thyssenkrupp Gets the Thumbs-Up from Trump

During a recent dinner with European business leaders in Switzerland, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a figurative thumps-up to elevator manufacturer thyssenkrupp for its significant work in the U.S., including providing the vertical transportation system for the Freedom Tower in New York City. thyssenkrupp CEO Heinrich Hiesinger told Trump the company is very proud to have done all the elevators in Freedom Tower, to which Trump replied, “Wow.” Heisinger went on to say the project took six years, and that thyssenkrupp provides 3,000 apprenticeships for young people every year. Asking how thyssenkrupp compared to Otis, Trump learned the companies are “quite similar in size.” Trump shared that he has used thyssenkrupp products in his own real-estate projects, and described the equipment as “great.” 

An escalator is lowered for installation in the Freedom Tower, aka 1 WTC, in NYC; image courtesy of thyssenkrupp

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