Elevator U 2012 Conference Registration Open

The Elevator U Board and Conference Committee have been working hard at making this year’s Elevator U Conference a great one. New to this year’s event is a pre-conference golf outing on Monday afternoon as well as an offsite vendor expo which will be held at the Michigan State Football Stadium.

Click Following Link to View Tentative Agenda – 3/15/2011 – eu_agenda_15mar12.pdf

Get registered and make sure you sign up for the vendor-mercial slots and sponsorship opportunities as they go fast.  A complete brochure that will outline the presentations and round table discussions as well as shipping information for exhibitors will be available on-line soon.

Click the button below or visit http://www.regonline.com/elevatoruconference2012


Message From The President

Greetings From Elevator U,

As current President of Elevator U, I would like to take just a few moments of your time to introduce our association and the benefits it provides to professionals such as yourself.  As we enter a new year, it’s always good to focus on the things we can do better, for ourselves and for those we serve.

Elevator U is an association that recognizes the need for colleges, universities, government agencies and public institutions to have an organized vehicle to promote excellence in design, construction and maintenance for all forms of vertical transportation.  The primary vehicle for filling this need is education and networking.  As technologies, materials and business practices continually change, we need to ensure we have an organization to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technical expertise to properly build and maintain vertical transportation that is safe, durable and efficient.


As a member of Elevator U, you will not only garner valuable business relationships, great friendships and the knowledge needed to keep you up-to-date in our industry; but great benefits as well.  Here are just a few:


  • Valuable educational sessions, including continuing education opportunities.
  • Affordable annual conference conveniently held on the campus of a college or university.
  • Access to online forums, membership list, student safety program, past conference videos, job board and more!
  • Networking opportunities with other university professionals and industry suppliers.
  • 15% off industry educational products such as books, DVD’s, posters and software.
  • Newly added benefit! FREE yearly print subscription to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine for Professional Members.


Please consider becoming a member of Elevator U and attending our 2012 annual conference, held at Michigan State University from June 19-21.  More information is included in this packet, including a recap of our 2011 conference, or you can visit us online at www.elevatoru.org.  Please pass this information along to others whom it could benefit and feel free to contact me directly.  We look forward to meeting you, sharing ideas, having a lot of fun and making our facilities more efficient and safe.


With Regards,

Martin Culp

Supvr. Constr. Contracts/Elevators

University of Maryland College Park


2012 EU – Conference Dates Set!

Mark your calendars, June 19th – 21st are the dates for the 2012 Elevator U Annual Conference.  Hosted by Michigan State University it will be held at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center and will have the same format as years past.  Online registration will be open early 2012.  The Elevator U Board of Directors appreciates the support that our conference receives and would like to thank all of you for making each year a success.  Consider getting your sponsorships in early. Last year there were a few slots that were taken and not available by companies who wanted them.

Sponsorship Opportunities – Elevator U sponsor form 13jul12.pdf

General Conference Information:

Event to be held at the Kellogg Center, www.kellogcenter.com
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University
55 South Harrison Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48824-1022
Phone: (517) 432-4000
Reservation Line: (800) 875-5090


Travel Information:
You can fly into Lansing http://flylansing.com/ (15 mins from MSU) or Detroit http://www.metroairport.com/ (1hr from MSU)

The attachment is (Airport Shuttle Hours) for a Kellogg shuttle to transport to/from Lansing Airport.  You can use http://www.michiganflyer.com/location-east-lansing.asp – if you use Michigan Flyer from the Metro, you will still have to use the Kellogg shuttle unless you want to walk.  It’s about a mile from the Michigan Flyer drop off/pick up (at the Marriott off campus).

The golf course is http://www.golfmsu.msu.edu/ And yes, the outing is Monday 6/18/12 at 2 pm – foursomes.  As soon as I know the cost I will let you know.

The vendor show is at the football stadium  http://www.msuspartans.com/facilities/spartan-stadium.html The show is specifically on the fourth floor (photo 11/27) http://www.msuspartans.com/view.gal?id=29685


EU Donates $2,500 to the EESF!

At the National Association of Elevator Contractors 2011 Convention and Conference in New Orleans the Board of Directors of Elevator U presented Barbara Allen, Director of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation a check for $2500. Elevator U is proud to support the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation and will continue to do so in the future. Elevator U worked with the EESF to create the Rise Up Safe Rider Program which is geared for the College/University setting. For more information visit http://www.eesf.org/education/riseupsaferider_information.html

Pictured Front: Barbara Allen – EESF Director &Martin Culp – EU President

Back Row:  Brad O’Guynn, Bob Schumacher, Laurie Dueitt, Glenn Duncan, Mark Ortman, Steve Pydynowski and Tom Sybert