Ingersoll Rand Donates ADA-accessible Hardware to Ronald McDonald House of Indiana

Company donated automatic openers and panic bars to improve safety of charitable organization's facility


Carmel, IN, June 14, 2006 – Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, a leading global provider of products and services that make environments safe, secure and productive, today announced the completion of outfitting new automatic openers and panic bars in the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. The Indiana-based security solutions provider donated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessible hardware to help wheelchair-bound guests more easily maneuver around the 50,000-square-foot home.

“Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is extremely proud to help support the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana,” says Dave Sylvester, president, Americas, Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies. “Our high-performance products have helped many companies achieve ADA-compliance and we are happy to provide assistance to a charitable and local organization.”

Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies installed Von Duprin Panic Devices 9927 and LCN 4640 Automatic Openers on two exterior doors, including the main entrance, and two interior doors. The new hardware makes opening doors an effortless task for the families with seriously ill or injured children being treated at Indianapolis-area hospitals who stay at the Ronald McDonald House.

The donation was made possible through the Ronald McDonald House’s connection with Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), which has exclusively used Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ panic devices, door closers and automatic operators for the last 16 years.

The Ronald McDonald House is located on IUPUI’s campus and receives assistance from the university’s Campus Facility Services Department to address maintenance issues. After a need was established to upgrade the hardware on the doors, IUPUI pioneered the Ronald McDonald House’s relationship with Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies.

“The Ronald McDonald House of Indiana depends so heavily on the generosity of people and companies throughout the state to help us offer respite for families with children being treated at local-area hospitals,” says Beth Johnson, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Indiana. “We are grateful to Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies for making such a significant donation that helps ease our guests’ stay.”