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September 2015

Columbia Elevator Products Co., Inc. began over a half century ago with the word “no.”

A 33-year-old sales manager for a leading manufacturer of elevator doors, cabs and entrances presented his employer with a new approach to marketing the company’s offerings nationwide to independent elevator contractors, but his concept was not accepted. That manufacturer was Williamsburg Steel, and the frustrated, eager young visionary was Lou Blaiotta, Sr., who decided to do it on his own.

Online Extras

In addition to selected U.S. patents, this month includes:

  • Bonus photos from the EESF Chicago Cruise and Chicago Elevator Association Night at the Races
  • EW correspondent and historian Dr. Lee Gray interviewed on NPR
  • CBS News video on Porsche Design Tower in Miami
  • Schindler video by Apple promoting iOS Digital Toolcase

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