Category: EZ-ACCESS News

Even the Toughest Conditions Won’t Stop Us

 

To build a better future, your access solution must be strong enough to stand up to the elements. At EZ-ACCESS, we are the front-runners in developing the updated answers you need to make your construction job site or industrial facility as tough as the people in it. With American-made materials, our products are time-tested to ensure your company stays compliant and provides the safety you need to protect your workers. Discover how we can help you explore uncharted territory to conquer even the toughest conditions.

Break Barriers with Construction Accessibility Solutions

At EZ-ACCESS, we understand that construction is the foundation in which we build the world. With improvements in job site safety and accessibility, you can utilize efficient loading ramps, stair systems and more to improve stability and increase access to crucial projects. Wary of the elements? No matter rain, sleet or snow, EZ-ACCESS has your site covered with powder coating options, giving your access equipment vital protection in a variety of colors customized to fit your needs. With these heavy-duty tools and examples from our construction projects gallery, your company will get the advantage to overcome the obstacles and get the job done.

Get the Edge with Increased Industrial Efficiency

To rocket past the competition, your industrial facility needs to be firing on all cylinders. To help promote productivity, EZ-ACCESS provides vital access options and products to make loading and unloading quicker without sacrificing safety. With our industrial accessibility solutions, your company can get the tailored answer it needs. From this, you can improve the bottom line and continue to explore new avenues of expansion.

Work Hard and Play Harder with Recreational Advances

Once the job is done, don’t let anything stop you from enjoying the benefits. EZ-ACCESS is ready to help with recreational accessibility solutions, perfect for providing access for individuals with limited mobility, as well as loading ramps to make transportation easier. With essential products from EZ-ACCESS, not only will you have the ability to get the work completed on the clock, but you will also have the tools to recharge at the end of a hard day.

At EZ-ACCESS, we take pride in creating access solutions to help your business reshape the world. No matter your industry, our products can help provide a safe and innovative answer to increasing productivity and efficiency. With over 30 years of experience and cutting-edge advances, EZ-ACCESS is the top choice to fight even the harshest conditions to complete the toughest projects. To find out more on how we can help your company redefine it’s accessibility standards, contact our team today.

 

Taking Access to a Whole New Level

At EZ-ACCESS, we firmly stand behind the rights of individuals, regardless of mobility restrictions. With 3.3 million wheelchair users in the United States, attaining access to home and school sites is one of the most pressing needs in evolving a safe and equal world. Our team takes that commitment personally. With exciting advances in educational and residential access solutions, EZ-ACCESS is leading the way in generating parity and security. With these important steps, we can create a world that allows every individual, no matter their restrictions, to reach for the stars.

Building a Better Home with Residential Solutions

A home is about more than just brick and concrete. Its true foundation lies in the care and love of a family. At EZ-ACCESS, we are happy to be a partner in providing accessibility solutions for homes across the country. From thresholds to portable ramps, as well as lifts and flexible access systems,  our team has the products to make sure every family get-together, event, and visit is free of boundaries. By empowering each important loved one, gatherings are no longer tied to the issues that separate us, but are focused solely on the joyous events that bring families together. With creative and attainable ideas from our residential projects gallery, you can find the customized solution for your home and discover why EZ-ACCESS is about more than raw materials. We are dedicated to providing a constellation of work that exceeds restrictions to allow families to fly to new heights together.

Redefine Accessibility to Give All Students Equal Ground

The time a student spends in school is not just limited to mathematical equations and scientific theories. It is a vital building block in developing the person that they will eventually become. Lifelong friendships are formed, aspirations are born and dreams are created. For students with limited mobility, however, this crucial period of development can become marred by access restrictions. Not only does this hamper potential but it can signify possible isolation. That’s why EZ-ACCESS is committed to providing the tools to help schools create a welcoming and functional environment for all students. By incorporating our educational accessibility solutions, institutions can ensure that each child has the ability to conquer the world.

To take access to a new level, it is crucial to view mobility solutions as more than just a set of aluminum parts. At EZ-ACCESS, they are the gateway to providing inclusion so that every adult and child can be a star. As a family-owned company since 1984, our culture is unfaltering in its dedication to achieving this important goal. Contact our team today to find out why we remain the leader in creating advances in access solutions, and how we can help you reach the next level.

If You Can Dream it, We Can Build it

For your business needs, nobody understands the importance of providing secure and convenient accessibility like EZ-ACCESS. That’s why we have the products you need to create the perfect mobility solution, custom-fit, so that your company can evolve. With innovative design, superior service and unbeatable quality, find out how EZ-ACCESS can ensure your organization is light years above the competition!

Dream Away Expectations with Custom Projects

A key obstacle in developing your business is becoming overly reliant on conventional ideals. If you are blinded by tried and true methods, you can become complacent with your expectations. At EZ-ACCESS, we believe that catching a shooting star and growing your company begins with a dream. By throwing out your old ideas about access solutions, you can freely create advanced and effective processes that will allow you to stand out from the crowd. To redefine how you see access solutions, EZ-ACCESS has created unique special projects that top the market in adaptability. From this, we can provide a customized fit to any situation, regardless of your industry, and blast away from the black and white past.

Build a Better Future with Commercial Accessibility Solutions

If your business is reaching for the moon, don’t let accessibility obstacles keep your feet on the ground! Not only can we ensure compliance, but we also have the products to break down the barriers and create limitless opportunity. From installing ramps in order to increase shipment efficiencies to customizing stairs and platforms to take access to new heights, EZ-ACCESS is your partner in exploration and innovation. To see how we have worked in creating advances in business accessibility, view our commercial project gallery and learn more about our solution-based products. From this, your business will have the steps (and ramps) in place to soar past expectations.

At EZ-ACCESS, we are ready to help your business shine for years to come. By dismissing expectations and moving forward with how you view accessibility solutions, there is no limit to progress. With over 30 years of experience and a commitment to revolutionary ideas and products, the team at EZ-ACCESS is ready to help your company take flight. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help redefine the standards and stand atop the competition.

3 Winter Tips for Wheelchair Use

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The arrival of winter can bring plenty of opportunities for family fun, gatherings and games. However, for people affected by disabilities, it can also mean potential problems. Snow can create treacherous walkways, leaving those with limited mobility at a distinct disadvantage. By using these winter guidelines from EZ-ACCESS, you can ensure safety for you and your loved ones.

  • Create Winter Tires

This winter, snow tires are not just for your car! Reinforcing the tires on your wheelchair can help you get through snowy walkways and uneven terrain. Not only will this help increase your traction, it is an easy and inexpensive safety addition you can do at home. Simply purchase sturdy plastic or nylon wire ties that are long enough to go around the thickness of your wheelchair’s tire and wheel. For manual wheelchairs, space 25 to 30 ties evenly around each wheel and make sure the tie heads point slightly away from the tire. To avoid hurting your hands, the tie heads should be placed on the inside of the wheel and not downward under the tire. This will help dig into the snow to make for an easier ride.

  • Have a Back-Up Power Source

The winter weather can create additional obstacles for those with limited mobility. If you have an electric wheelchair or other medical equipment that requires electric power, be prepared with a back-up power source such as a portable generator.  This will ensure you are equipped in the event of an emergency.

  • Utilize Portable Ramps

To give you peace of mind no matter your location this winter, portable ramps from EZ-ACCESS are a simple and versatile solution for those with limited mobility. These ramps can be easily transported to help you safely enter and exit vehicles as well as avoid snowy staircases and curbs. With a large variety of options as well as non-slip surfaces for additional traction, you can find the one best suited for your individual needs.

The upcoming winter months can be daunting, but with these helpful tips and products from EZ-ACCESS, you can enjoy this time of year to the fullest. For more information on how EZ-ACCESS can help you get the security you deserve year-round, contact our team today.

Reach to New Heights with the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System

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At EZ-ACCESS, we understand that mobility solutions should be versatile. That’s why our PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System provides the safest, fastest, and most efficient answer to your accessibility needs. With interchangeable options available, you are not only able to customize to fit your requirements, but you also have the flexibility to continue to upgrade. Find out why the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System has our clients raving!

Unbeatable Options

To get the access solution that fits your needs, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System can be outfitted with several options including stairs, gates, landing pads and angle platforms. The landing pad is ideal for a safe and solid landing at the bottom of the ramp run. This makes it effective for use in softer surfaces such as grass. Utilizing this option will allow you to eliminate the need to pour concrete. The angle platform allows for multi-dimensional angle changes and uses less space than traditional platforms, giving you the freedom you need.

Infinite Configurations

The PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System allows for infinite modular ramp and platform configurations, creating safe and seamless access for both standard and unique entryways. Choose from three surface options including solid, expanded metal and perforated, as well as three additional handrail options. Each option offers unique advantages, allowing you to pick the best feature for your project.

Hassel-Free Upkeep

Due to the aluminum design, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is virtually maintenance free. Constructed from an environmentally friendly material, your system will not rot or rust. It also features a slip-resistant surface that will maintain traction in any weather condition. Since it does not rely on poured concrete, it does not affect the structure or value of your home. With quick and efficient installation, your home will instantly be upgraded with limited labor.

With countless options, the PATHWAY® 3G Modular Access System is the perfect solution for your mobility needs. To find out more about how it can benefit you, contact our team at EZ-ACCESS today!

Top Products to Aid in Your Caregiving Routine

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At EZ-ACCESS, we recognize caregivers across the world for their commitment and dedication. This November, celebrate National Caregivers Month with these tips to help you and your loved one in your day-to-day routine.

Safety proof their surroundings. Areas such as the bathroom offer potential risk of injury. For patients with limited mobility, EZ-ACCESS has a wide range of helpful tools such as the TILT™ Toilet Incline Lift . Equipped with an easy to use Companion Control, it allows both the individual and caregiver to operate the seat with a push of a button. Combining the functionality of a heavy duty commode with a lift chair, it is an easy-to-use bathroom safety solution.

Find the ramp you need. At EZ-ACCESS, we know that ramps are one of the key ways to provide secure accessibility for your loved one.  However, it can be difficult to determine which ramp fits your needs. To aid in the this process, EZ-ACCESS offers our ramp selector tool. This resource allows you to pinpoint your requirements, from vehicle to home use, and get the ramp that’s right. Using this resource as well as our incline calculator limits the potential frustration and takes out the guesswork.

Look to lifts. If a ramp increases congestion in the entrance of your home, you may want to turn to vertical platform lifts. The HAULWAY® Heavy Duty Scooter and Power Chair Lift provides sturdy security and functionality for large scooters and power chairs. With a 325-pound weight capacity, it is the safe and secure way to improve accessibility. By incorporating a universal tray design, your loved one will have a wide range of mobility devices available so that you can breathe easier.

At EZ-ACCESS, we know that caregiving is an important commitment. For additional support, our line of aids to daily living can help benefit you and your loved one.

EZ-ACCESS Acquires Phillips Lift Systems & Adds Line of Power Toilet Seat Lifts

ALGONA, WASH. – EZ-ACCESS®, one of the nation’s leaders in providing access to life beyond barriers, has acquired a new product that will expand its growing catalog of accessibility and mobility solutions.

With the acquisition of South Carolina-based Phillips Lift Systems, family-owned EZ-ACCESS will add a line of power toilet seat lifts to its diverse offerings. Phillips Lift Systems, which was headquartered in Pickens, South Carolina, has been a manufacturer of the American-made toilet seat lifts for more than 20 years.

The acquisition is another step in the expansion of EZ-ACCESS’ product lines as part of the company’s mission to meet the needs of the entire accessibility market.

“Over the past 30 years, EZ-ACCESS has made every effort to offer our customers the highest quality and most complete line of residential, portable, threshold, and modular ramps,” said Don Everard, EZ-ACCESS CEO.

“With the acquisition of Phillips Lift Systems, Inc., EZ ACCESS now offers the #1 selling, US-made toilet lift product,” Everard said. “Designed to assist an individual in sitting, standing and stability while toileting, the product offers the ability to return to independence in the bathroom. This lift is a perfect fit to support our growing accessibility product development.”

EZ-ACCESS will move manufacturing of the lifts to its facilities in Algona, WA and Morganfield, KY.  The product will be rebranded and sold under the EZ-ACCESS name of TILT. Release dates to the Home Healthcare market will be announced soon.

EZ-ACCESS, a division of Homecare Products Inc., also offers a complete line of American-made
products, which provide all-around solutions for mobility and accessibility. Its residential products include the PATHWAY® Modular Access System, the PASSPORT® Vertical Platform Lift, SUITCASE® Portable Folding Ramps, TRANSITIONS® Threshold Ramps, Mats and Plates, GATEWAY™ Portable Wheelchair Ramps, and HAULWAY™ Scooter & Power Chair Lifts.

EZ-ACCESS was founded in 1984 by Glenda Everard and her daughter, Deanne Sandvold. Two years later, EZ-ACCESS introduced aluminum portable ramps to its product line. In 1988, son Don Everard joined the family business, bringing with him marketing expertise. The trio was the driving force behind the expansion of the ramp market, having pioneered the industry through the marketing and manufacturing of EZ-ACCESS portable wheelchair ramps. Today, EZ-ACCESS is one of the world’s leading producers of durable, high-quality mobility, accessibility and personal care accessories.

 

EZ-ACCESS Selects VGM Forbin as Preferred Web Provider; All Products Verified in Master Catalog

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ALGONA, Wash.- EZ-ACCESS, a division of Homecare Products Inc. has selected VGM Forbin of Waterloo, IA as its premier web provider. With this partnership, all EZ-ACCESS products are now fully integrated into VGM Forbin’s Master PowerWeb Catalog and will be showcased as verified products.

EZ-ACCESS and VGM Forbin have worked together since 2014 on a variety of projects, including the EZ-ACCESS website, dealer locator, social media marketing and strategic online marketing campaigns. Naming VGM Forbin, a division of The VGM Group, Inc., as the company’s preferred web provider further confirms the strong and growing partnership between the two companies.

“It’s been exciting for our marketing team to work with all the different departments within VGM Forbin.  Their expertise within the various areas of web development and marketing has completely changed how we manage and use our website.  We are confident that VGM Forbin is the type of company that we can grow with, as they continue to bring creative ideas and products to help us meet the needs of our customers.  Our website remains a valuable tool in our sales and marketing efforts as is our continued partnership with VGM and now VGM Forbin,” said Don Everard, EZ-ACCESS CEO.

The verified products within VGM Forbin’s Master PowerWeb Catalog ensure product images are professional and that product information is accurate. This results in a better user experience for online visitors utilizing any EZ-ACCESS dealer website.  This technological innovation offers peace of mind for EZ-ACCESS dealers ensuring they have the most up-to-date information for all EZ-ACCESS products they carry.

Mobility Industry Veteran Joins EZ-ACCESS© Leadership Team

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Cy Corgan, National Sales Manager, EZ-ACCESS

EZ-ACCESS©, a division of Homecare Products, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of Cy Corgan to its Sales Leadership Team.

Corgan will be joining EZ-ACCESS as National Sales Manager reporting directly to David Heinz, Director of Sales/Home Health Care. Corgan’s responsibilities will include managing a field sales team, developing and strengthening relationships with accessibility dealers in the Home Health Care market.

Corgan comes to EZ-ACCESS with over 25 years of service in various medical device industries, and extensive experience in the Home Medical Equipment and E-Commerce categories. This knowledge will be instrumental as EZ-ACCESS expands its Power Access line.

Most recently, Corgan held the position of Director – Strategic Accounts at Pride Mobility Products, Corp., where he successfully increased Pride’s retail and E-Commerce footprint. Corgan holds a BS in Marketing from King’s College and an MBA from the University of Scranton.

 

 

EZ-ACCESS Acquires Worldwide Mobility & Adds Line of External Vehicle Lifts

ALGONA, WASH. – EZ-ACCESS®, one of the nation’s leaders in providing access to life beyond barriers, is introducing a new product that will expand its growing catalog of accessibility and mobility solutions.

With the acquisition of Arizona-based Worldwide Mobility, family-owned EZ-ACCESS will add a line of external power vehicle lifts to its diverse offerings. Worldwide Mobility, headquartered in Mesa, Ariz., has been a manufacturer of the American-made scooter and power wheelchair lifts for more than 25 years.

EZ-ACCESS, celebrating its 30th year in business this year, will move the manufacturing of the popular line of lifts to its Algona, Wash., headquarters. The company anticipates adding additional employees and production space to meet increased demand.

The acquisition is also expected to mark the beginning of an expansion of EZ-ACCESS product lines as part of the company’s mission to meet the needs of the entire accessibility market.

“Over the past 30 years, EZ-ACCESS has made every effort to offer our customers the highest quality and most complete line of residential, portable, threshold, and modular ramps,” said Don Everard, EZ-ACCESS CEO.

“With the introduction of the PASSPORT® Vertical Platform Lift in 2014 and now the addition of external power vehicle lifts, we remain committed to offering our customers a complete line of products for all access solutions,” Everard said. “We are grateful for the years of loyalty dealers have shown us and believe that we can continue to build on our commitment as we expand our product offerings to help create opportunity for them.”

The external power vehicle lifts are designed to make the transportation of scooters and power chairs fast and efficient. The heavy-duty lifts feature simple installation and operation. They adjust to most vehicles and models of power chairs and scooters.

EZ-ACCESS, a division of Homecare Products Inc., also offers a complete line of American-made
products, which provide all-around solutions for mobility and accessibility. Its residential products include the PATHWAY® Modular Access System, the PASSPORT® Vertical Platform Lift, SUITCASE® Portable Folding Ramps, TRANSITIONS® Threshold Ramps, Mats and Plates, and GATEWAY™ Portable Wheelchair Ramps.

EZ-ACCESS was founded in 1984 by Glenda Everard and her daughter, Deanne Sandvold. Two years later, EZ-ACCESS introduced aluminum portable ramps to its product line. In 1988, son Don Everard joined the family business, bringing with him marketing expertise. The trio was the driving force behind the expansion of the ramp market, having pioneered the industry through the marketing and manufacturing of EZ-ACCESS portable wheelchair ramps. Today, EZ-ACCESS is one of the world’s leading producers of durable, high-quality mobility, accessibility and personal care accessories.