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  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,
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 (15 mins from MSU) or Detroit (1hr from MSU)

The attachment is (Airport Shuttle Hours) for a Kellogg shuttle to transport to/from Lansing Airport.  You can use – 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 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 The show is specifically on the fourth floor (photo 11/27)


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

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

Join EU Today!

Become a Member of Elevator U!

This might just be the best investment you can make this year! If you would like to become a member of Elevator U, please fill out the membership application on our EU Registration site.




Elevator World Discounts for Elevator U Members

Now members of Elevator U can receive discounts on both print and digital subscriptions to ELEVATOR WORLD magazine.  All members of Elevator U will automatically receive a FREE six-month digital subscription, sent to your e-mail address on file.  After the trial period, your digital subscription can continue each year for only $15 (regularly $25).  Members can also save 20% when they subscribe to the printed version of ELEVATOR WORLD – only $60.00 for one-year (regularly $75). Subscribers of ELEVATOR WORLD also receive a 15% discount on all educational materials including continuing education!

To take advantage of these discounts, simply enter the code word “Elevator U” in the comments section upon checkout at The discount will be reflected after purchase.

For more information, or to order your subscription by phone, contact Brad O’Guynn at Elevator World:

Phone:  (800) 730-5093, Ext. 38


Click The Video Below To Watch Professional Member Dave Flint From The University of Michigan Talk About Elevator U

Professional members shall be those individuals who are Facility Managers, Mechanics, Architects, or Engineers. They shall not be employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Professional members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

Industry members shall be those individuals who are employees or principals of any business entity controlling or directing the application, manufacture, distribution, sales, or marketing of products and services. Industry members shall be eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold any office of ELEVATOR U.

Affiliate members shall be those individuals who are in the industry, such as consultants and employees of consulting or inspection concerns and government agencies or inspectors, and who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Affiliate members shall be eligible to vote and shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Associate members shall be those individuals who are not actually within the industry, such as educators and employees of business concerns and government agencies, but who share an interest in the activities of ELEVATOR U. Associate members shall not be eligible to vote nor shall they be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

Honorary members shall be professional, industry, or associate members who have been members in good standing in ELEVATOR U, have reached the age of retirement, and have been recommended for such change in status by documented application to the Secretary. Members so qualified may, upon approval of their application by ELEVATOR U, be granted the status of Honorary Member. They shall have the rights and privileges of a professional, industry or associate member in accordance with the classification held at the time of application for change in status.

EU Bylaws Download – 2017

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