April ’23 Elevator Constructor

Brothers and Sisters:

Mechanics who passed their exam after July 2022, the start of the new contract, are required to have eight hours of continuing education credit in order to receive their raise.  NEIEP offers three courses through the website, neiep,org, that satisfy the contractual requirement.  Online classes on sexual harassment, multimeter skills and the governor lab are available to every mechanic in the International.  NEIEP will also pay the student eight hours of straight time at their Local’s rate to take the course.  

Continuing education is more important now than ever with the State of Ohio passing licensing for those working on elevators and escalators within the State.  Watch this space as well as the Local 17 website for updates as they become available.

Ohio Elevator is the non-signatory home lift company spun off from Gable Elevator after they became a signatory.  The company is making overtures about entering the commercial market with postings all over Facebook.  If you see them on a job call Business Manger John Driscoll Jr at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.

Congratulations to those that marched in the 2023 Cleveland St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Since the parade  fell on a Friday, the festivities were well attended by both participants and crowds.  Photos of the event and Local 17’s part in the parade are available on the website, iueclocal17.org.   

Where are they working?

DJ Spring and Deven Shields doing a one-car mod at Eaton on Chagrin for Otis,

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

Shane Huff and Luke Schnitzler doing a 1 car mod at St.Church in Oberlin for Otis,

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

John Logue and Pat Pollock at Cleveland Clinic Beachwood doing a two-car mod for Otis,

Jerry Szmerekovsky and Pat McHugh at CCF Mentor installing four cars for Otis,

Pat Kelly and Cory Oldham at Longfellow installing three cars for Otis,

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

Tom Peska and Matt Ramser installing two cars at Parma Storage for Schindler,

Shawn Yatsko and Tom Holian at the Justice Center doing a five-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 South Park Manor for Schindler,

Matt Wiengart, Lucas Jenke, Joe Sumph, Aaron Reed, Brian Bond and Tito Mike doing mods at UH for Schindler,

Dave Gnagy and Jay Carlson in Columbus installing two cars for Schindler,

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

Joe Gouker and Eric Schaffran finishing a twelve car installation at Ahuja for KONE,

James Hirz and Mark Thomason at the Artisan installing three 23-stop cars for KONE,

Brendan Hyland and Jake Driscoll at Chagrin Riverwalk in Willoughby installing one car for KONE,

Drew Williams and Mike Miller Jr doing a mod at 55 Public Square for KONE,

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

Anthony Metcalf and Christian Thompson doing a mod at Judson Park for TKE,

Bill Dudas and Dave Ford doing a mod at Judson Manor for TKE,

Jason Fredrick and Brad Skotko dong a mod at Marine Tower West for TKE,

Kevin Thomas and Sean Canning at Fort Wayne, Indiana at Memorial Middle School doing a one- car mod for TKE,

Chris Wyant and Cris DeJesus installing a two-stop hydro at Shaker Library for 3Phase,

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

Marc Carollo and Dan Quigley at Giant Eagle doing a one-car mod for  3Phase,

Jim Ehrbar and Brian Owens doing a two-car mod at Chelsea condos for 3Phase.

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

Until next month…

Work smart, work safe and slow down for safety.



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