NAEC 69th Annual Convention and 2018 Exposition

Time to trade the Summer breeze for Pumpkin Spice!

It feels like we just flipped the Memorial Day burgers a few weekends ago, and soon we’ll break out Grandma’s stuffing recipe.

Before it’s time for the leaves to change color, though, the NAEC called our peers, vendors, and us to Atlantic City again – to the largest vertical transportation show in North America: The 69th Annual Convention & 2018 Exposition – or Fall Expo as we call it – always offers expert advice, demonstrations, educational sessions, and over 200 industry exhibits.

Ron Rucker checking out the Imperial Electric Exhibit

Our objective was to stay up to date with current code and safety standards, discuss business and technical topics, and grow our network of vertical transportation professionals and elevator technology aficionados.

DC Elevator Guys @ Expo

However, we were not only taking it all in, but we also shared our knowledge: Our Vice President Chuck Sharp – as Vice Chairman of NAEC’s Education & Technical Advisory Committee together with chair David Smarte – led a roundtable discussion on how to set up and manage an effective CET Training Program and Apprenticeship. The CET and CAT Programs ensure our customer’s elevators and lifts are installed and maintained by licensed mechanics.

CET Training Program Roundtable Discussion

We are also honored to announce that Chuck Sharp was sworn in as a member of the NAEC Board of Directors during our visit in Atlantic City. His decades of experience and knowledge and passion for elevator technology will serve the organization well, as his leadership has helped to grow DC Elevator into the company we are today.

Chuck Sharp joins the NAEC Board of Directors

Now we’re back, and glad to catch up – give our branch managers and project team a call when you can, to learn what news we brought back from the Jersey Shore.

NAEC Members Gathering

Last but not least, we want to thank the NAEC’s Executive Director Teresa Whitham for 28 years of service. Her leadership and guidance have shaped our association for the better and ushered our industry into the 21st century.

Enjoy the days as the leaves turn their colors, you’ll hear from us again when the frost is on the Pumpkin. Until then, we’ll count our blessings for another year serving our customers from Kentucky and beyond.

Your DC Elevator Team