Golden Technologies Lift-Chairs is Proud To Be An American Manufacturer
Golden Technologies is proud to be a true American manufacturer of lift chairs. Headquartered in Old Forge, Pa., (the exterior shown below) is the largest facility in the world dedicated solely to the manufacture of lift chairs.. Golden provides jobs for more than 200 local residents, contributing to the strength of the region's economy.
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 lift chair manufacturing floor, reminding our employees every day of the commitment we have to our customers. As a family-owned, family-operated company, Golden Technologies is 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. 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. Although Robert Golden has since retired from the day to day activities, he continues to serve as Chairman of the Board. Kiwak continues to be actively involved as our Vice President of Research and Development.