Posted: 09/02/2016

Local 5 IUEC Participates in “Fight Night” To Support Injured Veterans

Philadelphia, PA – (September 2, 2016) – On September 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm, members of Local 5’s charitable organization, A Lift For A Vet, will be boxing at Katie O’ Donnell’s Irish pub in an effort to raise funds to support injured United State’s veterans.

One hundred percent of the proceeds generated will benefit A Lift For A Vet, which seeks to purchase, install, and maintain vertical transportation systems in the homes of disabled U.S. military veterans at no cost to the recipient.

Terry Saunders, Local 5 local5_logomember, Liberty Elevator employee and U.S. Marine will be fighting in the event, managed by Costello Boxing Club. Saunders was an active duty Marine from 1999-2003 and was deployed to Kuwait where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, prior to being honorably discharged. Saunders is happy to participate in the event, noting, “Anything that helps my fellow veterans.”

Tickets are $25.00 and sponsorships and boxing spots are still available. Liberty is proud to support the IUEC and the U.S. military veterans.

About Fight Night:

The fight is scheduled for September 17, with a rain date of September 18, 2016. Katie O’ Donnell’s is located at 4501 Woodhaven Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Those interested in boxing in the show may contact Juan “Ding Ding” Rivera at 215-240-9370. Please contact Ed Loomis, IUEC Local No. 5 at 215-397-8706 for sponsorship and ticket information. Visit http://invitemane.org/helping/charities/a-lift-for-a-vet/ for more information.

About A Lift For A Vet:
A Lift For A Vet is a charitable organization organized by members of the Local 5 International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC). Their mission includes installing elevators, home lifts, stair lifts or wheelchair lifts in the residences of U.S. military service veterans from any era. To read more about this organization, visithttp://www.iuec5.com/lift_for_a_vet.aspx#mid.
Posted: 06/10/2016

2014 NYC Construction Codes – Elevator Brake Maintenance Requirements

Pursuant to the 2014 NYC Building Code (“Code”) APPENDIX K, Chapter K1, Section 8.6.4.1, “the driving-machine brake shall be maintained annually to ensure proper operations…” This includes maintenance of the residual pads (anti-magnetic pads,) lining and running clearances; pins and levers; spring; sleeves and guide bushings; discs and drums; and brake coil and plunger.

In addition, any devices and/or controller software to monitor the brake system must be operational and maintained as needed. The Code requires records to be kept of such maintenance, and the attachment of a metal tag on the controller indicating the elevator maintenance company and date of service.

Full compliance with the requirements of this new code shall be December 31, 2016 and every year thereafter. Please note that all customers affected by this new code will receive a proposal to perform the annual brake maintenance.

The latest code updates are geared toward passenger safety, which is our number one priority. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact, (973) 279-1390.

Respectfully Submitted,
LIBERTY ELEVATOR CORPORATION

Douglas J. Muttart
President

Posted: 05/10/2016

Code Update

Pursuant to the 2014 NYC Building Code APPENDIX K, Chapter k1, Section 8.6.4.1, “the driving-machine brake shall be maintained annually to ensure proper operations…”

This includes maintenance of the residual pads (anti-magnetic pads), lining and running clearances; pins and levers; springs; sleeves; and guide bushings; discs and drums; and brake coil and plunger. In addition, any devices and/or controller software to monitor the brake system must be operational and maintained as needed. The Code requires records to be kept of such maintenance, and the attachment of a metal tag on the controller indicating the elevator maintenance company and date of service.

Compliance with these provisions is not only required by the law*, but is essential to ensure public safety.

It’s important for every machine brake to be properly examined. If these examined brakes fail, the DOB should be contacted immediately and the buildings should cease the use of the elevator equipment. The agency director must sign off on the inspections prior to putting the elevator or elevators back into service.

This compliance is to continue to improve elevator safety and ensure the welfare of the public.

* Noncompliance with this maintenance requirement by January 1, 2016, may result in DOB enforcement action.

Posted: 04/18/2016

LIBERTY ELEVATOR CORPORATION NOMINATED FOR BUILD MAGAZINE’S 2016 ARCHITECTURE AWARDS

PATERSON, NJ – (April 18, 2016) – Liberty Elevator Corporation was nominated for BUILD Magazine’s 2016 Architecture Awards in the category: Refurbishments and Renovation/ Addition/ Adaptation. This prestigious nomination is in reference to the cab refurbishment work Liberty completed at 500 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, NJ.

Voting has commenced on BUILD’s website where nominations can be submitted in a wide number of categories. These awards seek to showcase the design work of artists, designers, and visionaries who have made tremendous contributions to the construction and property industries. Nominations are not restricted based on size or job title.

The five-passenger cab renovation was contracted to be commence in the summer of 2015. The work included new Bendheim back painted glass panels and stainless steel # 4 edge binders. Marcus Partners chose the durable and aesthetically pleasing removable lower mesh panels with stainless steel # 4 face binders. The chair rail, base, handrails, and reveals all matched the sleek stainless steel # 4 finish to complete the clean, modern look.

The case study is proudly displayed on Liberty Elevator’s website. Click here to read about the project in full detail. https://libertyelevator.com/project/500-plaza-drive/.

About Liberty Elevator Corporation

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full-service elevator company specializing in commercial and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services the NY, NJ, and PA areas. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit libertyelevator.com for more information.

About BUILD Magazine

BUILD is a monthly publication focused on international coverage of the construction and property industries. Features focus on leading technological advances, industry trends, and global case studies. For more information, visit www.build-news.com.

Posted: 03/15/2016

Press Release Update: Liberty Elevator Corporation to Install New Elevators at Ellis Island

NJ elevator company secures installation contract

PATERSON, NJ – (March 9, 2016) – After two successful projects with the National Park Service at The Statue of Liberty, Liberty Elevator has been selected by Perini Management Services, Inc. to remove and install four elevators at Ellis Island.
Perini Management Services, Inc. is the General Contractor for the project, which involves the installation of four new gearless, machine-room-less (MRL) elevators. After learning Liberty’s unique history with the Statue of Liberty, Perini chose Liberty as the vertical transportation provider.

Two of the four original shafts were built for hydraulic elevators, making the overhead restrictions tight for the specified MRL elevators. Liberty recognized the need for a custom solution and partnered a reliable manufacturer to design a MRL in accordance with the existing low overhead restrictions. In addition, the existing shaft needed to be reinforced to accommodate the rail reactions for the new design.
The four (4) car installation is slated for completion mid-August.

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Posted: 03/03/2016

Liberty Elevator Corporation To Exhibit At The Buildings NY Show

PATERSON, NJ(March 2, 2016) – For the fourth consecutive year, Liberty Elevator Corporation will exhibit at the BuildingsNY tradeshow at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY on May 24 and 25, 2016. Liberty representatives Sean Brock, John Miller, and TinaMarie Shea will be at corner booth number 248.

The two-day show features exhibitors from marketing and leasing, building automation, environmental, maintenance and operations, security and life safety, design and construction, restoration and renovation, energy and energy management, and disaster relief sectors. Building owners, property and facility managers, superintendents, architects and contractors are encouraged to attend between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm on May 24th and 10 am and 4 pm on May 25th.

A novel educational element adds appeal to real estate professionals. Discussion topics include updates on vital safety codes and laws, incentive programs, and industry trends. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits are offered for those attending these sessions offered by the Associated Builders and Owners (ABO), Building Owners and Managers Association of New York (BOMA), Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

About Liberty Elevator Corporation

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full service elevator company specializing in commercial, residential, and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services NY, NJ, and PA. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit libertyelevator.com for more information.

About BuildingsNY

BuildingsNY provides building owners and managers with the products & services they require to make decisions, make deals, issue RFPs and ultimately save money. Building Owners & Property Managers will have the opportunity to source products & services they need for all phases of their buildings’ lifecycle by attending the show.

For more information please visit http://www.buildingsny.com/en/Home/

Posted: 02/11/2016

Liberty Elevator Corporation To Exhibit At The Irem Tri-State Expo

PATERSON, NJ(February 10, 2016) – Liberty Elevator Corporation will once again join the list of exhibitors at the Institute for Real Estate Management’s (IREM) 2016 Tri-State Expo on February 18th and 19th at the Borgata Hotel Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Representatives Sean Brock, John Miller, and TinaMarie Shea will be at booth 44.

The theme of this year’s show is The Future is Here. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore the exhibitors’ booths and attend concurrent educational seminars addressing relevant topics pertaining to the industry today.

Liberty Elevator is honored to be a part of the show and support IREM once again. Liberty is a Chapter 1 member and attends the show annually. The tradeshow is comprised of exhibitors and attendees from both the New Jersey and Philadelphia real estate markets and hosted by IREM Chapters 1 and 101.

About Liberty Elevator Corporation

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full service elevator company specializing in commercial and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services the NY, NJ, and PA areas. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit libertyelevator.com for more information.

About IREM

The Institute of Real Estate Management is an international organization of professional property managers who manage all types of real estate. Organized in Chicago in 1933, IREM now has over 10,000 members.

For more information please visit http://www.irem1.org/ and http://www.irem101.org

Posted: 02/11/2016

Vital Elevator Safety Code Changes Effective January 2015

PATERSON, NJ – (February 10, 2016) – Effective January 2015, New York City adopted two important safety codes that can affect your elevators. These code compliance issues relate to the door and gate monitor and rope brakes.

Update 2015-A states ASME A17.3-2002, Appendix K, Chapter K3, Section 3.10.12: “System to monitor and prevent automatic operation of passenger and freight elevators with faulty door contact circuits.” The compliance deadline for the door and gate monitor is January 2020 and the goal is to monitor door and gate contacts. This prevents unintended movement if there is a systematic malfunction and subsequently enhances the safety of all passengers.

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ASME A17.3-200, Appendix K, Chapter K3, Section 3.8.4.1 specifies “Single plunger brakes. All existing traction elevators with single plunger brakes must comply with either of the following by January 2027: alteration of single plunger assemblies to dual-plunger type or, compliance with unintended car movement protection as specified by Section 2.19.2 of ASME A17.1. The Rope Gripper ® by Hollister-Whitney grips the elevator suspension ropes to stop the elevator in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure. If there is unintended movement in the up direction or if the elevator leaves the floor unintentionally with the door opened, this acts as a vital safety device.ropegripper_code update

Electrodyn, Hollister-Whitney, and GAL are approved installation vendors that Liberty Elevator uses to comply with these code updates.

These code updates are effective in New York City, but are relevant to New Jersey and Westchester as well. Please reach out to your Liberty Elevator representative with questions.

Posted: 10/28/2015

Liberty Elevator Corporation To Exhibit At The Long Island City Partnership Tradeshow

PATERSON, NJ – (October 27, 2015) – Liberty Elevator Corporation joins leading industry professionals with plans to exhibit at the 28th Annual Long Island City Partnership (LICP) Tradeshow on Friday, November 13, 2015.

The tradeshow will consist of over 100 top tier real estate professional exhibitors at the Astoria World Manor. The show will run from 9 am – 1 pm followed by a luncheon. This business to business format is ideal for networking and education for the thousands of anticipated attendees.

Liberty Elevator is honored to be a part of the show and support the LICP and its continued endeavors to promote economic development in Long Island City.

For more information, visit http://licpartnership.org/events/2015-trade-show-and-luncheon

About Liberty Elevator Corporation –

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full service elevator company specializing in commercial and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services the NY, NJ, and PA areas. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit libertyelevator.com for more information.

About the LICP –

The LICP strives to promote economic development and attract new businesses to the Long Island City region through the use of community and educational events. The organization advocates for the mixed-use development and encourages diversity in the business, cultural, and community sectors. For more information on how to become involved, visit http://licpartnership.org/

 

 

 

 

Posted: 08/18/2015

Liberty Elevator Corporation To Install New Elevators At Ellis Island

NJ elevator company secures installation contract

PATERSON, NJ – (August 14, 2015) – After two successful projects with the National Park Service at The Statue of Liberty, Liberty Elevator has been selected by Perini Management Services, Inc. to remove and install four elevators at Ellis Island.

Perini Management Services, Inc. is the General Contractor for  the project, which involves the installation of four new gearless, machine-room-less (MRL) elevators. After learning Liberty’s unique history with the Statue of Liberty, Perini chose Liberty as the vertical transportation provider.

Project meetings and design is underway  and the anticipated start of construction is fall of 2015.