Ride the Pink Elevator Campaign

Metro Elevator Inc. Partners with Gilbane Building Co., Burkshire Construction and Regency Constructions Services to Raise Over $10,000 with Ohio’s Second “Ride the Pink Elevator” Campaign

The conclusion of this campaign brings the total amount raised for Susan G. Komen Northeast
and Northwest Ohio to over $15,000.

Cleveland, Ohio, February 11, 2016 — Metro Elevator Co. Inc. announced today the completion of their second “Ride the Pink Elevator” campaign in Ohio. The installation is located on the campus of MetroHealth, in the heart of Cleveland and launched in October. Through the generous donations of the job site crews, companies and community the campaign raised $10,015 for Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio. Donors included Gilbane Building Co., Burkshire Construction, Regency Construction Services, The Smith & Oby Co., Precision Environmental Co., Warren Roofing, The Walsh Group, OCP Contractors, Inc., Giorgi Interior Systems, Inc., Industrial First, Inc., Corcoran Tile & Marble, Inc., Construction Employers Association, and Painters & Allied Trades District No. 6, among others. The check presentation will be Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:15 am in the West Dining Hall at MetroHealth Medical Center, Main Campus. Campaign leaders, MetroHealth staff, Komen Northeast Ohio representatives, and donors will be in attendance.

Metro Elevator hosted a campaign kickoff at the site location in October and donations were accepted through January 2016. Gilbane is the lead construction management firm on the project, and project owner, MetroHealth, agreed to allow the installation of the bright pink elevator and pink-ribbon counter-weight on the southern exterior of the building in place of a standard construction hoist.

Metro Elevator specializes in rack and pinion construction hoist sales and leasing, and paints select elevators in the signature Komen pink to raise awareness of breast cancer. They then partner with clients, top builders, construction managers and general contractors on select projects in major cities throughout the U.S. and are working with Komen leaders in Ohio to turn this into a well-received national program.

“Through the two campaigns in Findlay and Cleveland, Metro Elevator has raised over $15,000 for two Komen affiliates in Ohio in less than a year,” said Roger Brummett, Vice President of Metro Elevator. “The Ride the Pink Elevator Campaign is unique as it focuses on reaching an audience that doesn’t always relate to messaging traditionally geared toward women.”

Metro Elevator’s initiative has converted hoist elevators into brilliant, vibrant pink fundraising ambassadors for a cause that affects approximately 12 percent of women annually

For more information and to support Metro Elevator’s Ride the Pink Elevator campaign to benefit Komen Northeast Ohio, visit www.komen.org/pinkelevator and select the “Cleveland” job site.


About Metro Elevator Inc.

Metro Elevator Co. Inc. was founded in 1970 and is based in Indianapolis, Indiana. We specialize in sales, service and leasing of various brands of rack and pinion construction hoists and elevators. Our corporate motto is, “Getting our customers to the top since 1970.” Metro Elevator also is a proud sponsor of the Indianapolis Colts and Indy Car driver Pippa Mann, in the Komen Indy car at the 2014 Indianapolis 500. Visit metroelevator.com or call 317-562-9833. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/metroelevator and Twitter @metroelevator and to make a donation visit www.komen.org/pinkelevator.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-run company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world. For more information, visit www.gilbaneco.com.

Gilbane has been providing construction management services in Ohio since 1959 and has served clients including the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, Battelle Memorial Institute, The Ohio State University, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Cleveland Indians. Gilbane is an active participant in the ACE Mentor Program, American Heart Association, Rebuilding Together, United Way and Providence House.

About Regency Construction Services

Having completed over $2 billion of construction projects since its inception, Regency Construction Services is a well-established and respected, female-owned building company completing its third decade of providing Construction Management, Design/Build and General Contracting services for a broad spectrum of programs for healthcare, civic/municipal and education clients. Supported by our staff of over 40 employees, we serve a variety of delivery approaches and provide stand-alone support services. Our solid and respected reputation and project results have provided us the opportunity to work with many recognizable clients on projects that have a high level of significance to their organizations and communities including MetroHealth’s Critical Care Pavilion Vertical Expansion Project. Regency is proud to support the Susan G. Komen movement through the “Ride the Pink Elevator” event!

About Burkshire Construction

Burkshire Construction Company, a “Female Owned Business Enterprise”, was founded in 1991 by Anne M. Burkey. About to enter its 25th year of operations, Burkshire specializes in providing selective demolition, carpentry and concrete construction services, temporary elevator services and operation, and general trades labor support. Burkshire has successfully partnered with several notable contracting firms on many of the impressive projects revitalizing the Greater Cleveland area, which now includes the MetroHealth Critical Care Pavilion-Vertical Expansion Project. Burkshire Construction Company is proud to support the Susan G. Komen movement and “The Search for the Cure”. Our Company thanks MetroHealth, Gilbane Building Company, Regency Construction Services and Metro Elevator for this unique opportunity.

About The MetroHealth System

The MetroHealth System is an essential health system committed to providing health care to everyone in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and improving the health of the community overall. Its 6,700 employees deliver care to everyone at its main campus, just west of downtown Cleveland, and at 18 other locations. It also provides health care at more than 50 additional sites in Cuyahoga County through the MetroHealth School Health Program and other community partnerships.

MetroHealth is home to Cuyahoga County’s only Level I Adult Trauma Center and only adult and pediatric burn center in the state of Ohio verified by the American Burn Association and the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. In the past year, MetroHealth provided more than one million patient visits in its hospital and health centers. MetroHealth also is an academic medical center committed to teaching and research; each of its active physicians holds a faculty appointment at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. MetroHealth has earned Magnet status, which places it in the top 7% of all hospitals nationwide for nursing excellence.

MetroHealth’s mission is, “Leading the way to a healthier you and a healthier community through service, teaching, discovery and teamwork.” For more information, visit www.metrohealth.org.

About Susan G. Komen®

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.98 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social/.

About Komen Northeast Ohio

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the Komen Northeast Ohio Cleveland and Akron Race for the Cure, Komen Northeast Ohio has invested nearly $15 million in community breast health programs in our 22-county region of Northeast Ohio and has helped contribute to the more than $889 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 216.292.CURE or visit www.komenneohio.org. Connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/komenneohio and Twitter @KomenNEOhio.