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Monthly Archives: July 2010

Lift installation and platform lifts included in Bodleian Libraries Project

A Bodleian Libraries project worth £5m pounds, designed to upgrade space within the central Bodleian site, has been approved by the Oxford City Council. The project, which is due to start in the Radcliffe Camera in October, aims to improve library services and to facilitate disabled access, allowing readers with limited mobility access to the [...]

Platform lifts – Electra-Ride Elite Stairlift

Superior quality platform lift styling, unique design and outstanding features of the Electra-Ride Elite Stairlift make it an ideal stairlift for the elite in society. Bruno, the well-known manufacturer of the Electra-Ride Elite Stairlift, is a branded ISO 9001 certified company. Founded in 1984, Bruno has developed excellent accessibility products such as lifts and elevators. [...]

Elevator at 59th Street Subway is a Repeat Offender

MIDTOWN WEST — Ilanit Hersh rode the A train down from Washington Heights to 59th Street-Columbus Circle last week and headed for the station's elevator with her two young children in tow. She pushed the stroller into the empty elevator and the doors closed behind them, but the buttons for the upper level and the [...]

Platform Lifts – VMI shows of state of the art platform lift

Vantage Mobility International (VMI) announced that its much anticipated next generation Ricon Slide-Away™ platform lift for wheelchair accessible vans is now available PHOENIX – July 8, 2010 – As an innovative manufacturer and distributor of accessories and vehicles for mobility restricted individuals, VMI/Ricon developed the revolutionary platform lift design to allow full functionality of the [...]

Metro Escalators, Elevators Being Studied

WASHINGTON - Metro’s interim general manager has asked an outside company to examine how well Metro maintains its escalators and elevators. That study began in May and a preliminary report is expected in September. Managers at the transit system say they are striving for at least 93 percent reliability for escalators. As of midday Wednesday, [...]

KONE to supply 41 elevators for new Super-Hospital in Bristol, UK

KONE has secured an order for 41 energy efficient elevators for the new state-of-the-art Southmead Hospital in Bristol, UK. The contract was awarded to KONE by Carillion plc, the main contractor for the EUR 500 million Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme. "We are delighted to have been chosen by Carillion for this exciting development," says [...]

Finnish KONE Keeps Lifting Asia

The Finnish elevator company KONE celebrates its 100 years anniversary in the world this year. In Southeast Asia, KONE has been active for over 30 years. A big anniversary happens very rarely and for that reason it is a good time to tell your history and celebrate says Arttu Salmenhaara, Managing Director for KONE in [...]

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