1993 marked two decades of gaining life experience working in a structural fabrication shop for IAC founder and CEO Richard Black. Starting at ground zero, he worked his way up through the ranks to finally become the General Manager. It was during 1993 that Rich became involved with a colleague who was in the engineering field. Their joint focus was to design an economical elevator which could be factory-built and easily installed. The design included the hoistway shaft for housing the elevator and its' machine.