Garaventa Mystery in Mobile, Alabama

During a recent trip down Airport Boulevard in Mobile, Alabama, where Elevator World, Inc., has its global headquarters, the Editorial staff spotted a familiar name on a pair of work trucks parked in a strip mall near a Whole Foods: Garaventa, the global accessibility-lift specialist that has been known in the industry for decades. Since the vehicles were outfitted with personalized “Lifts” tags from the Alabama capital of Montgomery, we now know the company has a location here. Further research revealed Garaventa Lift Alabama is a factory-owned branch operated out of Prattville, Alabama, just outside of Montgomery. We are curious as to what the technicians were working on in Mobile. If you know, please let US know!! Was it lifts for Whole Foods, another retailer, or an upscale home in one of the nearby neighborhoods? We would love to know!!

These Garaventa work trucks were spotted on a parking lot on Airport Boulevard in Mobile on June 14.


Thank You, thyssenkrupp, for the Amazing NYC Views and Hospitality

Members of the Vertical Initiative for Elevator Escalator Women (VIEEW)  were recently treated to a wonderful tour of the elevator system — including the machine room — at One World Trade Center by thyssenkrupp. Organized by thyssenkrupp’s Angelika Morton, the day included enjoying the amazing city views from thyssenkrupp’s 84th-floor offices and an Italian feast fit for a king or, in this case, queen. Thank you Angelika and thyssenkrupp for a day to remember!!

Just one of the amazing NYC views from thyssenkrupp headquarters in One WTC.

A fabulous Italian spread thyssenkrupp prepared for the ladies of the VIEEW

The day included a complete tour of the elevator machine room in One WTC.


Mitsubishi Invites You Inside “The Tallest Building on the Internet”

Mitsubishi Electric has a super cool new media tool that invites you inside the “tallest building on the Internet” to take a look at all its vertical-transportation (and other — such as HVAC and backup-power electronic) offerings. Go to the link below to explore the Mitsubishi Electric systems in this fascinating virtual building,