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Elevators installed with more than 4 inches of “gap space” between the hoistway doors and the elevator car doors can pose a serious safety risk. Children may become entrapped in the space and could be seriously injured or killed. This risk can be reduced with the proper installation of space guards at each floor.

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Preferred Elevator: Partners with Custom Industrial

Custom Industrial, along with our other manufacturers have the best material lifts for your business. Custom Industrial is one of our partners,  located in Florida, that manufactures material lifts. We install a wide variety of high-quality material lifts that can benefit both you and your employees. Are you looking for a safe, fast, and efficient way to transfer materials? Then Custom Industrial has various VRC Lifts that will help you accomplish this goal. What’s a VRC? Read on to learn more about them and more benefits of adding material lifts to your business.

VRC Defined

VRC stands for “vertical reciprocating conveyors.” Other similar terms for this type of unit include “material lift,” “vertical lift.”, and “cargo lift.” They are a classification of freight lifts, as they transport products and other goods from one level of a building to another, opposed to a passenger elevator that carries people. These freight lifts are highly useful in warehouses or any building that has multiple floors.

How Your Business Can Benefit From a VRC

VRC’s don’t cost as much as freight or personnel elevators. They are also safer to operate than forklifts or other methods of transporting materials. What this means is that you and your employees may not experience as many workplace injuries or material damage. Another benefit is that Custom Industrial’s VRC’s have less moving parts, which means that these lifts require less maintenance. Also, Custom Industrial’s VRC’s are 100% duty cycle, meaning that they always run at peak performance. 

Other Benefits of Material Lifts

Were you aware that you can customize your material lifts?! Just like with all of our other products, we can install material lifts that will fit your specific needs. VRC Lift Selectors (and material lifts in general) are excellent because they are custom-built for any purpose, can lift up to 10,000 pounds, lift up to 100 feet, and are fire-rated. 


Now, here is the biggest benefit! Material lifts bring more revenue into a business, especially warehouses. When you can safely, quickly, and efficiently send out your products, it means that your business has a better chance of thriving. Not to mention, your employees won’t suffer from burnout. 

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 14 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

Get in touch with us! Our business hours are Monday-Friday 8 am -5 pm. Reach us by phone at 410-238-2555, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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    Preferred Elevator

    • 7110 Golden Ring Road
      Suite 102
      Essex, MD 21221
    • Phone: 410-238-2555
    • 24/7 Emergency Service
    • Business Hours:
      Monday–Friday: 8am–5pm
    • MHIC #123888
    • Elevators Contractors License #1186
    • DC License #ELC1300867