Otis Elevator Company to Provide Energy-Efficient Elevators for Modernization
Project at Los Angeles International Airport
Otis' Technology and Expertise Chosen by W.E. O'Neil Construction for World's
FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 4, 2012
FARMINGTON, Conn., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Otis Elevator Company, a unit
of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has won a contract with W. E. O'Neil
Construction to provide 24 Gen2® elevators and modernize 29 additional
elevators at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The elevator
modernization is among a series of capital improvement projects aimed at
enhancing safety, security and service at one of the world's busiest origin
and destination airports. The project is expected to be completed in early
"Otis is honored to once again be selected to provide our energy-efficient
products and expertise at Los Angeles International Airport," said Randy
Wilcox, president, Otis North and South America Area. "This project builds on
the support we are providing for modernization work at the Tom Bradley
International Terminal at LAX. We are committed to providing safe, modern,
efficient and reliable transportation for the millions of passengers who
travel through the airport each year."
Otis will replace 24 elevators at LAX with Gen2 elevators, Otis' premier,
energy-efficient product. The Gen2 machine-roomless elevator reduces energy
consumption by up to 50 percent compared to conventional systems. In addition
to saving energy, the Gen2 elevator reduces the system's environmental impact
because its patented polyurethane coated-steel belts, gearless machine and
roller guides eliminate the need to apply lubrication. Otis was also awarded a
five-year maintenance contract.
"We are very pleased to have Otis as a partner to tackle this challenging
project," said Jim Surdyk, vice president, W.E. O'Neil Construction. "Otis
management took the initiative and allocated skilled resources to conduct
thorough physical surveys of the existing units to be modernized. This
proactive approach helped identify existing conditions not known by the design
team and has afforded W.E. O'Neil and Los Angeles World Airports the time
necessary to develop solutions to help mitigate cost and schedule impacts."
Otis' energy-efficient solutions were also chosen in 2010 for the Bradley West
project, a major modernization effort at LAX's Tom Bradley International
Terminal. Otis was selected to provide 92 elevators, escalators and moving
walkwaysfor the terminal. This project is currently underway with completion
expected in early 2013.
Otis has been at the forefront of the trend to modernize elevator systems in
older buildings to make them more energy-efficient. The company has led
elevator and escalator system modernization projects at some of the world's
most iconic buildings, including the Empire State Building in New York City.
About Otis Elevator Company
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of
people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving walkways.
With headquarters in Farmington, Conn., Otis employs 60,000 people globally,
offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and
maintains over 1.8 million elevators and escalators worldwide. United
Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company
providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace
Kristin Harnedy – Senior Manager, Communications
Otis North and South America Area
SOURCE Otis Elevator Company
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