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Handi-Treads Make a Great Spring Cleaning Gift

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As the first day of meteorological spring 2014 falls upon our nation, hundreds of thousands of people are still digging out of several 2013-2014 winter storms including #WinterStormAtlas, #WinterStormBoreas, #WinterStormCleon and #WinterStormDion.

According to The Weather Channel this morning, more cold air will move into the Midwest, East, and parts of the South regions early next week bringing the possibly of more winter storms.

With a much needed thaw covering much of our nation these past couple of weeks, what does this mean for the regions mentioned above? It means any standing water on city sidewalks, driveways and porch decks could freeze, leaving a slippery mess for people.

Did you know slips and falls cause more than 19,000 deaths in the U.S. annually (source Center for Disease Control)?

With Mother Nature’s relentless winter breaking snow records in New York City, frigid below average temperatures in Chicago, and near record breaking numbers for ice covering the great lakes (92%) it’s no wonder millions of Americans are fed up with this weather.

But as I stated earlier, more winter weather could invade our air over the next several days, leaving Americans to fend for both their safety and others against slips and falls when leaving their home.

To prevent this, we at Handi-Ramp have designed a permanent and inexpensive solution for this growing problem. Named Handi-Treads, they are made from aluminum measuring 3.75” wide by 30” long and are designed to be mounted on to any surface aimed at preventing such slips and falls. You may have heard of a non slip grit tape or maybe grip paint, right? Well, our tread would replace those useless products.

Manufactured with our unique raised-button surface, aluminum treads provided unparalleled traction regardless of weather conditions or mounting location. They are available in several varying sizes and colors to meet your needs, and come with a lifetime residential warranty so long as you maintain ownership of the property, and a one year warranty for commercial locations.

What’s more, if you decide a few years down the road that your mounting location was not the best choice, simply remove the tread and place it elsewhere – you won’t need to worry about scraping up dried glue from the faded tape.

We promise you will be satisfied with our product, and if not, feel free to return it for a credit! For more information about our non slip tread or to make a purchase, please call (800) 876-7267 or visit www.handiramp.com

For those of you located in Canada, please see our Amazon Canada products (http://tinyurl.com/pddawq5).

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Non Slip Treads – Great for the Cold and Icy Canadian Climate

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It’s Still Icy Cold in Canada in Spring – Perfect for Non Slip Treads

We are celebrating the 54 degree weather a few days before Easter. Meanwhile in some regions of Canada it is still 9 F. They say that winder lasts until May in Toronto, which is perfect for our product HandiTreads. HandiTreads help beat the ice and cold on stairs by increasing traction.

HandiTreads Provide Traction with a Unique Proprietary Button Surface

Handitreads’ one-of-a-kind raised button surface provides traction on even the most slippery surfaces including stairs, inclines and ramps. Because of the deep grooves provided by these treads they are superior to other non slip tread products due to the longevity and little maintenance needed. They are easy to install and come with a lifetime residential guarantee.

Can I get HandiTreads in Canada?

For the last few months, both Handi-Ramp and Amazon have been in talks to partner and sell our plain aluminum non slip tread (item no. NST-100) from an Amazon fulfillment center in Canada. The Canadian fulfillment center will reach customers not available now and grow awareness about slips and falls and how our non slip tread product can benefit them.

Keep checking back to see the latest update regarding our partnership with Amazon, or call our customer service department at (800)-876-7267.


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Winter Storms Threatening the Safety of Residents

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As I was reading the latest updates concerning my local weather this morning, I noticed a couple articles mentioning “déjà vu” as the latest winter storm Rocky passed through my hometown of Chicago yesterday covering the area with a blanket of snow with some areas getting upwards of 13”.


Today, as I continued to track Rocky’s progress, it was supposed to hit northern New York State with up to 12”, with lower New York and north/northwest Pittsburgh with up to 8”. Considering Rocky brought 3 deaths along its devastation burying Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Missouri, and will hit the southern states with tornado threats and heavy rain, it’s a miracle more deaths haven’t been reported.


I mentioned earlier the articles touched on déjà vu due to another winter storm that hit the Midwest and plains last week, requiring the Kansas and Missouri officials to declare states of emergency. Add in Rocky, and its one heck of a mess.


The devastation of back to back snow storms is evident – thousands of flights canceled, vehicle crashes resulting in loss of lives, interstate closures, and plows working day and night attempting to bring their cities back to a little normalcy.


On the home front, it was highly suggested by state officials that people stay home, out of the storms path. Instead of sitting in a classroom, students and teachers alike took advantage of the snow day sledding with family and friends or playing a board game. Unfortunately, many are unaware of the dangers lurking on their stairs, sidewalks and driveway – ice.


With the heavy snowfall and dipping temperatures, much of the underlying snow will turn over to ice, making shoveling or grocery shopping a hidden danger. Many local hardware or convenience stores will offer salt or a similar means of removing the icy surface, but not only is it temporary but harmful to the environment.


As a result, Handi-Ramp based in Chicago has designed a revolutionary product that will not only reduce or eliminate the need for salt, but allows a product to remain mounted to the problem areas year round. They are called Handi-Treads. These non slip treads are manufactured in 7 different stock sizes with the option for custom sizes, and 5 different finishes.


Fortunately, Handi-Treads are designed to be utilized not only in icy conditions, but snow and rain as well. Because they are 100% aluminum, the chances of corroding when subjected to harsh conditions is slim to none.


The non slip treads feature Handi-Ramp’s raised button surface which is safe when wearing shoes or barefoot. Other notable features include pre-punched holes for quick, easy installation and hardware that is powder coated to match the tread(s) of your choosing.


Before the next winter storm arrives (Saturn? Triton?) be sure to install the non slip treads on your stairs. All of the sizes (excluding custom orders) are always in stock and ready to ship at a moments notice. With our location in the Midwest, there isn’t a coast line that’s more than three days’ transit (excluding weekends/holidays).


To find out more information about how non slip treads can work for you, please call (800) 876-7267 (RAMP) to speak with our tread experts.

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