On Monday, Clinton’s Schindler Elevator Corporation team commemorated its 25th anniversary with an employee celebration. The event included speeches from Schindler executives as well as a luncheon for employees.
“Over the past 25 years, the Clinton plant has emerged from just a vision to the largest escalator manufacturing facility in North America,” said Chuck Spell, managing director of the Clinton plant. “The consistently high productivity and performance have made a significant contribution to Schindler’s successful leadership position in the escalator marketplace.”
The Clinton plant opened in 1990. Since the very beginning, Clinton has actively supported vocational and technical training programs in the community. Its apprenticeship program provides both on-the-job experience and training programs in trades such as welding, tool- and die-making, and mechanical specialties.
Founded in 1874 in Lucerne, Switzerland, by precision engineer Robert Schindler, Schindler now moves more than 1 billion people daily, with products that can be found in many well-known buildings throughout North America, including office buildings, airports, shopping centers and retail establishments and specialty buildings.
With U.S. headquarters in Morristown, N.J., and Canadian headquarters in Toronto, Ontario, Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operating entity of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group. One of the leading global manufacturers of elevators, escalators and moving walks, Schindler employs over 5,000 people in more than 230 locations in North America.
Schindler’s Clinton plant is the largest U.S. escalator factory in terms of annual output and is committed to sustainability by manufacturing energy saving escalators and moving walks, the company said. Today, Schindler 9300 AE escalators, Schindler 9700 transit escalators, and Schindler 9500 moving walks manufactured in Clinton are distributed to the North and South American markets.