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ABB, Baldor Announce Single Sales Force

By Elevator World | December 1, 2011

In October, ABB and Baldor Electric Co. announced a single U.S. sales force to sell and support their line of low- and medium-voltage industrial drives and industrial electric motors. The companies believe customers will gain many benefits from the transition, including a single point of contact, 24-hour local sales and service, a wide range of…

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Elevator Renovation In Nebraska Capitol

By Elevator World | November 1, 2011

The Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln recently under-went an exterior restoration project, and in August, the Lincoln Journal Star reported plans to renovate the build-ing’s four elevators. The project was expected to start within the next few months and take two years to com-plete. The 30-year-old elevators – which measure only 4-1/2 ft. X 5…

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Draka Hires Controller

By Elevator World | October 1, 2011

Draka Elevator has announced the appointment of Stephane LeBlanc to the position of business unit controller for Draka. Reporting to Sterrett Lloyd, Draka president, LeBlanc joins the company from Prysmian, where he was head of controlling in France. His primary responsibilities will be managing financial controls and risks, developing strategic business analyses and leading the…

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NAEC 2011 to be Held In New Orleans

By Elevator World | September 1, 2011

On September 11-15, New Orleans will welcome the National Association of Elevator Contractors’ (NAEC) 62nd Annual Convention & 2011 Exposition and its participants. The convention will take place at the Hilton Riverside and include various networking opportunities. The President’s Welcome Reception will be held on the evening of September 12, and the Elevator Escalator Safety…

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EESF Silent Auction

By Elevator World | August 1, 2011

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) held its Silent Auction fundraiser on May 10 during the Opening Night reception of the IAEC Annual Forum. As part of the evening’s activities, attendees played Exhibitor Bingo. Bingo cards were given out listing all vendors, and attendees had to visit each booth to get them stamped. Those who…

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“Building A” Details Emerge

By Elevator World | July 1, 2011

Magellan Development has chosen Brininstool Kerwin & Lynch to design a new rental high-rise fronting Chicago’s Wacker Drive. Currently known as “Building A,” an official name has yet to be selected for the 49-story tower. The building will have 499 apartments, 18,000 sq. ft. of retail space and 18,000 sq. ft. of amenities. Providing views…

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Suffolk University Receives Preservation Award

By Elevator World | June 1, 2011

Preservation Massachusetts has presented Suffolk University with a Paul E. Tsongas Award in recognition of its restoration of the Modern Theatre in Boston’s Historic Theater District, which reopened in November 2010. Otis provided two units for the theater: one Gen2® high-rise elevator and a low-rise holed hydraulic elevator. While the front of the building is…

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