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Posted: Apr 10, 2013 | by admin | none

Trane 100 Year LogoOver the past 100 years, Trane has defined the building industry by delivering performance, innovation, commitment and knowledge to bring comfort, efficiency and productivity to our customers. 

In many ways Trane is a classic American success story that grew into a global one. It began with our founder, James Trane, a Norwegian immigrant who opened his own plumbing shop in La Crosse, WI, in 1885. 

With the inspiration of cold Wisconsin winters, James Trane invented a new low-pressure heating system he proudly called the Trane Vapor Heating System. His son, Reuben, was just back from college with a degree in mechanical engineering, so father and son began manufacturing operations in 1910 and incorporated as The Trane Company in 1913. 

Damuth Trane is proud to be a part of the Trane name that has identified products and technology that has changed the H.V.A.C industry. As a franchised agent for Trane, Damuth Trane is the exclusive authorized representative of Trane commercial products and services in Hampton Roads and Northeastern North Carolina.

Posted: Feb 15, 2013 | by admin | none

Noise makers where provided at the tables to encourage audience participation during the award presentation.

Roger Shull, Director of Energy Business Development with Damuth Trane, accepted the Company’s Virginia Business’ Best Place to Work award at a luncheon Friday, February 15 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg Virginia. 

“At Damuth Trane we are improving the lives of our clients as well as our associates. For the company to be successful and have the ability to serve our community, we have to start with our associates well-being and health,” said Clint Damuth, President Damuth Trane. 

The company was ranked 6th among mid-size companies across Virginia. The mid-sized employer category consists of 100-250 associates. Other categories include small employer, with less than 100 associates, and large-sized employers, with more than 250 employees. 

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com.

Posted: Dec 31, 2012 | by admin | none

For three consecutive years Damuth Trane was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work among midsize companies by Virginia Business. The profit-sharing program, 401(k), paid community service leave, and tuition reimbursement offered to employees are a few of the amenities that make the company associate friendly.

“At Damuth Trane we are improving the lives of our clients as well as our associates. For the company to be successful and have the ability to serve our community, we have to start with our associates well-being and health,” said Clint Damuth, President Damuth Trane.

This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, its work force and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 70 companies, split into three groups: small employers (fewer than 100 employees) mid-sized employers (100-250 employees), and large-sized employers (more than 250 employees).

To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

– Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity;

– Be a publicly or privately held business;

– Have a facility in the state of Virginia;

– Have at least 15 employees working in Virginia;

– Must be in business a minimum of 1 year.

Organizations from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration, survey and analysis process and determined the final rankings.

For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com

Posted: Dec 18, 2012 | by admin | none

Roger Shull, Director of Energy Business Development with Damuth Trane, was re-elected President of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Southeastern Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, December 12th at the quarterly chapter meeting.

The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE was organized to help promote the scientific and educational interests of individuals within the energy industry and foster action for Sustainable Development. The chapter was founded by outgoing president, Mike Gaffney of Alaris Companies, in 2009.

“As Chapter President for 2013, my goal is to continue to provide membership access to practical applications and educational opportunities in the field of energy efficiency. I’m proud that we were able to attract a diverse group of industry experts to speak at our quarterly chapter meetings in 2012. These speakers and topics included:

• “Our Electric Utility – Update and a View into our Electric Future” by Dominion Virginia Power
• “Commercial HVAC & Lighting Rebate Program Options” by GoodCents
• “Compressed Air Systems: identify low hanging fruit” by Ingersoll Rand
• “Save Energy, Save Water – The effects of water quality on Heat Exchangers” by Vortisand
• “Energy Efficiency Initiatives” by Virginia Beach City Public Schools
• “Heat Pump/Heat Recovery Chillers for use in Commercial Buildings” by Damuth Trane
• “Solar Thermal – applications for boiler preheat and domestic hot water” by the Department of Veterans Affairs
• “LED Lighting in Commercial Applications – Lessons Learned” by JJM Associates, Inc.

“Myself and the other Board members would like to thank departing board member Matthew McKeon for his service and dedication to the SEVA AEE Chapter since its inception in 2009. We also would like to welcome Pete Ryan as the newly elected Treasurer of the Chapter. Pete is currently the Manager of Engineering Services at Alaris Companies, LLC and is a Certified Energy Manager as well as a Certified Energy Auditor.” said Shull.

The 2013 Chapter officials include:

• President: Roger Shull, CEM – Director of Energy Business Development, Damuth Trane
• Vice President: Mark Tschirhart, CEM – Associate Director for Capital Plans and Projects, York County Schools
• Treasurer: Pete Ryan, CEM, CEA – Manager, Engineering Services, Alaris Companies
• Secretary: Douglas K. Henderson, PE, CxA, CEM – Senior Mechanical Engineer/Commissioning Authority, Pond & Company

The next chapter meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 13th. Check the chapter website after February 1st for the exact meeting location.

For more information about the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the AEE visit www.aee-seva.org

Posted: Nov 13, 2012 | by admin | none

Trane was presented with an award for supporting the VSPMA conference for 5 consecutive years. This year Trane help to sponsor breakfast and donated a Kindle Fire for a giveaway.

Maria Merritt, Trane HVAC Parts & Supplies Outside Sales, accepted an award at the fifth annual Virginia School Plant Managers Association Conference (VSPMA) last week at the Sheraton Roanoke Hotel and Conference Center.

 “This was my fifth year supporting the VSPMA with Trane. Every year I look forward to spending time with people and attending the breakout seminars,” stated Maria.

For being a continuing supporting sponsor, Trane was honored with the “Five Consecutive Years of Support,” award accepted by Maria.

The three day conference targeting school facility professionals included vendor booths, breakout sessions, and a golf/corn hole tournament. Facility managers from across the state attended, representing eight different regions and over 20 different counties. The 2013 conference is expected to be held in Norfolk, VA.

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