ThyssenKrupp North America has announced that their Canadian factory, where they produced “Northern” elevator systems, will be closed by the summer of 2016.  We presume that this will be the end of the Northern product line, including Normic 3200 elevator controls that are commonly installed throughout Canada.  Obviously, this raises concerns of obsolescence for existing Northern elevator owners, although for now it is indicated that ThyssenKrupp will continue to support the product line from other factories.