25 Years of the ADA

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RFQ from 1979

On July 26th, the Americans with Disabilities Act turned 25 years old. When it was initially enacted in 1990, it was a watershed moment in the world of designing spaces for use by the public and for the advancement of barrier-free accessibility.

Garaventa Lifts were already available over ten years before the ADA was enacted. Before federal legislation required barrier-free solutions, Garaventa was there, pioneers in “Creating An Accessible World”.

Shown is correspondence from Wes Jones in 1979, inquiring about a wheelchair lift. Wes is still a dealer for Garaventa Lift, 36 years later. Wes leads the team at Lift-Aids, Inc. of Euless, Texas, one of 15 Top Perfomers for Garaventa Lift in 2014.

 

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

Vegas Vertical Captures POM for January

20150119_191302Congratulations to Hankin Specialty Elevators! Their installation of a snappy-looking, custom-colored Genesis Enclosure has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for January 2015. The lift is a three-stop Genesis Enclosure with power door operators on each of the three landing entrances. The enclosure panels and the door panels feature safety glass inserts. It is installed at Tourneau in Las Vegas, the largest retail outlet in the world specializing in wrist watches.

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