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How Alexander Miles Changed Elevators

October 13, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education

On October 11, 1887, Alexander Miles patented his revolutionary invention, the electric elevator. Miles did not invent the first elevator, but he made improvements that are still in use today. Before Miles invented the electric elevator, elevators were …

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Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Authors Jacob Smith and Neil Weinberg recently published an article in which they considered the question of whether non-campaign advertising can help candidates win elections. They examined the case of Cherie Berry, the North Carolina Commissioner of …

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Nationwide Lifts Introduces New App for iPad

October 1, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevator Education, Home Elevators, Nationwide Lifts

Nationwide Lifts is excited to announce that we recently launched a new app called Nationwide Lifts Elevator Guide for the iPad. This multifunctional app makes it easy for homeowners, business managers, and architects to learn about elevators so they c …

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Glen Canyon Dam Elevators to Be Modernized

September 22, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $2 million contract to modernize six passenger elevators at Glen Canyon Dam and Powerplant near Page, Arizona. The project will include improvements to the two elevators that connect the Glen Canyon Dam Carl Hayd …

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Community Raises Money to Install Elevator at School for Paralyzed Girl

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Addy Elkins, a second grade student at Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tennessee, was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 2012. She had to go outside and drive her motorized wheelchair down a hill every day to access the school’s lower lev …

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Buffalo Grain Elevators to Be Part of Public Art Exhibition

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Throughout its history, the city of Buffalo, New York has been closely associated with its grain elevators. The elevators were invented in the 1840s and have come to symbolize the city’s economic ups and downs. Buffalo officials recently announced a ne …

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