Press Release Summary:
Suited for slippery stairs, decks, or walkways, Non-Skid Tread Strips consist of extruded aluminum dimpled treads that provide traction and permanent protection. Measuring 1/8 in. thick, strips screw onto any surface and are guaranteed not to wear out. Applications include motels, apartment complexes, and universities.
Original Press Release:
Non-Slip Treads Now Available for Residential, Small Business Use; Unique Product from Handi-Ramp Improves Safety One Step at a Time
Handi-Ramp, Inc. (Libertyville, IL.) manufactures ramps and lifting solutions for vehicle, residential and commercial applications such as, wheelchairs, pedestrians or rolling equipment.
As the nation heads into the icy winter season, a one-of-a-kind safety product used by motels, apartment complexes, universities and even a nuclear power plant, is now available to individuals to safeguard their homes or businesses. Handi-Ramp's Non-Skid Tread Strips provide a cost-efficient preventative solution for slippery stairs, decks or walkways. www.handiramp.com/non-skid_safety_tread.htm
According to the National Safety Council, some 13 million slip, trip and fall injuries occur each year. Separately, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control estimates that the direct cost of falls by seniors alone is more than $20 billion annually, a figure which doesn't include productivity losses, or the potential liability costs that a homeowner or insurance company would face in the event of a serious accident.
Unlike existing products such as adhesive tape strips or non-slip paint that can peel-off or wear-out in a few months, Handi-Ramp's extruded aluminum dimpled treads provide unmatched traction and permanent protection for family members or visitors. The 1/8" thick strips screw onto any surface in minutes and come with a lifetime guarantee not to wear out. www.ramps-ramps-ramps.com/AL_Non-Skid.htm
An early purchaser, Andrew Weintraub of Rhinebeck, N.Y., is a believer. "You can imagine how slippery stairs can get around here," he said. "We had tried stick-on pads but they peeled off pretty quickly and were generally unsatisfactory. I found the Handi-Ramp product online, ordered 22 of them, installed them in less than an hour and think they're great."
Handi-Ramp initially introduced the non-slip treads to commercial and industrial users and they quickly caught the attention of facility management professionals and contractors charged with keeping buildings safe and accessible in all weather conditions. It soon became clear that individual homeowners and small business proprietors would also benefit from the outstanding performance and slip protection offered by the non-skid treads and the company began to broaden its marketing efforts.
Handi-Ramp is a Libertyville, Ill.-based company that has been designing and manufacturing ramps, lifts and other accessibility solutions for wheelchairs, pedestrians and rolling equipment since 1958. Many of the firm's ramps are used by governmental agencies, schools, churches, hotels and other public and commercial facilities to meet ADA requirements. Handi-Ramp products are available across North America including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and Canada. For more information visit, www.handiramp.com.