On Saturday May 15, 2010 Garaventa Lift employees took part in a fundraiser for ORBIS Pull for Sight at the Vancouver International Airport. Debbie Wilson approached the employees of Garaventa Lift with this unique opportunity to raise funds for ORBIS, a non-profit humanitarian organization dedicated to saving sight worldwide.
Garaventa Lift employees raised over $3,000 for ORBIS through pledges, personal donations, bake sales and the sale of homemade chili. Garaventa Lift received the Top Fundraising Award at the ORBIS Pull for Sight 2010.
Our team of 20 fundraisers pulled a FedEx Boeing 727 cargo airplane 12 feet in 7.022 seconds. Garaventa’s Power Team placed 7th out of 22 teams.
Thanks to everyone who participated in fundraising, donating and pulling the plane.
Go Garaventa Go!
Burj Kalifa, formerly know as Burj Dubai, was officially inaugurated. The estimated construction cost is US$1.5 billion. The cost, supply and installation of 2 Genesis vertical platform lifts – undisclosed.
“We are very proud to have become the supplier of choice for this unique building” says Jake Lepa, International Sales Manager.
This project showcases Garaventa Lift’s capabilities in the Arabian Gulf Region and is followed by Dubai Metro, UAE and King Abdullah University, Saudi Arabia projects.
BURJ KHALIFA FACTS:
95: distance in km at which its spire can be seen
504: rise in meters of its main service lift
57: number of lifts
49: number of office floors
1,044: number of residential apartments
900: length in feet of the fountain at the foot of the tower, the world’s tallest performing fountain
28,261: number of glass panels on the exterior of the tower
VANCOUVER – Garaventa Lift BC provided portable wheelchair lifts to the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Committee. The lifts were used at sponsor’s pavilions located at David Lam Park in Vancouver’s trendy Yaletown district. Shown at the Coca-Cola Pavilion, volunteers receive hands-on training from Garaventa on the safe operation of the Super-Trac to transport people in wheelchairs up stairs to mezzanine levels. These areas were used as lounge areas by dignitaries, athletes and their families during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Garaventa Canada was founded in 1974 to build the Grouse Mountain tramway in North Vancouver. After successful completion of this project the company recognized the need for accessibility products and specialized in the manufacturing of wheelchair lifts and home elevators. In 2001 the Tramway division, Garaventa Seilbahnen, merged with Doppelmayr. The Garaventa-Doppelmayr Group installed the world’s longest and highest gondola in Whistler, known as the Peak2Peak. Garaventa Lift has played a key role in making many Olympic and Paralympics Games accessible for visitors and athletes with physical disabilities. Many Vancouver 2010 venues are equipped with Garaventa Lifts and Elevators.