How We Became Associated Elevator
The Dean-Whiting Elevator Company is established in the Worcester, MA area. It is a major elevator contractor specializing in installing and servicing elevators.
The Dean-Whiting Elevator Company is purchased by a major Central Massachusetts elevator company. F.H. Germain & Co., the purchaser, is known for installation, service, repair and elevator supplies.
Ken McClay, a 14-year service representative for Westinghouse, leaves during a strike to form his own independent company known as Meredith Elevator in Worcester, MA.
Ken McClay, founder of Meredith Elevator, makes a major acquisition by acquiring the historic F.H. Germain and Company through a buyout.
Ken McClay forms Cape & Islands Elevator Company. The company specializes in servicing and installing elevators in the geographic region of Cape Cod & the Islands.
Associated Elevator Companies, Inc. is born when Ken McClay incorporates his three companies into a single entity. F.H. Germain & Company, Meredith Elevator and Cape & Islands Elevator are combined into the present incarnation known as Associated Elevator.