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Case Study: United States Air Force Academy

A new case study is up on our website from a recent design project Handi-Lift completed at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Handi-Lift designed a lift that serves three levels, while travelling only 69″, and has entrances to the lift on 3 sides.It also features custom millwork, which allows the lift to blend into its surroundings, and a telescopic toe guard, or skirt, that extends beneath the lift when it rises, and collapses into the pit when it is lowered. You can read the article that was featured in Elevator World magazine, written by Handi-Lift owner and founder, Doug Boydston, who also designed and managed this lift project.

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Doug Boydston

Doug Boydston founded Handi-Lift, Inc. with his parents in 1975 and became President of the company in 1990. Mr. Boydston is a Past President of National Association of Elevator Contractors and past chairman of the Accessibility Committee of NAEC. He is a member of NAEC and the Accessibility Equipment Manufacturers Association. Mr. Boydston is also active in codes at the local, State and National levels and is Chair of the main committee of the ASME A18.1 Safety Standard for Platform Lifts and Stairway Chairlifts.

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