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Posted: Nov 5, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane will be hosting NFPA 70E & You, an OSHA recommended standard for electricity safety, training Wednesday Nov. 14th at their office inChesapeake. Bruce Wilmoth, North America Environmental Health and Safety Leader with Trane, will be instructing the two hour seminar.

NFPA 70E, titled Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, is a standard of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). There will be live demonstrations of electric arc, how arc rated fabrics work, and shock protection.  Participants will see the danger and tragedy of electrical and arc flash incidents and learn new ways of protecting themselves.

“This seminar will explain why we do what we do and wear what we wear,” explains Wilmoth.

Two sessions will be held Wednesday, each targeted for the expected audience. Mechanical contractors should plan to attend the breakfast seminar from 7:00AM-9:30AM, breakfast will be provided. Building Owners, Engineers, Operators, Facility and Property Managers should attend the lunch seminar from 11:30AM – 2:00PM, lunch will be provided.

Each class will show what needs to be considered to be legally compliant and how to keep buildings safe for their occupants and associates.

There is no fee associated with the training. The class will be held at1100 Cavalier Blvd,ChesapeakeVA,23323. Pre-registration is required, seating is limited.

For more information or to reserve a seat contact Elise Morrone, Marketing Communications Coordinator at (757) 558-3304 or elise.morrone @trane.com

This training will provide a minimal overview of the subject, and is not considered an intensive NFPA 70E training for compliance. NFPA 70E is a registered trademark of the NFPA, Quincy, MA02196. This training is not an NFPA sponsored event and does not constitute certification by the NFPA. Event content addresses key NFPA 70E 2012 changes and highlights Trane’s Electrical Safety program for Service and Contracting.

Posted: Oct 15, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane EngineerJacob Spirer, C.E.M., LEED AP, will conduct an illustrated presentation entitled “Heat Pump and Heat Recovery Chillers for use in Commercial

Jacob graduated from VA Tech in 2009 and complete Trane’s Graduate Engineer Training program in 2010.

Buildings” 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at the South Eastern Virginia Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Quarterly Chapter Meeting, held at the Doraldo Ristorante Italiano, 1915 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg.

Spirer will be speaking on recent advances in large structure HVAC technological applications.

“Damuth Trane engineers are tasked with the design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that maximize performance, cost-efficiency and longevity,” Spirer said.  “My recent work on the Western Tidewater Regional Jail Project in conjunction with David Morgan, Damuth Trane sales engineer and professionals from Colonial Webb Contractors represented a highly successful, collaborative state-of-the-art approach to a challenging field application.”

Spirer is a Sales Engineer with Damuth Trane ofChesapeake,VAworking as a technical consultant to architects, contractors and consulting engineers in the design, application, and sales of HVAC solutions for commercial, industrial, and institutional buildings.

He has been with on the Damuth Trane staff for three years specializing in the design and application of alternative energy efficient HVAC systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a Certified Energy Manager as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. He is also a graduate of advanced Multistack® training curriculums, aSparta,Wisconsin firm recognized as the inventor and industry leader of modular water chiller HVAC systems.

Also presenting will be John Hasher, C.E.M., with Virginia Beach Public Schools. His presentation, “Energy Efficiency Initiatives at Virginia Beach Public Schools,” will follow Spirer’s appearance. 

For more information or to register contact Matthew McKeon at Matt.McKeon@alariscompanies.com.

Jacob Spirercan be reached at Damuth Trane, 1100 Cavalier Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23323; 757-558-0200; Jacob.spirer@trane.com.

John Hasher can be reached at Virginia Beach Public Schools, 2512 George Mason Drive, P.O. Box 6038, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456-0038

Posted: Sep 19, 2012 | by admin | none

Associates made donations up to when the committee presented the check to Larisa Nargi and Brenda Kuntz of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

“It’s a mammogram, It’s a breast exam, It’s Super Shero!” That’s the name of Damuth Trane’s bra entry for this years Bra-ha-ha event. The company also raised over $5,400 to donate to Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

This year the committee asked the community to donate various items to be included in three baskets that were raffled off at each parts location. Such items included Jason Aldean VIP passes, a bowling party, and a day on the golf course. In addition, associates and local businesses made monetary donations up to the very last day.

“We were able to contribute $5,481 to the Bra-ha-ha fundraiser! I’m always proud to see how much our associates and clients are willing to help out for a good cause,” stated Bruce Woodward, Building Maintenance with Damuth Trane and company Bra-ha-ha committee member.


Damuth Trane’s office has several women whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. The “Super Shero” bra was inspired by retro super-hero comic books. To incorporate the office survivors the “POW bubbles” are filled with their one word describing their journey. The bra was created to honor the heroes in the office.


The Bra-ha-ha is a lighthearted campaign to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. This year’s event, being held at the Chesapeake Conference Center, features a formal awards show and silent auction. Following the event the bras will be on display at Greenbrier Mall from October 1st though 13th in Chesapeake, VA.

The Super Shero bra is complete with throwing stars and a cape!

All proceeds will go to the Chesapeake Regional Breast Center to alleviate financial barriers preventing the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Proceeds will ensure that uninsured and under insured women can obtain mammograms and other healthy breast services. To learn more about the Chesapeake Regional’s Bra-ha-ha visit brahaha.org.


About Damuth Trane

Damuth Trane is a professional energy services company that specializes in providing comfort solutions to clients primarily through the sale of HVAC equipment, controls, parts, service and comprehensive solutions. Since 1970 Damuth Trane has served commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities; and continues to be a leading provider of solutions to help create and sustain a healthy building environment.



Posted: Jul 30, 2012 | by admin | none


Vince Constande accepted the award at a luncheon Friday, July 20th at the Ramada Inn at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front.

Vince Constande, Safety Director with Damuth Trane, accepted the Paragon Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA) on Friday, July 20 for the company’s proven commitment to safety.

“This award confirms that our associates are doing the best they can to maintain a safe working environment for themselves and fellow employees. It is because of them that we were chosen for this,” commented Vince in regards to the award.

Posted: Jul 13, 2012 | by admin | none

Damuth Trane is proud to announce it has recently become SWaM (Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business) certified; small business designation.

The SWaM certification program is a state program of theCommonwealthofVirginia. The purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.

The SWaM certification program is administered by the Virginia Department of Minority Business Enterprise (DMBE) and is theCommonwealthofVirginia’s effort to help small, women- and minority-owned businesses with doing business with state government entities.

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