April ’21 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

The February Local 17 meeting was an officers only event held in the main hall for social distancing purposes.  Due to the general membership being unable to attend, the Business Agent report normally read at the meeting will be posted on the Local 17 website, iueclocal17.org, by the Monday following the meeting.

The officers also voted to upgrade the Local’s website.  This allows for greater content and options for updating the ten-year old endeavor.  There will be no immediate changes but rather a planned phase-in of the upgrades which will take place over the next six months.  If you have any ideas on what features you would like to see initiated in the upgrade, email them to webadmin@iueclocal17.org.

The IUEC International Convention planned for San Diego will be held virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.  Any member wishing to offer a resolution to be brought to the convention can submit them to the Local which will format them for presentation.  Deadline for submission of resolutions to the International is May 3, 2021.   Resolutions can be emailed to Business Manager John Driscoll Jr. at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org or dropped off at the hall. 

Where are they working…

DJ Spring and Deven Shields doing a mod at Western Reserve for Otis,

Craig Nolty and Dan Koprowski at Lubrizol installing a four-stop for Otis,

Jim Thompson and Jack Finucan at the Carlyle in Lakewood doing a mod for Otis,

John Logue and Pat Pollock at Fairview Village Apartments doing a mod for Otis,

Matt Pinchot working in Akron at AMHA  doing a mod for Otis,

Ken Bowles in Akron working a mod for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsy and Pat Kelly at Asia Plaza doing a one-car mod for Otis,

Bob Meyer, Dion Yatsko, Matt Ramser, Ernie Rodriguez and four Houston mechanics at MetroGeneral Hospital installing 14 cars for Schindler,

Felix DeJesus and Jason Mays doing a two-car mod at Terrace Towers for Schindler,

Matt Carlton and Rob Timko doing a three-car mod at Cleveland State University,

Chris Cook and Mike Ross installing UV lights on twelve escalators at the Justice Center for Schindler,

Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing a door mod at University Hospital Main Campus for Schindler,

Matt Weingart, Lucas Janke, Shawn Yatsko and Brandon Light at Skylight Office Tower doing a mod for Schindler,

Ryan Todd and Brian Seither doing a four-car mod at Winton Place for Schindler,

Joe Simcic and Jay Schaffer at Brooks Brothers installing one car for Schindler,

Dave Gnagy and Joel Reyes in North Olmsted installing three cars for Schindler,

Don Yoho and Andrea Rodriguez installing one 3300 traction at Nikolai Apartments for Schindler,

John Patton and Jean LaFontaine doing QEI testing at the Celebreeze Federal Building for Kone,

Brendan Hyland and Russell Barrows doing a door mod at the Cleveland Public Library for Kone,

Todd Ross an Morgan Armstrong installing one five-stop at Cedar Road Parking Garage for Kone,

Anthony Metcalf and Sean Canning doing a mod at Our House in Westlake for Thyssen,

Bill Dudas and Andrew Daniels doing a mod at CMHA Wilson Towers for Thyssen,

Tim Narowitz and Dave Ford at CMHA Stokes doing a two-car most for Thyssen,

Jason Fredrick and Jason Saunders doing a mod at Orangewood Place for Thyssen,

Chris Scholle and Brian Owens installing one car at Electric Garden Apartments for Thyssen,

Kevin Thomas and Sebastian Ricco installing a car at UH Avon for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and Nick Myer at the Hilliard Building doing a one-car mod for Gable,

Marc Carollo and John Smith at J&M Advisors doing a one-car mod for Gable,

Jim Ehrbar and Wing Lui doing a mod at 5565 Erieview for Gable,

Mitch Klemp and Kyle Loza at the Cleveland Port Authority doing a one-car mod for Gable.

As of this writing there are three mechanics on the bench.

Until next month….

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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