All In One Mobility Captures POM

All In One Mobility of Portland, Oregon have captured the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for February, 2016. Their installation of two inclined platform lifts at the Willamette Community Church have allowed for accessibility to the church and to the adjoining school.

Willamette Community Church in Albany, Oregon

Willamette Community Church in Albany, Oregon

Garaventa Artira curving inclined platform lift

Garaventa Artira curving inclined platform lift

Inclined Platform Lift at Willamette Community Church

Inclined Platform Lift at Willamette Community Church

The church opted for a custom color Xpress II on the west side for church access, and a custom color five stop Artira on the east side for school access.

Calgary Vertical Platform Lift is December POM

Congratulations to Canwest Elevator & Lifts of Calgary Alberta for their fantastic, inspiring program, “Give A Kid A Lift”. In conjunction with Easter Seals, Canwest employees dedicate time and resources to fundraising. Every year for the past 5 years, they have managed to raise enough funds and corporate support to allow for a lift to be installed of the home of a needy family.

Calgary lift contractor facilitates lift for needy family

Calgary lift contractor facilitates lift for needy family

This year, the recipients are the Hitchcock family, Andy, Jay and Caleb. 6-year-old Caleb has been diagnosed with polymicrogyria, the result of an underdeveloped brain. He now requires a lift to travel safely between floors. Caleb’s father Andy says, “We knew we needed help because we were lifting him all of the time everywhere.” Once the event organizers learned of the family’s struggles, they were selected to receive the lift.

Caleb Hitchcock can now travel safely between floors at home.

Caleb Hitchcock can now travel safely between floors at home.

The Give A Kid A Lift program conducts an annual fundraising event at The Ironwood in downtown Calgary. Look for the next event to be announced for mid-March, 2016.

Illinois Wheelchair Lift Named POM

Our Project of the Month for November features a small open vertical platform lift installed at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, Illinois.The library has been in operation for the past 75 years, starting as a book exchange where they threw all of the books in a big barrel for readers to sort through.

New lift offers ADA accessibility

Wheelchair lift at Morton Grove Public Library

The lift showcases a creative solution for fastening the lifting mechanism (mast). In this case, custom towers were fabricated to provide the structural support. The lift has a 90 degree entry/exit configuration, an auto-fold ramp for the lower landing and power operated gates.

Illinois Wheelchair Lift

Wheelchair lift at Morton Grove Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

The area has a very interesting history. Back in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, it was well-known as a destination for illegal gambling. The area had many roadhouses, and perhaps the most famous was The Dells, supposedly run by Al Capone and his gang, just down the street from where the library now sits.