CORONAVIRUS INDUSTRY UPDATE
ELEVATOR WORLD (EW) has been the vertical-transportation industry’s source for news and information for 67 years, and we aim to continue to be during the coronavirus pandemic affecting readers, advertisers, employees, contributors and associates around the world. With magazines in the U.S., India, the Middle East, Turkey, Europe and the U.K. and a strong online presence, EW has a wide reach. We will share your company news as often as it comes in, so please send it to us at email. Current updates include:
- Wurtec, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, with six North American locations and one in Asia, reports employees are working from home where possible and practicing social distancing and proper hygiene per Centers for Disease Control recommendations. All facilities remain open for business, although with slightly reduced capacity in most cases. Read President/CEO Steve Wurth’s full statement.
- Canadian Elevator Contractors Association Executive Director Catharine Bothwell shared the Ontario list of essential workplaces, including those that employ elevator and escalator technicians, and the Quebec list of Priority services and activities, which includes entities providing elevator maintenance. CECA will provide additional information as it becomes available.
- Ziehl-Abegg SE, headquartered in Künzelsau, Germany, said on LinkedIn all its production facilities and offices worldwide remain in operation, with employees working from home, where possible, or in shifts. Read the full statement.
- All Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO) facilities are open for business during normal operating hours. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles.