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.