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We Are Now AEMA Members

Summer is on its way out, and with the first breaths of Autumn on the wind, news is coming quickly into the ESCO social stream.

With our recent announcement about being an Government SAM certified and verified US Federal Contractor, we have even more badges of credit.
August 21’s inbox brought us our acceptance with the AEMA (An Association of Members of the Accessibility Industry). The AEMA is a “non-profit organization formed in 1990 to meet the needs of the accessibility equipment manufacturers, distributors and end users.”

AEMA’s shared vision is to:
– To grow and develop the accessibility equipment industry by establishing and participating in programs that promote the awareness, understanding and use of accessibility equipment.
– To encourage accessibility equipment manufacturers to interact collectively with building owners, code writers, regulatory authorities, accessibility contractors, government and others associated with accessibility equipment.
– To contribute to the development, standardization and proliferation of safety codes and standards that affect the design, installation and use of accessibility equipment.
– To promote the common business interests of the accessibility and elevator industries.
– To serve as a forum for the standardization of accessibility equipment design aspects that impact user safety, security and ease of use, including equipment operation, signage and terminology.

For us at Elevator Service Company, being an AEMA member is one more badge of honor. Beyond installing and maintaining accessibility equipment, such as VPLs, Stair Chairs, and Alternative Products, being and AEMA gives us a voice in how we can shape the future of all accessibility equipment, from equipment design, to code compliance.

For more information on the AEMA, visit their website here.

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NAEC’s 65th Annual Convention & 2014 Exposition

Elevator Service Company is down to Texas this week, for the NAEC’s 65th Annual Convention & 2014 Exposition. The NAEC (National Association of Elevator Contractors) is the premier association representing the elevator industry, it’s manufacturers, and installers. The Annual convention and exposition this year, is being held in San Antonio, Texas.

This year, the convention offers many different “Roundtables” from employment laws, to best practices for scaffolding & residential elevator shafts. These discussions bring to the for front issues and concerns for every player in the elevator industry, and how we tackle these issues. The convention also offers several educational sessions. Topics including: Materials and Technology in Elevator Cab Interiors, Elevator & Escalator Inspection/Testing Techniques, and Efficiency in Performing Annual and Five Year Tests.

On the exhibition side, there are over 175 different exhibitors. With products ranging from architectural metals to geared machines, hydraulic lifts, wheelchair lifts & stairlifts, emergency lighting and more. This give Elevator Service Company, a view of new products on the market, and opportunities for us to expand what we can offer our customers.

Elevator Service Companies own President and Vice President, Steven Roth and Paul Farnsworth, respectively, will be in attendance this year, to bring their combined experience in the field they will have plenty to bring to the “Roundtables”. In turn they will also bring back all they have learned, new manufacturer connections, and any new vendors to improve our services for you.

For more information about the NAEC visit their website.
And for more information about the convention, click here.

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How We Give Back

Elevator Service Companies main focus is our customers. But we also want to be community leaders, and give back.

One of the ways we did give back and support our local community was through an event this past month. The 6th Annual MOMIX in the Garden: A Private Performance of Season Excerpts, took place at the home of Anthea Disney & Peter Howe in Litchfield, Connecticut. Every year the event has grown in popularity, selling out, with more than 150 guests showing up. The fundraiser was to benefit the Susan B. Anthony Project, and Elevator Service Company was a proud sponsor of this event. Our own Steven and Linda Roth were in attendance of this years event. Here is an image gallery of the event.

Other ways ESCO is involved in our community.
– President, Steven Roth is the President of the Board of Directors for 5 Points Gallery, in Torrington CT.
– Office Manager, Linda Roth, is a Board Member of the local YMCA, in Torrington CT.
– Donations to The Warner Theatre (Torrington, CT) Annual Fund.
– Donations to the Annual International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 91 Golf Tournament.

On MOMIX: MOMIX is a company of dancer illusionists. Combining exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty.They have performed on stages world-wide, film and television. MOMIX’s stage wonders has been broadcasted 55 countries.

On The Susan B. Anthony Project: The Susan B. Anthony Project promotes safety, healing and growth for all survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and advocates for the autonomy of women and the end of interpersonal violence.