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Fall 2021


We are holding a November membership drive! All NEW members who join for the month of November will get the 6 month pricing we normally apply in January with TWO FREE MONTHS!

If we are able to hit that 40 member target, and celebrate NEW GROWTH, Matt Yelland from Peelle will shave his beard at the end of the month! Help support this campaign and see Matt’s pretty mug!

How members can help in New Member November:

Share THIS LINK ( with as many customers/clients/potential members you can think of and tell them about these great member benefits: access to the Mainline newsletter, your complimentary subscription to Elevator World, your online directory listing and/or printed and online EW listing, access to members only areas on our website at, special member pricing at our ever-growing events such as Spring Conference, the Fall Convention & Trade show, and others. There are also discounts and company/corporate enrollment programs with vendors such as Office Depot, Merrill Lynch, and the HR specialists The Hopkins Group.

Forward the membership application link (below) to as many potential new members as you can think of and let’s shave Matt!




This is your invitation to submit a written programming idea for the upcoming events in 2022! Programming at all of NAEC's educational events is based on our regular call for speakers, as we bring practical and relevant information to elevator professionals. By featuring you and your peers as presenters, these sessions provide event attendees with the strongest forum for information exchange, problem solving, and networking.

The events in 2022 to note are the Spring Educational Conference (March 20-23, Sarasota, FL) and the 2022 Convention and Expo (Sept 18-21, Louisville, KY). For the Spring Conference, we are looking for general interest business topics as well as elevator industry topics with an emphasis on code, safety, and emerging trends. Presentations should not promote a specific company, brand, or product.

Submit your idea for the Spring Conference via our form here by November 15.

As an educational session speaker, you can:
• Expand your personal portfolio.
• Expose your training to the thousands of industry professionals through the NAEC eLearning website.
• Collaborate with other experts.
• Earn booth points for NAEC space draw.

When you submit a programming idea, it will be evaluated by the Education and Safety Committee on the following criteria: overall quality, relevance to the elevator industry, well-defined focus, and practical applications of material. Presenters are encouraged to prepare handouts to enhance their presentations. Complimentary registration will be extended to NAEC members who volunteer and are selected to serve as speakers.

Complete our form by November 15 to submit your idea. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to share your successes with your peers and increase your visibility within the elevator community!

martha hulgan in memoriam

Martha Hulgan, longtime elevator professional and NAEC leader, founding member of the Vertical Initiative for Elevator Escalator Women and owner of MMH & Associates, LLC, Elevator Consulting, passed away near her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 12.

On her passing, Elevator World wrote the folllowing: 

"Hulgan had more than 40 years’ experience in the elevator industry, founding Elevator Maintenance & Repair Co., Inc., in Chattanooga with her late husband, Bud, in 1979 after studying at Edmondson Business College. In 2001, Hulgan’s career transitioned to Otis when the OEM purchased Elevator Maintenance & Repair and merged it with its Chattanooga operation. With Otis, Hulgan served as regional business development manager, territorial manager and sales representative for the Chattanooga/Nashville markets. She left Otis in 2006 and launched MMH & Associates in 2008. In this role, Hulgan provided project and maintenance management, specification preparation, sales training, auditing and expert testimony. Hulgan was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and two sons, Jock and Buddy. She is survived by son, JoeDee (Rebecca); grandchildren, Gordon Dewey, IV, Jessica Kate, Savanna Brooks, Ragan Olivia and Delaney Sawyer, along with many other family members, friends and colleagues."



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