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Magnetek, Inc. Announces Elevator Modernization Project of the Year Recognition

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - February 2, 2009 - Magnetek, Inc. today announced that the elevator modernization project for Brown University’s Sciences Library has been chosen by Elevator World as the 2009 Project of the Year in the category of Elevators, Modernization.

Magnetek provided the HPV 900® permanent magnet AC drives and energy regeneration modules used by Atlantic Elevator South. Four elevators were modernized in the 16-story building on College Hill in Providence, R.I.A. main goal of the project was energy efficiency, and this was achieved through the installation of high-efficiency motors and drives as well as the installation of regenerative modules that capture the energy generated during the elevators’ ride cycles.

“We are proud to be a part of the team – including Lerch Bates, Atlantic Elevator South, GAL Manufacturing, Imperial Electric, Unitec and Innovation Industries – that provided Brown University with high-performance, energy-efficient elevators for the safety and convenience of students, staff and visitors to their Sciences Library,” said Ross Smith, Vice President of Magnetek’s elevator group

The 2009 Project of the Year contest recognized people-moving projects around the world that exemplified team effort and the ability to overcome challenges, and that were completed on time, within budget and to clients’ satisfaction. The recognition was announced in Elevator World’s January 2009 edition.

For more information about Magnetek’s full line of elevator drives visit elevatordrives.com or call 1-800-288-8178.


About Magnetek
Magnetek, Inc. provides a full complement of AC and DC elevator drives that employ the latest technology available to achieve the performance and reliability demanded by the industry. In addition to people-moving products, Magnetek manufactures digital power and motion control systems used in material handling and energy delivery. Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in the greater Milwaukee area, Magnetek operates manufacturing plants in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Canonsburg, Pa.; and Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, as well as Menomonee Falls.

Media Contact:
Lynn Bostrom
Director, Marketing Communications
(262) 252-2903
lbostrom@magnetek.com

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