Click Here to download ERS-2009-06-24 #163 I’ve got a great recap of last weeks Elevator U Conference in Quincy, IL! We had a great time and I’d like to thank everyone who attended. Special thanks to the presenters as well as those who sponsored, exhibited and attended the educational sessions. To give you an idea of how much of an action packed week it was, I was only able to check e-mails the night before the conference started. In addition to two weeks worth of new that’s on the show today, three tragic accidents occurred two of which involved children. This is the very reason why it is so important as an industry member to support the EESF. Also we’re giving away our June Prize pack giveaway which includes great giveaways from some excellent companies and industry groups out there. So let’s get ready to rumble! On your mark, get set……go!
Thanks to the following companies who have donated goodies. Fujitec America, GAL, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, COMPANY SRL, Peelle, C.J. Anderson, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator, Inc, ElevatorGear.com & The ElevatorShack.com, ElevatorU.org
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