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Tournament to benefit Folds of Honor and Warrior Dog Foundation

CYPRESS, California, December 20, 2021 – The Elevator and Escalator Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc., headquartered in Cypress, California, hosted its second charity golf tournament on Wednesday, November 10, benefitting Folds of Honor and Warrior Dog Foundation.

The tournament hosted nearly 150 Mitsubishi Electric US business partners, vendors and employee volunteers at Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, California. The event raised $60,000 from sponsorship opportunities, player registrations, donations, and matching grant funding from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation.

“In 2019, with everyone’s help and contributions we were able to support wounded veterans,” says Jarrad Jones, Southern California branch manager for the Elevator and Escalator Division.

“We had to skip 2020 due to pandemic restrictions and we are very excited to be able to pick up where we left off. We are grateful to all who have contributed to two amazing nonprofits, Folds of Honor and Warrior Dog Foundation.”

Folds of Honor, which will receive $30,000 from the event, provides educational scholarships to the families of military men and women who have fallen or been disabled while on active duty in the United States Armed Forces. Support for Folds of Honor helps children in grades K-12 with private educational tuition and tutoring, as well as higher education assistance for spouses and dependents.

The Warrior Dog Foundation, which will also receive $30,000 from the event, offers the highest level of retirement care to military working dogs who have dedicated their lives to serving the country and community. By providing mental and physical rehabilitation, these K9s, that would otherwise be euthanized, are rehomed. Mitsubishi Electric US is a proud supporter of both nonprofit organizations.

For more information about Mitsubishi Electric elevators and escalators, visit http://www.mitsubishielevator.com/.

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About Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevator and Escalator Division
Headquartered in Cypress, California, Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevator and Escalator Division sells, installs, modernizes and services elevators and escalators. The division is recognized as an industry leader in product quality, reliability, and preventive maintenance programs. “Quality in motion” is inherent in the division’s best in class products and people. Quality is at the division’s core. The products differentiate themselves through the smooth ride, leading edge technology and unmatched reliability. The commitment continues over the life of the product through the division’s intensive service program that maximizes uptime of vertical transportation. Additional information is available at http://www.mitsubishielevator.com or 714-220-4700.

In addition to elevators and escalators, Mitsubishi Electric US group companies’ principal businesses include cooling and heating products, semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, factory automation products and services, electric utility products and large-scale video displays for stadiums and arenas. Mitsubishi Electric US group companies have 38 locations throughout North America with approximately 4,000 employees.

About Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, based in the Washington, DC area, was established in 1991 by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and the Mitsubishi Electric U.S. companies, which produce, sell and distribute a wide range of consumer, industrial, commercial and professional electronics products. The Foundation has contributed more than $20 million to organizations that are empowering young people with disabilities to lead more inclusive and productive lives. To learn more, visit http://www.meaf.org/.

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Minden, NV - On December 7th and 8th, 2021 Maxton provided elevator control valve training classes for 40 mechanics from Otis Elevator in Centennial, CO. These continuing education classes provided the mechanics with credits (4.0 CET/CAT credit hours) through the NAEC’s approved Certified Elevator Technician program. Each session included classroom instruction and practical hands on application through valve adjustment and troubleshooting with the Maxton TA4M training unit.

Here are just a few comments from mechanics in attendance:

“As an experienced adjuster I found this class to be very beneficial in helping me truly understand the make-up of the valve,” said Jesse Runkle.

“Great class, I want that SafeTach2, it will help me in my efficiency,” said Anthony Gonzales.

“I have never been through a class instructed by Maxton, and I am very appreciative of this opportunity. I learned so much in the troubleshooting process,” said Daniel Salazar.

“It’s always great to hear experienced elevator mechanics comment during the classes on how they learned several new nuggets that they will apply immediately in the field,” said Karl Keller Marketing Director.

After 50+ years Maxton Manufacturing Company has grown into a worldwide leader that holds the distinction as the largest single producer of hydraulic elevator control valves in North America (Made in USA). We serve all your OEM, new construction, modernization, replacement/repair, and CET/CAT educational needs when it comes to the products we provide. Explore our website http://maxtonvalve.com for more information.

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Maxton Manufacturing
Karl Keller (Marketing Director)
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Minden, NV- On November 3rd and 4th, 2021 Maxton provided elevator control valve training classes for 20 elevator mechanics from Island Elevator in Bohemia, NY. These continuing education classes provided the mechanics with credits (4.0 credit hours) through the NAEC’s approved Certified Elevator Technician program. These sessions are made up of classroom instruction and practical application through valve adjustment and troubleshooting with the Maxton TA4M training unit.

Here are just a few comments from mechanics in attendance…

“The class given by your Maxton reps reminded me that you can always learn something new. I have 16 years in the elevator industry, and I was able to take multiple new steps from the presentation. Learning that I can actually run a car through the valves if I’m troubleshooting a shutdown will be extremely helpful. Thank you for coming and sharing your knowledge and I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the industry,” said Mike Skaee.

“The learning experience on the valve itself helped me understand more on how the Maxton valves work . Plus anytime you get to try something new is always a good thing for your mind to process. So it’s definitely going to help me better myself and the craft that I love,” said Mike Garcia.

“I am very glad we had the Maxton valve training class. The guys broke down the valve to individual parts and showed me parts that I didn’t even know existed…I enjoyed them putting us in scenarios that we could come across in the field…and just to tackle one problem at a time. After this class I found the troubleshooting guide a lot easier to comprehend and to diagnose the problem accurately. Overall very happy with my experience.” said Evan Miller.

“Actually, I used what I learned with Maxton’s training and applied it the next day to return an elevator back to service, it was a dirty coil,” said Joe Jacovina.

“As a pretty green elevator person when it comes to valve adjustment, I thought the hands on training was exceptional. Gives the inexperienced a head start. Makes valves less intimidating. Excellent training,” said Zach Zukowski.

“Jay Weichert reached out for CET classes for his team back in the fall of 2020 and it was great to finally make that happen. Island Elevator has a special group that demonstrated positive collaborative teamwork when resolving the hands on valve troubleshooting and adjusting. I can’t say I’ve seen an example like it in my 11 years of holding these trainings,” said Karl Keller Marketing Director.

After 50+ years Maxton Manufacturing Company has grown into a worldwide leader that holds the distinction as the largest single producer of hydraulic elevator control valves in North America (Made in USA). We serve all your OEM, new construction, modernization, replacement/repair, and CET educational needs when it comes to the products we provide. Explore our website https://maxtonvalve.com for more information.

Contact:
Maxton Manufacturing
Karl Keller (Marketing Director)
1728 Orbit Way
Minden, NV 89423
PH: 1-775-782-1700
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https://islandelevator.com/

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 10, 2021

CANTON, OH—Brandyn M. Eckhart has been promoted to President of AFD Industries, according to Richard E. Vinciquerra.

A native of Seattle, WA, Eckhart began his career in the elevator industry at AFD Industries in 2016 as a sales representative and was promoted to National Accounts Manager in 2018.

Eckhart is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, OH with a B.A. in communications. He also attended Chabot College in Hayward, CA, where he earned an associate degree in social science.

In addition to his role at AFD, Eckhart will assume the position of President of LMG Industries, an AFD subsidiary located in Hammond, IN.
AFD Industries has more than 60 years’ experience in supplying high quality components to the elevator industry. With corporate operations in Canton, OH, its products are stocked in warehouses strategically located throughout North America. For more information, visit www.afdind.com.

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Wurtec is excited to announce that Blake Pilgrim has been promoted to President of the Wurtec Group. Blake has been with Wurtec for nine years, two of which he led Accounting and Human Resources, four years as our Director of Operations, two years as Director of Sales & Marketing, and as of recent our Vice President of Sales.

Blake has spent the last four years reporting to our Board of Advisors to ready himself for this position. Blake will provide general management leadership along with implementation of strategic plans and build upon existing sales opportunities and efforts. The President has direct responsibility over the Finance, Engineering, Sales/Marketing, HR/People Operations, and Operations department heads. Blake will work closely with Steve Wurth to support the Wurtec Core Values, Employee Engagement, Company Focus, and Annual Budget.

Steve Wurth will continue to hold the office of CEO and Executive Chairman, with a primary focus on vision, customer relations, and innovation at Wurtec. Steve will also work as Wurtec’s culture champion to ensure customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

With this announcement, Joel Wooley has been named to Wurtec’s leadership team as Director of Sales and Marketing. Joel has 26 years of industry experience, of which many were in leadership roles.

Wurtec feels these changes position Wurtec for another 36 plus years of innovation, excellent customer experience, and an engaged workforce.

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