Posted: 05/12/2017

The BDA Gives Back

The Business Development Alliance (BDA) spearheaded their 2017 charitable initiative by volunteering their time and service with Community Options, Inc. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at one of their group homes in Butler, NJ.

The BDA, comprised of City Fire, Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawns by BDA GIVES BACKYorkshire, Liberty Elevator Corporation, and Valcourt Building Services partnered with clients and friends to assist Community Options with painting their living room and hallway and planting spring flowers in their garden. The participants not only cultivated friendships but positive sentiments for the home’s residents and employees.

Community Options, Inc. is a non-profit organization that strives to create housing and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The organization does so through residential services, day programs, social enterprises that employ individuals with disabilities, high school transition programs, and specialized programs for respite and medically fragile adults.

The BDA thanks everyone who donated supplies, time, and energy to this wonderful organization! For more information on Community Options, including volunteer opportunities, please visit:



New Jersey Cooperator Tradeshow
Posted: 04/27/2017

Liberty Elevator Corporation to Exhibit at the New Jersey Cooperator Tradeshow

The New Jersey Cooperator is once again coming to the Meadowlands Exposition Center at 355 Plaza Drive in Secaucus, NJ on Wednesday, May 3 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Director of Operations, John Miller, and Marketing Director, TinaMarie Shea, will be representing Liberty at booth # 719.

Liberty Elevator will be exhibiting for the entire length of the show, which features an open tradeshow floor and educational seminars presented by leading industry professionals from 10:45 am – 3:30 pm. Complimentary advice booths ran by experienced professionals will additionally be offered from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Attendees are expected to include board members, property managers, condo and HOA decision makers and apartment building owners.

About Liberty Elevator Corporation
Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full-service elevator company specializing in commercial and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services the NY, NJ, and PA areas. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit for more information.

About The Cooperator
For more information on the show, please visit

Posted: 03/08/2017

Liberty Elevator Corporation Featured in the March 2017 Edition of Elevator World

Liberty Elevator has once again been featured in renowned trade publication, Elevator World. The March edition highlights the Mid-Atlantic region, focusing on unique projects and company spotlights in that region. Liberty’s installation work at Ellis Island is featured in this special issue. Read more about how Liberty engineered a custom solution for the MRL elevators at Ellis Island!

Posted: 02/28/2017

Liberty Elevator Corporation To Exhibit At The BuildingsNY Tradeshow

For the fifth consecutive year, Liberty Elevator Corporation will exhibit at the BuildingsNY tradeshow at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, NY on March 21 and 22. Liberty representatives John Miller and TinaMarie Shea will be at booth number 130.

The two-day show features exhibitors from marketing and leasing, building automation, environmental, maintenance and operations, security and life safety, design and construction, restoration and renovation, energy and energy management, and disaster relief sectors. Building owners, property and facility managers, superintendents, architects, and contractors are encouraged to attend between the hours of 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on March 21 and 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on March 22.

A novel educational element adds appeal to real estate professionals. Discussion topics include Keynote sessions, “HUD, Housing, and The Trump Plan: What’s Next?” and “Protecting Your Buildings’ Critical Infrastructures From Cyber Attacks.” Lessons on security, data regulation, building codes, and risk management on construction projects are just some of the educational opportunities offered at this year’s show.

About Liberty Elevator Corporation

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full-service elevator company specializing in commercial, residential, and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services NY, NJ, and PA. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit for more information.

About BuildingsNY

BuildingsNY provides building owners and managers with the products & services they require to make decisions, make deals, issue RFPs and ultimately save money. Building Owners & Property Managers will have the opportunity to source products & services they need for all phases of their buildings’ life cycle by attending the show.

For more information please visit

Posted: 02/13/2017

Liberty Elevator To Exhibit At The IREM Tri-State Expo

Liberty Elevator Corporation is gearing up for another successful year at the IREM Tri-State Conference and Expo. The show will be held at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday, February 23 and Friday, February 24. Director of Operations, John Miller, and Marketing Director, TinaMarie Shea, will be representing Liberty at booth #69 on Thursday, February 23.

The 2017 show theme is Winning Together, Lessons in Success. In honor of the theme, Liberty will be conducting team-focused exercises at their booth, with participants being qualified for a door prize! When you work together, everyone wins!

Liberty is co-sponsoring the corporate education session, “What The Fire Inspector Looks For,” from 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm on Thursday, February 23, as a part of the Business Development Alliance (BDA). The BDA, which Liberty is one of the founding members of, is supporting this education session which will aid property managers in understanding the multi-faceted aspects of a fire inspection. The BDA is comprised of City Fire, Inc., Cooper Pest Solutions, Lawns By Yorkshire, Liberty Elevator Corporation, Planned Companies, and Valcourt Building Services. This group is committed to continuously educating the real estate community throughout the year via networking events and educational seminars.

Liberty Elevator is honored to be a part of the show and support IREM once again. Liberty is a Chapter 1 member and attends the show annually. The tradeshow is comprised of exhibitors and attendees from both the New Jersey and Philadelphia real estate markets and hosted by IREM Chapters 1 and 101.

About Liberty Elevator Corporation 

Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full-service elevator company specializing in commercial and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services the NY, NJ, and PA areas. Please call 1-800-522-4551 or visit for more information.

About IREM 

The Institute of Real Estate Management is an international organization of professional property managers who manage all types of real estate. Organized in Chicago in 1933, IREM now has over 10,000 members.

For more information on the show, please visit:


Posted: 12/08/2016

Protect Your Elevator Equipment

Winter is coming. The ominous sentence, as made famous by the Game of Thrones series, is a message worth heeding for property owners and managers.

As winter approaches, many of us are inundated with office parties and holiday shopping, while simultaneously trying to enjoy the festive atmosphere. Modern Americans are busier than ever, which is why it’s easy to neglect the potential for elevator damage during the winter months.

Cold weather can have a potentially adverse affect of your elevator equipment. Not to worry – we’ve compiled some helpful tips to help alleviate any concerns.

Winter Weather Prep: Winter storms happen. Although the snow may provide the backdrop for an idyllic landscape, high winds and melting snow can prove to be detrimental to your elevator equipment.

  • Always ensure your elevator room is between 45 and 90 degrees Farenheit with relative humidity not exceeding 85%
  • “Run” your hydraulic elevators. If you have a busy morning traffic pattern, it’s recommended to run the elevators to the middle floors and back a few times in the morning to circulate the oil
  • Should your machine room be subject to the elements, check the weather stripping around your doors. It is important that this is intact, so replace or repair if necessary
  • Inspect and protect louvers and vents for possible water entrances
  • If your machine room has windows, these can be blown out by strong winds. To prevent water damage, fasten sheets of heavy plywood over the windows
  • To avoid a possible entrapment in the event of a power failure, it is recommended to suspend the usage of your elevator
  • You don’t want your elevator cars, counterweights and traveling cables to sustain water damage from water entering the pit. To avoid this, park all elevators near the center of the hoistway
  • In order to avoid damage from the outside elements, position your elevators at the top floor, if there are any entrances open to the weather, such as in a parking garage
  • You can shut down the mainline disconnect in the machine room to shut down your elevator. (Note: please ensure that the person performing this action is qualified and trained with the electrical equipment and is aware of the potential hazards associated with it).

Call Liberty For A Professional Assessment
Seek expert assistance in the event that any of your electric equipment becomes damaged or if you experience a power outage or fluctuation for an extended period of time. It’s vital to ensure that the power is fully restored before restoring power to the elevators.

Equipment Upgrades:

  • Tank Heater – For hydraulic elevators, help maintain the oil temperature in the reservoir with a tank heater.
  • Electronic Control Valves – Provide maximum ride quality and comfort, regardless of load or temperature.
  • Hydraulic Battery-Lowering Devices – Eliminates the possibility of an entrapment in the event of a power outage.H

Contact Liberty Elevator today to winter-proof your elevator equipment!

Posted: 10/26/2016


Liberty Elevator Corporation will be exhibiting at the Community Associations Institute (CAI) New Jersey (NJ) Chapter’s 2016 Conference and Exposition on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Garden State Exhibit Center, 50 Atrium Drive, Somerset, NJ.

Account and New Equipment Sales Manager, Sean Brock, and Account Manager, Michael Mancuso will represent Liberty at Booth # 137 from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. The “superhero” themed conference will consist of a mix of educational seminars and open tradeshow floor time.

Presentations include, “The One Hour Board Meeting and Beyond,” presented by Craig Huntington, President of Alliance Association Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank; “Batman vs. Superman: The Struggle Regarding Ethics and Confidentiality for Board Members & Property Managers, presented by Jonathan Katz, Esq., and Terry Kessler, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP, and Denise Becker PCAM, Homestead Property Management, Inc., AAMC; Representatives from New Jersey chapter Legislative Action Committee (LAC) will discuss legislative and regulatory issues affecting common interest communities in New Jersey; Finally, Paul Santoriello, PCAM, CMCA, AMS, President of Taylor Management Company will speak about how vendors can work effectively with management companies in his business partner educational session entitled, “Be a Super Hero Vendor by Meeting Your Client’s Expectations.”

A pre-conference networking reception is additionally scheduled for Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and after party from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm, featuring a live band, open bar, buffet, and cash prizes! For more information, please visit

About Liberty Elevator Corporation
Established in 1960, Liberty Elevator Corporation is a Local No. 1 and Local No. 5 I.U.E.C. full service elevator company specializing in commercial, residential, and retail maintenance, modernization, new installation, and cab refurbishment. Liberty services NY, NJ, and PA. Please call 1 (800) 522-4551 or visit for more information.

About CAI-NJ
The Community Associations Institute (CAI) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing the education and resources necessary to foster vibrant, responsive, competent, community associations and helping them promote harmony and responsible leadership.
For more information please visit

Posted: 09/13/2016

Liberty Elevator Corporation to Attend United in Montreal 2016

Liberty Elevator’s team will join other North American elevator industry leaders at United in Montreal, a conference hosted by the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC), International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC), and the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association. The conference is hosted at Le Westin Montreal and Palais des Congres de Montreal from September 19-22, 2016.

The newest technologies and products in the elevator industry will be exhibited–automation systems, ropes, controls, electrical supplies, and more. Over 200 exhibitors from around the world will present on Wednesday and Thursday. The conference has an average attendance of 2,000 elevator tradespeople and other interested parties, from mechanics to building owners. The gathering annually serves as a focal point for North America’s elevator professionals. Education sessions on a wide range of industry best practices and trends will also be hosted.

For more information, visit

Posted: 09/02/2016

Local 5 IUEC Participates in “Fight Night” To Support Injured Veterans

Philadelphia, PA – (September 2, 2016) – On September 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm, members of Local 5’s charitable organization, A Lift For A Vet, will be boxing at Katie O’ Donnell’s Irish pub in an effort to raise funds to support injured United State’s veterans.

One hundred percent of the proceeds generated will benefit A Lift For A Vet, which seeks to purchase, install, and maintain vertical transportation systems in the homes of disabled U.S. military veterans at no cost to the recipient.

Terry Saunders, Local 5 local5_logomember, Liberty Elevator employee and U.S. Marine will be fighting in the event, managed by Costello Boxing Club. Saunders was an active duty Marine from 1999-2003 and was deployed to Kuwait where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003, prior to being honorably discharged. Saunders is happy to participate in the event, noting, “Anything that helps my fellow veterans.”

Tickets are $25.00 and sponsorships and boxing spots are still available. Liberty is proud to support the IUEC and the U.S. military veterans.

About Fight Night:

The fight is scheduled for September 17, with a rain date of September 18, 2016. Katie O’ Donnell’s is located at 4501 Woodhaven Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154. Those interested in boxing in the show may contact Juan “Ding Ding” Rivera at 215-240-9370. Please contact Ed Loomis, IUEC Local No. 5 at 215-397-8706 for sponsorship and ticket information. Visit for more information.

About A Lift For A Vet:
A Lift For A Vet is a charitable organization organized by members of the Local 5 International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC). Their mission includes installing elevators, home lifts, stair lifts or wheelchair lifts in the residences of U.S. military service veterans from any era. To read more about this organization, visit
Posted: 06/10/2016

2014 NYC Construction Codes – Elevator Brake Maintenance Requirements

Pursuant to the 2014 NYC Building Code (“Code”) APPENDIX K, Chapter K1, Section, “the driving-machine brake shall be maintained annually to ensure proper operations…” This includes maintenance of the residual pads (anti-magnetic pads,) lining and running clearances; pins and levers; spring; sleeves and guide bushings; discs and drums; and brake coil and plunger.

In addition, any devices and/or controller software to monitor the brake system must be operational and maintained as needed. The Code requires records to be kept of such maintenance, and the attachment of a metal tag on the controller indicating the elevator maintenance company and date of service.

Full compliance with the requirements of this new code shall be December 31, 2016 and every year thereafter. Please note that all customers affected by this new code will receive a proposal to perform the annual brake maintenance.

The latest code updates are geared toward passenger safety, which is our number one priority. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact, (973) 279-1390.

Respectfully Submitted,

Douglas J. Muttart