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October 17, 2017

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Courion Freight Doors has announced the addition of Joseph Moloney to its Sales Department as senior sales consultant. Moloney will be responsible for Courion sales throughout the U.S. Northeast. Additionally, he will assist in the operations of Freight Tech, Courion’s International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 1 installation company in New York and New Jersey. Moloney has more than 11 years of experience in the elevator industry, including project-management positions with Fujitec, City Elevator and KONE. He can be reached at email.


Preregistration is open for the International Elevator & Escalator (IEE) Expo, taking place on February 28-March 2, 2018, at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. Organizer Messe Frankfurt is billing the event as “the fourth-largest elevator and escalator fair in the world” and “an exclusive platform for vertical-transportation industry players in the Asian region.” Expected numbers include 150-plus exhibitors, 10,000-plus visitors and 10-plus participating countries.


Employees of Otis Saudi Arabia (OSA), headquartered in Jeddah, recently hosted their children at work as part of the Employee Engagement and Safety Kids© initiative, OSA Service Sales and Marketing Director Amel Hassaine shares on LinkedIn. The children toured the facilities and enjoyed the Safety Kids audio/visual presentation, which promotes vertical-transportation safety through age-appropriate techniques and terminology. The event drew praise from colleagues, including Patrick Blethon, president of Otis Europe, the Middle East and Africa, who described it as a "fantastic initiative from the Saudi team." Blethon thanked Hassaine for putting the event together.


Chicago’s JDL Development has submitted plans to build 45- and 76-story towers in the River North part of downtown Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business reports. Just west of the Holy Name Cathedral at State and Superior streets, the development would have approximately 900 residences, as well as stores, restaurants and a fitness center. If the plan, which entails a zoning change, is approved, JDL plans to deliver it by 2022. For the supertall, JDL President Jim Lettinger envisions a thin profile to minimize the impact on views from other buildings. At 1,011 ft. tall, the building would be among the tallest in the city.

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