Tuesday, 28 January 2020
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thyssenkrupp to acquire Nashville Machine Elevator

thyssenkrupp Elevator has acquired the Elevator division of Nashville Machine Company.

In the past year, thyssenkrupp Elevator North America has announced it would be building the tallest elevator test tower in the U.S. as part of its new North American headquarters in Atlanta. (Photo: © thyssenkrupp Elevator)

Formerly the exclusive distributor in the Middle Tennessee area for thyssenkrupp Elevator, Nashville Machine Elevator (NME) has 130 employees, they all will be given the opportunity to join thyssenkrupp.

The office will be integrated into thyssenkrupp as one of its branches in the Southeast, joining sister locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Memphis, Tennessee. "As one of our most trusted distributors, Nashville Machine Elevator has consistently demonstrated an expertise and commitment to thyssenkrupp and our state-of-the-art products and technology," said Steve Wedge, Interim CEO and CFO of thyssenkrupp Elevator North America.

"Their strong relationships in the Nashville area coupled with an excellent service, modernization and new installation base makes Nashville Machine and its hard-working employees a perfect fit in the growing thyssenkrupp Elevator family."

Highly respected global elevator leader

HandwerkNashville Machine Company began servicing and installing elevators nearly 100 years ago, eventually establishing itself as the largest full-service elevator company serving the Middle Tennessee area.

"Today is an exciting day for Nashville Machine Elevator, joining a highly respected global elevator leader that is deeply committed to the industry and the people they serve," said Sam Chitty, General Manager of NME.

"Since the 1920s, we have prided ourselves on providing high-quality elevator service and products for the Middle Tennessee area, and we are thrilled that we will be able to continue that tradition as a member of thyssenkrupp."


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