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Delta Supplies Elevators to Waterloo’s First Four-Star Hotel

The Delta Waterloo hotel is now open at the Barrel Yards development in Uptown. It is the only four-star, full-service hotel in the marketplace and is ideally located close to the city’s two universities, hundreds of high tech companies, and internationally recognized public institutes. The hotel is also next to one of the future Ion LRT stops that will provide a connection to the Regional transportation corridor.

Inside the facility are three Delta Elevator MRL units, custom-designed to blend with the high-quality, premiere service approach of the Delta Hotel chain.

The Delta Waterloo hotel is one phase of the Barrel Yards block currently under construction by Auburn Developments, which also includes four high-rise condominium buildings (The Cooperage) with views overlooking Silver Lake in Waterloo Park.

Delta Elevators to be Installed in Toronto’s Prestigious Life Condominiums

Delta Elevator is pleased to be working with Chestnut Hill Homes and Quadrangle Architects for the supply of elevators at the Life Condominiums in Toronto.

This prestigious development is located at Yonge and Merton in the quiet and safe midtown area. The 13-storey midrise architectural gem has 149 urban suites, comprising studio, one, two, and three bedroom designs.

Delta Supplies Glass Elevators for CN Tower Plaza Re-development

Delta Elevator worked with Graham Infrastructure to supply the 910 kg capacity elevators for the re-development of the CN Tower plaza. The two units were installed in 2013 as part of the re-vitalization of the entrance to Toronto’s iconic landmark tower.

From inside, the glass cabs provide a scenic overview of the courtyard. From outside, the glass shafts provide an excellent insight into the mechanical workings of a hydraulic elevator. Check them out next time you are visiting downtown Toronto!

New TSSA Compliance Dates for Car Top Railings and Maintenance Control Program

The Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) recently released the updated Code Adoption Document (CAD) Amendment 261/13-r1 effective September 15, 2013. The CAD includes revised compliance dates for Car Top Railings and Maintenance Control Programs pertaining to elevating devices in Ontario.

Car Top Railings must now be completed by May 1, 2014. These important features are required by the TSSA to ensure the safety of Mechanics and Inspectors while working on the top of elevators meeting certain criteria.

Maintenance Control Programs (MCPs) must now be in place for existing elevating devices by March 31, 2014. These control documents have been mandated by the TSSA to ensure that every elevator in Ontario has a documented procedure for ensuring its safe operation.

For more information, please see the TSSA website at http://www.tssa.org.

Delta to Provide Elevators for One Victoria

Momentum Developments has recently chosen Delta Elevator to provide the elevating devices solution for its exciting development at 1 Victoria Street in Kitchener, Ontario.

One Victoria condos

Surrounded by an abundance of activity, this premiere condominium development will invigorate the corner of King and Victoria Streets.

Life here will be energized by the verve of downtown, the vitality of the Innovation District and the expediency of the new Transit Hub with a light-rail transit system.

Two Local Universities Choose Delta Elevator for New Building Projects

Delta Elevator is pleased to announce that it has been selected to supply two MRL elevators for Wilfrid Laurier University’s new Global Innovation Exchange (GIE) facility. The GIE is the new home for the WLU School of Business and Economics and the department of Mathematics.

The state-of-the-art facility will be prominently situated on the North side of University Ave West, across the road from the WLU Waterloo Campus main entrance. The 215,000 square foot facility will include a 1,000-seat auditorium, seven lecture halls, and an indoor atrium. The building design is intended to meet a minimum of LEED Gold standard.

The University of Waterloo has also selected Delta to supply two MRL elevators for its new Science Teaching Complex. The five-storey, 120,000 square foot building will be nestled in the heart of campus. The facility will include a 425-seat amphitheatre, a 300-seat lecture hall and various additional lecture halls and laboratories. Student lounges and meeting rooms will cater to undergraduate students as the new home for science students. The new facility is being built to LEED Silver standards.

Delta is proud to supply new elevators, maintenance and service to our local schools, colleges and universities and to employ graduates from area schools and post-secondary institutions.

Delta Elevator Releases New Diagnostic Interface for DMPC Controllers

The Delta Diagnostic Interface (DDI) is a state-of-the-art interface for servicing Delta DMPC elevator controllers by providing user feedback and input capabilities to facilitate maintenance and repair.

The DDI comes fully supported by Delta Elevator’s technical staff. Additional benefits include:

  • Easy installation
  • Access to controller data
  • Generic unit
  • Backwards compatibility
  • User friendly interface
Delta Diagnostic Interface for DMPC elevator controllers
Delta Diagnostic Interface for DMPC elevator controllers

The multi-purpose unit can be included with new DMPC elevator controller installations or modernizations, used to replace current NPTools, or added to existing DMPC controllers.

More information about the Delta DDI can be found on our Elevator Controllers page.

Delta Elevator Selected for The Stockyards Project in Toronto

Delta is pleased to announce that it has been selected to supply the elevators for The Stockyards project in Toronto.

The Stockyards is a brownfield redevelopment being built by Traugott Building Contractors for RioCan REIT and Trinity Development Group.

The site will feature a new approach to urban shopping that includes multi-storey parking and retail facilities. The Stockyards includes the first purpose-built Target store in Canada, along with other well-known retailers such as Best Buy, Old Navy, and PetSmart.

The 554,000 square foot development is centrally located at Weston Road and St. Claire Avenue West and is mass transit accessible. The opening is scheduled for Fall 2013/Spring 2014.

45 Years and Still Growing!

The following article appeared in The Waterloo Region Record in May 2012.

45 Years and Still Growing!

Walter Guderian was a teenager when he and his family arrived in Waterloo Region as immigrants from Germany. After working for Otis Elevator for ten years, Guderian founded Delta Elevator in Kitchener, which is celebrating 50 years of business in Southern Ontario.

Today, President and CEO Andrew Friedel manages Delta’s daily operations along the same values of integrity, service and quality that Guderian imbedded into the company’s professional culture years ago. It is an approach that dates back to Guderian’s apprenticeship days, explains Friedel, and is something customers appreciate still today.

When Delta Elevator started in 1967 it was a one-man maintenance business that Guderian ran from his home. Forty-five years later it is a full-service organization with over 100 employees, including engineers doing research and design, and skilled workers in the on-site manufacturing facility.

“We are a Canadian company that still designs and manufactures its own product instead of sourcing it from other places in the world,” says Friedel. Elevators are built and assembled in pieces. When companies order the components they need from overseas, they aren’t able to respond to unanticipated adjustments that might need to be made during the construction phase.

“By manufacturing our products in-house, Delta is able to provide builders with customizable solutions on the spot,” he says, “and we only make what we need when we are ready to install it. If something changes in the design of a building or during construction, we are able to respond and make adjustments on the fly rather than having to say that the product is in a container somewhere on the way here and that it’s too late to make changes.”

In recent years, Delta Elevator has broadened its operations and entered markets in Toronto and Peterborough where the company has established branch offices. Head office and main operations, however, have always been in Kitchener with all intents that they will remain there. Since 2000, administration, manufacturing, repair, and the main parts depot have been located in the 53,000 square foot facility the company owns at 509 Mill Street in Kitchener.

“We have had opportunity to move to other places, but we want to be part of this community,” says Friedel. As a community member, Delta has made contributions to various local charities over the years including the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, and Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW). They have also supported the community by recruiting locally and growing from within.

“Trades people are in demand, and because of the demographics in Canada, it looks like there is going to be quite a shortage,” says Friedel. Elevators are not a simple product, he adds, so Delta invests heavily in developing its own trades people, as often as possible choosing to groom their elevator mechanics through the apprenticeship program to ensure that they share the same values and have the necessary technical capabilities.

Delta also has a strong connection to the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA), an industry organization made up of elevator companies from across the country. Guderian, a past president, was one of CECA’s founding members in 1973. “It was very important to him personally to see this organization develop and become an effective part of what we do as an industry,” says Friedel.

Members of CECA work together as a group to promote the elevator industry in Canada. They do that in part by providing the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA), an arms-length organization that approves and inspects every commercial and multi-residential elevator in Ontario, with suggestions about the things that should be considered in terms of improving elevator safety.

Consequently, Ontario is one of the most regulated jurisdictions in Canada when it comes to elevator safety. The result is that the province has one of the best safety records in the country, which according to Friedel means that riding an elevator in Ontario “is one of the safest ways for people to move.”

Delta to Supply MRL Elevators for Columbia Corporate Centre

Delta Elevator is pleased to announce that it has been selected to supply MRL elevators for the Columbia Corporate Centre.

Activa Group is undertaking this high-profile re-development of the former La-Z-Boy facility in Waterloo, Ontario. Located next to the new Waterloo Regional Police Division 3 building, the complex will encompass 157,000 square feet when completed.

Auburn Selects Delta Elevator for Barrel Yards Development

Delta has been selected to provide the overhead traction elevators for the Barrel Yards in Uptown Waterloo.

This significant project by Auburn Developments is an urban community on the doorstep of the city core. There are a variety of living options including townhomes, apartments and live/work spaces. The Barrel Yards incorporates the city’s rich history and a sense of community in a modern, impeccably designed neighbourhood.