Thousands of Safety Violations Found in North Carolina
IN MEMORIAM: HAROLD C. CRESWELL, JR.
Harold C. Creswell, Jr., who retired from Haughton Elevator in Toledo, Ohio, in 1989 as vice president of Manufacturing, passed away on February 5 at the age of 84. Creswell was a U.S. Marine who fought in the Korean War. Despite lacking a high-school diploma, he worked his way up at Haughton from floor sweeper to the vice president position. He spent 38 years with the company, retiring after it had been acquired by Schindler and manufacturing moved from Toledo. Creswell is survived by his wife, Donnajean; sons, Jeff, Mike and Cris; daughters Susan and Cathy; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Church of St. Andrew United Methodist or Faith Community United Church of Christ.
THOUSANDS OF ELEVATOR-SAFETY VIOLATIONS IN N.C. COUNTY
A Channel 9 Eyewitness News investigation of the nearly 5,000 elevators in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, where Charlotte is located, found thousands of elevators with at least one safety violation and several with issues so severe that the state threatened to shut them down. Further, emergency responders performed 325 rescues of entrapped passengers in the county in 2015. The state has six elevator inspectors, and each unit is inspected once a year before being issued a certificate of operation. Unsafe elevators do not receive certificates, the state inspector said.
CARLO GAVAZZI APPOINTS TRI-STATE SALES MANAGER
Carlo Gavazzi, Inc., has appointed David Benes Area Sales manager for Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Benes has extensive experience in the industrial automation industry, having worked with OEMs, distributors, systems integrators, panel shops and end users as both a manufacturer's representative and factory-direct liaison. The company noted that Benes brings both knowledge of the geographical area and appropriate skills to the Carlo Gavazzi team.
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