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EESF AGM 2019

By Angela Baldwin | April 1, 2019
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New executive director, strategic plan among the many changes for the Foundation The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) held its 2019 Annual General Membership (AGM) Meeting at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel in downtown Mobile, Alabama, on February 20-21. Under the guidance of new Executive Director Shelly Johnson, on the job for 40 days…

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IEES 2018

By Angela Baldwin | February 1, 2019
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The successful inaugural event held in Istanbul welcomed a global audience and expert presenters. The inaugural International Elevator and Escalator Symposium (IEES) 2018, organized by Elevator World, Inc. and Liftinstituut Solutions B.V., was held at the Renaissance Polat Istanbul Hotel in Istanbul on November 15-16, 2018. During the two-day event, leading industry experts from around…

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NAEC’s 69th Annual Convention and 2018 Exposition

By Angela Baldwin | December 1, 2018
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Big crowd, good times in Atlantic City by Angela C. Baldwinphotos by Angela C. Baldwin, Caleb Givens and John Dimaio he National Association of Elevator Contractors’ (NAEC) 69th Annual Convention and 2018 Exposition took place in Atlantic City on September 24-27. Held at the Atlantic City Convention Center and the Sheraton Atlantic City, this is…

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People, Parts, Performance

By Angela Baldwin | July 1, 2018
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KONE Spares has refined its practices over time, but its priorities have remained the same. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the KONE Spares office and its location present a dichotomy of sorts. The modern eight-story office tower was the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building in the…

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IAEC Annual Forum Celebrates 25 Years With Big Crowd

By Angela Baldwin | July 1, 2018
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Energy, enthusiasm, engagement are hallmarks of Forum 2018. The third-largest city in the U.S., Chicago is a center of invention, home to the zipper, vacuum cleaner, electric dishwasher and brownie, among other staples of modern life. Known the world over for its skyscrapers, including the Willis Tower, which is undergoing a US$500-million renovation that includes…

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Broadening Horizons: Change at GAL

By Angela Baldwin | March 1, 2018
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Recently acquired GAL Manufacturing Corp. finds a renewed entrepreneurial spirit, sense of innovation along with the change in ownership. When Bronx, New York-based GAL Manufacturing Corp. opened its doors more than 90 years ago, the age of the skyscraper had barely begun, and the New York City (NYC) skyline looked very different than it does…

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Hudson Yards and the High Line

By Angela Baldwin | March 1, 2018
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One landmark leads to another in Manhattan’s developing “New West Side.” On a recent trip to New York City, your author walked the famed and beloved High Line for the first time. A former rail line turned public park, the High Line was donated to the City of New York by CSX Transportation, Inc. in…

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Interlift 2017

By Angela Baldwin | January 1, 2018
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The world’s biggest industry trade fair just keeps growing. Interlift 2017, held at Messe Augsburg in surprisingly temperate Augsburg, Germany, on October 17-20, 2017, proved to be the international biennial trade fair’s biggest iteration yet. With a record 574 participating companies and 21,260 visitors, the fair’s 13th incarnation proved a far cry from its 1991…

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Framing Up the Future

By Angela Baldwin | September 1, 2017
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thyssenkrupp unveils, celebrates the first fully functional MULTI elevator system at its Rottweil, Germany, test tower. More than 200 elevator-industry experts, high-profile developers, architects, engineers and journalists from around the world convened June 22 at the thyssenkrupp Elevator innovation test tower in the historic, picturesque town of Rottweil, Germany, for the unveiling of what’s being…

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Navy’s Elevator Program Chief Talks Shop

By Angela Baldwin | July 1, 2017
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Kevin Morse says Elevator U’s mission statement struck a chord. Elevator Program Manager for Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Kevin Morse (KM) began his career in the industry in the mid-1970s as an elevator constructor and mechanic with the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local 10 in Washington, D.C., but, in 1989, the U.S.…

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