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 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.”
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 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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
Golden Technologies is proud to announce that they are giving away a brand new Golden Buzzaround Scooter as part of a contest which aims to promote Golden products to the customer and to ultimately drive traffic to the Golden Retailers. Additionally, Golden has provided free Marketing materials – four different AD slicks from which to choose that feature the Buzz EX, and a pre-written press release to assist the retailer with their advertising.
“This contest is about celebrating how Golden products are changing people’s lives,” said Tim Robinson, Director of Digital Media at Golden Technologies. “It’s not only a modern social media sharing contest, but it’s a great way to see the impact that these Golden products really have.”
Golden Retailers as well as Golden Customers alike are encouraged to participate in the Extreme giveaway by sharing their story and a picture of their favorite Golden product (Lift Chair, Scooter, or Power Wheel Chair). Visit goldenbuzzaroundex.com to enter, or simply mail your story and picture to:
c/o Buzz EX Contest
401 Bridge Street
Old Forge, PA 18518
The Golden Extreme Giveaway ends on September 1, 2016, and no purchase is required to participate, so enter to win today!
Golden Technologies is proud to announce that they have been named as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their video piece titled “DayDreamer Yoga.” With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.
Golden created this 30-second commercial to support the launch of their new power lift recliner, the DayDreamer, which features an articulating headrest and their patented positioning technology. The overall theme demonstrated the level of relaxation their positioning provides and compared the feeling to that of a relaxing yoga class.
A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents. This group, known as the Silver Council, evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work and are judged against a high standard of merit. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly Award.
“Due to the product’s industry leading design, we went into the development of this piece knowing that it had to be completely different from anything else we have done,” stated Tim Robinson, Director of Digital Media for Golden Technologies. “We are honored to have been chosen for such an outstanding honor and look forward to creating even more product videos that our retailers can proudly display.”
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.
Golden Technologies is proud to introduce the all new BuzzAround Extreme Scooter which features the portability and easy disassembly of a lightweight scooter with the amazing benefits of a full size scooter!
The three and four-wheel Golden BuzzAround Extreme Scooters both come standard with 2-U1 batteries – industry leading and the largest battery in this category for maximum operating range. The BuzzAround Extreme also features a brand new ultrabright LED headlight and taillight, comfort spring suspension for the smoothest ride, and an extremely comfortable 18” x 16” stadium style seat.
With a “best in class,” weight capacity of 330 pounds, large 9-inch tires, and 4-inch ground clearance, the Golden BuzzAround Extreme Scooters are easily maneuverable both indoors and out. Additionally, the Extreme not only has a larger 90 amp controller and a larger 320 watt motor, it also has more foot room than the scooters within the same category. Until now, there has not been a scooter that is so sturdy and comfortable to drive, yet can be disassembled in four easy steps!
“We are all so excited about the latest addition to our BuzzAround family, the Buzz Extreme,” stated Richard Golden, President and CEO at Golden Technologies. “It is what our customers have been asking for; a full time awesome looking scooter with U1 batteries for the best value, with full comfort suspension but that is still incredibly portable, lightweight, and maneuverable. The Buzzaround Extreme is exactly what the doctor ordered, so to speak.”
Promotional items for the Extreme will include FREE TV commercials and tagged ads, new brochures, marketing flyers, vinyl banners, posters, and tee shirts! You will not want to miss out on the industry’s first hybrid scooter – go the extra mile on the Buzzaround Extreme from Golden!