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Kaija Wilkinson

Elevator World Associate Editor

Destination-Atlanta

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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VIEEW Annual Meeting

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2018
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Women in the industry discuss challenges, opportunities. Vertical Initiative for Elevator Escalator Women (VIEEW) President Martha Hulgan summed up the theme of one of the best-attended annual meetings yet by paraphrasing Albert Einstein: “You have to learn the rules of the game, and then you have to play better than anyone else,” she said. Taking…

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“Sometimes, Less Is Simply More!”

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2018
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One-day ECNY Supplier Showcase remains one of the industry’s most popular events. Fine cigars, bright-red “Make Elevators Great Again” caps, cocktails and a daylong Italian feast. These were highlights of the Elevator Conference of New York’s (ECNY) 19th Annual Supplier Showcase on April 11 at Villa Barone Manor in Bronx, New York. As always, the…

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Clear Vision for the Future

By Kaija Wilkinson | June 1, 2018
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In this Industry Dialogue, SnapCab President Corinna Mossberg talks about how the company, is evolving with Corning® Gorilla® Glass. After a 25-year career with Otis, Corinna Mossberg (CM) was named president of SnapCab, headquartered in Warrington, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, earlier this year, to support SnapCab CEO Glenn Bostock in bringing his company’s patented, interlocking panels…

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EESF AGM 2018

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2018
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Industry support, new board distinguish Foundation’s annual business meeting. Welcoming a new board and realizing an increase in company contributions were highlights of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) on February 20 at the Four Points Sheraton Airport in Tampa. Finances, fundraising goals and long-term personnel plans were discussed,…

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