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Case Study: Emigrant Savings Bank

The Emigrant Savings Bank at 10 Downing Street in Manhattan serves the long-time residents of Greenwich Village, many of whom are seniors who still like to do their banking face-to-face. They come in, take a look at the stairs, and wonder if there is a better way to get to the tellers. Now the branch manager, who knows most of them by name, can tell them that there is a better way: a new vertical platform wheelchair lift.

Check out our Featured Projects page for photos of this custom stainless and glass vertical platform lift and all the technical details.

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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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