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Lee Freeland

Elevator World Senior Associate Editor

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Wittur Group Unveils New Products, Strategy

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2014
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Wittur Group CEO Dr. Ing. Walter Rohregger speaks with EW on his company’s focus and future. While in Augsburg, Germany, for Interlift 2013, your reporter was invited to visit the Wittur Group’s headquarters in Wiedenzhausen, near Augsburg, and interview Wittur Group CEO and Wittur Holding GmbH Managing Director Dr. Ing. Walter Rohregger. Taking time away…

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Reimagining the Future of Vertical Transportation

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2014
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DigiGage’s new products, partnership spur the realization of the company’s high ambitions. Ever since the basic concept of a safe elevator was introduced by Elisha Graves Otis in 1854, we have witnessed great progress in elevator technology: smart doors, sophisticated traffic-management systems, machine-room-less and gearless solutions, all of which allow elevators to become a universal…

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The 1876 Centennial Exhibition, Part I

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2013
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International exhibitions and trade shows are common aspects of the 21st-century commercial landscape, and the frequency with which these events occur easily allows companies – and countries – to maintain a global perspective and awareness of industry trends. The presence and importance of national interests in the development of new technology has been a critical…

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Joseph D. Busse

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2013
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Chief, Corporate Engineering for Fujitec America, Inc., works behind the scenes to help his company run smoothly. In his interview with ELEVATOR WORLD, Joseph D. Busse explained his role as head of Corporate Engineering gives him overall responsiblity for this area of Fujitec’s Engineering Division at its U.S. headquarters in Mason, Ohio. The group is…

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Complete Elevator Service

By Lee Freeland | November 1, 2013
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A metropolitan Chicago company overcomes growing pains to find stable success in its 10th year. by Lee Freeland Complete Elevator Service, Inc. (CES) is a family owned and operated elevator company founded in January 2003. CES specializes in elevator maintenance; installations; modernizations; service and repair; and, most recently, elevator inspections. The company has 20 employees…

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South Korea: Asia’s Growing Giant

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2013
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With the 12th-largest economy in the world,[1] South Korea has enticed all the major elevator companies and many independents to operate within its borders. According to Ilsub Choi, general manager of the Korea Elevator Safety Institute’s (KESI) Department of External and International Affairs, South Korea will have approximately 500,000 elevators in operation at the end…

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1906 Elevator Lives On in Revitalized Downtown

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2013
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Mohamed Iqbal is managing director for Toshiba Elevator Middle East (ME) LLC, a subsidiary of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp. of Japan. The company’s headquarters is in Dubai, from where it coordinates operations throughout Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Born and raised in Valoothoor, a village full of greenery in the Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore)…

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Mohamed Iqbal, EW Correspondent and Managing Director of Toshiba Elevator Middle East

By Lee Freeland | September 1, 2013
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Mohamed Iqbal is managing director for Toshiba Elevator Middle East (ME) LLC, a subsidiary of Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corp. of Japan. The company’s headquarters is in Dubai, from where it coordinates operations throughout Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Born and raised in Valoothoor, a village full of greenery in the Thanjavur (formerly Tanjore)…

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CECA Convenes at Niagara Falls

By Lee Freeland | August 1, 2013
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The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) Convention records its highest numbers to date. The 39th Annual Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) Convention took place on June 4-8 at the impressive locale of Niagara Falls, Canada. Those arriving on the first couple days were able to take advantage of clear and comfortable weather before overcast skies…

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After 65 Years, Sematic Group’s Verri Continues to Give a Strong First Impression

By Lee Freeland | July 1, 2013
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This successful Italy-based cab manufacturer focuses on safety, passenger comfort and expert craftsmanship. It is said that first impressions are the ones that last. Upon entering elevators, the first things passengers notice are the cabin interiors and finishes. Even before the system begins its duty of transportation, these elements have contributed greatly to the passengers’…

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