Elevator Man Stories: 40 Years of Stories in the Trade

Elevator Man Stories: 40 Years of Stories in the Trade

by Jim Collett


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453692288
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

The best part of all my years in the Business was the people I worked for, around and with. While still in high school, I started working part time as a junior draftsman for Haughton Elevator Company in Glendale, California in the early 1960s. I left the office and became a construction helper for the same company. I was drafted in 1965 and served two years in the US Army. After returning from the Army I went back to work for Haughton. I worked many jobs in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and finally ended up in San Diego. In San Diego I worked for Haughton, Montgomery, Westinghouse and back to Haughton again. In the early 1970's I turned out as a mechanic and then as an adjuster. I adjusted for Haughton in San Diego and Los Angeles. I left San Diego in 1980 for Seattle to take a job as a Service Superintendent. After two years I hired on with US as the Repair/Construction Manager. Missing the field, it was back to Haughton for Mod work all over the Pacific Northwest. The company sent me to Sacramento for a large job. After leaving Schindler- Haughton I worked for Keystone and then Reliable in Los Angeles and back to Sacramento. I hit the bench for awhile until "The Elevator Gods Smiled upon Me" and I was offered a job in Monterey, California as an LR for Tri County Elevator. I worked for Tri County for twelve years and retired in 2000. The last job with Tri County was the best job I ever had along with the best boss, "Harold", I ever worked for. After 40 years in the business and a member of Locals 8, 18 and 19, I am now happily retired in Monterey, California with my charming, beautiful wife, "Patti", a Chihuahua named "Belle" and a strange looking cat known as "Kitty".

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