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TEI’s Kooken Recognized for Work at NYC Hotel

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

TEI Group employee Michael Kooken was presented with a plaque by Starwood Hotels — the Westin for“exemplifying our brand standards through engineering work at our premier Times Square location” in New York City(NYC). TEI Group President Mark Gregorio commended Kooken, observing: “This is the work ethic we had when we started the company and what…

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World’s Tallest Timber Tower Planned in Chicago

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

If built, the 80-story River Beech Tower in Chicago would be the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world, Architecture News reports. Designed by Perkins + Will and conceived by engineering studio Thornton Tomasetti and a team from the University of Cambridge in the U.K., it boasts a diagonal-grid frame that gives it strength and allows…

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Positions shift, and a team leader is named.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

Changes at Magnetek Elevator Drives The staff of Magnetek Elevator Drives in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, has seen changes, which were announced in November 2016. Joanne Carr, who served as Repairs supervisor, has moved to the company’s Material Handling group and is being replaced in the former role by Christine Groth, an experienced, longtime Magnetek associate.…

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Apartments among projects fueling tall-building construction throughout the Big Apple, New York YIMBY reports.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Japanese Hotelier Has Eye on LIC Japanese hotel operator Toyoko Inn Co. has applied to build its first U.S. hotel at 24-09 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City (LIC). The structure would stand 50 stories and 514 ft., and house more than 1,250 rooms, as well as 260,000 sq. ft. of commercial space. Hotel Architect…

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Development Would Transform L.A. Arts District

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Despite size concerns, developer SunCal of Irvine, California, is proposing a major mixed-use project that includes a pair of 58-story towers in the heart of Los Angeles’ Arts District at 6th and Alameda streets, the Los Angeles Times reported. If built, what is being called 6AM would transform the formerly down-on-its-luck neighborhood with approximately 1,730…

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Stiltz Lifts Moves to Larger Pennsylvania Facility

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

International residential elevator manufacturer Stiltz Lifts has expanded its U.S. operation in Pennsylvania, relocating from Allentown to Bethlehem. “Following rapid growth,” the company reported, Stiltz Lifts USA has more than doubled the size of its previous offices. The move will help it increase its inventories and deliver more of its range of home elevators and…

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Eklund’s, Lerch Bates add staff.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Lewis Leading Eklund’s Western Region Eklund’s, Inc. has named Ryan Lewis director of Business Development — Western Region, which encompasses California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Colorado and Hawaii. He will work with elevator companies, property managers/owners, general contractors, architects and elevator consultants throughout the region to grow Eklund’s custom-cab interior business.…

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NIST Study Focuses on Disabled in Emergencies

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a study with findings based on the concerns, insights and opinions of people with mobility impairments. The institute believes that the comments, voiced during interviews, can provide guidance for helping these people get safely out of multistory buildings during emergencies, including via special evacuation elevators. It…

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LAX Mod Plans Include 2.25-Mi.-Long APM Line

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

A US$5-billion Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) modernization is scheduled to reduce congestion, redistribute traffic and improve access to what The Daily Breeze calls “the world’s seventh-busiest airport” and “the largest civic project in the history of Los Angeles.” The program includes two offsite intermodal transfer facilities to the east and west of the airport…

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NYC Remains Vibrant

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Major high-rise projects throughout the boroughs create a wealth of opportunity. Hudson Yards Centerpiece, Residential Tower Hudson Yards on Manhattan’s West Side was abuzz with activity in September, with the unveiling of the “Vessel,” an interactive centerpiece for the development intended to be climbed, explored and experienced, and the appearance of new renderings for 15…

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