Associated Elevator Transitions to the next generation

February, 2012 – Cape and Plymouth Business – by Joseph Santangelo

When Ken McClay started as a young apprentice in the Boston elevator business in 1958, there were no computerized controllers; elevators were run by relay logic. While the princilples of vertical transortation remain the same, the industry has taken a 180-degree turn. Computer electronics now control the systems. Repairs now involve replacing circuit boards, not resoldering and reconnecting electric relay switches. And elevators are common in almost any type of building containing at least two floors, be it commercial, residential, government or institutional. (read more)

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