Alan Newton to Deliver Education Session at 
IFMA World Workplace Conference, October 20, 2017

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, October 17, 2017– EMCOR Government Services’ (EGS) Vertical Transportation Group ManagerAlan Newton will be presenting an Education Session at IFMA’s World Workplace Conference and Expo in Houston, Texas, on October 20 titled: Going Up! Elevate How you Manage your Vertical Transportation Equipment. EGS offers experienced, single-source solutions for mission-critical and routine needs of federal, state, and local government organizations, as well as commercial and healthcare facilities. EGS is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME), a Fortune 500® leader in mechanical and electrical construction, industrial and energy infrastructure, and building services for a diverse range of businesses.

“Alan will present valuable foundational knowledge and insights to help facility managers better manage their vertical transportation equipment and systems,” said Mike Rodgers, President of EGS. “Following the guidelines he sets forth will result in reduced costs, and less chance of breakdowns.” 

According to Newton, every year, elevators, escalators, and other vertical transportation equipment safely transport over 100 billion passengers in North America—more than the total number of riders of all other forms of transportation, excluding automobiles. “Compared to the number of daily passenger rides, elevator and escalator injuries are so rare that safety is often taken for granted,” he noted. “But elevators and escalators are complex machines, and occasional injuries do occur, usually as a result of unsafe riding practices.”

Mr. Newton’s presentation will educate facilities managers on how to avoid unnecessary costs, downtime, and liability. “It is important for facility managers to educate themselves about their existing elevator equipment, elevator maintenance contracts, and the owner’s responsibility for safe operation,” he explained.