Robert Schaeffer on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 am
During the month of October, to discuss a special project in the White Plains area, I had the good fortune to visit Delaware Elevator. Delaware Elevator is a manufacturer that supports not only us, but many elevator contractors.
Delaware Elevator is a manufacturer of Residential and Commercial elevator equipment. They have an expert design team that can assist with those specialized design projects. When a specific project needs to be fast tracked and delivery times are of vital importance to the overall project, they go above and beyond to accommodate their customers.
To discuss our most recent project, where they will be providing engineering and Group 1 elevator equipment for 4 new MRL installations, I met with Mariano Escobal, the Chief Engineer and Walt Smakulski, the Plant Manager. As usual they were very accommodating and worked out a plan to deliver the equipment ahead of our already tight schedule.
During this time, they also treated me to a tour of the Plant where we met the CEO and owner Charles “Pete” Meeks. Pete then revealed their new residential package and explained plans for the new Delaware Elevator expansion in 2014.
We then toured the new Delaware Elevator training facilities. This is one of the most impressive training centers I have seen during my 30+ years in the elevator business. This center can accommodate over 75 Technicians at any given time and while I was there I witnessed the newest model MRL system that was being installed right in the middle of the training center. Since both Delaware and D & D Elevator’s participate in the NAEC “CET” Program, we then discussed training partnerships.
Overall a great trip and another learning experience for yours truly.