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Matt Irvin

Elevator World Associate Editor

It’s All About the Fixtures

It’s All About the Fixtures

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2021
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In this Industry Dialogue, Dupar’s “dynamic duo” talks about how the company, along with many other area contributors, helped build elevators.

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Thinking-Forward

Thinking Forward

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2020
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CTBUH’s annual predictions for 2020 see big things ahead by Matt Irvin The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is the go-to source for information about tall buildings and building tall. For more than 50 years now, CTBUH has studied skyscrapers, along the way collecting every conceivable bit of information about these structures…

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Balancing-ACT

Balancing ACT

By Matt Irvin | November 1, 2019
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Tri-State meets the challenges of the tough NYC market by sticking to its long-held core values. Businesses face challenges every day, but when you can compete in a tough town like NYC, you’re beating the odds. If you can keep doing it for decades, you’ve got to be doing something right. For longtime independent contractor…

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Capital-Gains

Capital Gains

By Matt Irvin | September 1, 2019
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CECA sets records as the group gathers for its 45th annual convention. With a bit of pomp worthy of the National Capital Region, a humor-infused demonstration of sleight-of-hand and a nostalgic musical journey back to the Disco Era, the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) pulled off its 45th Annual Convention on June 3-6, a four-day…

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Small Company Is Big on Service

By Matt Irvin | September 1, 2019
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ADCO Elevator Drilling has a growing reputation for innovation in the repair of borehole casings. Hydraulic elevators are known to be reliable workhorses of the vertical-transportation industry, but like any complex machine, they are subject to breaking down. Valves and seals wear out, pumps lose compression and fluid degrades due to excessive heat or other…

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It’s All Uphill for Marine Innovations

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2019
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Minnesota-based maker of inclined elevators has a nationwide and international clientele. Some of the most successful endeavors are based on the familiar adage, “Do one thing and do it really well.” For Marine Innovations, that one thing is the inclined elevator, and its large, geographically diverse customer base stands as testament to how well it…

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Jersey-Sure

Jersey Sure

By Matt Irvin | September 1, 2018
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Weathering one challenge after another, Atlantic City, New Jersey, is more than ready to welcome NAEC. Atlantic City is a survivor. This jewel of the Jersey Shore has weathered the Great Recession of 2008-2009, reimagined itself when other cities in the region got in on the casino gambling craze and rebuilt its reputation as a…

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Southern-Flavor

Southern Flavor

By Matt Irvin | September 1, 2018
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Elevator U gathers at UA for its 21st annual conference. The weather was hot, but elevator maintenance supervisors and technicians from colleges and universities around North America picked up on plenty of cool information as they gathered at the University of Alabama (UA) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on June 18-21 for the 21st annual Elevator U…

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The Seeds of CECA

By Matt Irvin | August 1, 2018
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Association’s early roots took hold to grow into a major industry organization. In the early 1970s, it was becoming apparent that independent elevator contractors in Canada needed to speak with a unified voice. Difficulties with labor and government regulation were sowing confusion, especially in Quebec and Ontario. The language barrier between the country’s two largest…

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Taking the Trouble out of Troubleshooting

By Matt Irvin | July 1, 2018
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This Product Spotlight features a time-saving system that quickly communicates the location of faults. When an electrical fault in a safety system shuts down an elevator, a technician is called in to troubleshoot the problem — a tedious process of testing individual circuits that can take hours. Is it the door lock? A limit switch?…

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