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The Care and Feeding of Escalators and Moving Walks

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2018
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In this Industry Dialogue, an expert shares his informed opinions with EW. If anybody knows escalators and moving walks, it’s Ken Smith. Running consultancy Ken Smith & Associates out of the tiny town of Preston, Iowa, Smith is a mechanical engineer who has been involved in the industry for more than 30 years. Since 2000,…

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Going Up

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2018
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Players in the Canadian VT industry talk challenges, trends. Business is good for The Peelle Co., which is headquartered just outside Toronto in Brampton, Ontario, and provides its freight elevator doors to clients throughout Canada, North America and the world. Peelle just added passenger-elevator doors to its product mix, and the company expects to sell…

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Destination: Atlanta

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2018
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thyssenkrupp announces Elevator Americas Complex, its new Americas headquarters that will include the tallest test tower in the U.S. Images courtesy of thyssenkrupp When thyssenkrupp announced in spring 2016 it would install its first TWIN elevator system in North America in the 21-story Coda building in Technology Square in Atlanta (ELEVATOR WORLD, June 2016), it…

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Museum of the Bible

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2018
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Delaware Elevator partners with Clark Construction to deliver an impressive VT system to Washington, D.C., attraction. With corporate offices in Salisbury, Maryland, and a strong presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Southeast U.S., Delaware Elevator, Inc. has provided the vertical-transportation (VT) systems for many landmark properties. For years, it has bid projects with Clark Construction,…

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Elevator Poetry

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2018
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Photo Contest 2018 submissions are a window to a colorful, thought-provoking world. “Colorful Escalator”; photo by Rosley Majid; submitted by Titian Kencana; location: Kuala Lumpur Elevator Poetry” is the title of one of the submissions to ELEVATOR WORLD’s Sixth Annual Photo Contest, a competition remarkable in that it broke records with its staggering number of…

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Partnerships, Relationships, Community Commitment

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2018
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Canwest Elevator & Lifts stays true to its values while growing into one of Canada’s largest independents. It’s a very interesting time for Calgary-based Canwest Elevator & Lifts, says owner Justin Mendes of a company that got its start in the home healthcare industry in the 1990s, then morphed into a vertical-transportation company that has…

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Elevator Geek, Alberta Outdoorsman

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2018
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In this Industry Profile, KJA Western Canada Manager Scot Harvey talks about his unusual path to the VT industry, his busy job and life on his ranch. To mark his daughter’s graduation from high school earlier this year, KJA Western Canada Manager Scot Harvey gave her and his wife a trip to New York City.…

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CECA 2018

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2018
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Without a hitch” is the perfect way to describe the 44th Annual Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) Convention in Calgary, Alberta, on May 29-June 1 at Hyatt Regency Calgary, as the event was pulled off flawlessly by organizers and host Canwest Elevator & Lifts. Soaring atriums and impressive sculptures and paintings depicting Alberta’s pioneering history…

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