RAM Elevators and Lifts Showcases Stratus™ Home Elevator at NAHB International Builders Show

Posted January 28, 2015

At one of the largest trade shows relating to building products, RAM was proud to showcase the Stratus™ Home Elevator at the International Builders Show last week in Las Vegas, NV.   RAM recently started offering a new home elevator product called STRATUS™. RAM launched this product exclusively through an extensive dealer partner network and… read more

Swing Away Door Hinges – A great Addition for Accessibility

Posted November 26, 2014

This article was published recently and shows how some simple ideas can save big $$$ while still creating improved accessibility.   “Swing-away off-set door hinges are a great way to increase the clearance space of a door for a wheelchair without the expense of reconstruction to widen the doorway.  Widening a doorway even just a… read more

Where are Baby-Boomers Going?

Posted November 3, 2014

More interesting statistics from CNN regarding the perspectives of Baby Boomers as they age. LINK

Silver Cross exhibits in Calgary with RAM Wheelchair Lift

Posted September 19, 2014

When working with products related to accessibility service and having representation on the ground near customers is critical. RAM has an extensive dealer partner network and we are fortunate enough to have the Silver Cross Calgary team as one of our committed partners.   Recently Silver Cross exhibited in Calgary, Alberta to highlight their offerings in home medical equipment…. read more

RAM Exhibits at NAEC Conference in San Antonio, TX

Posted September 16, 2014

RAM doesn’t attend very many trade shows but the North American Elevator Contractors (NAEC) 65th annual trade show in San Antonio was held last week ad RAM participated in this event.   Although RAM has extensive dealer partner network coverage across North America we are always looking for ways to support customers better and with… read more

Is Ageing in Place a Pipe Dream?

Posted September 3, 2014

This article was published on Forbes and made some interesting points. http://www.forbes.com/sites/ashleaebeling/2014/09/03/is-aging-in-place-a-pipe-dream/   We could not agree more that getting prepared now will give you more options in the future and if someone is planning a renovation accessibility should certainly be a consideration.   Lifts and elevators can be incorporated in ways that make them… read more

Alberta Government Increases RAMP Grant Funding Limits

Posted August 30, 2014

For those people with mobility challenges outfitting your home can be a daunting financial expenditure. The Alberta government has a grant program called RAMP (Residential Access Modification Program).   Recently the Alberta government increased the limits of these grants and details can be found a the following link:   RAMP Program   Funding is only… read more

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