About NEII


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What is neii

NEII stands for "National Elevator Industry, Inc." We are the premier national trade association for the elevator and escalator industry. NEII's membership is comprised of the global leaders that manufacture, install, and/or maintain elevators, escalators, and other related building transportation products. We provide advocacy, codes and safety expertise and industry research.

Our world-wide affect

We are global


Our members are some of the largest companies in the world that manufacture/install/maintain elevators & escalators.

85% of hours worked

We represents an estimated 85 percent of the total hours worked within the industry.

25,000+ U.S. JOBS

NEII members employ more than 25,000 people in the U.S. and indirectly support hundreds of thousands of American jobs in affiliate industries.


When it comes to the success of our members - the global leaders in the elevator and escalator industry - and the advancement of safe and innovative products for the riding public, our commitment can be summed up in three words: we are dedicated. Our relentless effort to safety, innovation, productivity and advocacy has transformed us into the leading industry voice.

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We think it's a benefit to have a collective voice on certain issues, such as safety, compliance, and introducing new technologies. NEII also helps us work with our colleagues across the industry.

Jesse Matuson - TK Elevator - Member, NEII Government Affairs Committee

The mission of NEII is very important to the overall industry, especially involving safety, code development, and innovation. It gives us a voice among the leaders of the elevator industry to come together, discuss issues, learn, and further the overall mission of the NEII companies.

Tom Vining - Otis Americas - Past President, BOD

Companies are members of NEII for a multitude of reasons, but primarily it revolves around the benefits to our organization and the benefits to the industry itself. With NEII's competent staff they can easily fulfill the needs of our business and other related businesses. They provide proficient and efficient solutions.

Sterrett Lloyd - Draka Elevator Products - Member, BOD

TK Elevator believes that working toward common goals like safety and compliance helps us align and coordinate these issues with a common outcome. Industry reporting gives us valuable insight into industry trends. Also, the code finder and other resources that NEII provides, like the various committees, help drive industry cohesiveness.

Jon McCabe - TK Elevator, Former Member, Board of Directors.

NEII gives voice to the industry, pushing innovation and safety. The expertise of the NEII staff is broad and deep in the elevator industry. Through all of our work on the various committees, NEII is becoming more and more effective at promoting safety and innovation throughout the industry.

Christopher Moore - OTIS Americas

It's all about education. The world of building transportation is rapidly changing, and during that time you need an organization like NEII to help you educate the general public about those changes.

Dennis Van Milligen - TK Elevator

The benefit of having a full-time NEII staff is that they are able to stay focused on action plans and initiatives for the industry. What makes me proud of our affiliation with NEII is watching the improvement in safety measures. As the industry grows, it's really rewarding to see that NEII's work is having a positive impact.

Erik Zommers - Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevator/Escalator Division, Member, BOD