Elevator World

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  • 3Phase Elevator And Hadfield Elevator Merge

    09/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast is presented by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts. Visit www.Matot.com to learn more 3PHASE ELEVATOR AND HADFIELD ELEVATOR MERGE 3Phase Elevator, an independent elevator and escalator services provider, announced that it has merged with Pittsburgh-based Hadfield Elevator, Business Wire reports. The merger allows 3Phase to provide geographically contiguous service to customers across Pennsylvania. The Hadfield brand and its team will remain unchanged. Hadfield Elevator has earned a reputation for customer service and offers a full suite of elevator services, focusing on modernization, maintenance, repairs and new installations. The company was founded in Pittsburgh in 1930 by Alex Hadfield and is currently led by Bob Hadfield Jr. Hadfield Jr. and Rick Wood will continue to lead the Greater Pittsburgh and Harrisburg markets, respectively, and are equity owners in the combined company. In 2019, the company received an investment from Hartwood Point

  • NEEA Welcomes Additions To Its Leadership Team

    08/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com NEEA WELCOMES ADDITIONS TO ITS LEADERSHIP TEAM The National Elevator and Escalator Association (NEEA), a voice for Canada’s vertical-transportation industry, has named two new members to the leadership team as part of an expansion and modernization aimed at meeting growing demands, the association announced on September 7. Christian von Donat has been appointed executive director, operations, and Mark Chiarelli is the new director of labor relations. NEEA represents the interests of the four major global OEMs — KONE, Otis, Schindler and TK Elevator — and is responsible for negotiating collective labor agreements in all provinces. It also works with regulators and public policy stakeholders to advance issues of relevance to the industry. In addition to its expanded leadership, NEEA recently launched a new website and moved into new, larger headquarters in Toronto. To read the f

  • First Of 41 New Schindler Escalators Welcomed By BART

    07/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com FIRST OF 41 NEW SCHINDLER ESCALATORS WELCOMED BY BART Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) and City of San Francisco authorities welcomed the first of 41 new Schindler escalators during a ribbon-cutting at the Powell Street station on August 31. Happening in conjunction with the Market Street Canopy Project that will provide protection for the units and revitalized station entrances, the US$96.5-million escalator project is the largest such project in BART history. Built with lightweight, sustainable materials and incorporating remote monitoring and an automatic lubrication system, the heavy-duty Schindler 9700 escalators also boast new LED skirt lighting and will eventually have sleep mode operation and a variable-frequency regenerative drive function to allow for smooth starts and stops. In addition to Powell Street, new escalators are going in at Civic Center/United Nations Plaza, Em

  • TKE Providing 20 VT Units To New HMGIC In Singapore

    06/09/2021 Duración: 07min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com TKE PROVIDING 20 VT UNITS TO NEW HMGIC IN SINGAPORE TK Elevator (TKE) is providing 20 vertical-transportation (VT) units — 16 elevators and four escalators — to the new Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center (HMGIC) in Jurong Innovation District in Singapore, TKE Senior Sales Consultant Nazeer Ahamed said on LinkedIn. Ground was broken virtually in October 2020 on what will be Singapore's first electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing facility, slated for completion in late 2022. Occupying a 44,000-m2 footprint, it consists of a seven-story, 28,000-m2 building that Hyundai Motor Group says will implement "the latest Industry 4.0 technologies" (AI, IoT and robotics) in EV production. "TKE Singapore is proud to be associated with this iconic project where two engineering giants — one specializing in horizontal and the other in vertical transportation — come together with the common goal

  • NAEC Shares Positive News From Event Host City New Orleans

    02/09/2021 Duración: 07min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com NAEC SHARES POSITIVE NEWS FROM EVENT HOST CITY NEW ORLEANS The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) shared positive news from New Orleans, host city of the 2021 NAEC Convention & Exposition on October 4-7 and where Hurricane Ida struck on August 29. Event venue the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center did not sustain significant damage and has electricity; the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is operational, with full flights expected to resume on September 5; and most of the city expects to have power fully restored by the end of next week. Regarding COVID-19, NAEC continues to adhere closely to national, state and city mandates. The association relayed a message from New Orleans & Co. President Stephen Perry, who said the city’s flood-protection system designed after Hurricane Katrina worked as intended, with homes and businesses not taking on wate

  • NAEC Provides COVID, Ida Updates Ahead Of New Orleans Event

    01/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com NAEC PROVIDES COVID, IDA UPDATES AHEAD OF NEW ORLEANS EVENT In response to questions and concerns about COVID-19 cases in New Orleans, the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) believes it can safely hold its planned, in-person 72nd Annual Convention and Exposition, David Smarte, the association’s Global Education & Safety Officer, said recently. “We wanted to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the situation and will always be making decisions in the best interest of our members’ health and safety,” Smarte said. He noted that attendance registration numbers are “well ahead” of numbers in NAEC’s last in-person meeting: 878 this year, compared to 517 in 2019. He said the organization is considering several safety precautions, including widening aisles, possible mask mandates and sanitizing protocols. Smarte said “vaccination rates continue to soar in NOLA,” a

  • Zanzibar Looks To Get Africa’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper

    31/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com ZANZIBAR LOOKS TO GET AFRICA’S SECOND-TALLEST SKYSCRAPER Developers AICL Group and Edinburgh Crowland Management Ltd. hired NYC- and Dubai-based architecture firm xCassia to design the 70-story Zanzibar Domino, a glittering, swirl-shaped structure set to take shape on a man-made island in the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar over the next four years, The Citizen reports. If built, it would be the second-tallest tower in Africa, behind Egypt's 78-story Iconic Tower, which will have a KONE vertical-transportation system. It would also house the largest hotel in East and Central Africa. The US$1.3-billion plan incorporates a marina for yachts and tourism vessels, 560 residential units, a 360-key hotel and event venues that can be accessed by helicopter, boat or bridge. Crowland CEO Emmanuel Umoh described the development as a "strategic socioeconoic project that

  • Schindler To Provide 180 Escalators For Indian Metro

    30/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com SCHINDLER TO PROVIDE 180 ESCALATORS FOR INDIAN METRO Schindler has been selected to deliver 180 escalators for stations on two new routes that are part of Bangalore Metro Rail Corp.'s Phase 2 project in southern India, which will integrate Bengaluru's (also known as Bangalore) metro network with other transport systems and eventually connect Kempegowda International Airport with the city's IT district, Construction Week Online is among outlets to report. Scheduled for completion by 2026, the project includes both elevated and underground stations and is aimed at relieving traffic congestion and providing transportation to the IT district. The order consists of 140 escalators for the new Yellow Line connecting Bengaluru and Electronic City (which is among India's largest IT parks) and 40 escalators for the new Pink Line north-south route through the city. The escalators will assis

  • Champion Elevator Names Holtzman Safety Manager

    27/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com CHAMPION ELEVATOR NAMES HOLTZMAN SAFETY MANAGER Champion Elevator Corp., with corporate offices in NYC, named Gary Holtzman safety manager in August. He joins President Don Gelestino and Executive Vice President Joseph Corrado in striving "to create an industry-leading health, safety and environmental program." Holtzman is an experienced business executive with a diverse background in construction safety, loss control, community planning, design, manufacturing and production. He previously was safety director at construction company Katerra, where he was responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating organizational safety programs with an eye toward practical application in the field. He helped build teams of "high-performing safety officers," and is OSHA-certified in safety and health standards for construction. Holtzman holds a BS in business administration from Boston

  • Demolition Complete To Make Way For Billionaires’ Row Supertall

    26/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com DEMOLITION COMPLETE TO MAKE WAY FOR BILLIONAIRES’ ROW SUPERTALL Demolition of structures at 41-47 West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan to make way for a 1,100-ft-tall, mixed-use supertall designed by OMA and developed by Sedesco is complete, New York YIMBY reports. In exchange for rezoning to allow greater density and height, the developer agreed to provide two new Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant elevators at the 57th Street subway station located 250 ft to the east. As long as the rezoning is greenlit, the structure will total 443,098 ft2, housing 119 residential units, a 158-room hotel and a 10,212-ft2 restaurant. At this height, it would rise 96 ft higher than Christian de Portzamparc's One57. If the rezoning is not approved and square footage is downsized to 385,706, the tower "would nonetheless still deliver a bold visual impact on the Billionaires' Row skyline."

  • OTIS South Korea Factory Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

    25/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com OTIS SOUTH KOREA FACTORY ACHIEVES ISO 14001 CERTIFICATION On the heels of announcing its factory in São Bernardo Do Campo, Brazil, achieved ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems, Otis announced on August 19 that its Incheon, South Korea, facility has done the same. The milestone brings Otis closer to its ESG (environmental, social and governance) goal and brings more than 90% of its factories worldwide into ISO 14001 compliance. Opening its doors in mid-2019, the Incheon facility is staffed by employees who “actively collaborated on activities such as integrating the requirements of our robust [environment, health & safety] management system and conducting environmental impact assessments of each department.” Through this, the team was able to recycle an additional 30% of total waste in the near term. Image credit: courtesy of Otis Korea To read the ful

  • KONE Names Beckley To Lead Americas Finance

    24/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com KONE NAMES BECKLEY TO LEAD AMERICAS FINANCE KONE has named Anthony Beckley senior vice president-finance for KONE Americas, the company announced on August 20. Beckley brings more than 20 years of financial experience, including responsibilities over profit and loss and general management. He also has held roles in financial transformation leadership. He has worked in complex industrial companies across the globe, including in China, Morocco and five years in Mexico. In his position at KONE Americas, he will be responsible for business in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Beckley holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Hampton University, a Master of Business Administration from the Ohio State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He will report directly to KONE Americas Executive Vice President Ken Schmid. To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: ele

  • Giant Lifts For Upscale Apartment Tower In Dhaka

    23/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com GIANT LIFTS FOR UPSCALE APARTMENT TOWER IN DHAKA A pair of machine-room-less lifts was supplied by Giant Lifts Ltd. for Ventura Properties' Eden Roc, an upscale apartment tower on Road 82 in the Prime Diplomatic Zone of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Giant Managing Director and CEO Saiful Islam said. Manufactured by China's Sword Elevator Co., Ltd., the 13-stop, 680-kg-capacity elevators have a top speed of 1.75 m/s. Housing nine residences, the 10-story Eden Roc is outfitted with an environmentally responsive screen façade, a fire-protection system and a sky garden with a barbecue area. Image credit: courtesy of Ventura Properties To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes │ Google Play | SoundCloud │ Stitcher │ TuneIn

  • Online 2021 Lift & Escalator Symposium Planned In September

    20/08/2021 Duración: 04min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com ONLINE 2021 LIFT & ESCALATOR SYMPOSIUM PLANNED IN SEPTEMBER Organizers of the 2021 Lift & Escalator Symposium recently announced that, due to the ongoing pandemic situation, the event will be held online on September 22-23. The symposium has scheduled speakers from Hong Kong, Australia, the U.S., the Middle East and the U.K. There will also be two panel discussions on modernization and safety. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Visit the event website for further information and to register. To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes │ Google Play | SoundCloud │ Stitcher │ TuneIn

  • NEII Again Providing Coronavirus Updates

    19/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com NEII AGAIN PROVIDING CORONAVIRUS UPDATES National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) is again providing updates on the coronavirus on its coronavirus resources page, including a spreadsheet of jurisdictional restrictions and information on current requirements, mandates and policies in jurisdictions throughout North America. Information about face-mask and proof-of-vaccination requirements in various states and provinces is included. NEII states it is “continually striving to provide the information that is most critical to the building-transportation industry.” Anyone who has feedback or suggestions of what they would like to see in the future many contact NEII at email. Image credit: by Gerd Altmann for Pixabay To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes │ Google Play | SoundCloud │ Stitcher │ TuneIn

  • Champion Strengthens N.J. Presence With Pair Of Acquisitions

    18/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com CHAMPION STRENGTHENS N.J. PRESENCE WITH PAIR OF ACQUISITIONS In 2021, Champion Elevator Corp., with headquarters in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, strengthened its N.J. presence with a pair of acquisitions: Independence Elevator Co., a company led by Amy DiPaolo that serves customers in N.J. and northeastern Pennsylvania; and Payton Elevator Co., established in 1967 by Maureen, Tom and (past company president) John Payton in Closter, N.J. DiPaolo has assumed the role of senior vice president, New Jersey operations, at Champion. John Payton now helps guide Champion's N.J. operations. With approximately 270 employees, Champion services more than 4,260 residential and commercial units. The company said the acquisitions "enhance Champion's position as a valuable partner to building owners as a leading independent alternative to the multinational elevator companies."

  • KONE Begins Escalator Work At Virginia Metro Station

    17/08/2021 Duración: 06min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com KONE BEGINS ESCALATOR WORK AT VIRGINIA METRO STATION KONE began the installation of four new and more durable escalators at the Pentagon City Metro Station in Arlington, Virginia, on August 16, Patch.com reports. Both entrances to the Pentagon City Metro Station will need to be closed at different times during construction, with the east side of South Hayes Street being the first. Crews will tear down and replace the two escalators at each entrance simultaneously so construction can be completed quicker. The project is expected to take nine months. Pentagon City is the sixth station to receive new escalators in connection with Metro's seven-year, US$179-million escalator replacement project, providing 130 new escalators in total. The project is funded through Metro's Capital Improvement Program, which receives dedicated funding from Maryland, Virginia and the District

  • Foundation Work Begins On Columbia University Tower

    16/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com FOUNDATION WORK BEGINS ON COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TOWER Excavation and foundation work are underway for a 34-story tower on the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York YIMBY reports. Machinery and crews were recently seen putting together numerous pilings across the plot at 600 West 125th Street. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developed by the Trustees of Columbia University, the 391-ft-tall tower will yield 175,000 ft2, with 142 residences for graduate students and faculty members. Amenities include a 150-bicycle storage room, a fitness center and two lounges on the second and sixth floors with adjoining outdoor terraces and storage space. Eco-friendly and sustainable elements are expected to be included in the design, including stormwater retention, optimized equipment efficiency and an enhanced Clean Construction program. C

  • Contactless Device Maker Neonode Reports On Sales

    13/08/2021 Duración: 05min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com CONTACTLESS DEVICE MAKER NEONODE REPORTS ON SALES 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 Forssell saying more than 70% of sales were to that part of the globe in the first and second quarters. The CEO said Neonode has “numerous development and pilot projects underway for elevators plus an array of public space kiosks,” including airport self-check-in and retail self-check-out locations. While Asian customers “are leading the way,” Forssell said, TSM is gaining interest in Europe and North America. He added that the company is continuing to recruit expe

  • AFD Industries Announces New President

    12/08/2021 Duración: 04min

    Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. Today’s podcast news podcast is sponsored by Matot Dumbwaiters and Material Lifts: www.matot.com AFD INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT AFD Industries, in a press release on August 10, announced Brandyn M. Eckhart as its new president. Eckhart earned an associate degree from Chabot College in Hayward, California, and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Malone University in Canton, Ohio. He has been with AFD since 2016, starting out as a sales representative and being promoted to national accounts manager in 2018. In addition to his new position, he will assume the role of president of LMG Industries, a subsidiary of AFD in Hammond, Indiana. To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes │ Google Play | SoundCloud │ Stitcher │ TuneIn

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