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.

New York Vertical Platform Lift Named POM

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View from inside of the church looking out at the lift.

Congratulations to our friends at Handi-Lift, Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey. Their submission of photos of an outdoor Genesis vertical platform lift with enclosure has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October, 2015.

This attractive installation features a Genesis Enclosure model powder-coated with a custom RAL color. The enclosure panels are bronze tinted acrylic.

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Platform controls

Outdoor Vertical Platform Lift

Outdoor Vertical Platform Lift

Seattle Vertical Platform Lift Named POM

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Genesis vertical platform lift installed at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

Congratulations to Top Performing Seattle area Garaventa Lift representatives from Mobility Concepts: Brad Adams, Melissa Cleary and Scott Cleary. They have captured their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September, 2015.

Coffee retail giant Starbucks has opened a flagship location for their new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle. These locations will serve Starbucks Reserve coffee, carefully selected as the finest 1% of Starbucks coffee. Some varieties are so rare, they will never be available again.

In order to provide accessibility within the new upscale location, they needed two vertical platform lifts. Obviously, the quality of the equipment and it’s aesthetics had to be superior in order to be included in this prestigious project. The designers chose two Garaventa Genesis Enclosure vertical platform lifts, painted in a custom dark brown color.

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Genesis vertical platform lift installed at The Roastery