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 focused 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 Golden’s lift chair manufacturing floor, reminding the employees every day of the commitment they have to their 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. 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 the Vice President of Research and Development.
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