Industry News for April 20, 2015
DEWAR PARTNERSHIP ADDS BURROWES, DOYLE TO TEAM
Dewar Partnership Ltd., the London-based subsidiary of Lerch Bates Inc., has hired vertical-transportation consultants Colin Burrowes and David Doyle. Burrowes has more than 30 years of industry experience. He has been an independent consultant and managed sales for KONE Great Britain and Otis subsidiaries The Express Lift Co. and Evans Lifts Ltd. Doyle recently served as portfolio sales manager for Schindler, where he grew the client base. He has also worked for ThyssenKrupp Elevator as a New Business Development manager. He is accredited with The Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.
DETAILS ON 2 WTC EMERGE
Rupert Murdoch’s media companies News Corp. and 21st Century Fox are considering building a joint headquarters in a new 88-story building at the World Trade Center (WTC), The New York Times recently reported. According to an ELEVATOR WORLD source, a deal has been struck with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and developer Larry A. Silverstein involving a move by the companies from Midtown Manhattan, New York, to a new tower downtown, the construction of which would complete the rebuilding of the WTC site. To be known as 2 WTC, the office building would be built on the Port Authority’s land and developed by Silverstein.
THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR’S ENVIROMAX WINS AWARD
ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s enviromax®, a 99% petroleum-free hydraulic fluid, was recently named a Top Product of the Year by the trade publication Environmental Leader. ThyssenKrupp Elevator describes enviromax as “the elevator industry’s first performance-improving, 100% recyclable, vegetable-based hydraulic fluid for use in hydraulic elevators.” It was codeveloped with BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC, specifically for the North American market.