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ISEE 2020 Expo dates postponed to May 6th to 8th, 2021

Mumbai, April 8th, 2020: With the uncertainties related to the calamitous COVID – 19 pandemic that has impacted the global elevator industry, the “International Sourcing Exposition for Elevators & Escalators” for 2020 (ISEE 2020) has been postponed to May 6th – 8th, 2021. The exhibitors who have already signed up for ISEE 2020 have immediately and unanimously welcomed the decision to postpone the expo dates.

Suraj Thodimarath, Wittur India stated, “I agree that postponing the ISEE event to 2021 is the right decision. It will give the industry much needed time to recover from the COVID situation and ensure that we are in a strong position to leverage an international crowd when the expo takes place next year.”

Ashok Ramachandran, Schindler India commented, “I really appreciate TAK Expo for being proactive and foresighted to postpone the ISEE 2020 to May 2021. When we are reeling through this pandemic crisis, this is a welcome step and am very thankful to TAK Mathews for this approach. Well done.”

Diana Ji, Nidec said “The mission for elevator industry is to provide not only efficiency, but also safety to everyone. To postpone the show is an intelligent way to ensure we are in good condition when we work for people’s lives. Uniting the colleagues who share same goals, we will go further even if we slow down for a while.”

V. Jagannathan, Johnson Lifts stated, “In this hour of crisis worldwide and uncertainty in business climate and travel restrictions, it is not at all advisable to hold ISEE 2020 in the current year. Please look at postponing to second quarter of next year.”

Nakul Mehta, Bharat Bijlee commented, “We appreciate the decision to postpone ISEE 2020 to May 2021. The current economic and humanitarian crisis must take priority above everything else. The delay gives the industry and all the stakeholders a chance to return to normalcy.”

Hiren Panchal, Apson Motors said, “We appreciate this wise decision to shift ISEE 2020 to May 2021 due to unpredictable effect of COVID-19. We support TAK Expo in this brave decision. Hope everything will get well soon and we will lift the industry together.”

In solidarity with our colleagues, their families and friends, we wish the industry a safe and quick recovery. Together We Shall Rise Again.

For further information about the event, please contact Ms. Priyanka Choudhuri at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / mobile: +91 99204 13001


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On Thursday, April 9th, hundreds of construction firms from across the country will stop work and hold coronavirus-focused safety stand downs as part of a nationwide safety campaign organized by the Associated General Contractors of America. During the stand downs, crews will stop work, break into small, socially-distanced groups, and reinforce the new safety procedures and practices that all construction workers must follow to protect themselves and the public from the spread of the coronavirus.

The primary objective of the safety stand downs is to protect workers and the public amid the COVID-19 outbreak. However, several of the participating firms have agreed to allow media to attend and cover the safety stand downs. Here is an initial list of projects that will allow media to cover, along with contact information for each site. We will update this list as more firms sign up for the stand downs. Media interested in attending should coordinate with the appropriate project contacts to learn when the stand downs will take place, how to access the site, and what safety procedures to follow while at the project.

WHO: Construction Workers at Hundreds of Projects Across the Country

WHAT: Nationwide Safety Stand Down to Protect Workers and the Public from the Spread of Coronavirus

WHEN: Thursday, April 9th

Times will vary by project. Please coordinate with project contacts.

WHERE: List of projects allowing media to attend and cover.

CONTACT: National Contact: Brian Turmail, 703-459-0238 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local Project Contacts: Here




OWINGS MILLS, MD, February 11, 2020- ELSCO, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer of elevator roller guides, swivel sliding guide shoes and related accessories for over 60 years, announces the addition of two key positions to bolster its sales and customer service departments.

Mark Wilson, ELSCO’s National Sales Engineer, is an elevator industry veteran, with over 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and operations. In his new role at ELSCO, serving the US and Canada markets, he will be responsible for sales, technical service expertise and customer product training. Mark has a strong passion for delivering an exceptional customer experience. “I look forward to working with the team to take ELSCO to a new level, while continuing to deliver superior products and world class customer service,” Mark said.

The most recent addition to the ELSCO team is Michael Miller as Inside Sales and Customer Service Manager. Michael’s 30+ year career has been dedicated to outstanding customer service in Business-to-Business organizations. He has a proven track record of success in building teams and improving operations and processes. At ELSCO, Michael will lead ELSCO’s outstanding service and sales support team. “I am excited to be a part of such a dynamic and growing company with a rich history in the elevator industry. ELSCO clearly has a deep commitment to customer engagement and is driven to continuously improve and innovate,” he said.

Douglas Hamilton, Chief Executive Office of Hamilton Associates, Inc. and President of ELSCO, said, “Our vision at ELSCO is to offer such a world-class customer experience that the industry doesn’t ever have to think about alternatives. Having Mark and Michael join us, with their respective backgrounds in customer service excellence, clearly supports our company goals. We are very pleased to welcome them both to the ELSCO family.”

ELSCO is a division of Hamilton Associates, Inc., a diverse, growth-oriented, leandriven, ISO certified manufacturing company. ELSCO is acknowledged as the industry leader in ride quality, providing the smoothest, quietest and longest-lasting performance available on the market. For more information, visit our web site at



Nurnberg . There is great interest in the new elevator trade fair organised by interlift organiser AFAG in cooperation with ELEVATOR WORLD. And that is not surprising. After all, there is currently no industry platform that covers the highly interesting area of North Africa, the Middle East and India.

Dubai is regarded as a location ideally suited for almost all relevant visitor groups thanks to its investment-friendly economic policy and visa-free entry. In addition, AFAG has proven with the world's leading trade fair interlift that it can develop trade fairs very successfully.

Almost 50 elevator companies have already decided to participate, and Turkey and the USA are currently strongly represented. Large joint participations from Germany, Italy, China and India are currently being prepared. In addition, an extensive technical accompanying program will supplement the trade fair.

Exhibitors of ELEVATOR SHOW DUBAI can expect the first-class service to which they are accustomed at interlift. Thus the interlift project management team has been reinforced by Joachim Kalsdorf, who will also be in charge of the new trade fair. Bülent Yilmaz, who is already active as a representative for interlift, will also act as a contact person for interested companies for the trade fair in Dubai.

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For Immediate Release | PFlow Industries, Inc. | Vertical Material Handling Systems

Pat Koppa started his role as President of PFlow Industries (pronounced "Flow") on 10/31/19. He will provide strong leadership to the entire workforce, establish short and long term goal plans and strategies, and manage budgets to ensure resources are properly allocated.

PFlow, established in 1977 by Bob Pfleger (pronounced "Flay-ger"), is a trusted provider in the design and manufacture of custom lifts and conveyor systems for material handling, and is a successful ESOP company with a strong history of passion and commitment from its employees that translates into exceptional service and commitment to its customers.

Prior to PFlow Mr. Koppa served as president of Power Test, Inc., an industry leader in the design, manufacture, and implementation of dynamometers and test control systems. At Power Test, he empowered the workforce through the EOS process and was instrumental in the establishment of a highly collaborative, aligned, and accountable leadership team.

Mr. Koppa, a Wisconsin native, earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1987. He then served seven years as an officer in the United States Navy’s nuclear attack submarine force. Following his military career, Mr. Koppa attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he obtained his MBA in Operations Management in 1997. He then spent 16 years in diverse leadership roles at Harley-Davidson Motor Company, which included managing the U. S. independent dealer network as National Sales and Service Director. Mr. Koppa was also responsible for the $400M “Motorcycle Accessories” business unit at Harley-Davidson and successfully reversed a declining revenue trend and drove growth in a flat market.

Throughout his career, Mr. Koppa has built effective relationships in which all parties “win” and organizations move forward with a unified plan and an agreement about priorities. Colleagues in his professional and personal life attest to his ability to energize a team and accomplish great things in a positive way.

PFlow Vertical Reciprocating Conveyors-Superior Design. Better Service.

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