hosts Annual Family Picnic



Employees of Golden Technologies gathered together at Knoebels Amusement Resort.

Golden Technologies recently hosted their 2nd annual family picnic at Knoebels Amusement Resort. The fun-filled day welcomed employees with their friends and families to enjoy the rides, great food and beautiful weather.

The family picnic had a successful turnout of over 321 people. Everyone enjoyed a catered lunch and ride vouches so family and friends could enjoy the day together.

“We appreciate the hard work from all of our employees. It feels good to be able to provide great event that employees can share with their families and co-workers,” said Rich Golden, CEO.

Founded in 1985, Golden Technologies is a family owned and family operated manufacturer of American Made power lift and recline chairs, power wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. The company is proud to provide jobs for more than 400 Americans, contributing to the strength of the economy.


Rich Golden Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Junior Achievement



June 2, 2017 – Rich Golden, CEO of Golden Technologies, was honored by Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the annual Business Hall of Fame Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

Rich has been in the business of manufacturing his entire adult life. In 1985, Rich, along with his father and a family friend, saw an opportunity to provide the home health care industry with quality, handcrafted lift chairs. Rich’s vision of Golden as a complete mobility solution provider became a reality in 1996 when he added power scooters and power wheelchairs to the lineup.

Today, Rich attributes the tremendous growth and success of the company to the continued hard work and determination of the employees, many of whom have been with Golden for a long time. The future is bright and with Rich’s vision and entrepreneurial spirit, it will become even brighter.

Junior Achievement provides programs to students teaching work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

For more information, visit:
https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-nepa/business-hall-of-fame


Golden Honors Employees



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Golden Technologies Serves Thanksgiving Lunch to over 400 Employees
Old Forge, PA – November 18, 2016

Golden Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer Richard Golden and his wife Christine Golden are honored to provide Thanksgiving dinner to over 400 Golden employees within four buildings on Friday, November 18 during the company’s lunchtime.
This is a time honored tradition that began over fifteen years ago at Golden. Rich stated, “We celebrate Thanksgiving with the entire company as a token of appreciation for all that our employees do for Golden throughout the year.” What better way to show gratitude than to personally invite every employee to a Thanksgiving dinner – and this is no small meal. On Friday, over 200 pounds of potatoes, 400 pounds of turkey, 110 pounds of vegetables, 200 pounds of stuffing, 40 pounds of coleslaw, seven gallons of gravy, and 15 loaves of bread will be served to the Golden employees. “No other company does anything close to this to celebrate Thanksgiving,” said Amie Rosiak, Literature Coordinate at Golden Technologies. “I’ve been at Golden for over 16 years, and you’d have to see it to believe it. This Thanksgiving dinner is a testimony to the gratitude that Rich feels toward Golden employees.”
Lynn Jumper, Customer Service Lead at Golden Technologies echoed Amie’s sentiments. “When I re-entered the workforce five years ago, I never thought that I would be working for such an employer that regards his employees as family! The Golden Family never cease to amaze me. Every year at this time, Golden makes sure that each and every member of the Golden Team is treated to a Thanksgiving Dinner at each four Golden locations the week before Thanksgiving. To be honest, it is very hard to put into words how I feel about working for a company like Golden… What an honor.”


Bob Phibbs, “The Retail Doctor,” to Present at the 2016 Medtrade Conference



Old Forge, PA – October 31, 2016 – Golden Technologies is very pleased to announce they will sponsor an Exclusive Presentation by Bob Phibbs, The Retail Doctor® during the upcoming Fall Medtrade Conference. The Medtrade Conference is located at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and Mr. Phibbs will be presenting in Room C111 at 4PM on Monday, October 31, 2016.

Golden invites all professional-minded individuals to attend the seminar who are interested in learning how to take retail sales to the next level and achieve true business success. Whether you are a store owner, a manager, or a sales person, attending The Retail Doctor’s seminar at Medtrade will educate you on the following skills:

  • How to engage your customers, make larger sales, and earn the profits you seek.
  • How to increase your value through your people, not your price.
  • How to grow your sales and margins using easy retail tools.

About Bob Phibbs:
Since 1994, Bob Phibbs, has been transforming businesses big and small into thriving operations; succeeding in today’s challenging brick and mortar markets with stellar success. Mr. Phibbs is an expert retail speaker, award winning author, and in-demand motivational speaker.  He not only presents keynote speeches, but he also works closely with sales organizations as both a retail trainer and a consultant.

Golden Technologies, headquartered in Old Forge, PA, is the world’s largest manufacturer of powered lift and recline chairs, and is an emerging leader in the global mobility products market. More information on Golden can be found on their website, www.goldentech.com


Mobility Management Names 5th Annual Best Picks Winners



IRVINE, Calif. — The Golden Compass Sport by Golden Technologies has been named a 2015 Best Pick by Mobility Management magazine.

For the fifth consecutive year, Mobility Management asked clinicians and Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs) specializing in seating & wheeled mobility to share their favorite complex rehab products. Their answers are published in Mobility Management’s July 2015 issue, as are honor rolls of previous Best Picks.

Mobility Management Publisher Karen Cavallo said, “We’re pleased once again to turn the spotlight on a few of the many rehab products making a difference to prominent OTs, PTs, ATPs and their clients every day. We’re happy to help celebrate the technology that optimizes independence and supports positive clinical outcomes for so many children, teens and adults who use wheelchairs.”
“Our Best Picks are chosen exclusively by healthcare professionals who work with seating & wheeled mobility equipment every day and know every product detail,” said Editor Laurie Watanabe. “Our winners have proven to be true innovators and consumer advocates, even in challenging funding atmospheres.”

In addition to appearing in the July issue, 2015 Best Pick winners appear in the online version of the story on MobilityMgmt.com, and will have their products’ photos and writeups appear online.

The Best Picks program celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2015.