May ’21 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

There has been an increase in the apprentices utilizing opportunities for online mentoring with instructors Jerry Reitz and Tim Narowitz.  The JATC knows that the instructional challenges with COVID-19 have been a strain on the entire program.  Taking advantage of all educational opportunities will only help when we are able to again instruct face to face.

Work on the new school is continuing and the hope is that Local 17 will be able to hold classes again this fall.

If you hear about a company called Phoenix Elevator operating in the Local 17 jurisdiction, please call Business Manager John Driscoll Jr. at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at

The IUEC Local 17 Golf Outing will again be held Saturday, June 12th at Hickory Nut Golf Course, 23601 Royalton Rd, Columbia Station.  Time and cost is yet to be announced.  Watch this space and the local website,, for additional information.

The Building Trades met with Washington Capital who are financing union-built projects.  They are financing the Artisan Circle Square Apartment project at the corner of East 105th and Stokes.  The building will be 24 floors with 298 units and is expected to be entirely built with union labor.s

Where are They Working

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

Craig Nolty and Dan Koprowski at Asia Plaza installing one car for Oris,

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 is working in Akron at an AMHA job for Otis,

Ken Bowles is working in Akron at an AMHA job for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsy and an Akron apprentice in Lordstown installing one car for Otis,

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

Gary Thompson, Dań Varga, Rob Timko and Andy Męsko doing a mod at ERieview for Schindler,

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

Matt Carlton and Dave Gnagy at Cleveland State doing a three-car mod for Schindler,

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

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

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

Drew Williams and Russell Barrows at Richmond Park Apartments doing a mod for Kone,

Todd Ross and Morgan Armstrong installing one 5-stop at Cedar Road Parking Garage for Kone,

Anthony Metcalf and Sean Canning doing a mod at Huntington House 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 mod for Thyssen,

Jason Frederick 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 one car at UH Avon for Thyssen,

Scott Hicks and John Smith tearing out four and installing four cars at K&L Buildings by NASA for Gable,

Marc Carollo and Kyle Loza at J&M Advisor doing a mod for gable,

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

The Brothers and Sisters of Local 17 send their condolences to the families of retired Brothers Ken Hilpert, Dan Sziriski and Dennis Samad.

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

Until next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.


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