July POM Goes to GUSA Illinois

Grand Ridge School

Garaventa Artira provides access to school gymnasium

Grand Ridge School

Designed to fit a tight lower landing

The installation of a Garaventa GSL Artira inclined platform lift at Grand Ridge Grade School in Grand Ridge, Illinois has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for July, 2015.

The lift was installed to solve a common accessibility problem in older schools – that of a gymnasium located at the bottom of a short flight of stairs. Typically, these areas are not serviced by elevators. To make matters more challenging, often there are very tight clearances at the upper and lower landings, such as was the case at Grand Ridge Grade School. The answer was an Artira designed with a drop-down lower landing configuration.

Garaventa Invited to Living In Place Advisory Panel

Louie Delaware and Erik Listou of The Living In Place Institute

Garaventa Lift has been asked to participate as Advisory Panel Members for a relatively new institution dedicated to home safety for everyone.
The Living In Place Institute is an ambitious venture, looking to grow nationwide providing registered education courses, electronic assessment tools and a certified professional designation.
The Living In Place Institute is the brain child of Louie Delaware and Erik Listou. Read more about the Living In Place Institute here:

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2015/05/new-denver-program-seeks-to-make-homes-safer.html

Garaventa Lift at NAEC 2014

The 65th Annual Convention and Exposition is underway for the National Association of Elevator Contractors. This year, it is being held in San Antonio, Texas. One of the important elements of the NAEC is the educational sessions, where attendees can learn about various topics affecting our industry and enhance their certifications as Certified Elevator Technicians and Certified Accessibility Technicians.

Here, James Boydston of Handi-Lift Inc., long-time Garaventa Lift representatives, teaches a class on the certifications programs, C.A.T. and C.E.T.

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