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March Update
Your Vertical Transportation Information Source

Please use this complementary monthly newsletter as a resource for all of your vertical transportation needs.



The High Price of Poor Quality


Elev Door Sliding  


We all know the concept of diminishing returns. This premise concerns the up front cost savings derived from a purchase of a product with suspicious quality, which is then assumed to unfortunately result in greater spending in the long run.



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How to Select the right Elevator Maintenance Provider


We all depend on the safe and reliable operations of elevators. To ensure consistent performance of a vertical transportation system, it is imperative for the property's owners to hire a competent elevator maintenance company. Elevator maintenance can be provided by same manufacturer; another manufacturer; an independent contractor; or by an onsite facilities team. It is a complex decision, as the best choice is not automatically the company that supplied and installed the system. 


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MYTH - Some people believe the hall doors will open when an elevator is not there.


TRUTH - The elevator is designed so that the car controls the opening of the hall door. When the car arrives at a landing, the car door engages the hall door and the car door operator then opens both sets of doors. If the car is not at the landing, it cannot trigger the hall doors to open.




We hope you enjoy our vertical transportation update and benefit from its content.  We are available in person or by phone to answer any of your questions or concerns.




 Robert Boardman


Otis at Home/Inclinator Company of California,


A Division of T. L. Shield and Associates, Inc.
(800) 201-1212
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Cost vs Quality
Elevator Maintanence
New Showroom
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Inclinator Co. of California and TL Shield & Assoc., Inc. now have a showroom display with a working Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator.  Call us at (800) 201-1212 or email us for directions and hours of operation.




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