February ’23 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

The first week of spring semester is underway with Jerry Reitz teaching RC300, Tim Narowitz teaching and RC500 and Don Knapik teaching RC800.  

NEIEP Area Coordinator Jordan Miller is trying to organize a welding class at Lincoln Electric.  The main push is due to the Sherwin Williams headquarters project coming out of the ground and Schindler wanting as many certified welders as possible on the job.  Watch your email for updates from Business Manager John Driscoll Jr.

The Local 17 Executive Board voted to renew the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Policy with American Income Life.  A letter will be sent out on Local 17 letterhead offering this to members of the Local.  This is a voluntary offering and no member is required to respond in order to be covered by the ADD policy.  Returning the enclosed card will result in a call made by a representative of AIL to offer additional insurance products.  If you have any questions, contact John at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.

Work is slow right now with Otis and Schindler having material delivery problems.  TKElevator, Kone and 3Phase appear to be steady but not busy enough to pick up anyone.  Otis and 3Phase have Akron mechanics finishing jobs and will be asked to return to Local 45 after they are completed.

Where are they working:

DJ Spring  and Deven Shields doing a one-car mod at Eton on Chagrin Boulevard,

Jim Thompson and Matt Dinko at Metro Critical Care Pavilion doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Shane Huff and Luke Schnitzler doing a one-car mod at Crestmont North Nursing Home for Otis,

Ken Bowles and John Ranney doing a two-car mod at Fairview Hospital for Otis, 

Nick Ward and Pat McHough at CCF Mentor installing four cars for Otis,

Pat Kelly and Cory Oldham installing a car at Lubrizol for Otis,

Craig Nolty and Brendan Teets at Meridian doing a three-car mod for Otis,

Bill Sellers and Joe Walter changing out a machine at Schofield for Schindler,

Tom Peska and Matt Ramser installing a car at Battery Park on West 70th for Schindler,

Shawn Yatsko and Brandon Light at Euclid Beach Club doing a two-car mod for Schindler,

Felix DeJesus and Brian Seither at Winton Manor doing a three-car mod for Schindler,

Pat McCann and Ric Supinski doing door mods at Cleveland Clinic Beachwood for Schindler,

Matt Weingart, Lucas Janke, Joe Sumph, Aaron Reed, Mike Bowles and Tito Mike doing mods at UH for Schindler,

Dave Gnagy and Jay Carlson installing a car at Fairmount Condos for Schindler,

Dan Varga and Jarrett Adams at Euclid 3 doing a two-car mod for Schindler,

Joe Gauker and Eric Schaffran installing twelve cars at Ahuja for Kone,

Brendan Hyland, James Hirz, Russell Barrows, Jake Driscoll and Mark Thomason at Artisan installing three 23-stop cars for Kone, 

Tim Narowitz, Vince Smrdel, Chris Sipos and John Smith at Bratenhal II doing a four-car mod for TK,

Anthony Metcalf and Christian Thompson doing a one-car mod at UH Geauga for TK,

Bill Dudas and Chad Nestor doing a one-car mod at Randall Park Apartments for TK,

Jason Fredrick and Brad Skotko doing a one-car mod at Marine Tower West for TK,

Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning installing one car at Parma Self Storage for TK

Mitch Klemp and Brian Owens at Shaker Court Condos doing a mod for 3Phase,

Marc Carollo and Dan Quigley at River Park Apartments doing a two-car mod for 3Phase,

Wing Lui and Justin Kavedzic at Cellular Technology doing a mod for 3Phase and,

Jim Ehrbar and Tino Chaibai doing a two-car mod at Chelsea Apartments for 3Phase.

As of this writing there are three mechanics and one assistant mechanic on the bench.

Until next month,

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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