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G&R Custom Elevator Cabs Helps Building Owner Modernize Elevator Cabs from 1969

G&R Custom Elevator Cabs, a Minnesota company, is using their highly technical experience in manufacturing custom elevator cabs and interiors using Design-Build project delivery method to help building owners update their elevator cabs, the most recent project was completed in Minneapolis, MN. Helping one building owner overcome the lengthy and expensive obstacles of an elevator modernization project.

Minneapolis, MN, October 03, 2015 --( When Tom Dolphin received a penalty notice on his 2011 elevator inspection he knew an elevator modernization project was in the near future. But, when it came time to update the elevator cab interiors it was G&R Custom Elevator Cabs from Minnesota that was the solution. The two 46-year old elevator interiors have been modernized and recently approved for use.

The challenge was to provide a more spacious elevator interior so that it not only matched the other executive interior spaces, but also be durable, easy to maintain, and structurally sound. The answer was a high-quality, expertly crafted elevator interior manufactured by G&R Custom Elevator Cabs, with 37-years of experience and a positive reputation for customer support and service. This particular type of project is often referred to as “design-build” project delivery method, and it’s based on a contractor being a single point of responsibility for the owner while also minimizing risk and reducing delivery or completion dates.

Many building owners are not aware of how to approach an elevator modernization project because they’ve never had to do it before–the need may only arise if their building is over 25-years old. In Mr. Dolphin’s case a failed annual inspection began the initiative and he thankfully already knew of G&R Custom Elevator Cabs, but for those who don’t just “know of” an elevator manufacturer it’s best to perform due diligence through research.

Providing elevator interiors that are durable, easy to maintain, while also structurally sound isn’t a challenge for G&R. They are elevator cab modernization experts and have completed over 10,000 elevator interior and components projects in buildings around the world. The result is a nice looking, long lasting elevator interior that has considered what materials and finishes are appropriate for the specific type of traffic the cab interior will have.

The elevator cab interiors installed at Mr. Dolphins Washington Avenue building consist of polished white Carerra (upper) and Nero Marquina (lower) marble faced panels framed in stainless-steel binder angles. Durable and firmly affixed flat-faced stainless-steel handrails are located on the side and rear walls. A lower lightweight ceiling adorned with down-lights and perimeter light strips allows the lighting to exceed the 5-foot candle safety rule requirement. Although at first glance the materials inside the cab appear heavy, both of the elevator cabs live within the 5% weight rule requirement set by current elevator safety code standards. During the manufacturing phase of a modernization project the materials and components are ordered from numerous suppliers and manufactured to be finished products at G&R’s Minnesota facility.

G&R performs safety and quality checks prior to all products leaving the facility to ensure that products not only meet our high-quality standard, but also adhere to local building and safety code–meaning that there are no surprises when it’s time for an elevator installation or inspection.

At G&R, the cab shells, interiors, and components are always built to exact specifications and shipped to the facility where a licensed elevator contractor performs the installation. Because Mr. Dolphins building houses a bank and an attorney office, one elevator was completed at a time and the interior panels were shipped unassembled­–making it easier for the elevator contractors to carry them into the cab and complete the installation.

G&R Custom Elevator Cabs is an Andover, Minnesota business and has been building custom and standard elevator cabs for new construction and modernization projects since 1978. To contact them call toll free: 877-603-5352 or email:
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