Sponsored
Sponsored
Kaija Wilkinson

Elevator World Associate Editor

UNITEC

UNITEC

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2016
Posted in |

Otis’ parts supplier UNITEC has an extensive catalog of elevator/escalator replacement parts and recently introduced Safety-in-a-Bag, a kit for field mechanics. When a customer wanted to retain its sturdy, 1940s-era Otis ML escalator system, they knew who to call to make it happen: UNITEC Parts Co., which is the OEM supplier for all Otis parts.…

Read More
China-Shining

China Shining

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2016
Posted in |

Despite slower growth, the world’s largest vertical-transportation market is still a land of opportunity. Rapid urbanization created explosive growth for the vertical-transportation market in China in 2003-2013. Although that growth is slower now, with the new-equipment market declining approximately 5% in 2015, the market remains the world’s largest for the elevator/escalator industry. Most of the…

Read More
What’s Next for NEIEP

What’s Next for NEIEP

By Kaija Wilkinson | April 1, 2016
Posted in |

In this Industry Dialogue, John O’Donnell, executive director of the National Elevator Industry Educational Program (NEIEP) talks to EW about the accomplishments and challenges of elevator education in the U.S.

Read More
Top-of-the-World

Top of the World

By Kaija Wilkinson | April 1, 2016
Posted in |

Schindler elevators at Aiguille du Midi in France allow visitors to “step into the void” and enjoy a view of Mont Blanc, the highest summit in the Alps. The preparations that crews underwent prior to installing a custom Schindler elevator system at the Aiguille de Midi (Needle of the South), in the Mont Blanc massif…

Read More
Mission-Impossible

Mission Impossible?

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2016
Posted in |

A challenging modernization job in California drove a group of elevator professionals, engineers and architects to think outside the box to get the job done. Modernizing the clock-tower elevator at the 1920s Santa Barbara County Courthouse in Santa Barbara, California, sounded simple on the surface but ended up being so complex that its principals doubted…

Read More
Modernizing-Minnesota

Modernizing Minnesota

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2016
Posted in |

Consultant, manufacturer and installer join forces to bring county elevators up to date. With a quaint downtown bustling with small businesses, Anoka, Minnesota, looks like the picturesque setting for any number of acclaimed television series. A northern suburb of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area, Anoka is known as the Halloween Capital of the World as…

Read More
Fast-Forward-Saudi-Arabia

Fast-Forward Saudi Arabia

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2016
Posted in |

Economically progressive kingdom is a standout among Middle Eastern vertical-transportation markets. Although a looming financial crisis has cast a pall of worry over Saudi Arabia, the kingdom has traditionally been known for its economically progressive policies. With several “world’s largest” projects in the works, it draws people from all over the globe from a vast…

Read More
Setting-the-Bar-High

Setting the Bar High

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2015
Posted in |

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,…

Read More
Digital-World

Digital World

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2015
Posted in | |

Remote monitoring is bringing elevator reliability to new heights. Mobile technology is transforming the way elevator companies operate, and many are moving fast so they don’t get left behind. Technicians have become more knowledgeable, faster and more efficient. Just as in other parts of life (many of us remember when we scoffed at the idea…

Read More
The-Power-of-Relationships

The Power of Relationships

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2015
Posted in |

Robert “Bobby Dee” DeFrancesco is an ambassador to the industry with a worldwide network of colleagues and friends. He has hosted and chaired countless events and committees and received the industry’s most prestigious awards, but ask Robert “Bobby Dee” DeFrancesco what he is famous for, and he will say it is the network of friends…

Read More
Sponsored
Sponsored
Sponsored

Elevator World | September 2021 Cover

Flipbook

Sponsored