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Hoist Operators
Jul 11, 2018

Hoist Operators

We are often asked if any job site laborer can be trained to operate the hoist and assume all the responsibilities related to the hoist operation...

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2018 Hurricane Preparation for Elevators
Jul 11, 2018

2018 Hurricane Preparation for Elevators

The 2018 hurricane season is here. A total of 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes and 3 major hurricanes are expected this season from June through November according to Colorado State University’s Tropical…

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Benefits of Rental Hoist
Jun 25, 2018

Benefits of Rental Hoist

More plant safety departments, turnaround managers, and general contractors are requesting temporary personnel/material hoists...

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The View from Up Here
Mar 06, 2018

The View from Up Here

We really admire our crews and others who day after day climb and work far above our heads either installing, dismantling or maintaining rack and pinion elevators...

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Replacement Safety Devices
May 13, 2016

Replacement Safety Devices

When it is time to replace the safety device on your rack & pinion elevator, you may want to explore your purchase options...

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OEM versus Aftermarket – Spare Parts for Elevators
Apr 12, 2016

OEM versus Aftermarket – Spare Parts for Elevators

If you are having your rack and pinion elevator maintained by the original manufacturer, chances are you will receive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts...

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Eliminate Reactive Maintenance to Increase Elevator Longevity
Mar 08, 2016

Eliminate Reactive Maintenance to Increase Elevator Longevity

Maintenance can be the largest controllable operating cost for our customers...

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Built To Outlast Them All
Jun 30, 2015

Built To Outlast Them All

We like to brag about the strength and durability of our elevators. McDonough Elevators are built to perform in extreme, intense working conditions...

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Do you know where your elevator was manufactured?
Jun 22, 2015

Do you know where your elevator was manufactured?

Many times we have been requested to provide the Country of Origin for our elevators...

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Replacement Elevator Parts Available for Immediate Shipment
Jan 06, 2015

Replacement Elevator Parts Available for Immediate Shipment

McDonough Elevators has recently launched a new e-commerce quote cart to better service our clients’ immediate needs for spare elevator parts...

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Here Comes the Polar Vortex
Dec 14, 2014

Here Comes the Polar Vortex

Without a doubt, everyone has heard of the Polar Vortex. The Polar Vortex is not new but it has gained attention because of its great name and the idea that colder weather is moving further south...

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McDonough Elevators Buys Rack & Pinion Elevator Service, Inc.
Sep 29, 2014

McDonough Elevators Buys Rack & Pinion Elevator Service, Inc.

McDonough Elevator Sales & Rentals announced recently that it has completed the asset purchase of Rack and Pinion Elevator Service, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado. McDonough Elevators will retain the company’s…

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Gil Prado, Midwest Sales Manager
Sep 29, 2014

Gil Prado, Midwest Sales Manager

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gil Prado to the McDonough Elevator team as our Midwest Sales Manager. Prado, recently with Century Elevators, brings more than 20 years of rack and pinion experience.…

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Should I inventory Spare Parts for my Elevator?
Jul 07, 2014

Should I inventory Spare Parts for my Elevator?

Many customers request a capital and operating spare parts list when a new rack and pinion elevator is purchased...

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Hurricane Preparation for Elevators
Jun 26, 2014

Hurricane Preparation for Elevators

The 2014 Hurricane Season is here. To prepare your industrial rack and pinion elevator for hurricane conditions, one should take into account several factors. Is the elevator located within the expected…

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Preventative maintenance programs
May 16, 2014

Preventative maintenance programs

Reliability means everything. A key part of reliability is maintenance. Reliability of an industrial elevator is an important factor in determining the overall success...

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Can I install my elevator?
Apr 28, 2014

Can I install my elevator?

A common question while meeting with clients is, “Does the manufacturer or their representatives have to install the elevators or can it be installed by others?”...

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STROS Elevators for the United States
Mar 06, 2014

STROS Elevators for the United States

For Immediate Release: Houston, TX – February 20, 2014 McDonough Elevators the U.S. Source for Stros® Elevators HOUSTON, TX – McDonough Elevator Sales & Rentals announced today that it will be the…

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When should I choose a Rack and Pinion Elevator over Traction?
Feb 25, 2014

When should I choose a Rack and Pinion Elevator over Traction?

We are often asked why a rack and pinion elevator is a better lifting solution than a traction elevator in Industrial applications...

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How Safe is a Rack and Pinion Elevator?
Feb 11, 2014

How Safe is a Rack and Pinion Elevator?

Every school kid has heard the story of Elisha Otis, the inventor of safe travel on elevators...

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University of Texas Awards McDonough STEP Platinum Award
Jan 29, 2014

University of Texas Awards McDonough STEP Platinum Award

We did it again! We are extremely proud to receive our second STEP Award for Safety through Exemplary Performance.  The University of Texas has awarded McDonough Elevators the STEP Platinum Award for…

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Who’s Working for You?
Jan 23, 2014

Who’s Working for You?

The years 2011 to 2013 saw a rash of injuries and lawsuits related to industrial elevators. Headlines such as “Worker falls 70+ feet…” and “$8.3 million verdict when worker falls…

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Starting a new project?
Jan 21, 2014

Starting a new project?

Temporary hoists are installed to increase worker safety and worker productivity.

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ASME Elevator Safety Expert Boosts Experience
Nov 04, 2013

ASME Elevator Safety Expert Boosts Experience

Harrison Boosts Industry Expertise at McDonough Elevators Kevin Harrison, Manager of Operations, joined McDonough Elevators in May 2013 in conjunction with the acquisition of Hoist-Co, Inc.  Harrison…

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Elevator Maintenance in Extreme Temperatures
Oct 10, 2013

Elevator Maintenance in Extreme Temperatures

WINTER IS COMING Preventive maintenance is always the cornerstone of continuous operation and a long life span of your elevator.  Natural causes such as weather can have many adverse effects on safe operation. …

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Handling Unique Building Renovations
Oct 01, 2013

Handling Unique Building Renovations

Houston, TX:  As the commercial building market heats up, McDonough Elevators has noticed a trend in building renovations and expansions.  The company recently completed a hospital expansion project…

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Los Angeles International Airport LAX Construction
Sep 05, 2013

Los Angeles International Airport LAX Construction

Houston, TX, September 4, 2013, 2013: McDonough Elevator Sales and Rentals is proud to have been part of the multi-billion dollar development program for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The centerpiece…

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McDonough Participates in Los Angeles X-Games
Aug 22, 2013

McDonough Participates in Los Angeles X-Games

McDonough Elevators was excited to a part of the Los Angeles X-Games recently held at the Irwindale Speedway.  Our elevator was used to transport participants up to the top of the ramp for the Big Air…

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STEP Safety Award from University of Texas
Jul 30, 2013

STEP Safety Award from University of Texas

We are the proud recipients of a Gold STEP award for Safety through Exemplary Performance. It was presented by The University of Texas for our elevator for Hensel Phelps Construction Company at the DKR…

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McDonough Elevators Buys Hoist-Co Inc.
Jul 30, 2013

McDonough Elevators Buys Hoist-Co Inc.

Houston, TX, July 30, 2013:  In a move to enhance its position in the industrial rack and pinion elevator market, McDonough Elevator Sales & Rentals announced today that it has completed the acquisition…

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Buck Hoists, Construction Hoists, & Industrial Elevators
Apr 03, 2013

Buck Hoists, Construction Hoists, & Industrial Elevators

McDonough Elevators is an industry leader in the rental and sale of industrial elevators. Along with selling, renting and servicing elevators, McDonough buys used industrial elevators and construction…

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McDonough Elevators moves to Anaheim, CA
Apr 02, 2013

McDonough Elevators moves to Anaheim, CA

McDonough is excited to announce that our team has moved into new office space in Anaheim, California. This relocation will allow us to better access and serve our West Coast clients. We have added tooling…

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