People Changing the way they view mobility challenges – Very Inspiring!

Posted August 1, 2014

Here at RAM we certainly see our share of stories and, like many companies that are in the business we are, our company was originally founded to fill a need for a family member of the founder.   From the very start, RAM has been a business but we also like to think we are… read more

Carriage Gate vs. Light Curtain on an Elevator

Posted July 15, 2014

A common inquiry that RAM receives is: “What safety features are included in my residential elevator?”. This is an important question as unlike commercial elevators, residential elevators in most North American jurisdictions are not legally required to meet any specific code and are not required to be inspected upon turn-over to the end user. It is… read more

RAM Trus-T-Lift™ Vertical Platform Lift Reviewed for Compliance in California

Posted June 11, 2014

Elevating devices, such as Vertical Platform Lifts for people in wheelchairs or with mobility challenges, have significant code and regulation in North America. Although there are many manufacturers of this kind of equipment very few work in the commercial building space as this then requires a designer/ manufacturer to work with a extensive set of… read more

Edmonton Journal Article: Built for Freedom

Posted June 3, 2014

Although RAM has been offering our elevating products for years it is always great to hear stories where we have been a small part of helping them achieve freedom and independence. A recent article in the Edmonton Journal highlighted a project that a local architect, Ron Wickman, worked on that incorporated one of RAM’s Crystal Home… read more

Looking to Grow Your Leads for Home Elevators?

Posted May 28, 2014

RAM’s Crystal Home Elevator product often gets specified by designers, architects, and other professionals at home development companies and builders.   There is a website called www.houzz.com that RAM has recently been reviewing. This site has a very interesting combination of inspiration (photos of projects), advice from columnists, directories of professionals, rating systems, and products.  … read more

Research on Seniors and Internet Device Usage

Posted May 22, 2014

There is an interesting site that focuses on Aging in Place Technology and they provided an interesting summary of some recent Pew Research that is very relevant if you are working in seniors products:   “The device divide is striking.  The needle has barely moved since the last Pew survey when it comes to tablets… read more

When is an Upper Landing Gate Used?

Posted May 13, 2014

In most cases a residential lift is not inspected, therefore we try to make the installation as cost effective as possible for the client without compromising their safety.   It is important to note the following:   RAM Manufacturing Ltd. recommends every installation have an upper landing gate with interlock supplied by the manufacturer or at… read more

Loooking for Funding on a Vertical Lift?

Posted May 13, 2014

In many cases, all that stands between a person with mobility challenges having a more active life in their community is funding. There are numerous societies such as Easter Seals, March of Dimes, United Spinal Association, and numerous others that help people in need but there are also many programs that are less known. Programs also… read more

Did you ever wonder about Ettiquette when Interacting with People Who are Disabled?

Posted May 13, 2014

This is a wonderful guideline produced by the United Spinal Association. In our Vertical Platform Lift business many of the clients have mobility challenges and this might help you get a picture of how to interact with out being awkward.   It might also help new staff in your firm if you are already a… read more

What Baby Boomers’ Retirement Means For the U.S. Economy

Posted May 8, 2014

An interesting article that may impact your business…worth a read.   http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-baby-boomers-retirement-means-for-the-u-s-economy/