December 2021

PHL: Passenger Transfer Vehicles Are No Thing Of The Past


Written By: PHL Newsroom • See The Original Article Here Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is one of a few airports in America that continues to utilize its Passenger Transfer Vehicles (PTVs). The vehicles, also known as “Plane Mates” or “mobile lounges,” were designed by Eero Saarinen in the 1960s. With commercial air travel booming and airports expanding, there became a demand for a new and innovative way to travel within the facilities. The goal of the PTVs was to accommodate passengers who did not want to walk long distances within airports and preferred an elevated experience. These peculiar looking vehicles have been utilized at PHL since the 1970s and 1980s and serve as waiting areas for passengers who are then driven to board their planes. PHL has a total of six PTVs. Each vehicle is 60-feet long, weighs 76,000 pounds (38 tons), travels approximately 26 miles-per-hour and can carry more than 100 passengers at a time. The PTVs are typically utilized to support international flights in A-East and A-West during condensed periods of time when gates may not be readily available. A portal in A-East near gate A6 is where PTVs load and unload guests directly into the terminal. “Our PTVs are another tool to accommodate our guests in the event of gate unavailability or emergency situations so they can continue their journeys,” said PHL Deputy Director of Facilities Maintenance Allan Moore. “We want to do our [...]

PHL: Passenger Transfer Vehicles Are No Thing Of The Past2021-12-16T12:23:31-05:00

April 2020

Elliott-Lewis’ COVID-19 Response


Elliott-Lewis received an official shout out on KYW for our work at the Holiday Inn Express at 1305 Walnut, and the organization has also been instrumental in  setting up the Liacouras Center as a field hospital during Philadelphia's COVID-19 response. See the link below for more:

Elliott-Lewis’ COVID-19 Response2020-04-17T13:51:21-04:00

May 2018

Elliott-Lewis Corporation offers condolences to the family of Thomas H. “Tim” Lewis, Jr.


Tim’s father, Thomas H. Lewis, Sr., was one of the founders of Elliott-Lewis Corporation in 1905. Tim joined the company in 1948 after graduating from Dartmouth College and a stint in the U.S. Navy as a flight engineer. He took over leadership of the company in 1967, the year his father died. He served as President and CEO of Elliott-Lewis Corporation until his retirement at age 78. During that time, he also served as President of the Electrical Association of Philadelphia and was Chairman of the Academy of Applied Electrical Science, a program which was set up in Philadelphia schools giving hands on technical teaching of electrical construction, qualifying students for jobs in electrical construction upon graduation. He was given the Thomas A. Edison Distinguished Citizen Award and served two terms as National President of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America. After his retirement, he never stopped asking and caring about the company and its accomplishments and most importantly about all of the employees. He will always be remembered as a kind and caring man, truly a gentleman, who will be missed by all who had the privilege to meet him over the years.

Elliott-Lewis Corporation offers condolences to the family of Thomas H. “Tim” Lewis, Jr.2018-07-26T19:12:40-04:00

October 2017

Elliott-Lewis Show Their Stripes for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House


On September 29th, Elliott-Lewis got to #ShowYourStripes for Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Executive Director of that organization,  Susan Campbell, manned the Sautter Crane and was joined by a number of stripe socks clad Elliott-Lewis employees for this uplifting occasion in front of Elliott-Lewis' Black Lake Place headquarters. Elliott-Lewis provides mechanical service for the facility and will be performing the mechanical scope of work and crane services for the expansion of Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House.

Elliott-Lewis Show Their Stripes for the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House2018-07-23T14:22:13-04:00

August 2017

Mikros Systems Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Elliott-Lewis Corporation to Offer Secure, Predictive HVAC Maintenance Solution


Bringing military-grade, cybersecure technology to enable remote monitoring and predictive maintenance for building management Princeton, N.J., Aug. 16, 2017: Mikros Systems Corporation (OTCQB: MKRS) and Elliott-Lewis Corporation announced today that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding to offer a condition-based maintenance solution for Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC) equipment. Mikros will provide hardware and software development, system integration and test services based on its proprietary Prognostics Framework solution. Elliott-Lewis will provide subject matter expertise and technical consulting services for requirements definition, on-site installation and testing. Currently, Mikros and Elliott-Lewis have two active pilot systems that are providing key maintenance data on a daily basis to their technicians. According to a July 2016 report, the market for HVAC services is expected to reach over $90 billion by 2022. The Mikros/Elliott-Lewis maintenance solution aims to help property owners and managers increase the reliability and security of their HVAC systems. By integrating realtime and historical performance and reliability data from multiple sources, the solution can reduce system downtime, recommend proactive maintenance and decrease the likelihood of catastrophic failure. “Building management is the tip of the spear in the industrial internet-of-things,” commented Mark Malone, Mikros Vice President of Commercial Markets. “Extending our proven military maintenance systems, which use remote monitoring, defense-grade cybersecurity and [...]

Mikros Systems Announces Memorandum of Understanding with Elliott-Lewis Corporation to Offer Secure, Predictive HVAC Maintenance Solution2017-08-16T14:29:17-04:00

April 2017

Elliott-Lewis Participates in The Ronald McDonald House Telethon


Karen Sinko, Karen Clifford Fran McDonald and Barb Clark had the privilege or participating in the Ronald McDonald House Telethon again this year (With the ladies wearing their zooty new team shirts). Stay tuned for more news of Elliott-Lewis' support of The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. Philadelphia is the original flagship location of this now nation-wide organization that provides not only shelter but hope and support to the families of children who come from all over the country for treatment at CHOP.

Elliott-Lewis Participates in The Ronald McDonald House Telethon2017-04-26T16:36:54-04:00

January 2017

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Event 2017


Elliott-Lewis gives back to its community in many ways. Each year, a group from Elliott-Lewis participates in the Ronald McDonald House telethon and the Company makes a substantial contribution to that charity. The results of the Company's contributions to Ronald McDonald House took on a very special and emotional meeting at the Ronald McDonald House Thank You Event for its sponsors, which was held at Citizens Bank Park this year. The Elliott-Lewis contingent, made up of Karen Sinko, Joe Smith, Fran McDonald and Andy Detterline (behind the camera) had the honor and the pleasure of having dinner with Becca Coyle (center). Becca, who is from Brooklyn, was the featured speaker at the event. Her twins Logan and Riley arrived nearly three months early last May, weighing in at just 1.8 and 2.5 pounds. Becca and her daughter Riley have been living at Ronald McDonald House since August, shortly after her son Logan was medivaced to CHOP. Dad Jeff joins them each weekend after putting in a grueling work week as a first-year associates with a NYC law firm. Their dog, Chrissy, is in foster care that Ronald McDonald house helped them find until both twins can come home. This eloquent, [...]

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Event 20172017-01-18T13:45:22-05:00

June 2016

Elliott-Lewis Recognized for Safety Excellence


Elliott-Lewis just received  awards from the National Mechanical Contractors Association of America and the Mechanical & Service Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania for their 2015 record of having a Lost Workday Case Rate 25% below the national average.  Congratulations to everyone for keeping safe out there!

Elliott-Lewis Recognized for Safety Excellence2016-06-03T18:28:03-04:00



Joseph M. Smith has been named director of business development for Elliott-Lewis Corporation according to President and CEO William R. Sautter.  In his new role, Joe Smith will focus on methods for improving the overall experience of Elliott-Lewis’ existing customers. In addition, he will be responsible for identifying potential new clients for the organization. Smith, who joined Elliott-Lewis in 2005 as a sales engineer, has more than 30 years of experience in the mechanical construction and HVAC service industry. He earned his B.A. degree from Temple University and holds an M.S. degree from Villanova University. He and his wife, Joan, reside in Flourtown, Pennsylvania with their four children. Elliott-Lewis Corporation, founded in 1905, provides commercial HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing service and construction in the Greater Philadelphia region, New Jersey and Delaware. In addition, it provides facilities management for some of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings.  


May 2016

Rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of Elliott-Lewis’ Broad Street Run team


This year's Broad Street Run was a family affair for Elliott-Lewis. Runners included the Simonettis - Nick, daughter Sarah and son JR and the McIlhenneys - Mike Sr and son Sean. Jim Pizzi and daughter Alex manned a water stop, and Jerry Franks and son Jim prepared a terrific post-race meal for attendees, which include CEO and President Bill Sautter.

Rain doesn’t dampen the spirits of Elliott-Lewis’ Broad Street Run team2016-05-20T19:36:23-04:00
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