Elevator Mechanics Strike Means Elevator Shut Downs on the Rise

It is clear that the ongoing dispute between unionized elevator mechanics in Ontario and their employers will result in more elevator shut downs. See this link for a recent story from CBC Ottawa: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/06/01/ottawa-elevator-strike-tssa-shut-downs-safety-province-escalator.html

What is not so clear is what people will do to provide for temporary solutions. For organizations with multiple elevators such as school districts, universities, and sports complexes, the Garaventa Super-Trac might be the best answer. This is a battery-powered portable stair climbing device, which can be used as an alternative accessibility option when elevators are not available.

See a video of the Super-Trac in action at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czqBMo32meo or visit our website at http://www.garaventalift.com/en/products/wheelchair-lifts/portable-wheelchair-lifts/super-trac.html.

Give A Kid A Lift Program Makes A Difference

A few weeks ago our partners in Alberta, Canwest Elevator & Lifts, had the pleasure of turning over a home elevator to this year’s recipient of the Give a Kid a Lift program, Juliana Alexson. The entire family was beaming when the elevator was commissioned.


Chrissy, Juliana’s mother, could not emphasize enough what a difference it will make in Juliana’s life, not to mention the rest of the family. They were all incredibly happy, and had plenty of praise for the contractors who worked in their home.



Garaventa Lift is extremely proud to be associated with this excellent program.