Industry News for April 23, 2015

NEW HIRES AT TEI

TEI Group has hired 10 new apprentices, some of whom are second-generation industry men. In welcoming them, CEO Mark Gregorio and Senior Executive Vice Presidents John Fichera and Mike Staub emphasized the importance of each employee continuing his education to be ready to meet the demands of the industry for years to come. They also expressed the imperative to work safely and achieve career advancement through required National Elevator Industry Educational Program training and the apprenticeship program offered by the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local #1.

LERCH BATES HIRES CONSULTANT FOR PHOENIX OFFICE

Lerch Bates Inc. has hired Mark Gustafson as a consultant in its Phoenix office. He has nearly 30 years of industry experience and, according to Lerch Bates CEO Bart Stephan, brings “valuable local knowledge of the Southwest’s intricate vertical-transportation industry” to the firm. He most recently served as chief elevator inspector for the City of Phoenix. His new role includes performing studies, construction services and contract management for the company in the Arizona and New Mexico markets. Gustafson attended Kansas State University and is a QEI.

SCHINDLER SUPPLYING FOUR ESCALATORS AT MEMPHIS AIRPORT

Schindler is supplying four escalators to replace outdated ones at the Memphis International Airport in Memphis, Tennessee, according to the Memphis-Shelby Airport Authority. The project, which includes demolition of existing escalators, was reported by the Memphis Business Journal, and the authority told ELEVATOR WORLD prime contractor LaGasse Construction hired Schindler as its primary subcontractor and supplier. The job is expected to take several months, during which time people will be rerouted from the ticket and baggage areas in Terminal B, within which the new units are going.

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