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July 19, 2018

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SCS NAMES HILLFRANK EAST COAST REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

SCS Elevator Products Inc., based in Red Wing, Minnesota, has named Brian Hillfrank Regional Sales manager over the East Coast. Based in Boston, Hillfrank will maintain and enhance existing customer relationships and develop new ones. Most recently National Sales manager for Palmer Pads responsible for all outsides sales throughout North America, Hillfrank has more than 30 years of sales and distribution experience, with a focus on manufacturing. He holds degrees in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Maine, and is actively involved in the industry, having recently served as president of the Massachusetts Elevator Safety Association.

ABBEY LIFTCARE EXPANDS SERVICE FOOTPRINT IN LONDON

Abbey Liftcare, a subsidiary of Express Lift Co., has been awarded lift maintenance contracts in London from commercial and educational customers. A three-year contract with TeamQ will see Abbey Liftcare look after 19 passenger lifts across the sites of Bloomsbury and Moorgate in London, and Guildford in southern England for the University of Law. The company will work with TeamQ (a facilities-management company that runs all the sites) on a portfolio with passenger, goods and platform lifts for wheelchair users. Additionally, LondonEnergy, which operates the second-largest waste contract in the U.K., has extended its service agreement with Abbey Liftcare for another two years.

L.A.-BASED EECO EXPANDS PRODUCT LINE THROUGH ACQUISITION

Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO), headquartered in Los Angeles, has expanded its product line through the acquisition of Winter & Bain Manufacturing Co., also of L.A., a company that specializes in fire-rated elevator doors and entrances. EECO stated the acquisition will allow it to better serve customers, noting the company manufactures doors and entrances at facilities in L.A. and Richmond, Indiana.

HUDSON YARDS HOTEL ACROSS FROM JAVITS CENTER PLANNED

Atria Builders has filed a permit to build a 43-story, 487-ft.-tall hotel for Flushing-based Marx Development Group at 450 Eleventh Avenue in New York City’s (NYC) Hudson Yards across from the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York YIMBY reports. Four blocks from the 34th Street/Hudson Yards subway station, the 273,330-sq.-ft. structure would yield 531 hotel rooms, considerably more than the 440 planned in 2016. The architect is DSM Design Group, which previously created a glassy structure with a setback on the 13th floor atop a retail podium. Together with a recently completed hotel at 461 West 34th Street, Marx is bringing more than 1,000 hotel rooms to the market. A project timeline has not been announced.

CEA GOLF OUTING COMING UP

The Chicago Elevator Association (CEA) Annual Golf Outing is being held on August 3 at the Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont, Illinois. The cost is US$135 for members and US$165 for nonmembers and additions after July 27. This includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental, halfway house tickets, dinner and prizes. Reservations can be made via email, and more information can be found at website.

HIGH-RISE APARTMENT BUILDING PLANNED IN CORK, IRELAND

Developers in Cork, Ireland, who hope to build a 25-story apartment building have submitted their proposal to planning authorities, the Irish Examiner reports. The project in the Mahon Point area would bring 413 residential units and a neighborhood center built across five structures, including the landmark high rise. The other buildings would range from six to eight stories. The tallest structure exceeds the height limit as spelled out in the Cork City Development Plan but is being proposed as the best solution for the site. The application specifically points to population projections that will require large-scale housing developments.

EW FOCUSES ON MAINTENANCE

ELEVATOR WORLD’s October edition will focus on maintenance. There will also be a Continuing Education article. The deadline for submissions is August 15. To participate in the focus topic or for more information, contact the EW Editorial Department at phone: (251) 479-4514, ext. 30 or editorial@elevatorworld.com. To advertise, contact ext. 38 or advertising@elevatorworld.com.

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