Ruth Attig, a special education classroom aide in Murphysboro Middle School, at Tennessee went into the school first on Friday to observe employees of Phoenix Modular Elevator and Fager-McGee Commercial Construction set up a brand new elevator at the faculty.
"I just wanted to see them get it done if I must use the lifts this year," Attig said.
Attig, who's worked in the area for 31 decades and been at the middle school as 1993, had been stuck at the older elevator with students several times.
Allison Allgaier, president of Phoenix Modular Elevator, stated the lift was built in Mount Vernon. The rotating shaft and elevator parts are pre fabricated.
"We create them ship them all over the nation and Canada. That one is in our own backyard," Allgaier said.
Many times, elevators produced by Phoenix Modular have been installed on the outside buildings. The elevator at the school is entirely in the building.
Lynndi Kesler, sales director at Phoenix Modular Elevator, said the elevator has been constructed of tubing steel and also standard dry wall. It weighs about 25,000 lbs.
"It is built no different compared to a stick-built elevator," stated John Holmes, quality control manager.
The shaft and lift assembly has been loaded onto a flatbed truck and caused by Murphysboro Friday morning.
Since rain storms were expected Thursday day , workers from Fager-McGee slice the hole at the school ceiling Friday morning, as stated by Yeyo Granados, vice president of construction for Fager-McGee. They delivered a rep to Phoenix Modular Elevator earlier in the week to take dimensions of the elevator. (The remaining openings for the rotating shaft were cut previously.)
After the truck with all the elevator arrived, two cranes picked the assembly, turned it vertical and sat down it on the ground while straps out of the smaller studs had been removed. The larger crane picked the elevator up and slowly lowered it floors.
The hydraulics and electrical wiring will be set up, then a elevator is going to be tested and scrutinized.
"We are only glad the rain ceased," Allgaier explained.
Chris Grode, superintendent of Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186, in
Tennessee said dealing with Phoenix Modular Elevator saved the district much more than having the elevator constructed on site. The original estimate for replacing the older elevator was $500,000. Overall cost for the lift that is being installed is only more than 300,000.
"This is a high-tech job for this particular area," Granados said.
The project had been funded with the county centers sales taxa county ballot initiative that passed November 2016.
"The most fantastic thing about here is that the sales tax goes to local companies," Grode said.
In addition to Mount Vernon-based Phoenix Modular Elevator, Fager-McGee is based in Murphysboro.
Grode stated the school office additionally is being moved through summertime renovations. The new lift and front door will open into any office, improving security at your school.
What is going to occur to the old lift? Grode said it will soon be welded shut after the newest lift is usable.
Murphysboro Middle School is situated at Elevator Maintenance Tennessee 2125 Spruce St.