Industry News for January 23, 2014
EW ANNOUNCES ANNUAL ECO ISSUE
The April 2014 issue of ELEVATOR WORLD is its annual “Eco Issue,” focusing on environmentally friendly vertical-transportation products, facilities and promotions. The magazine will receive bonus distribution at the International Association of Elevator Consultants Forum in Denver. The deadline for editorial contributions is February 17. To participate or for more information, contact the EW Editorial Department at phone: (251) 479-4514, ext. 30 or email:email@example.com.
LERCH BATES TO MANAGE UPKEEP OF 406 UNITS FOR RETAILER
Los Angeles-based clothing retailer Forever 21 has hired Denver-based Lerch Bates Inc. to manage maintenance of 168 elevators and 238 escalators in 144 stores throughout the U.S. The three-year contract includes evaluation of service contracts with repair companies, as well as management of bidding for new service contracts, selecting new providers and reviewing invoices.
QEI COURSE, EXAM FOR FLORIDA IN MARCH
NAESA International will be holding a QEI training course and certification exam in Clearwater, Florida, on March 3-7. The organization encourages experienced elevator personnel with a desire to become QEI certified to apply through itswebsite.
PLANNED 650-FT.-TALL NYC BUILDING HAS FUTURISTIC LOOK
Images of a 650-ft.-tall, 59-story, mixed-use tower planned on the site of former ice-skating rink Roseland Ballroom at 239 West 52nd Street in New York City (NYC) reveal a futuristic building with a metal or concrete façade, real-estate websiteNew York Yimby reports. Designed by CetraRuddy Architecture, the building features undulating curves, and balconies hidden within its cladding. It is set to include lower-level retail topped by more than 400 apartments. A completion date has not been announced, but demolition is expected to start soon.