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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.

 

 

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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 

 

 

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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
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http://ecalatorparts.com 

 

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Serving the Escalator Maintenance Market in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho

January 18, 2018 (Oshawa, Canada) ─ EHC Global (EHC), a leading manufacturer of handrails, components and integrated solutions to the vertical transportation industry, is pleased to announce the availability of its  Quick Service Depot (QSD) offerings in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fully-stocked with replacement NT handrail for most brands and models of escalators and moving walks, the Las Vegas QSD also offers EHC’s priority S.O.S. service, including same day delivery, throughout the Southwestern United States.

“The expansion of our Quick Service Depot network in Las Vegas reflects EHC’s ongoing commitment to meeting the challenging and growing demands of the escalator maintenance market in the United States,” says Patrick R. Bothwell, EHC’s Vice President of Sales. “Strategically located in Las Vegas, the QSD facility is fully-stocked and ready to supply replacement NT handrail to customers in Nevada, California, Arizona, Utah and Idaho.”

Developed by EHC, the NT thermoplastic urethane handrail platform was introduced in 1997 as an environmentally-friendly and technologically advanced alternative to conventional rubber-based products. The NT suite of value-added solutions, collectively referred to as “NT+”, includes ColourRail™, SafeRail™, MotionRailTM, BrandRail™ and AMRail™. Available in a wide range of profiles and colours, NT handrail is recyclable, easy-to-clean and requires minimal maintenance.

About EHC Global Inc.

Established in 1977, EHC Global Inc. (EHC) is a leading manufacturer of handrails, rollers and lift components for escalators, elevators and moving walks. Each day, EHC helps millions of people all over the world move safely and comfortably in public transit systems, shopping centers, airports, office buildings, hospitals, condominiums and other metropolitan spaces. EHC is committed to developing sustainable solutions that optimize safety, enhance value and meet the challenging demands of OEMs, designers, building owners and facility managers. To accomplish this, EHC employs top material scientists and engineers and continues to invest in R&D, product development, and next-generation polymer and composite extrusion technology. EHC has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Brazil and China and a global network of sales offices including Barbados, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and the USA as well as EHC partners in all major markets globally. For more information about EHC, visit www.ehc-global.com.

Media Contact:

John M. Calderon
Director of Marketing
EHC Global
1287 Boundary Road, Oshawa, ON L1J 6Z7 (Canada)
O: 905-432-6600, Ext. 217
M: 647-456-7547
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Acquisition Enhances GAL’s Capabilities and Bolsters GAL’s Product Portfolio

BRONX, NY – January 8, 2018 – GAL Manufacturing (“GAL”), a leading North American designer, manufacturer, and distributor of elevator components and systems, and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, is proud to announce the acquisition of Comprehensive Manufacturing Services, L.L.C. (“Courion”), a leading provider of door systems for freight elevators. Founded in 1921 and led by Owners and Principals Michael Garner and Bob Jackson, Courion boasts nearly a century of service to the industry and is a “one-stop-shop” for customers’ freight elevator needs. Mr. Garner and Mr. Jackson will remain in their current roles at Courion as part of the transaction.

The Company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and produces Courion and Security Freight Door Systems, as well as CART-MATIC© and TOTE-MATIC© Cartlift Systems. Courion is also the exclusive provider of Courion, Harris Preble and Guilbert replacement parts. In New York City, Freight Tech, LLC, an IUEC contractor that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Courion, provides installation and 24/7 repair services for all types of freight door systems.

Mr. Jackson stated: “Our company has always respected what GAL stood for and we’re glad to be a part of their organization. Their reputation throughout the industry is outstanding, and we’re confident that this partnership will allow us to deliver even more superior products and service to our customers.”

Mark Boelhouwer, President and CEO of GAL, added: “Courion is a fantastic addition to the GAL family of companies. Courion’s products are highly complementary to GAL’s broad product portfolio, and Courion has established an excellent reputation for customer support and service that will bolster our efforts to provide an unrivalled range of products to independent elevator contractors and large elevator OEMs. We look forward to working closely with Michael, Bob and the entire Courion team.”

About GAL, GAL Canada and Hollister-Whitney

GAL is comprised of G.A.L Manufacturing Company, LLC, G.A.L Canada Elevator Products Corporation and Hollister-Whitney Elevator Corporation. The Company supplies nearly every electromechanical component used on elevator systems, including door operators and associated door equipment, geared and gearless traction machines, universally compatible microprocessor controllers, safety components, signal fixtures, push button panels, and structural assemblies. The Company sells products to a diverse range of customers including thousands of independent elevator contractors and large elevator OEMs.

About Golden Gate Capital

Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $15 billion of capital under management. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types, including going-privates, corporate

divestitures, and recapitalizations, as well as debt and public equity investments. Notable investments sponsored by Golden Gate Capital include Cole-Parmer, Tronair, ANGUS, Springs Window Fashions, Humanetics Innovative Solutions, EP Minerals, and U.S. Silica. For more information, visit www.goldengatecap.com

GAL Websites

GAL: www.gal.com
GAL Canada: www.galcanada.com
Hollister-Whitney: www.hollisterwhitney.com
Courion Doors: www.couriondoors.com

Media Contacts

David Isaacs / Hayley Fahey
Sard Verbinnen & Co
(415) 618-8750 / (310) 201-2040
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