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Peelle Canada Responds to Covid-19

By Michael J. Ryan | August 1, 2020

This Readers’ Platform explains how the 115-year-old company didn’t stop manufacturing, while addressing health and safety. by Michael J. Ryan When the world began to suffer from the COVID-19 pandemic, The Peelle Co.’s senior management met quickly to address not only our own sustainability, but also to brainstorm on how to best serve the elevator…

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Home Elevator Trends

By Florence Facchini | August 1, 2020

Mississauga-based manufacturer sees customers’ tastes evolve. by Florence Facchini Over the past few years, Federal Elevator has seen new trends emerging for residential elevators, including automation and customized finishing. Customers are looking for personal elevators that can fit their existing home, décor and lifestyle. Here are a few marketplace trends: Automatic sliding doors: Elevator cab…

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Service, Technology Distinguish Dupar

By Elevator World | August 1, 2020

Cambridge-based supplier has offered quality fixtures to the VT industry for 60-plus years. by Matt Irvin Dupar Controls, based in Cambridge, has been supplying the vertical-transportation (VT) industry for more than 60 years. Launched in 1958 by U.K.-based Dewhurst Group, Dupar supplies push buttons, panels, keypads and touchscreens to elevator contractors, both independents and OEMs,…

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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

By Anupa Simon | August 1, 2020

Mississauga-based company has grown to have a strong global presence in only 15 years. by Anupa Simon MAD stands for “Mainline And DMG,” a partnership that started between the Italian fixtures manufacturer DMG SpA and Mississaugabased Mainline Elevators more than 15 years ago. In that time, the company has developed an expanded product line, with…

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Keeping up With the Code

By Nav Chahal | August 1, 2020

The adoption of B44-16 affects elevating equipment owners and contractors in B.C. by Nav Chahal Technical Safety BC oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across British Columbia, one of Canada’s busiest provinces. Its safety oversight covers all types of elevating devices, such as elevators, escalators and moving walks. As the…

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Fast-Tracked Pipeline

By Elevator World | August 1, 2020

Mohawk College looks to supply the industry with skilled technicians through its new program and advanced elevator training facility. by Lee Freeland Hamilton, Ontario’s Mohawk College has a new diploma program, “Mechanical Technician — Elevating Devices.” With all 25 modules of EDM-A 636-E apprenticeship embedded within, it offers students advanced laboratory facilities, including a new…

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John Fensom, Industrial Pioneer

By Dr. Lee Gray | August 1, 2020

An examination of the industry exploits of “the pioneer of the elevator business in Canada” by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent The history of the recent past occasionally has an unintended consequence — it conceals the history of the more distant past. A search for information on a given topic may reveal useful material that…

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A Unifying Vision

By Joshua Nelson | August 1, 2020

Exploring the grand hotels of the great Canadian railway and the crucial part elevators played in making them possible by Joshua Nelson By the end of the 19th century, Canada was entering a full cultural and technological transformation. Across the newly formed nation, cities of stone, brick and wood were quickly rising, but trade between…

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Close-Knit Canadians

By Catharine Bothwell | August 1, 2020

CECA members communicate well, work hard on association projects and know how to party. by Catharine Bothwell The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) has a long history that started in 1972 (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2018). Labor problems in the elevator industry brought together several independent elevator contractors in Montreal, who shared their concerns and decided…

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Carrer of Gold

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2020

Vancouver-based consultant looks back on 40 years in the industry. by Kaija Wilkinson Andrew Wilson grew up in Kirkland Lake, a small northern Ontario gold-mining town that looks like something out of a Hollywood set. The town mistakenly used gold-bearing ore from one of the local mines to pave Main Street, which contributed to the…

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