Industry News for March 13, 2014
SHAW JOINS LERCH BATES PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
Megan Shaw has been named project manager, elevator consulting group, of the Dallas-based South Central Region of Lerch Bates Inc. Most recently, she was instrumental in project design for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center in Fort Hood, Texas, and The Richards Group headquarters in Dallas. Her new role involves managing modernization services, design and vertical-transportation analysis for new projects throughout the South Central Region, which Lerch Bates CEO Bart Stephan said is one of the company’s fastest growing.
IN MEMORIAM: GARY CROSBY
Gary Crosby of Spokane, Washington, passed away on March 2 at the age of 71. Crosby had a long career in the elevator industry, joining Elevator Constructors Local 19 a few years after he graduated high school. He worked for Western Elevator, Alaska Pacific Elevator, US Elevator and Schindler, from which he retired in 2005. From 1987-1992, he ran his own company, BJ Elevator in Grand Coulee, Washington, which had the contract for the damn there. Crosby is survived by his wife, Lisa; brother, Gil; sons Doug and Darin; stepsons, Matthew and Joseph; stepdaughterm Amber; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A funeral is planned for March 14 at Heritage Funeral Home in Spokane.
ELEVATORS, TURNSTILES LINKED IN NEW CALIFORNIA BUILDING
Elevators’ destination selection control system and lobby security turnstiles are integrated in a new 10-story office building in San Francisco to provide fast, automated entry into the building, Smarter Security Inc., provider of the turnstile system, stated. The property has a trio of Fastlane Plus 400 MA optical turnstiles in its elevator bank. Smarter Security said its team “worked with the systems integrator and the elevator subcontractor to integrate destination control [so] a tenant or visitor is directed to the optimum elevators as he/she passes through the turnstile.”