January ’20 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

I hope this article finds all of our members and their family safe, healthy and together.  We in the IUEC have much to be grateful for and also much to do in 2020.

Points of commonality are hard to come by today.  I don’t need to elaborate, all we need to do is watch our news feed.  I cannot control what happens to me from outside forces but, I can choose how I respond to those events.  I am personally grateful for and continually humbled by the Brothers and Sisters of the IUEC.  The love and concern they show for families in need gives me hope we can find a common reference to unite with those outside and within our union family.

The new year gives us all a chance to look back, reflect and then using the thread of the events from the past, plot a positive future we can reflect on next January 1.  No matter what events have shaped your 2019, use them to create a better 2020 for you and those you love.

Where are they working?

DJ Spring, Deven Shields, Al Ward, Pat Kelly and Joe Simcic installing three cars at the Lumen for Otis,

Craig Nolty and Dan Koprowski at Tremont Animal Clinic installing one car for Otis,

Jim Thompson and Matt Dinko at The Carlyle in Lakewood doing a mod for Otis,

John Logue and Pat Pollock at Lutheran Hospital doing a mod for Otis,

Matt Pinchot and Andrea Rodriguez at Landmark Office Tower Parking Garage doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Jerry Szmerkovsky, John Smith, Dan Tinner, Jack Finucan, Ken Bowles and Shane Huff at Chestnut Lakes Apartments doing mods for Otis,

Dave Gnagy and Matt Carlton at 1240 Huron doing a mod for Schindler,

Joe Sumph and Brian Bond doing a mod at Castlewood Apartments doing a mod for Schindler,

Shaun Yatsko and Dan Varga at the Rose Building doing a two-car mod for Schindler,

Felix DeJesus and Brian Siether doing a mod at Mercy Hospital for Schindler,

Mark Byram, Andy Metsko, Ryan Todd, Andrew Johnson, Matt Wienare and Aaron Reed at Penton Media doing a 15 car mod for Schindler,

Tom Peska, Jay Schaffer and a team from New York doing escalator replacement at Progressive Field for Schindler,

Drew Williams, Joel Reyes, Ric Supinski, James Hirz, Brendan Hyland and Russel Barrows at May Company doing a mod for Kone,

Bob Meyer and Jon McCuan doing a mod at Fenway Manor for Kone,

Todd Ross and Morgan Armstrong doing a mod at the Bowery Building in Akron for Kone,

Bill Dudas and Tony Kuhn doing a two-car mod at The Archer for Thyssen,

Anthony Metcalf and Chris Sipos doing a mod at Euclid Beach Apartments for Thyssen,

Tim Narowitz and Matt Harden doing a mod at Enterprise Place for Thyssen,

Jason Fredricks and Micheal Ross doing a mod at Victoria Plaza for Thyssen,

Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning installing one car at Drury Hotel for Thyssen,

Chris Scholle and Bethany Wilson at CMSD Westside High School installing one car for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and Tin Chaibai at Arial on Broadway doing a two-car mod for Gable,

Matt Hausler and Kyle Meyer doing a mod at Lakewood Center North for Gable.

The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send condolences to the family of Brother Don Knapik whose son Jon passed away November 1.

As of this writing there is one mechanic and one apprentice on the bench.

Until next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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