Industry News for November 10, 2015

LERCH BATES ADDS STAFF IN U.S.

2015.11.10Lerch Bates Inc. has hired consultants Carl G. Cary for its Pacific Northwest region and Peter Wallack for its New England region. Cary previously was district sales manager for Won-Door Corp., where he oversaw sales and consulting in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. He studied at the College of Southern Nevada in Henderson, Nevada. Wallack is a 30-year veteran of the vertical-transportation industry. During his 15-year tenure with Boston-based Otis subsidiary Delta Beckwith Elevator Co., he served as director of Operations, Accessibility and New Equipment Sales. He is familiar with both custom and OEM products, and holds a BS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He studied Civil Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston.

DeNARDO, KEY PLAYER ON 1 WTC, RETIRING

Mike DeNardo, construction supervisor on 1 World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC) for ThyssenKrupp, is retiring. DeNardo played a significant role in installation of the vertical-transportation system for the landmark, working onsite with the general contractor and other trades to stay on schedule, order equipment and ensure safety precautions were taken. During the years-long assignment, DeNardo oversaw the hoisting of heavy and large pieces of ThyssenKrupp equipment such as escalators. The International Union of Elevator Constructors Local One of New York and New Jersey plans to host a retirement party for him at Beekman Pub in NYC on November 13 starting at 4 p.m. Those wishing to attend may RSVP to Dennis Chatfield at (732) 778-1504.

KONE EARNS ACCOLADES FROM ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFIT

KONE’s efforts to shrink its carbon footprint through its products and operations earned the OEM top scores from international environmental nonprofit CDP. KONE is on CDP’s Climate Performance “A List” and is one of two companies out of more than 200 to receive the best possible climate-disclosure score of 100A in the CDP Climate Change Report 2015. KONE has steadily moved up in the rankings in the past six years, and in 2015 was also included in the nonprofit’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the fifth consecutive year. CDLI recognizes companies that are transparent about climate-related information.

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