Inclined Lift at California Store nets POM

from YelpCongratulations to Neil Hankin, Brian Trueman, David Lair and the rest of the crew at Hankin Specialty Elevators. Their submission of photos from Decorative Plumbing Supply in San Carlos, California has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for February, 2017.IMG_0111

Typically, inclined lifts are installed as part of a renovation. The lifts are often required to bring commercial spaces in to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) before the business is granted an Occupancy Permit and is allowed to open to the public.

IMG_0109In this case the owners of DPS, Jeffrey and Diane Steves, decided to proactively improve accessibility within their stylish studio. The lift is painted a custom shade of black to blend in with the surrounding stair railings.

Garaventa BC Wins POM with CPL Vertical Lift

The Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for December, 2016 has now been selected. Congratulations to Don Sanchez, Barry Sherman and the rest of the folks at Garaventa Lift BC in Port Moody for capturing their second Project of the Month honors. Their installation of a Garaventa Elvoron CPL Vertical Platform Lift at Open Road Land Rover and Jaguar in Langley, BC is the winner!

This marks the first time that an Elvoron CPL vertical platform lift installation has been showcased. We figured it was about time we gave the CPL some love. A notoriously difficult product to capture in photos, the CPL represents the most robust, durable vertical platform lift available. Also, it features the look and feel of a full-cab elevator, but with constant-pressure controls. img_6362-2Entrances are guarded by steel fire-rated hallway doors, controlled by the lift to ensure safety.Elvoron CPL vertical platform lift

Although popular in Canada for decades, full-cab vertical platform lifts are also becoming more popular in various other regions of the world. They provide an alternative to standard vertical lifts which have platforms with half-height sidewalls and no ceilings. img_6367-2They are especially popular for applications such as this one – an automotive dealership with the Parts and Service Departments located on the mezzanine.

In this case, the use of a CPL could also represent an economical alternative to a LULA elevator, as it would be about half the price to install and requires much less maintenance than a LULA.

New York Vertical Lift wins POM

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Congratulations to David Jones, Steve Metras and the rest of the fine people at Victory Lifts. Their submission of photos from the Ogdensburg Public Library has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for November, 2016.

ogdensburg-public-library-4It is an interesting application. The enclosure design was expanded to include the entire upper landing of an adjacent stairway. This allows for passengers to travel safely in comfort in a region where winter weather can be harsh.

Interstingly, the area was also where Nazi fighter pilot Franz Xaver Baron von Werra landed in a rowboat after apparently being the only Axis prisoner of war to ever escape Canadian custody. It happened in 1940 during WWII. He eventually made it back to Germany in 1941 via the USA, Mexico, South America and Spain. It is also the only US port on the great St. Lawrence River.