New Vertical Lift for Georgia Community

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Stewart Smith and the rest of the great crew at Genesis Elevator of Kennesaw, Georgia. Their submission of photos from the Seven Oaks Country Club in Alpharetta, GA has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for April, 2018.

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Can you spot the Genesis Enclosure elevator? This project is a perfect example of an accessibility application that blends in with its environment. The champagne aluminum extrusions closely match the beige siding on the building providing an aesthetically pleasing installation.

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The Seven Oaks Country Club offers community events, a fitness center and other opportunities for homeowners to socialize with other residents. The Genesis Enclosure Elevator is a great addition to the community center and it will provide a fully code-complaint accessibility solution.

Another treehouse vertical lift wins POM

Our thanks and appreciation go out to Chris Dufek, Martin Crowley and the rest of the great crew at Midwest Accessibility Products

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of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Their submission of photos from The Children’s Museum in

Indianapolis, Indiana has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for March, 2018.

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Can you believe that this is the second Project of the Month in a row to feature vertical lifts for accessibility to treehouses?  Last month, we featured Genesis Enclosure vertical lifts allowing for access to treehouse office space for Microsoft.  IMG_1576

This month, a more traditional treehouse located at The Children’s Museum actually contains a Genesis Shaftway vertical lift within the treehouse structure.

Vertical Lift for Cleveland Landmark Wins Dec POM

Congratulations to Adam Bey, Henry Handel, Tony Bey and the rest of the gang at Handel & Sons Elevator of Kent, Ohio.  Their submission of photos from the historic Garfield Building in Downtown Cleveland has earned them their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month.  The GarfieldThe Garfield Building was built in 1898, and is so named because the edifice was built by the two sons of President James Garfield.  In 2015, the building was in the news again as chunks of the decorative exterior fell off and smashed in to a parked Toyota minivan.  Thankfully, nobody was injured.  Since then, it has undergone extensive renovations and is now an upscale multi-unit residential building.

The application showcases a very common accessibility solution where the floor-to-floor Opal Vertical Lifttravel distance is less than five feet.  The product used is a Garaventa Genesis Opal, model GVL-OP-42.  The lift is floor-mounted with an autofold ramp at the lower landing for access to the platform.  Opal VPLThe lower landing call station is located clear of the door swing to make it easy to use.  It is the standard color of satin grey along with champagne anodized aluminum components.

The lift is also equipped with several optional features, Garaventa vertical liftincluding laminated glass panels in both gates, powered gate operators, braille push buttons, courtesy lights and a hands-free emergency telephone.