"The Anaheim Convention Center has been using the Ascension portable wheelchair lifts since 1996. They are by far the best wheelchair lifts on the market. It is built with quality and because of this, we can always rely on them to work when they are needed. In my book Ascension is heads above their competition. All the safety features that they put in their wheelchair lift are why it is so user friendly."
James Eddy, Stores & Wardrobe Manager
Anaheim Convention Center
"The Arlington Convention Center has been using the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift for about 14 years, and it has always been reliable each time it was needed. We especially appreciate the many safety features that prevent it from being misused or used in an inappropriate manner."
Dave Johnson, Operations Manager
Arlington Convention Center
"The Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center has owned an Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift since March of 2000. To say that we are pleased with this product would be an understatement. The lift has performed flawlessly and because of its ease of use, has bailed us out of many a situation where the need to make our stage sets accessible was not known until virtually the last minute! The lift requires minimal maintenance and is always ready to go when we need it. I wish we could say that about all our equipment. Keep up the good work!"
Michael Dyer, Director, Bass Park Complex
Bangor Auditorium and Civic Center
"We have used our lift for about two years, the times that we needed it, it was easy to transport and set to the height of our stages."
Terry Beard, Custodial Maintenance Supervisor
Century II Convention Center
"Just a quick memo to thank you for the customer support we received as we endeavoured to install the Ascension wheelchair lift into the center bleacher area of a hockey arena. Due to the original construction details having precast concrete slabs forming the seating space with no structure below, this was not a straightforward project, thus your input and frequent follow up was greatly appreciated. Upon completion, the lift performs well as we expected and is a valuable asset for user patrons who now may attend games while seated at center ice. Our Arena Operators will be monitoring the usage and quite likely budget for additional installations in the future. Thanks again."
Stan Russell, Supervisor of Project Services
City of Winnipeg, Planning Property & Development, Building Services Division
Winnipeg, MB Canada
"We here at the Dallas Convention Center are very satisfied with Ascension's Portable Wheelchair Lift. It is very versatile which enables us to use it on varying heights of staging as well as move it to different locations. The lift is very durable and has not had any mechanical problems during the six years we have had it."
Stanley Hayes, Operations Manager
Dallas Convention Center
"I can honestly say that the Ascension portable lift is a reliable, sturdy, easy to operate, attractive, space saving alternative to ADA ramps for staging. I have used them in three facilities (David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Hynes Convention Center, and the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center) and have trained staff in their operation with positive results. The portability of the unit is another key reason for owning it; utilizing multiple ramps is an expensive, time consuming and space demanding answer to client services when all you have to do is move the lift from one location to another."
Paul O'Connell, Director of Operations
David L. Lawrence Convention Center
"We are very happy with our unit, and it has helped us out a lot on locating people to a stage setting in conferences and conventions. Thanks!"
Dwaine Schuldt, Operations Director
Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center
"You guys must make a great product, the unit we have at the Duke Energy Convention Center is still being utilized to this very day. I will hold onto your contact information "just in case" there may be a need down the road."
Darren Cotton, Director of Operations
Duke Energy Convention Center
"It's a great buy. The lift is easy to use and very helpful in getting people into difficult areas."
Lee Amabisca, Maintenance Supervisor
Fresno Convention Center
"We have used the Ascension portable wheelchair lift now for about two years. In that time, it has become apparent that it is the superior way to gain access to our staging. Our ramps have been gathering dust in the storage areas. Not only is it faster and safer than a ramp system it requires less space in both the event layout and storage of the unit. A win, win situation. In a convention center everything is always on the move and having the lift on wheels fit our needs perfectly."
Monty Patrick, Building Supervisor
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Ft Wayne, IN
"We have had the lift in service since 1997 and have found it to be a valuable tool. We use it on a limited basis where we utilize seating risers & stages that would create a barrier to attendees who have mobility issues. It has been trouble-free requiring little maintenance and is well received by our clients."
Mike Polovcin, Director of Operations
Hawaii Convention Center
"I would to like to thank Brent Williams and his staff for providing the Ascension wheelchair lift, Model 5460P, for the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. We purchased one about three years ago. It provides easy set up, and one or two persons can set it up which makes it efficient. We have many events, and our clients love it. Building size 1.2 million square ft of space, three large ballrooms, four large exhibits halls, and several meeting rooms. Please take the time to view our building on the internet at www.SanAntonio.gov and book your next event here to see the San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo, Fiesta Texas, and Sea World. We are so pleased with your product that I have put in an order for three more, and they will arrive this year. The training video is great."
David Gonzales, Building Maintenance Officer
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX
"In the six years that we have owned our wheel chair lift, it has proven to be one of the easiest and most invaluable pieces of equipment in our inventory. Setting it up with the various sizes of risers and staging that we have is easy and maintenance is so simple it practically takes care of itself."
Ed Harris, Operations Manager
Knoxville Convention Center
"We had the good fortune of purchasing an Ascension SLA-2050ES wheelchair lift in October of 1997. Prior to this time we had no means of allowing persons with disabilities to access stages higher than 2'. Now that we host eight high school graduations and three University Commencements we have found the lift to be invaluable to our operation for these events in particular. We also use the lift for banquets and other events throughout our facilities. The lift is adaptable to a variety of stage heights which is critical for us. We are also very pleased with the lift's ease of operation and safety features. Equally important to us is the fact that Ascension has always been available for us anytime we have questions or need help with the lift. Their customer service is outstanding and I recommend this product and Ascension for anyone looking to secure a lift."
Chuck Vestal, Assistant Director of Event Services
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
"The Los Angeles Convention Center has used our two portable Ascension wheelchair lifts continuously for 13 years. The units are of the highest quality construction and design and have only required regular, routine lubrication and inspection. The lifts have been extremely reliable and have never failed to operate properly. Thanks for an excellent and reliable product."
Allen Ward, Building Repairer Supervisor
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, CA
“Great equipment for our facilities here in Boston at the MCCA!”
Joe Rooney, Maintenance Systems Manager
Massachusetts Convention Center Authority / Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
"The MassMutual Center has owned the Ascension portable wheelchair lift since 2006. We have used the lift for numerous events here in our facility. The unit is very easy to transport, set up and operate. It is very flexible as it works at many stage heights and is a very dependable unit."
Scott Griffith, Director of Operations
“We have a few older Ascension models that are still in use, and we use the Ascension Virtuoso in our newest building. We are happy with the easy set up and operation, and its reliability. We use the lifts several times a year. It saves a lot of space, time and manpower as opposed to the ramps we used in the past.”
Raymond J. Miller, Meeting Room Logistics Manager
"I wanted to let you know the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift that was purchased for the Miami Beach Convention Center continues to perform well. The unit is also easy to set up."
Steve Clark, Director of Operations
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami Beach, FL
"I'm very pleased with my purchase of the Ascension wheelchair lift. I have an Arena, Concert Hall, amphitheater, commercial exhibit hall and meeting rooms. This unit has proved the most flexible in meeting all my needs to provide wheelchair access to my various stage heights. The large casters have made it easily transportable among the facilities. I have found none to match it in use, flexibility, transportability and reliability. You have my full endorsement."
John C. Fuhrmann, Events and Services Manager
Neil Blaisdell Center
"We have used the Ascension portable wheelchair lift now for about ten years and I can easily say that it is a superior way to access our different stage configurations in our facility. It is a labor saving asset for our operations crew, very portable, stores away neatly and easy to operate for our clients. Over the years our clients have become accustomed to using this great piece of equipment during their events. A great buy!"
Doug Phipps, Director of Operations
NorthWest Georgia Trade & Convention Center
"The Ontario Convention Center has had the Ascension lift for 12 years. I honestly can say it's a great product, we are very pleased."
Clemmie Taylor, Senior Operations Manager
Ontario Convention Center
"We at the Peoria Civic Center have been very satisfied with our portable wheelchair lift. We have had our model for over fifteen years. As of today we have not had one operational problem with it. Clients are constantly requesting its use in our halls, ballroom and even arena at times. If you are looking for a great quality product with prolonged durability, you will not go wrong with Ascension. This is a solid product."
Jason Bain, Operations Manager
Peoria Civic Center
"I just wanted to take a moment and share with you our experience here at the Phoenix Convention Center and Venues with your Ascension Vertical Portable Wheelchair lift. It has been a pleasure working with these units. As you are already aware, we've already had 2 units before we bought the 3rd unit for the expansion. My staff loves working with them because they are simple to operate, to set-up and take down. Plus, it saves us a lot of time and labor from setting up a wheel chair ramp. Since we owned them, we have not had any major malfunctioning on any of these units. I would recommend these units to any company out there that is in the process of buying one or considering to purchase one in the future."
Prasan De Silva, Event Services Manager
Phoenix Convention Center & Venues
"The electric Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift has been a great addition to our equipment inventory. We had previously used a portable wheelchair ramp which took up more space, time and labor to put into position. Many times in the past we would have to adjust our setup to accommodate the long ramp. With the electric Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift, we can place it just about anywhere, it can be set up and operational in minutes for those last minute requests, and it looks beautiful. This one piece of equipment has noticeably elevated our service to a new level."
Rick Romio, Facility Services Manager
San Diego Concourse
San Diego, CA
"We have used the Ascension SLA 2050ESD lift in our buildings for about 7 years now. We use it approximately 3-4 times a year and have had great results."
Russ Northup, Building Maintenance Superintendent
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
"I just wanted you to know that it has been over 7 years now since we had purchased the wheelchair lift. At the old convention center we used it about 5 times. It worked really well and met all the needs of our clients. When the City of Santa Fe decided to build a new and real convention center we had to store the wheel chair lift for almost three years. When we opened in October of 2008 we brought the wheel lift to the new convention center. In January 2009 we had a request to use the wheel chair lift for Assisted Dogs of the South West and their owners who are handicap. It took us about 20 minutes to figure out because we had not used it in three years. Once we figured it out, it worked like a charm. Our client was very happy. I have used it twice since then and have had no problem setting it up or using it. The thing I really like is the customer service I get from Ascension. You guys have called me monthly to check on the lift and how's it working. You also sent me extra keys as well with no questions asked. This is the customer service that I would love to get from all the other companies I deal with. I'm so happy that I purchased the wheelchair lift from Ascension. I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks again for being so attentive to all my needs, you guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
William Trujillo, Operations Manager
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
Santa Fe, NM
"We purchased an Ascension SLA-2000 portable lift in 1994 and have had fifteen years of flawless performance. The lift is easy to transport, simple to set up and extremely safe to operate. The versatility of the lift allows us to utilize the lift for various stage heights and the portability allows us to use the lift at different locations. It is safe, dependable and provides the client with a stable and secure means of accessing the stage. Thank you, Ascension, for providing a safe and reliable product."
Ronnie Hammond, Division Manager
Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation
"We have Ascension lifts in both the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena and in the new Spokane Convention Center. We have found both lifts to be very effective in assisting our disabled guests with access to head tables and stages. The lifts you sold us years ago are still functioning very well. Thanks for a great product which allows us to provide a great service for our guests."
Kevin Twohig, General Manager
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
"We have been using the Ascension Portable Wheelchair lift for quite a few years and have had great success with it. Our clients find it very accommodating and easy to operate. Our staff appreciates the ease in which they can move it from venue to venue. It has been a great investment and a great addition to our facilities."
Andrew Brown, Event Services Manager
Tucson Convention Center
"Two years ago, we purchased an Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift and have been quite happy with its operation. We've used it a number of times to aid those with disabilities to access stages for everything from receiving diplomas to giving speeches. It has met our needs with regard to the Americans With Disabilities Act much better than the very long ramp that we used to use. Being a convention facility, we are required by our clients to erect stages of differing heights and the flexibility of the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift allows people in wheelchairs to easily gain access to the stage surface no matter what the height is. Our Event Services Support Staff enjoys working with the Portable Wheelchair Lift as it is easy to move from space to space, as needed. It is also extremely easy to set up and it can be done in just a few minutes. Most of all, those in wheelchairs enjoy the ease of operation of the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift, the safety features and the smooth ride up or down from the platform."
Bob Mayer, Director
Tulsa Convention Center
"This is the second building I have managed and have recommended to the board to invest in an Ascension Lift for the facility. When combining the ease in setting it up, ability to place it where ever needed, simple training for the staff, along with the savings in time, labor and storage of the unit over the previous method of building the long and complicated ramps to the stage or platforms, the facts speak for themselves. I would and have recommended this unit to people who are looking for a versatile, sturdy, portable, reliable and easy to operate machine. The lift has proven to staff and our guests that it is worth every penny of the cost and investment."
Glenn Walinski, Facility Manager
Tyson Events Center
Sioux City, IA
"We have only used the lift about a dozen times over the past 5 years, but when we have put it in play, it saved countless hours of labor time and having to construct an accessible ramp to accommodate the stage rise. Add the square footage necessary to set a ramp and there is nothing that beats the Ascension Portable Wheelchair Lift. If there is a last minute notification of the need, we don't sweat it at all. We have also used it for ambulatory guests with limited mobility that cannot negotiate steps up to a head table. It's a vital piece of our meeting and convention equipment inventory."
Lawrence E. Gawronski, CFE, VP/Executive Director
Vicksburg Convention Center and Auditorium
"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about our wheelchair lift we bought from you. It has served us well for over 15 years and has been very dependable. It has also saved us a lot of labor due to the fact we used to install wheelchair ramps. These ramps usually take us four times the labor to set and strike. I'm very pleased with it and would recommend it to anyone that's in the market for one."
Fuad N. Rabbo, Set-up Supervisor
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
"Our facilities host College and High School Graduations, political gatherings, concerts, and religious gatherings just to name a few. The lift has been a great addition to our equipment inventory and our customers are very pleased that we have purchased it. It is operator friendly which means it only takes one person to operate it from any level and it is quick and easy to transport and set up. This was a very good purchase."
Jim White, Assistant General Manager/Operations Manager
Red Deer, AB Canada
"The Wisconsin Center District (WCD) owns/operates three facilities in downtown Milwaukee: the Frontier Airlines Center (convention complex), the U.S. Cellular Arena, and the Milwaukee Theatre. Given the diverse types of events and patrons that utilize these venues, it was necessary to find a lift that was safe, portable, easy to use, and work in conjunction with our different stage heights. We also were looking for a lift that the patrons would be able to operate on their own allowing them the independence they often desire. In order to meet all of these needs, the WCD selected the Ascension Vertical Portable Wheelchair Lift. This unit has allowed us the ability to meet the needs of our ADA patrons, and has provided consistent service for over a decade."
Robert Seefeld, Director of Building Services
Wisconsin Center District
"I have purchased two of he Ascension Wheelchair lifts so far in my career. One at a trade and convention center in Georgia and the other for an arena and conference center in Texas. I found them both to be of quality construction and completely reliable. At both venues our disabled patrons, keynotes, artists, or other featured guests have been extremely complimentary on this fine product. I would recommend the Ascension lift to any public assembly venue."
Timothy C. Mabe CFE, CMP, CMM, MBA
President & CEO
High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau