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NAEC Changes In Leadership

NAEC Changes In Leadership

By Elevator World | March 22, 2021

Hope Evans of EMR Elevator, Inc., of Arlington, Texas, has transitioned from vice president to president of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), a change necessitated by the departure of previous President Michael Frecking, formerly of Lakeland Larsen Elevator Corp. of Waukegan, Illinois. NAEC Deputy Director Amanda Smith tells ELEVATOR WORLD that NAEC presidents…

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EW Focuses On Hydraulic Elevators and Components

EW Focuses On Hydraulic Elevators and Components

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

ELEVATOR WORLD’s June issue will focus on Hydraulic Elevators and Components. Additionally, this issue is EW’s annual People Issue. Finally, it will have a Special Advertising Section on Lubricants and Testing. Bonus distribution is planned for Russia Elevator Week in Moscow. The deadline for editorial submissions is April 15. To participate or for more information, contact…

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New Call Urges Installation Of Elevators In Rwanda

New Call Urges Installation Of Elevators In Rwanda

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

Observers and others in Rwanda are calling for greater efforts by building owners and others to install elevators in apartment buildings, The New Times reported on March 16. Critics say the absence of elevators is making life more difficult for tenants, especially those with physical disabilities. The report notes that a law passed in 2012 mandates that…

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Nashville-Based NSM Acquires Atlanta Stairlift Provider

Nashville-Based NSM Acquires Atlanta Stairlift Provider

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

National Seating & Mobility (NSM) based in Nashville, Tennessee, has acquired Blue Moose Elevators & Stairlifts of Atlanta, a move the company said will broaden its mobility and accessibility options in the metropolitan area, HME News recently reported. Bill Mixon, NSM CEO, welcomed the acquisition, saying Blue Moose Elevators has grown its reputation for installing stairlifts, vertical…

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AKE Elevator Providing 68 Units to Ankara Metro In Turkey

AKE Elevator Providing 68 Units to Ankara Metro In Turkey

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

Vertical-transportation (VT) equipment manufacturer Ake Elevator and Escalator Trade Co., Ltd., headquartered in Antalya, Turkey, signed a contract to provide 68 VT units to the Ataturk Cultural Center (AKM) railway station and Kizilay line of the Ankara Metro. Ake will supply 52 escalators, four moving walks, seven elevators and five platform lifts. The 3.3-km, US$150-million…

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SGP Selects Kone Escalators for Planned Paris Metro Line

SGP Selects Kone Escalators for Planned Paris Metro Line

By Elevator World | March 19, 2021

KONE will provide 152 escalators for the future Grand Paris Express Metro Line 16, the company announced on March 18. The planned 29-km line, set to connect the Saint-Denis Pleyel and Noisy-Champs stations, will allow some 200,000 passengers per day to cover the distance in about 26 min. It will total 10 stations, and KONE…

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EHC Tufflex Handrails for Expanding Cairo Metro

EHC Tufflex Handrails for Expanding Cairo Metro

By Elevator World | March 18, 2021

EHC Global, part of Prysmian Group’s elevator and escalator division, recently supplied TufFlex escalator handrails to Cairo Metro in Egypt, EHC announced on March 16. Serving the greater Cairo metropolitan area, Cairo Metro was the first underground railway system built in Africa. It consists of three lines and more than 60 stations. The system served…

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Messe Frankfurt Plans In-Person E2 Forum in 2022

Messe Frankfurt Plans In-Person E2 Forum in 2022

By Elevator World | March 18, 2021

Germany-based trade fair organizer Messe Frankfurt, in association with VDMA (German mechanical engineering association), will present E2 Forum Frankfurt on September 21 and 22, 2022, the sponsors have announced. The event, unanimously approved in February by the advisory board and endorsed by participating elevator and escalator companies, is expected to allow a contact and conference…

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Colley Elevator Acquires Additional Warehouse Space

Colley Elevator Acquires Additional Warehouse Space

By Elevator World | March 18, 2021

Chicagoland vertical-transportation provider Colley Elevator Co. has acquired a warehouse facility addition, creating half-again space that allows the Bensenville provider of maintenance, modernization and new installation to expand its footprint in the market, the company announced on March 16. The 7,000-ft2 facility, located at 232 William Street neighboring the main office, enhances the company’s 14,000-ft2 facility by allowing Colley…

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Siikonen Forms Helsinki-Based MLS Lift Consulting

Siikonen forms Helsinki-Based MLS Lift Consulting

By Elevator World | March 18, 2021

Dr. Marja-Liisa Siikonen has established elevator consulting company MLS Lift Consulting, based in Helsinki. She launched the venture after retiring from KONE, where she held various roles, including design engineer, project manager in R&D and director of People Flow planning. Siikonen holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Helsinki University of Technology and has various…

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