Mowrey Elevator, a family owned business, has been designing, manufacturing and installing commercial and residential elevators and components since 1976. Featuring 18 service locations across the Southeast United States, Mowrey is proud to be one of the largest private elevator businesses in the country and leading manufacturer for Latin America and the Caribbean. At its… Read more »
Elevator Music: Do’s & Don’ts
We all know the sappy, synchronized, generic music that plays in elevators; in fact, you don’t even have to be in an elevator to hear it. Sometimes, it will be playing in banks, offices, cruise ships, airports, stores, and other places where gentle, relaxing music is called for. You’ll even hear it when on hold… Read more »
The Rule of 13: Why Isn’t There a 13th Floor?
For those astute observers out there, you may have noticed that many hotels and office buildings don’t have a 13th floor. How could this legend about the unluckiness of the number 13 pervade even the hospitality industry? Are we all that superstitious to the point of excluding a whole floor? Apparently, yes. And apparently, there… Read more »
Elevator Etiquette: To Talk or Not to Talk
Everyone knows that awkward moment when you step onto an elevator, there’s one person on there already, and you have a long ride up or down to your destination. Do you make small talk? Ignore them completely? Pull out your cell phone and make up a pretend conversation so you don’t have to make the… Read more »
Elevator Cab Options: What is Best for Your Needs?
When choosing an elevator cab for your business, whether you own a small doctor’s office, apartment building or high rise, it’s important to consider all the options you have before settling on a decision. For instance, our Mowrey ME 200 and ME 225 cabs are manufactured with durable materials and fabricated by highly trained technicians… Read more »
Tips for Bad Weather and Elevators
With bad weather comes the need for taking necessary precautions to keep your patrons and employees safe. Elevators and bad weather don’t always mix, so it’s important to be prepared with these tips if you are a building manager. Prepare in Advance If you’re heading into a season that’s known for its bad weather, such… Read more »
5 Things to Know About Elevator Maintenance
Maintaining your elevator, whether in a corporate office skyscraper or apartment building, is critical to extending the unit’s lifespan and to keeping passengers safe. Regular maintenance is part of your responsibility as the property manager or owner, mandated by your local city or town. Hire a professional for regular elevator maintenance and repair, but before… Read more »
Is a Stair Chair Necessary in Your Home?
Added convenience…better mobility…increased access to all areas of your home…these are just a few reasons why a stair chair may be necessary in your home. Stair chairs, also known as stair chair lifts, are automated devices that assist the elderly, those with disabilities, and those with mobility issues so they can easily go up and… Read more »
Understanding Elevator Ropes
According to How Stuff Works, the most popular elevator design is the roped elevator, where the car is raised and lowered by steel ropes instead of being pushed from below. Essentially, the ropes are attached to an elevator car, looping around a sheave, which is essentially a grooved pulley. The sheave then grips the hoist… Read more »
Elevator Safety Tips
Taking an elevator is like second nature to many of us. We don’t think twice about getting on one at work, the mall, in our apartment building, or while visiting someone at the hospital. You trust that the property owner is keeping up with all the safety inspections that make an elevator run safely. However,… Read more »