New modular elevator added to mill building

People going down Falls Road on Tuesday might have noticed something unique going on in the midst of construction taking place at the Rocky Mount Mills.

A fully assembled elevator hoisted high in the air by a large crane was slowly dropped in a section of the Main Mill building. The company Resolute Elevator out of Burlington was used as a subcontractor by general contractor C.T. Wilson Construction Co. to install a Phoenix Modular Elevator at the Mills. The company is an authorized distributor of the elevator.

A modular elevator is comprised of a welded steel hoistway that contains the elevator rails, hydraulic jack, pit ladder, pit light, pit ground-fault circuit-interrupter, hoistway door system, all related wiring and the car pre-installed inside.