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Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #391 - Week 02/25/15

ersprIt’s the last week in February which means we’re giving away $100 cold hard cash, or at least in the form of a Visa Gift card which is almost as good as the real thing. As well we have our box filled with goodies! With this month being one of the coldest and snow filled on record for awhile let’s cross our fingers that March will be warmer and melts some of it. Next week I’ll be traveling to the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation Annual Meeting in Tampa. I’ll try to put the show out but what I’ve learned in the past is that between traveling, meetings and the end get together at the end I’m pretty tired each morning. I’ll put a post up if I have the energy to crank one out. Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway! C.J. Anderson & Company, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, GAL, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator,,,, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog, ECS Corporation, Parts Specialists,,, Elevator Riders Riding Club, The pQEI Inspection App & Maxton Manufacturing

News/Article Links: The magic and mystery of elevators in MN Fire prompts evacuation, rescue of people in elevator Construction worker falls down shaft in Istanbul Courthouse Elevator issues The most important (and New) Rule First new escalator delivered to Bethesda Metro Escalator Trends and New Technologies TEI Group heads to LIC Athletes help with escalator shutdown EW Unplugged: Escalator Puzzle 4 Year old falls from mall escalator Dubai State looks to protect escalator inspection funding Should we give up on the dream of space elevators? A week in California – Doug at GAL Ignoring escalator warnings causes injuries Elevator repair costs for NYC skyrocket after court settlement No strollers on escalators for this very reason! EW Photo Contest Announced Little girl and mom get hands caught in escalator The man behind the closing doors. EW Unplugged Next CEA Meeting: March 7th And the lawyers get an even bigger piece of the pie

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #333 - Week 05/08/2013

Click Here to download ERS-2013-05-08 #333 1334777625215_7875858Weather is starting to turn nice and the Tree Pollen level is high. Someone please put me out of my misery. Or at the very least tell what will help me feel normal again. I know, I know, you’re tired of me rambling on about it and I understand completely. Let’s hope this is the last week I even have to mention it.  Fewer articles on the show today which means it will be a great opportunity to get caught up on emails. Two conferences are fast approaching so if you haven’t registered or have clients who you believe would benefit from attending please e-mail the links below over to them.

  News/Article Links: Colleges and Univerities, EU 6 Weeks Out CECA Convention Right Around The Corner Take the stairs say striking elevator workers Revolution Season 1 Elevator Madness 59 year old woman robbed in Brooklyn Elevator NAEC Spring Conference Man who fell on Revel escalator must wait in line to sue IAEC Gathering Recap Plan to demolish elevator & provide improved access And you thought your working conditions were bad Lake library out of service while being updated Worker falls down Brooklyn Elevator Shaft and Dies Please get hurt so others will learn Rebel Wilson gets tangled in escalator during WHCD Many stumble on station escalator Leaks drop water in courtrooms, plaza elevators not working EW Travels Continue CEA May Meeting Recap Hearing the World’s Tallest building creak during a thunderstorm

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #314 - Week 11/28/2012

Click Here to download ERS-2012-11-28 #314 Hope all of you had a nice Thanksgiving. I had the chance to catch up on some much-needed sleep and enjoyed my family and some great food. Winter moved into the Midwest the day after Thanksgiving and I believe it might be here to stay. I’ve got some good advice to share with you all on the show today and I hope you’re able to share it with friends and family. Also it’s our prize pack give a way plus Elevator Productions YouTube channel shut down on Sunday as Miltonmedia heads in a new direction. We wish you all the best Chris.

Special thanks to the companies who have donated goodies to the prize pack giveaway!

C.J. Anderson & Company, The National Association of Elevator Contractors, The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities, The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation, Peelle, GAL, Truxes, EMS Group, Elevator Bob’s Elevator Pictures, Minnesota Elevator,,,, Elevator World Magazine, Elevator Cab Renovations, The Elevator Preservation Blog, ECS Corporation, Parts Specialists,,, Elevator Riders Riding Club & The pQEI Inspection App News/Article Links:

Elevator video prank Mechanical glitch caused elevator jam Elevator art? Not sure this is the place for it Broken elevator slows courthouse business Unboxing for Diesel Ducy GPS Trackers Catch U of M employees not working Faulty brake device, company agrees to cover cost to replace Pretrial procedures delay elevator trial BART shows complexities behind elevator Ruling clears way for lawsuit Cool old Otis elevator at Starks Building Boy sues ‘Crocs’ for escalator accident The Social Marketing escalator SF Bay Bridge Celebrates 76th Pacific Elevator & Equipment Car Switch Elevator Productions Shuts Down Elevator motor fire Riders trapped in elevator during building fire Car falls off parking garage lift, 1 dead Worker falls down elevator shaft Otis wins Schindler fight over for WTC

Elevator Radio Show - Video/Audio Show #309 - Week 10/17/2012

Click Here to download ERS-2012-10-17 #309 I’m back in action this week with some sad news to report as I learned earlier this week that the founder of Elevator World, William C. Sturgeon passed away at the age of 95. I was lucky to have met with Bill when I first came into the industry and what I remember the most about him was his passion for our industry as well as his love for those in it. He was the ultimate elevator advocate helping grow the industry that each of us depend on. He was a guy who recognized how much the industry had provided him and believed whole heartedly in giving back and he did on so many levels. I encourage you to read Bill’s memoir if you haven’t so already. He was a true adventurer who lived life to the fullest. Bill thank you for your contributions to our industry, our nation and most importantly your family. News/Article Links: William C. Sturgeon – Thank You! A sad day indeed…. Space Elevator Liftport Group To Present Hawaii’s Elevator Safety in Free Fall? Bronx woman gives birth in apartment elevator Tenants sue landlord, elevator after fire Wanna meet a star? Ride an elevator Child’s finger cut off by escalator Boy’s toes get trapped in mall escalator Paternoster, scary elevator projectQEI – inspect. submit. done EW: Unplugged photo of the week Man survives plunge down elevator shaft MAEC Recap KONE to deliver escalators to NY City subway station Elevator etiquette….establish a pee corner? Another awkward elevator ride Wow, Elevator Gore! Early October 2012 MESA Update Diesel Ducy & TJElevatorfan having fun Why do we behave so oddly in lifts Magnetek Hiring

Post: June 15th, 2011: ERS-2011-06-15 #257 Show Notes

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Back from Penn State I had a great time at the Elevator U Conference. Great discussions, presentations and an interesting round table on MRL’s was something you’re not going to see at some of the other conferences. I guess that’s why I enjoy attending the EU Conference each year.  Great to see many of you at the event and Penn State provided an excellent top notch facility. Thanks to Brad Haldeman, Terri Emmons and Glenn Duncan for their hard work in making the event a success along with the board of directors and committees.  This week many of you are attending the CECA Convention which I hope is a success. Great show today including a recap of last week’s conference I’ve got some other great feedback and some good articles to cover on the show today.


News/Article Links: AZ couple trapped briefly in monument Bromo Seltzer Tower celebrates 100 years Bronx apartment building designed to combat obesity Elevator in the running for a $25K prize Heat Leads to rise in metro escalator outages KONE solidifies presence in Cleveland Photo’s of the Week – EW Unplugged Register for the Chicago Elevator Association Golf Outing Teen guilty of slaying on Metreon escalator $200,000 elevator part of ambitious Kenner plan Afraid of elevators? 20/20 Special BART Budget includes new seats and elevator repairs Elevator maintenance article: Pretty good! Fall down elevator shaft kills man Family sues after boy’s escalator death May EIGSC Meeting Recap Metro says 55 more workers needed to fix problems Union says inspectors ill-trained Ipads and Elevators? Sea-Tac budgets $55 million for escalator replacements


Post: May 11th, 2011: ERS-2011-05-11 #253 Show Notes

Click Here to download ERS-2011-05-11 #253 It’s one of those weeks I could use a clone! But who hasn’t felt like that before. As it warms up here in Chicago, it feels awesome. Some serious articles on the show today every one.  There must have been a full moon or something. As I head into multiple meetings this week this is new territory for me.  Not quite sure what to expect at my first State Elevator Safety Board meeting I’m looking forward to attending on Thursday.  Enjoy the show, the articles and the warm weather if it’s headed your way.  And as always, be safe out there!


News/Article Links: How to read a Mitsubishi A700 Drive Subway Elevator Operators - NY Technicians fired after woman falls into escalator hatch 7 children, 2 adults injured in escalator malfunction If this is the future of our youth….help us all! ERS on Youtube – Thanks John High School students stuck in elevator Elevator traps Grizzlies’ Battier before practice Escalator stops suddenly in New York Integrity Elevator – FL – Launches New Website Legal Case – Always Interesting Man caught and charged with sexual assaults in NY Man hurt in elevator shaft fall Mass. Cracks down on escalator inspectors Free Elevator to model home buyer Police arrest man caught on video for murder Six injured in escalator scare - China State to fire 2 escalator inspectors in mall death Teenagers head trapped in food elevator – Not in U.S. NEII ® Launches FREE elevator education e-mail campaign – Sign up today! KONE to strengthen its position in China When can we have a Space Elevator? Symax Lift wins $1.84 M purchase order for elevators Woman survives vehicle plunge down elevator shaft EIGSC Golf Outing, Sponsor Attend Support! Elevator problems persist Main Gov signs bill for work at dunes to go on