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School Transportation is Escalating

School Transportation is Escalating

By Amelia Rose Zimlich | April 12, 2021
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Imagine this: you’re in high school and you’re on your way to math class. You hop on the escalator, then walk the rest of the way to your classroom. Other students take the elevator to get to their next class. This is just a typical day at Burlington High School. In early March, the school,…

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Even More Impressive Than Before

By Lee Freeland | March 24, 2021
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The National Elevator Industry, Inc.’s most popular infographic was updated earlier this year. Originally created in 2015, “GOING UP?” effectively illustrates that elevators and escalators are the safest forms of public transportation with estimation of the total miles traveled on building transportation equipment, as well as airplanes, trains and automobiles.

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Elevators can have Southern accents

Elevators can have Southern accents

By Matt Irvin | March 15, 2021
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Our Matt Irvin found this funny post on TikTok, demonstrating that even elevators can have Southern accents. The video, shot in an elevator in Savannah, Georgia, features an audio alert with a female voice saying “ground.” But, like a true Southern lady, she says it with two syllables: “gray-ound.” It reminded me of “Murder,” the…

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Explaining Pulleys and Counterweights

By Lee Freeland | March 3, 2021
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Interesting Engineering is a great site for learning the basics about engineering principles. In “Machine Design 101: Pulleys and Counterweights,” these devices so important to elevator systems. “In typical elevators, there is a counterweight attached to the other end of the pulley system equivalent to about the weight of the car at 50% loading,” it explains.…

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Closing the Last Mile Gap in Style

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 23, 2021
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Urban Hub, the interactive platform for people interested in urbanization, energy conservation and mobility, recently published a feature, “Boosting Urban Mobility and Closing the Last-Mile Gap,” which featured an array of beautiful photographs of elevator, escalator and moving-walk installations in Spain that do just that. The article points out that, in transportation planning, if the…

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Shoutout to Colley Elevator Blog

By Lee Freeland | February 10, 2021
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If you haven’t checked out the Colley Elevator Co. Blog, I highly recommend it. The folks at the Chicagoland independent elevator company have been posting interesting content since 2014. Colley Managing Partner Craig Zomchek has been profiled in ELEVATOR WORLD and is one of our regular sources of Chicago-related elevator information. Most recently, he was asked his thoughts…

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