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Down to the Water’s Edge

By Elevator World | March 1, 2019

Marine Innovations inclined elevator offers a smooth ride and convenience to Texas marina visitors. The booming city of Austin has a lot going for it: as the capital of Texas, it is a center of political power; it is the home of the University of Texas, a premier public institution of higher learning and research;…

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It’s All Uphill for Marine Innovations

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2019

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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Thinking Outside the Box

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2019

Traditional Braille applicator SCS has evolved to offer much more. Red Wing, Minnesota-based SCS Elevator Products Inc. manufactures cab and jamb Braille, industry signage, safety barricades, buttons, contact bases and custom orders. It focuses on North America but ships around the world. It also provides part design, toolmaking, diecasting, metal stamping and injection molding services.…

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Elevators for Your “Country Home”

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2019

Missouri-based Country Home Elevator & Stairlift has found the formula for success. The Midwest has been good to Country Home Elevator & Stairlift LLC in Brighton, Missouri, only a short drive from the Ozarks. Since transitioning from a ThyssenKrupp Access location in 2000-2001, the company has built a solid niche for itself as a full-service…

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“Three Ps” on the Banks of the Mississippi

By Elevator World | March 1, 2019

In this Readers Platform, your author illustrates how KONE Spares focuses on people, parts and performance. Overlooking the banks of the Mississippi River, KONE Spares resides on the sixth floor of the KONE Centre building (known locally as “the world’s most expensive Christmas-tree stand”) in Moline, Illinois, with its warehouse and distribution center only a…

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“Cautiously Optimistic”

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2019

OEMs and independents paint a picture of the Midwest that reveals market trends that promise to drive steady growth for years to come. Chicago has three of the 10 tallest buildings in the U.S.: 875 North Michigan Avenue (formerly John Hancock Center), Aon Center and Willis Tower. These buildings are 1,128 ft. tall, built in…

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L.A. is a construction hotspot.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

Mitsubishi Electric Riding High on L.A. Activity The construction boom in Los Angeles is resulting in significant work for vertical-transportation companies, including the Cypress, California-based division of Mitsubishi Electric, which recently installed or will install nearly 100 units in various projects downtown. Recently won contracts in the South Park area include the US$1-billion Oceanwide Plaza…

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Executive Changes, New Hires

By Elevator World | July 1, 2016

Midwestern and New York companies revise leadership, personnel added to other firms. O’Keefe Elevator Elects New Officers in Historic Vote The board of O’Keefe Elevator Co., exclusive thyssenkrupp distributor in Nebraska and Iowa, elected new officers in a historic vote that named Bret Abels president and chief operating officer — the first non-family member to…

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