Elevator Etiquette: Playing the Right Elevator Music
As an elevator transports riders’ up and down to their daily destinations, the passengers are often unaware the reason for their calm and contented demeanor has as much to do with the soothing sounds of the elevator etiquette-approved piped-in music, commonly referred to as elevator ‘muzak.’Read More
3 Reasons You Should Consider Elevator Modernization
In a previous blog, A Glimpse At The Oldest Operating Elevators, we gave examples of the exquisite and elaborate elevator design still in operation since their installation in the late 19th and early 20th Century. Keeping these historic elevators functioning does as much to inspire and raise the conscience of life in early America, as they physically raise those who ride them up to higher floors. Indeed, these mechanical marvels are representative of the upward mobility of the American culture, where freedom reigns, to dream, create, and innovate.Read More
What’s The Difference: Freight Elevator Vs. Service Elevator
A common phrase to life amidst high-rise office and condo dwellers is ‘hold that elevator!’ However, before stepping inside that vertical transportation device, it is a good idea to make sure the elevator cabin you are rushing into is a passenger elevator. You heard correctly. An elevator is not always designed to carry passengers. There are elevators specifically designed to transport material goods and referred to as freight elevators.Read More
What Is an Elevator Load Test & Does Your Building Need It?
For the majority of Americans, the daily elevator ride is a simple matter of pushing a button and waiting until the elevator brings you to your desired floor. Consequently, for those in the elevator industry, there’s a little more to it.Read More
10 Employee Safety Items to be Aware of During Covid-19
Dear Fellow Elevator Personnel,
The recent Covid-19 pandemic has created a multitude of uncertainty, confusion, and stress for Elevator Personnel. Often overlooked in the eye of the public, you too are essential and in many cases first responders or, even more important, “preventive first responders”. Maintenance personnel must visit multiple elevators and encounter many people just to do a proactive elevator maintenance so that equipment always operates at optimum performance. This is not easy in normal conditions and especially challenging in these times. We want to share some insights and opinions that you should consider regarding your personal safety and protection during the COVID-19 active pandemic.Read More
Taking A Glimpse At The Oldest Operating Elevators in The U.S.
If looking for brief elevator banter while shoulder-to-shoulder with fellow travelers, keep today’s blog handy and share information regarding the oldest operating elevators in the U.S! Who doesn’t love a snippet of history?Read More
Highlighting The Elevator Sector: An Exclusive With Don Gelestino
Pardon this one ‘pun,’ but the elevator sector is ‘on the rise’ and Champion Elevator, one of the leaders in elevator maintenance, repair, and modernization, believes it is time to ride the growth of the elevator sector ‘to the top.’Read More
The Day In The Life Of An Elevator Mechanic
WANTED: responsible, detail-minded, customer service oriented, analytical, and mechanical-minded to troubleshoot malfunctions quickly.
The above job description is for the vocational profession of an elevator mechanic. The position requires a high-school diploma and a commitment to a five-year apprenticeship program, which includes a mix of both classroom work and paid on-the-job training. The standard workweek is 40 hours with some overtime hours. There may also be times of being on 24-hour call to handle sudden emergencies.Read More