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Owner Installing Ion Air Cleaners in Building Elevators

Owner Installing Ion Air Cleaners in Building Elevators

By Elevator World | September 27, 2021

Coretrust Capital Partners, an owner of multiple large office buildings, is pioneering the installation of air-cleaning bi-polar ionization generators in its elevators, the company announced via Yahoo Finance in September. The company is adding the devices and modernizing the elevators at its buildings in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, working with each building’s vertical-transportation provider. The…

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TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) Canada has expanded its service footprint on vertical-transportation (VT) systems at supermarket Loblaws’ locations in Canada, TKE has announced. Lowblas, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has more than 2,400 stores across the country. In 2017, TKE supported 139 elevators and escalators but now provides service and maintenance on more than twice that many units, the…

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Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to close the 2 and 3 lines’ Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights in NYC from November 2 until spring 2022 in order to replace all three existing elevators, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Closing all three elevators at the same time is the quickest of three options presented by the…

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9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union in Charlotte, North Carolina, features elevators that emerged within the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks: re-engineered lifts that help evacuate people in fire emergencies, WCNC reported on September 10. The 33-story building, which opened in 2019, was built with Schindler’s Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) elevators. These units feature…

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Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has received an order for 67 units of elevators and escalators in the Philippines for the development of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Phase 1 project as its first railway system project, MarketScreener reports. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand…

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School Awaits Inspection Approval to Use New Elevators

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

While students and teachers at Mountain View High School (MVHS) in Mountain View, California, have new, two-story building additions, they are dealing with some frustration: the buildings’ elevators have yet to be usable, three weeks into the new school year, Oracle reports. Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent of the school’s Business Services, said installation of the elevators was…

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KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 53 elevators for Commerz III, a 50-story, premium commercial tower under development in Mumbai, India, the company announced on September 9. The order includes 42 of KONE’s MiniSpace® and 11 MonoSpace® elevators that will travel 223 m at speeds of up to 6 m/s. The vertical-transportation system will…

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Contactless Device Maker Neonode Reports On Sales

Contactless Device Maker Neonode Reports On Sales

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Neonode, a Stockholm, Sweden, designer of contactless touch devices for elevators and other uses, saw revenue of US$1.7 million for the quarter ending June 30, Yahoo Finance reported August 11. The company’s Touch Sensor Modules (TSMs) “offer an intuitive and safer user experience,” said Neonode CEO Dr. Urban Forssell. The TSM has proven popular in Asia, with…

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Belleville Public Schools Install Elevators, Become ADA Compliant

By Elevator World | August 11, 2021

The Belleville, New Jersey, Public School System became Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant with the installation of elevators at eight of its schools, Essex News Daily reports. The installations were the last part of a districtwide accessibility plan that has been in the works for three years when residents of Belleville voted for a US$48.5-million referendum in…

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Installation Of “Make In India” VT Equipment at Kanpur Begins

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

The installation of elevators and escalators in nine Metro Stations in India has begun, The Times of India reported on August 4. A total of 27 escalators and 33 lifts are being installed in stations on the stretch of Priority Corridor between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Moti Jheel lake. All of the vertical-transportation equipment used…

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