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Liftronic Celebrates 30 Years

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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Australia’s largest independent hosts elegant soirée to thank employees, clients and colleagues. Liftronic Pty. Ltd., headquartered in Sydney, celebrated 30 years in business with an elegant soirée at L’aqua Cockle Bay in Sydney Harbor on October 1. Approximately 120 guests enjoyed cocktails and a three-course dinner featuring delicacies such as lamb, scallops and shortcake made…

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The Meeting of Elevators and Technology by Richard Taylor

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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A sea change in how the industry transfers data is taking place. Not too long ago, it was “good enough” for elevators to just shuttle people and goods from one floor to another. Those rides had no frills or thrills, but they were safe as they ascended and descended people throughout the bowels of buildings…

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VIEEW Meets in Boston

By Ricia Sturgeon-Hendrick | December 1, 2015
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photos by John Dimaio On September 28, early in the week of the National Association of Elevator Contractors’ Convention in Boston, the Vertical Initiative for Elevator & Escalator Women (VIEEW) members gathered for a biannual get together. This meeting was prepared by Grace Greco (Columbia Elevator Products Co. Inc.) and Mary Beeson (Unitec) and focused…

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Why No Matchbox Elevators?

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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Niche toy market is largely untapped. We pulled up in a rental car, and Andrew asked, “Is that a Dodge Charger?” He was just being polite – he knew damn well the make and model of the car. Andrew is five years old.  Andrew can probably identify and name hundreds of cars, because he has…

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Setting the Bar High

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2015
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Poised, polite and passionate about her profession, Jackie Mortman has earned the industry’s respect. No one was surprised when Jackie Mortman received the William C. Sturgeon Distinguished Service Award at the 66th Annual National Association of Elevator Contractors Convention and Exposition in Boston on October 1. It was a well-deserved honor, one that Mortman’s friends,…

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EESF’s New Cast of Characters

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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The Foundation’s superheroes are here to save the day. photos by Lee Freeland and John Dimaio Meet Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl. These undercover superheroes—sans capes, mind you—teach riders to be safe and sound on elevators and escalators. They are the result of a year-long rebranding process the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation undertook…

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Powered by the Cloud

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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In this Readers Platform, your author makes the case for the ability of cloud software to enhance accuracy, productivity and accountability, while lowering costs. With so many cloud software solutions available today, how do you decide which best fits your field and back-office personnel’s needs? Some offerings have intelligent programming built into their platforms to…

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CECA 2015 Golf Classic

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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Warm, sunny weather and camaraderie mark annual event at historic, scenic course. On Friday, September 18, approximately 30 participants gathered for a beautiful day of golf, lunch and camaraderie at the Fourth Annual Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) Golf Classic. The classic was played at the historic and renowned Club de Golf Islesmere in Laval,…

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Effective Management of Elevator/Escalator Maintenance Agreements

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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Ten important steps to follow as a manager of the ever-important maintenance agreement For those responsible for the management of elevator and escalator maintenance agreements, the task can become rather time consuming, particularly when managing a number of different properties, elevator contractors and various types of maintenance agreements. However, based on the experience we at…

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A New Way of Recordkeeping

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015
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In this Readers Platform, your author describes how GAL and Helios joined forces to create a mobile solution to facilitate the MCP process. Walking through the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) convention or having any conversation about the hot topics in the industry often leads to a conversation about the maintenance control program (MCP)…

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