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GAL Manufacturing
www.gal.com / HQ: Bronx, N.Y. / Employees: 750+ / Paul Seifried, VP of operation: "One thing
that makes us shine is the intelligence of our control system."

Northeast

gal manufacturing is the
largest producer of elevator
door equipment in the united
states and canada.

Going Up?

gal manufacturing has been giving elevator
passengers a lift for 90 years. by kat zeman
Skyscrapers probably wouldn't
exist if people had to climb stairs to get
to destinations above the 10th floor.
GAL Manufacturing, an independent
manufacturer of elevator door equipment, has been around since the age
of the skyscraper had begun.
Although the company doesn't
take credit for building the urban
skylines that popped up in the 20th
century and that continue to grow,
it likes to think that it played an important part.
"The skylines would not exist if
it weren't for companies like GAL
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Manufacturing," Vice President of
Operations Paul Seifried explains.
The Bronx, N.Y.-based company
has been selling elevator door equipment, controllers and push button
panels since 1927. Operating out of
a 100,000-square-foot facility in the
Bronx, GAL offers its customers innovative solutions, technical support, and skilled capabilities.
"We open the door for you," Seifried says. "We're the largest producers of elevator door equipment
in U.S. and Canada. A good majority
of elevators have our equipment."

Generating Regeneration
In a world concerned with green initiatives and saving energy, manufacturers are now giving more attention
to improving energy usage in elevators. "One of the trends in elevators
is regenerative energy," Seifried says.
"Energy costs money. The elevator
systems are now smart enough so that
not only do they reduce energy use,
they can pump the energy back into
the building."
GAL has seen an increase in demand
for energy-efficient elevators in midrise and high-rise buildings. Traction
elevators, the most common type, pull
up their cars by means of rolling steel
ropes over a deeply grooved pulley.
The weight of the car is then balanced
by a counterweight.
Although it takes energy to make
the elevator go up, new technology


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