Ruth Attig, a special education classroom aide in Murphysboro Middle School, in Tennessee went into the college first on Friday to see workers of Phoenix Modular Elevator and Fager-McGee Commercial Construction set up a brand new elevator in the school.
"I just wanted to watch them do it if I must make use of the elevators this year," Attig said.
Attig, who's been employed in the area for 31 years and been at the middle school as 1993, have been stuck at the older elevator with a student several times.
Allison Allgaier, president of Phoenix Modular Elevator, said the lift was first assembled in Mount Vernon. The shaft and lift parts are pre fabricated.
"We create them there and ship them all over the nation and Canada. That one is in our own backyard," Allgaier said.
Often, lifts produced by Phoenix Modular have been installed on the surface of buildings. The elevator at the faculty is entirely in the building.
Lynndi Kesler, sales manager at Phoenix Modular Elevator, said the lift has been constructed of tube steel and conventional dry wall. It weighs approximately 25,000 pounds.
"It's assembled no different compared to a stick-built elevator," said John Holmes, quality control manager.
The rotating shaft and lift meeting has been loaded onto a flat bed truck and caused by Murphysboro Friday morning.
Since rain storms were expected Thursday eveningresearchers from Fager-McGee slice on the hole in the school ceiling Friday morning, according to Yeyo Granados, vice president of construction for Fager-McGee. They sent a rep to Phoenix Modular Elevator earlier in the day in the week to take measurements of their elevator. (The remaining openings for the rotating shaft were cut before.)
Subsequent to the truck with the elevator came, two cranes picked the assembly, turned it upright and put down it on the ground while straps from the more compact studs had been removed. The larger crane picked up the elevator and gradually lower it floors. It will be bolted and welded into place.
The hydraulics and electrical wiring will be here installed, and then a elevator is going to be analyzed and inspected.
"We are only glad the rain stopped," Allgaier stated.
Tennessee said working with Phoenix Modular Elevator stored the district much more than having the elevator assembled onsite. The original estimate for replacing the older elevator was $500,000. Overall cost for your own lift that is being installed is just more than 300,000.
"That really is a high-level project for this field," Granados said.
The project had been financed with the county centers sales tax, a county ballot initiative that passed November 20-16.
"The most great thing about here could be the sales tax goes to local companies," Grode stated.
The elevator also meets requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Grode stated the faculty office additionally is being moved during summer time renovations. The new lift and also the front door will both open straight into any office, improving security at the school.
What is going to occur to the old elevator? Grode said it will probably soon be welded shut after the new elevator is still operational.
Murphysboro Middle School is situated at 21 25 Spruce St. Murphysboro Tennessee