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D&D Technologies Becomes Campaign Safety Leader

D&D Technologies Becomes Campaign Safety Leader

Posted in: NewsD&D Technologies and Pool Safely join forces to promote drowning prevention

Huntington Beach, California, January 18th, 2017 - D&D Technologies, inventors of the first magnetic pool safety gate latch MagnaLatch®, joins Pool Safely to advocate that simple steps around the pool saves lives.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps to Save Lives to improve pool and spa safety by reducing childhood drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments. It is a national public education campaign that works with partners around the United Sates to reduce child drownings.

D&D Technologies, a drowning prevention advocate for over 25 years, joins Pool Safely on their mission to save lives.

“We are honored to become Campaign Safety Leaders,” said Jackie Barrera, Director of Marketing, North and South America, D&D Technologies. “As founding fathers of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance), joining forces with Pool Safely was a natural fit. We are looking forward to promoting pool safety alongside the Consumer Product Safety Commission and their Pool Safely Campaign.”

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death among children 1-4. The Pool Safely Pledge, one of the outreach tools the campaign uses to share water safety messages, promotes simple steps that save lives. The Pledge is a simple call to action for people to commit to safety steps around the water. Kids will pledge to never go in the water without an adult nearby. Adults will pledge to always watch kids in the water, to learn CPR, and ensure their pools have proper fencing and gates. Take the Pool Safely Pledge by visiting https://www.poolsafely.gov/pledge.

“Drowning is preventable,” said Jim Paterson, Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, D&D Technologies. “We look forward to promoting The Pledge and simple steps that save lives.”

Download Simple Water Safety Steps Can Save Lives (PDF)

About D&D:

D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade closer & hinge, LokkLatch® gate latches, BadAss hinges and HardCore wheels. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality. D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes.

D&D Technologies is a founding father and proud member of the NDPA (National Drowning Prevention Alliance).

About Pool Safely

Pool Safely, a national public education campaign supporting the requirements of Section 1407 of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, works with partners around the country to reduce fatal child drownings, non-fatal drownings and entrapment incidents in swimming pools and spas. Parents, caregivers and the media are encouraged to visit: PoolSafely.gov or @PoolSafely on Twitter for vital safety information regarding the prevention of child drownings in and around pools and spas.

About the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products in the past 40 years.

 
 
D&D Technologies Acquires Shut It Gate Hardware

D&D Technologies Acquires Shut It Gate Hardware

Posted in: News,Product LaunchesTwo high quality gate hardware manufacturers unite providing innovation, leadership, and the world’s most trusted gate hardware

CALIFORNIA, October 6th, 2016 – D&D Technologies, leader in magnetic safety gate latches and premium polymer gate hardware announces the acquisition of SHUT IT® Gate Hardware. SHUT IT® is the leader in gate hardware for the fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. The acquisition provides D&D additional product lines of wheels and steel hinges to complement its current premium magnetic safety latches, hydraulic closers, aluminum and polymer product portfolio.

D&D Technologies started out in Sydney, Australia, evolving from a family-owned fencing company in the late 1980's to become a worldwide market leader in gate hardware.

The owners of the D&D Aluminum Fencing Company had been frustrated at the lack of durable gate latches and hinges to complement their custom-made aluminum and glass pool fencing designs. In 1988, one of the owners, David Doyle, saw a science program featuring "rare earth" magnets that never loses magnetic force. Devising a latching mechanism around this idea, using engineering polymers and stainless steel to eliminate rust as well as jamming, the MagnaLatch® safety gate latch was born.

Soon other local fencing contractors and fabricators wanted to use it as well, and D&D Technologies was established to manufacture the latches. Following the success of MagnaLatch®, D&D went on to design and manufacture a complete range of polymer-based latches and hinges at its Sydney premises, including the award-winning TruClose® self-closing hinges, the general-purpose LokkLatch®, and the LokkLatch® Magnetic Gate Lock.

“We are delighted with this acquisition, and we welcome SHUT IT® as part of the D&D family “ says David Calabria, CEO, D&D Technologies. “This is a synergistic and complimentary union of two companies that were born out of the fencing industry, and have provided leadership and innovation to the industry by inventing new products. This acquisition will allow us to expand by providing more brilliant designs and new products to our existing product line up.”

SHUT IT® started as Counsel Industries, LLC and became a leader in the design and distribution of hardware and gate systems for the metal fence and access control industries.

Founded in 1998, Counsel began marketing innovative gate solutions designed to ease installation requirements and eliminate premature wear on expensive automated gate operator systems.

In the mid-1990s, as vehicular access control began to explode as an industry, two veterans of the fence and access control industries, discovered that many of their maintenance and repair issues for automated gate systems were being caused by the faulty or inferior hardware used on many gates. With the help of a team of engineers and an award winning CNC (Computer Numeric Controlled) machinist they set out to develop a line of products that would eliminate the damage caused to expensive operator systems by the poor hardware available in the market.

“It all started with the ORIGINAL BadAss® Hinge.” says Skip Bengtson, Chief Bad Ass, Shut It. “Using bearing technology, the ORIGINAL BadAss gate hinge, is CNC machined to the tightest tolerances in the industry. Due to our unique bushing design The ORIGINAL, like all other SHUT IT gate hinges, produces near frictionless movement with maintenance free usage.”

After years of development and field testing the Arizona based Counsel Industries was born. Since then, Counsel grew from being a local supplier in the Tucson market to a company with a nationwide distribution network and customers around the globe.

In 2010 the company rebranded itself as SHUT IT Gate Hardware in order to better reflect what the company had become. BadAss and HardCore brands were born.

About D&D:

D&D Technologies invented magnetic gate latches (MagnaLatch®) and polymer safety gate hinges (TruClose®) in the 90’s.

D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade closer & hinge, and LokkLatch® gate latches. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality. D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. (*SureClose® is backed by a 2 year warranty).

D&D Technologies is a founder and active member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA).

About Shut It:

Founded in 1998, SHUT IT® Gate Hardware is the undisputed leader in gate hardware for the metal fence, ornamental iron and access control industries. For nearly 20 years SHUT IT® has developed innovative, high quality products, as well as providing industry leading service. All BadAss® and HardCORE® products are designed and assembled in the U.S.A. under rigorous quality control processes.

 
 
Keeping Canines & Warriors Safe at Camp K9

Keeping Canines & Warriors Safe at Camp K9

Posted in: NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 13, 2016                                                                                                                                                                                         

Keeping Canines & Warriors Safe at Camp K9

D&D Technologies donates safety gate hardware kits to the upcoming graduating class of K9s for Warriors to practice safety at home

Located in Ponte Vedra, Florida, the newly opened K9s for Warriors expansive 17,000 sq. ft. headquarters and 9 acre Camp K9 offers veterans suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability (PTSD) and shelter rescued canines to train together to assist with readapting to life back home. The $8 million dollar Camp K9 facility was completed entirely with donations from the community. Hundreds of sub-contractors donated their time, labor, and materials.

The year-round training camp required quality fencing that would provide safety and security for its high traffic environment of daily training exercises for the veterans and their canines. Poly Vinyl Creations, a D&D partner,  stepped up to the plate to support their community and donated fencing for 5 dog parks with 20 safety gates, more than 25 outdoor dog kennel gates, and a pool safety fence with 3 safety gates for their bone-shaped doggy pool. With over 50 gates covering the K9s for Warriors and Camp K9 property, D&D’s gate hardware would make or break this installation.

“D&D’s gate hardware provides superior quality and reliable high functioning performance. Our products allow the canines and veterans to place their focus on training at camp to help them return to civilian life with dignity and independence.” Jackie Barrera Marketing Director of D&D Technologies shared.

Camp K9 has MagnaLatch® ALERT safety gate latch and TruClose® hinges installed on their pool safety gate to provide peace-of-mind to the staff and house guests at the facility. The MagnaLatch® ALERT is the ultimate safety gate latch offering a visual bright flashing LED alarm and a loud audible alarm when the gate is left unlatched. Paired with our TruClose® self-closing hinge, the two products ensure that the gate not only closes behind someone but ensures that the gate is latched closed.

“MagnaLatch® ALERT and TruClose® are the #1 world’s safety gate kit, so it’s a great addition for this facility. With a high number of individuals coming through the facility every day adding this layer of protection around the pool gives staff peace-of-mind that their pool gate is secure” Barrera explained. 

Another D&D product outfitted on gates at Camp K9 is the LokkLatch® DELUXE, a key-lockable privacy and security gate latch. This latch is installed on areas where locked security is highly important; the outdoor dog kennels and the large dog training parks. LokkLatch® DELUXE operates and locks from both sides of the gate and has a 6-pin rekeyable lock that allows the staff to update keys as often as they like and even allows them to make unique key sets for different areas of the facility.

Although K9s for Warriors has been in operation since 2011, the new Camp K9 facility recently celebrated their one year anniversary this past July. They have rescued over 306 dogs, graduated 241 veterans with PTSD, and have over 21 staff members and 500 volunteers. This non-profit has come a long way since their original operation in a single family home.

Founder of K9s for Warriors, Shari Duval, shared her appreciation with all those who donated, “I’m very thankful to everyone who has supported the program…Camp K9 is an amazing facility that’s going to help us help even more people in need.”

To provide the veterans the same level of security at home when they return after graduating with their canine, D&D Technologies has donated safety gate hardware kits to the upcoming graduating class. Seven veterans will each receive a MagnaLatch® ALERT and TruClose® hinge set to take home with them so they may continue to practice with their canines in safety. 

About D&D Technologies
D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade hydraulic closer & hinge, and LokkLatch® gate latches. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality.  D&D   products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes and are backed by a Lifetime Warranty. (*SureClose® Easy is backed by a 2 year warranty.) D&D Technologies is a founder and active member of the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA). Find more information about D&D Technologies at http://www.ddtechglobal.com.

About K9s for Warriors
Founded in 2011, K9s for Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to warriors suffering from post-traumatic stress and/or traumatic brain injury as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to give a new leash on life to rescue dogs and military heroes, empowering warriors to return to civilian life with dignity and independence.

For more information, visit http://www.k9sforwarriors.org.

 

Media  Contact:

D&D Technologies

Jackie Barrera, Director of Marketing North & South America

Jbarrera@ddtechusa.com

 
 
D&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

D&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

Posted in: Articles,Press CoverageD&D Technologies Supports National Water Safety Month

Protecting loved ones for over 25 years

April 29th, 2016 Huntington Beach, CA

D&D Technologies invented the first magnetic pool safety gate latch, in Sydney, Australia. For over 25 years D&D has sold millions of pool safety gate latches and self-closing hinges in order to protect children and families around the globe. May is National Drowning Safety Month, and a reminder that pool owners must protect their loved ones from accidental drownings.

Isolation and perimeter fencing are the recommended solution for pool and spa protection—this information is being spread around the country each day by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) and other supporting members including Consumer Products Safety Council. D&D Technologies is a proud founding member and active sponsor of the NDPA.

“We are on a mission to save lives.” says Jim Paterson, VP of Sales and Marketing, North & South America, D&D Technologies “In the U.S., drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death for children between ages 1-4 and the second leading cause for those between the ages of 5-14. All the innovation, technology and passion that we put into manufacturing safety gate products is done with one intention in mind: protect children, protect loved ones”.

D&D revolutionized the world by the invention of the world’s first magnetic gate latch. David Doyle, founding father of D&D Technologies discovered neodymium magnets never lose power. He engineered and patented the world’s first magnetic safety latch. Since then, MagnaLatch® has become the number one child and pet safety pool gate latch in the world. Combined with TruClose® self-closing hinges, made out of engineering polymer, D&D offers one of the most reliable solutions for pool and spa gates.

Remember, drowning is preventable. Take time to get involved during May National water safety Month. Join the movement. Take the Pledge.

THE PLEDGE: Every child deserves to be protected. I pledge to spread the message that Simple Steps Save Lives to my family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. I will let people know that adding as many proven water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience at pools and spas, because you can never know which one might save a child's life — until it does. —

About D&D Technologies

D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade hydraulic closer & hinge, and LokkLatch® gate latches. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality. D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes and are backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty. (*SureClose® Easy is backed by a 2 year warranty)

 
 
D&D Technologies Announces New Improved Online Marketing Information and Support

D&D Technologies Announces New Improved Online Marketing Information and Support

Posted in: News,Installer & Reseller NewsFeaturing D&D’s high-performance gate hardware marketing material and tools for contractors, specifiers & business partners

March 7rd, 2016- Huntington Beach, CA D&D Technologies announces its new and improved marketing information center. Simply go to www.DDTechGlobal.com/main/marketing or click on the “D&D Marketing Support” banner for instant access to D&D Technologies’ marketing materials. This section includes marketing assets that can be ordered online, as well as electronic downloadable marketing assets such as: installation photos, specifications, descriptions and anything else you might need when looking for support and information regarding D&D hi performance gate hardware.

Once you access the marketing section, look for our top NEW products:

MagnaLatch® ALERT The world’s first and only combined gate latch and electronic alarm system. Featuring dual electronic warnings: bright, flashing LED lights, and an audible alarm allow you to hear and see from a distance when a gate is left opened or unlatched. This is the ultimate gate latch – when you can’t turn your back for a second.

Consumer Brochure for Contractors

SureClose®Easy NEW hydraulic gate closer, for center-hinge mounted gates. Ideal for aluminum or steel gates. Commercial and residential applications. Controlled gate closer. Easy to install. Soft and quiet. Long lasting. ADA compliant. Sleek and small footprint. No maintenance. For gates up to 180lbs.

D&D Product Catalog: NEW product catalog features a complete line of hinges, latches, closers, and gate accessories. Click here to view

About D&D Technologies

 

D&D Technologies is the recognized leader in safety and premium grade gate hardware manufacturing, including MagnaLatch® magnetic pool and safety gate latches, TruClose® adjustable, self-closing gate hinges, SureClose®* commercial grade closer & hinge, and LokkLatch® gate latches. D&D's diversity of products continually set new standards in design, performance, craftsmanship and innovation–tied together by a singular level of quality. D&D products consistently exceed all relevant safety barrier codes and are backed by a limited Lifetime Warranty. (*SureClose® Easy is backed by a 2 year warranty)

 
 

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