NEII Graphic Tells the Story of an Unsung Hero: Codes

The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) recently released its latest infograpic that tells the story of how proper building codes and standards not only help keep us safe, but enable innovation in new and modernized buildings. According to NEII, codes are, in some ways, the unsung heroes and advocates of modern, urban environments. The graphic also shares some of the history and process of code development. Check it out below!

LIFTEX 2019: Expect More This Year

More than 120 international exhibitors are expected at this year’s LIFTEX.

More exhibitors from more countries and more free seminars than ever before await those who attend LIFTEX 2019, organized by the Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) at ExCeL London on May 15-16. There will be 120 U.K. and international exhibitors, including 30 attending for the first time. Exhibitors hail from 18 different countries — more international exhibitors than ever. “If your work involves sourcing, specifying and managing the provision of moving equipment, then you can’t afford to miss LIFTEX,” according to LEIA. Allowing attendees to discover the latest products and services, the tradeshow brings together all the best innovations and latest developments across the industry.

Liftex is known as the place to do business and network as the key international destination for manufacturers, suppliers, installers and specifiers of life and elevator products and services

The event boasts thousands of innovative products on show, some of which have never been seen before at a U.K. event, including car and landing doors, compact gearless machines, alarm systems, passenger lifts, home lifts, good lifts and stairlifts.

Access an in-depth preview of LIFTEX 2019 here. Hope to see you there!

ECNY Supplier Showcase Fun: Hand-Rolled Cigars and Some Very Happy Suppliers

Your author just got back from yet-another wonderful edition of the Elevator Conference of New York’s (ECNY) Supplier Showcase at the lovely Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Bobby “Bobby Dee” Defrancesco of Benfield Electric Supply conceived the showcase several decades ago and it’s been going strong, and getting stronger, ever since. There are well over 100 suppliers, thousands of attendees and a significant waiting list of suppliers — not only US-based, but from all over the world.

Silvain Mongrain of Mongrain Vertical Transport always hands out hand-rolled cigars at the showcase, but this year (as he has done on occasion) he offered something very special: cigars being rolled live in person by a professional. Everyone was in high spirits throughout the event, as evidenced by the below picture of the Peelle team.