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Elevator Safety Training Hits the Road

Elevator Safety Training Hits the Road

By Ralph M. Newman | September 1, 2021

Bringing instruction directly to the jobsite. Elevator service technicians are trained on-location.

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Sharing Their Knowledge

Sharing Their Knowledge

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2021

Australia’s LML Lift Consultants debuts training facility.

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The Sky’s the Limit

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

The 2007 recession changed retirement plans for many International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) members, forcing them to work past the IUEC’s typical retirement age of 58. During that time, postponed retirement, combined with the lack of new construction during the downturn, led to fewer apprentices brought into the trade. The economy has since picked…

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ASME Foundation Kicks Off Pooled Student Scholarship Fund

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Funding drive established to set up engineering grants. In recent years, many in the engineering community have expressed interest in establishing scholarships at the ASME Foundation. However, the resources required to establish an individual scholarship are great. In addition, given the cost of tuition today, setting up a scholarship for US$500 or even US$1,000 does…

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Opening Doors

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2017

Women elevator mechanics are being trained at a forward-thinking college campus in Canada. After high school, Samantha Pauze narrowed her career focus to mechanical or electrical engineering after excelling in the Introduction to the Trades program at Durham College in Oshawa, Canada. Out of more than 100 men, Pauze graduated near the top of the…

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Going the “Distance”

By Elevator World | December 1, 2016

Evolution of the Lift Engineering program at UoN Following the introduction of the first edition of the European standard EN 81-1:1977 in 1977 (introduced in the U.K. as BS 5655-1:1979), the U.K. lift industry needed a wide ranging re-education of its workforce in both design and field service. The need to update the workforce was…

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Updates from Europe: Digesting the Latest ECJ Working Time Ruling

By Elevator World | April 1, 2016

What the European Working Time Directive really means for both employers and employees

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Education in the Worldwide Elevator Industry

By Louis Bialy | April 1, 2016

An overview of existing education and a summary of the needs for educating personnel

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Maxton

Maxton

By Karl Keller | April 1, 2015

Growing elevator control valve manufacturer is spotlighted for its development, testing, education and training across 46 years. by Karl Keller History Maxton Manufacturing Co. dates back to 1949, when William M. Shrum, Jr. established a small independent elevator company, Coast Elevator, on which Maxton was later founded in 1968. Maxton has tested and developed valve…

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Skilled Labor Shortage Prompts Educational Expansion

By Lee Freeland | April 1, 2015

An exploration of one of the biggest problems in today’s U.S. elevator industry and what is being done about it Problems As the elevator market has slowly recovered from the 2008 economic downturn, hiring has steadily increased in the industry. In the U.S., such growth has been spurred by the wider construction industry, where spending…

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