Elevator Repair Service In Milwaukee, WI
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Water Main Rupture Leads to Emergency Elevator Repair
Crossroads Care Center offers short term rehab and long-term care in Milwaukee, WI and is a customer of MEI’s. The facility is 4-stories with two hydraulic passenger elevators which are heavily relied upon.
On November 23, 2022, the day before Thanksgiving, a water main on the 2nd floor of the facility ruptured and flooded the floor causing water to run down the hoistway which then caused significant damage to the elevator equipment. MEI mechanic Steve Biksadksi arrived that afternoon to assess the damage. He found that the old boards on the door operators were unusable, with the status of the integrated car top station and electronic door edge unknown.
Branch Manager David Danowski and Account Manager John Friedrichs contacted Crossroads Care Center to let them know of the status. The MEI team worked hard to find replacement boards with no success but continued working to find local options over the holiday weekend.
The following Monday morning, the MEI team went back onsite to survey the elevator for a complete door replacement. The order was approved and the fastest way to get the door operator was for Danowski to drive to Chicago to pick up materials directly from the GAL Service Center.
After making the 200+ mile round trip and with supplies in hand, two MEI crews worked Friday-Sunday to get both elevators back in service. MEI installed new, non-proprietary door operators, clutch and linkage arms, car hanger, track, interlock assemblies, car door hangers, rollers and new electronic infrared light curtains. A new car top inspection station was also installed. They also replaced damaged components that were necessary for safe operation of the equipment.
The customer was very happy with the communication and determination MEI employees provided to get their elevators running again. The residents at Crossroads Care Center were grateful for the fast turn around time as well.
MEI takes pride in assessing the situation, finding solutions to the problem, and getting our customers elevators back up in a timely manner. We are very proud of the way this situation turned out and look forward to continuing to build our relationship with Crossroads Care Center.
MEI Completes Eye Catching Cab Upgrade
MEI renovated cab interiors with full LED backlit custom images at 241 Broadway, in Milwaukee’s trendy 3rd Ward. The glass picture panels are fully backlit with images from the Milwaukee area, which were selected by the owner.
In addition to the new rear panels, MEI also added UVC Germicidal & Dual HEPA filtration cab fans on each of the two elevators in the duplex. These installations are excellent examples of the quality of installation work MEI is known for in Southeastern WI.
The MEI team that helped with this project include account manager John Friedrichs, and mechanics Tam Catterall & David Loessin (LED Cab Panels) and Kyle Jensen & Phil Weller (UVC/HEPA Cab Fans)!
MEI is always there to support our customers and help them with their projects from start to finish. Customer service is a large part of our culture at MEI, and we always try to exceed our customers expectations.
MEI Completes Modernization at Marquette University
Schroeder Hall, a 10-story dormitory at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI was having frequent service issues with their passenger elevators causing a lot of problems for the 650 students that lived there.
The university contacted Performance Elevator Consulting to find a reliable solution to keep the elevators running smoothly. The consultant began working on a plan to modernize the elevators and MEI was awarded the contract to execute the work.
Marquette University’s overall goal was to make sure the elevators in Schroeder Hall could handle heavy periods of usage, provide residents safe and reliable elevators and ultimately minimize service/repair calls.
Working alongside Magnetek and GAL, MEI began modernizing two passenger elevators. Using GALaxy IV by GAL and Magnetek Quattro AC Cube Elevator Drives, MEI was able to improve the ride quality and operating efficiency of the elevators in Schroeder Hall.
At MEI, we pride ourselves in finding the right solutions for our customers based on their wants and needs while working side by side with our partners in the elevator industry.
MEI is always looking to provide our customers with solutions to help maintain the operational heath and extend the life of your elevators. Through ongoing research with our industry partners, oil analysis and filtration has developed as a critical preventative procedure to incorporate in your hydraulic elevator maintenance planning.
According to Michael Johnson, author of The Necessity of Oil Monitoring and Filtration, “Hydraulic oil is the lifeblood of the hydraulic system; it is estimated that 80% of failures in an oil system are related to oil quality and cleanliness.”
Oil related failures can include:
- Overheating Oil
- Short Seal Life
- Valve Failure
- Unintended Car Movement
- Vibrations and Noise
MEI can help by:
- Performing a baseline oil analysis with a full report and explanation of the results
- Provide a proposal for filtration scrubbing to properly filter the elevator oil. This process can be completed without shutting down the elevator!
To learn more about oil analysis and filtration, click here or give us a call!
Hear What Our Satisfied Customers Have To Say
The service our building receives is nothing short of excellent! This company does it right! So many issues are avoided down the line by hands-on, detailed work. Worth every penny. Steve is the best and we are fortunate to have him and this company!
-Jeff G. (Google Review)
MEI has the best all inclusive service pricing of any other services in our area. They show up as expected every month for service visits, and are quick to respond for unscheduled service emergencies.
-Mike H. (Google Review)
Excellent work and service.
-Andrew T. (Google Review)
Joe and Jacob from MEI were great! Very professional and thorough. The modernization of our elevator was a seamless project and completed 2 weeks ahead of schedule. Great work!
– Matthew E. (Google Review)
The Staff at MEI is awesome! They are honest, reliable, and thorough. I am thrilled to finally be working with an elevator service company that I feel comfortable calling with questions and concerns. I highly recommend them.
– Stephanie W. (Google Review)
Great customer service!!!!
– Statesman Fitness (Google Review)
The MEI team is a valuable resource and partner for our clients elevator needs.
– Andy O. (Google Review)
I wanted to pass along some very kind and glowing words about your company and our guy Joe Grensavitch.
The state inspector was here (nice new guy) and said when he inspects elevators that your company is contracted with he can tell and that you must hold your company to higher standards because the work shows. He also said he GREAT things about Joe, his work is great-impeccable- very clean. (And from me….He is also polite-friendly-professional-knowledgeable-and always lets me know what he is doing or has done). I hope you will share this with others. Your company is obviously doing something right and you have an employee who clearly does a great job and takes pride in his work.
– Kelly Strosin, Office Administrator, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church West Bend
I was impressed with MEI’s professionalism and delivery. Will definitely use David and his team on my next project.
– Alex B. (Google Review)
Great pricing and timely service.
– Tina H. (Google Review)
Outstanding knowledge and responsiveness! Highly recommended!
– Jeffrey R. (Google Review)
Thanks MEI! Our customers were up and moving in no time! Thanks for the fast response and knowledgeable staff!
– Jeff L. (Google Review)
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