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Today GAL announced that 34-year-old Chris Messina of Unionville, Connecticut, has joined
the GAL team. Chris will bolster the Group’s product development activities, with particular
focus on IP protection and patent licensing.

Reporting to VP of Operations, Paul Seifried, Chris will play a vital role in supporting the
business through a variety of legal and business initiatives.

“Having professional counsel join our team with the talent and credentials Chris brings is a
tremendous opportunity for us,” Paul commented. “His capabilities will enable us to clarify
and protect our competitive advantage, allowing us to serve our industry with innovative
technologies and service solutions.”

Mark Boelhouwer, CEO of GAL agreed, adding: “Chris further reinforces our ongoing
business endeavours. We have active development pipelines in several locations and, with
Chris guiding our employees through the legal IP maze, I am confident we will achieve our
objectives faster and with greater success.”

In addition to an M.S. in Biomedical Sciences and a B.S. in Chemistry, Chris gained his Juris
Doctorate in Intellectual Property from the University of Connecticut. He brings a wealth of
experience to GAL and its subsidiaries, being a time-served patent attorney familiar with the
workings of engineering faculties from a variety of disciplines including power distribution,
industrial manufacturing and electronics development.

 

 

 

 

 Interlift 201915 -  18 October 2019   I   Exhibition Centre Augsburg   I   Germany

Augsburg – The interlift 2017 was the most successful one since its premiere in 1991. Three new top scores were achieved to start with: 574 exhibitors, 21,260 visitors and an occupied area of 44,000 m². Furthermore the internationality of the trade fair increased: the exhibitors came from 48 countries and the visitors from 107 countries – both were new records! The participating companies also achieved the best results so far. 71%* assessed their participation as “very good” or “good”, and 21% as “satisfactory”. 91% of the exhibitors expected “very good” to “satisfactory” follow-up business. The representative survey carried out by the Gelszus trade fair market research in Dortmund also showed an equally excellent assessment by the visitors. 95% of the guests achieved very good to satisfactory business results. 96% respectively expressed the (very) high intention of visiting again and would recommend the interlift at all times. This assessment is particularly valuable, coming as it does from competent lift experts: 85% of the visitors are involved as decision makers in investment decisions.

Organizer AFAG – Very close to the exhibitors

First class service is not a question of the size of the company but of the attitude. And the organizers of the interlift, the private AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, have the right attitude. Shuttle bus services are thus arranged for the interlift, bringing guests from airports and stations to the Augsburg exhibition centre. The continuity of the trade fair organizers is also greatly appreciated: competent support contact persons have been available for many years. Whether in the

interlift project management or the AFAG technology – committed AFAG staff look after the requirements of participating companies.

How much this AFAG commitment is appreciated is shown by  the results of the last Gelszus market research survey: 83% thus assessed the support of the trade fair team with the grades of 1 (= very good), 2 or 3. For the overall organization by AFAG the grades of 1, 2 and 3 were given by 85%. The worldwide advertising for the interlift by AFAG also had a very positive resonance with the exhibitors – 88% of those questioned awarded the grades of 1, 2 or 3.

interlift 2019: Further growth planned

In the 27 years since its premiere, the area occupied by the interlift has more than quadrupled. The hall capacity in the Augsburg exhibition centre has increased significantly in recent years – also in the qualitative respect. Today Bavaria’s third largest trade fair location presents itself as an efficient and economic location ideally suited to the interlift. The new exhibition hall 2 will be brought into service for the interlift 2019. This hall with its area of approx. 8,500 m² is then the largest hall in the Augsburg exhibition centre.

Trade fair preparations already in progress:  Space allocation in August 2018

Participation documents for the interlift 2019 will be sent out at the beginning of February; they are then also available as a download at www.interlift.de. What is important for all interested exhibitors is that the space allocation of the exhibition halls by the project management will take place in August 2018. Registration with the project management should therefore be done by this time at the latest, so that position wishes can be taken into account.

As early as the end of January, the Lifttech Expo in Cairo began the worldwide promotion of the interlift 2019 and at the end of February it was continued from the IEE EXPO in Mumbai. Project manager Joachim Kalsdorf from the AFAG organizers, together with representatives of the specialist sponsor VFA-Interlift e.V., will present the world’s leading trade fair interlift at all relevant lift trade fairs. A good opportunity is presented here for interested companies to make a first contact with regard to participation at the interlift. Joachim Kalsdorf says: “We visit our exhibitors at the lift trade fairs abroad and advise interested companies with regard to their participation in Augsburg.”

VFA Forum interlift ´19

Continually increasing participant figures bear witness to the high significance of the VFA Forum. In 2017 already every tenth trade fair

visitor availed themselves of this top quality further training measure and transfer of information: more than 2,200 listeners were recorded. In 2019 also, the VFA-Interlift e.V. will be offering its internationally acclaimed information platform with contributions from all over the world on current branch themes.  The invitation for lecture offers for the coming year will be sent out at the beginning of September 2018.

 

Press contact

AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH
Am Messezentrum 5
86159 Augsburg
Tel   +49 (0)821 – 5 89 82 - 143
Fax  +49 (0)821 – 5 89 82 – 243
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Internet www.interlift.de

Specialist sponsor  
VFA-Interlift e.V.
Süderstr. 282
20537 Hamburg
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Internet www.vfa-interlift.de

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Chicago, IL – Adams Elevator Equipment Company’s Safe-T-Lock Monitoring System assists building owners and service providers with satisfying the New York City Building Code 3.10.12 Appendix K.

As of January 1, 2020, all existing elevators in New York City with automatic coupled doors, including those opposite a manual swing panel, must be equipped with a system that monitors the door contact circuits and prevents automatic operation when the circuits fail or there is a conflict in the condition of the contacts.

The Adams Safe-T-Lock Monitor brings intelligent monitoring to any make of elevator, providing complete protection against automatic car operation due to faulty or shorted door contact circuits, divergent car gate switches and hoistway door lock signals. It includes a terminal block system to easily interface the intelligent monitoring system in existing installations and increase the overall safety of transportation systems.

This product was designed with versatility in mind and is compatible with most equipment. Fault codes are conveniently provided by the programmable logic controller, making it easy to determine the cause of the issue.

Both the elevator code requirement and the Adams Safe-T-Lock’s intelligent monitoring system help to protect passengers like never before. For more information, visit http://adamselevator.com/safe-t-lock.

 

About Adams Elevator

Adams Elevator Equipment Company supplies a full line of safety system and accessory products for elevator service companies, and is the largest distributor of elevator replacement parts, safety products, poly rollers, PC boards and door protection products to the elevator industry. Our state-of-the-art warehouse stocks more than 40,000 items for fast and efficient order fulfillment. For more information or to request your catalog, call 800-929-9247 or visit us online at www.adamselevator.com, or view our catalogs electronically and register to order parts at shop.adamselevator.com.

 

 

For Immediate Release

New Office Offers Improved Product Support to West Coast

BROADVIEW, IL (February 2, 2018) – Today ECS Corporation officially opened its western region distribution facility in Las Vegas, NV. Located less than two miles from the popular Las Vegas strip, the facility provides easy access to the city as well as the nation’s west coast. Complete with a will call center, the 7100-square foot location is stocked with crucial elevator and escalator replacement parts.

The office expands ECS Corporation’s logistics network to better service customers across the United States. Customers in the mountain and pacific time zones will benefit from lower freight charges and, in most cases, a one-day delivery point. East coast customers may take advantage of extended shipping hours since the location will ship parts until 4:30 p.m. pacific standard time.

The Las Vegas office is staffed with members of the vertical transportation industry. Manager John Rankin, QEI, joins ECS with more than 33 years’ experience. John became a mechanic in the early 1990s and has worked in the field most of his career. He has experience with all phases of field work, construction, modernization, service and repair. Prior to joining the company, he was Service and Repair Operations Manager for the local ThyssenKrupp branch.

Lori Kekich is the Sales and Operations Coordinator. Her diverse background includes work in the steel industry, health care industry as well as helping to run a family business. She joined the vertical transportation industry in 2015 as ThyssenKrupp’s State Code Administrator. In January 2017, she accepted a position within the company’s Operations Department as a Service/Repair Coordinator until joining ECS.

“We saw an immediate need to service the west coast, specifically the Las Vegas market”, says Rick Milefchik, President and COO, “The equipment operates 24/7 in a harsh environment and response time is critical. Having an immediate supply of parts available not only helps the local market but improves our distribution capabilities nationwide.”

Customers interested in visiting the newly opened office, should call 800-621-0759 or visit ECS Corporation at 4301 S. Valley View Blvd. Ste 8, Las Vegas, NV 89103.

 

About ECS Corporation

Long recognized as a leading supplier to the vertical transportation industry, ECS Corporation underwent an intense rebuilding and restructuring in 2013 after ownership changed hands. An infusion of capital and a new senior management team refocused the company’s efforts on safety, quality and customer service. Crucial personnel additions with decades of OEM level experience bring industry knowledge to better serve end-users.

ECS Corporation’s mission is to provide exceptional products and services. The company adheres to strict quality guidelines and understands the unique just-in-time nature of the vertical transportation industry. Their goal is to constantly strive to exceed expectations to help promote the customer’s success.

The company’s proximity to the city of Chicago, along with 24,000-total square feet of inventory and manufacturing space, facilitates immediate deliveries from ECS Corporation. Key industry partnerships further enable the rapid delivery of off-site components.

For more information contact:

Cathy Hayat
Marketing Manager
T: 309-684-3150
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http://ecalatorparts.com 

 

 

For Immediate Release

Joint Interview Hosted by Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales with the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA)

BROADVIEW, IL (January 19, 2018) – ECS Corporation recently participated in The Manufacturing Alliance podcast series. One of several hosted by Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales, it was the first which was recorded in conjunction with the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA). Hosts Kent Gladish of TMA and Tony Demakis of Alliance interviewed ECS President and COO Rick Milefchik and Cathy Hayat, the company’s Marketing Manager. The focus of the discussion was the story behind ECS and its recent transformation. Topics such as robotic laser welding, which the company utilizes in its plant, and manufacturing automation were also discussed. 

A complete recording of the podcast may be found here http://alliancelasersales.com/2018/01/19/the-manufacturing-alliance-ecscorporation/

“The story of ECS Corporation is such a remarkable tale of overcoming adversity”, says Rick Milefchik, “We’re passionate about the changes that have taken place and the direction our company is headed. I appreciated the opportunity Tony Demakis and Kent Gladish gave us to tell that story.”

Founded in 1925, TMA supports manufacturers in the Chicago metropolitan area and surrounding counties in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, and southern Wisconsin. It has almost 1,000 members representing over 32,000 employees and nearly 26M square feet of manufacturing.

Alliance Specialties and Laser Sales is a diverse company which not only sells custom industrial laser applications including laser welders and engravers, but also specializes in complete injection mold finishing and maintenance solutions. The company partners with some of the most respected industry leaders to help their customers achieve successful solutions.

About ECS Corporation

Long recognized as a leading supplier to the vertical transportation industry, ECS Corporation underwent an intense rebuilding and restructuring in 2013 after ownership changed hands. An infusion of capital and a new senior management team refocused the company’s efforts on safety, quality and customer service. Crucial personnel additions with decades of OEM level experience bring industry knowledge to better serve end-users.

ECS Corporation’s mission is to provide exceptional products and services. The company adheres to strict quality guidelines and understands the unique just-in-time nature of the vertical transportation industry. Their goal is to constantly strive to exceed expectations to help promote the customer’s success.

The company’s proximity to the city of Chicago, along with 24,000-total square feet of inventory and manufacturing space, facilitates immediate deliveries from ECS Corporation. Key industry partnerships further enable the rapid delivery of off-site components.

For more information contact:

Cathy Hayat
Marketing Manager
T: 309-684-3150
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://ecalatorparts.com