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By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2018
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Colley Elevator’s Craig Zomchek brings passion and enthusiasm to his new role as NAEC president. Avid cyclist, expert poker player, punk-rock record producer and second-generation elevator man. Craig Zomchek, president of Colley Elevator Co. of Bensenville, Illinois, and new president of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), has been all of these things. He…

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Optimum Uptime

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2017
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Texas-based Kings III describes the evolution of its ORM service. David Bryant (DB), vice president at Kings III Emergency Communications, took the time to talk with ELEVATOR WORLD (EW) about the company’s Online Remote Monitoring (ORM) performance monitoring and event notification service, which it describes as versatile and affordable. ORM’s Elevator Monitoring Interrogation Tool (EMIT)…

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Bronze Beauty From Yesteryear

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2017
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Delaware Elevator provides replica Prohibition-era unit for Seacrets Distillery in Ocean City, Maryland. The Seacrets Distilling Co. building may be new, but step into its elevator, and it’s easy to imagine it filled with cigar smoke and populated with the stylish flappers and bootleggers who were part of Ocean City, Maryland’s past. That’s by design:…

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Stairwells Are Not for Wheelchairs

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2017
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In this Industry Dialogue, Garaventa’s Trevor de Jaray discusses Evacu-Trac products and how they fit in to a “kinder and gentler” world. With the U.S. federal government and companies such as Microsoft leading the way, we have become a much “kinder and gentler” world in making workplaces accessible for those with mobility issues, says Trevor…

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Pilgrims’ Passage

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2017
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More than 300 Otis units facilitate the journey of millions of Muslims on Jamarat Bridge during the Haj Looking at photos and videos of the Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, gives some idea of the scope of the event, the largest annual gathering of people in the world.[1]…

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Feat of Engineering

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2017
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Hong Kong local authority taps Anlev to replace world’s longest covered escalator system, a main transportation artery and attraction in itself. Traversing a hillside between Hong Kong Island’s Central and Western districts, the Mid-Level Escalator Link (MLEL) is a remarkable sight that offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Thousands of residents use it every day, and, since…

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Interlift 2017: The Place to Be

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2017
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The world’s leading VT trade fair promises to be bigger and more international than ever before. Since its founding 26 years ago, Interlift continues to grow, setting new records every year. With tens of thousands of visitors expected to descend on Messe Augsburg in Augsburg, Germany, on October 17-20, it is, without question, the must-attend…

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The View from Above

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2017
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A close-up look at the world’s future tallest building, Jeddah Tower, was a highlight of CTBUH Executive Director Antony Wood’s visit to Jeddah and Dubai. photos courtesy of CTBUH Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Executive Director Dr. Antony Wood visited Dubai and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May to explore the possibility of…

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Industry Dialogue: Frank Christensen

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2017
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IUEC General President Frank Christensen shares his thoughts on compensation, training and transparency, as well as the current state of the union. International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) General President Frank Christensen is many things: laborer, leader, athlete, teacher, student, family man and advocate for the workforce, children and the less fortunate. Christensen, a star…

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Company Spotlight: 2N TELEKOMUNIKACE

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2017
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From its Prague headquarters, 2N has become number one in IP security systems worldwide. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, 2N TELEKOMUNIKACE a.s. has grown exponentially from its original three founders to number one in IP security systems worldwide, with more than 240 employees and offices in the U.S., Germany, Italy and the U.K. Europe is…

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