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Posted: Dec 14, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Damuth Trane was recently named as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. 

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 ofVirginia;

– Have at least 15 employees working inVirginia;

– 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.

The ranking of the 2nd annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2012 issue of Virginia Business.

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

Posted: Dec 1, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Damuth Trane was recently highlighted in the fall edition of Touchstone for their donation to the 2011 Chesapeake Regional Health Foundation’s Bra-ha-ha.

Damuth Trane’s Bra-ha-ha committee poses with donation check and “Cool Breezes, Hot Flashes.”

Damuth Trane organized an employee driven fundraising campaign to help raise money for the Bra-ha-ha and with multiple activities raised $2,353 to donate. The Bra-ha-ha committee organized two internal silent auctions where associates could bid on office furniture, décor, and an unused trailer. A challenge was also issued to associates to see which department could raise the most money.

To involve the local community Damuth Trane asked their business neighbors to match a $100 donation and passed out flyers to near-by facilities raising awareness about the event. Additionally, each of the three Trane Parts Store locations had a contribution bowl on the counter for customers to get involved as well.

In addition to the donation raised by fundraising Damuth Trane also created a bra affectionately named “Cool Breezes, Hot Flashes.” The bra was designed to illustrate the heating and cooling industry with fire on one side and ice on the other, while cool air blew through the middle.

To read the Fall 2011 edition of Touchstone visit: http://www.chesapeakeregional.com/images/stories/giving/PDFs/Touchstone_Fall2011.pdf


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: Oct 27, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Keith Forbes, Technical Center of Excellence with Damuth Trane, will present a two-hour workshop at the 74th RSES (Refrigeration Service Engineers Society) Annual Conference and HVACR Technology Expo in November. RSES, an educational organization providing local chapter and national educational opportunities, will hold the conference November 2-5 at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.

Forbes is scheduled to present on Thursday, November 3rd from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will cover water chillers and systems basic design and system application. This session is intended for an intermediate- to advanced-level audience.

Forbes joined the Damuth Trane service team in 1979 and currently holds the role of Technical Center of Excellence. His responsibilities include technical support to Damuth’s field operations; assisting clients with technical questions on HVAC systems and applications; and training Damuth service technicians on changing technologies.

Throughout his 42-year career in the industry, Keith Forbes has attended and taught many courses ranging from the ACCA refrigerant recovery certification program to complex building automation systems and large commercial / industrial mechanical systems.

For more information, contact the RSES Conference and Seminar Manager at 800-297-5660 x4046.

Posted: Oct 14, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Damuth Trane, a leader in comfort solutions, has recently announced Matt Kurz will assume the previously vacant position of Parts Operations Leader. Kurz will lead the three Trane Parts Stores located in Hampton Roads, VA; Chesapeake,VirginiaBeach, and Newport News.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to grow in my new role with the company. Damuth Trane has been a great experience for me and I look forward to being more involved in the business,” Kurz commented.

Kurz joined Damuth Trane in 2001 where he began as a warehouse delivery driver. He then worked with inside sales before becoming the Newport News Parts Store Team Leader and more recently was the Chesapeake Parts Store Team Leader. Effective this summer he has assumed the role of Parts Operations Leader.

Kurz is a graduate of the Crestcom Leadership program and is involved in the NATFH Parts Roundtable group. He will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as a store leader until a replacement is hired.

Kurz’s promotion was due to his hard work and dedication. Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane is pleased, “I would like to congratulate Matt on his new role and support him as he takes on a new challenge with Damuth Trane.”

Damuth Trane has provided comfort solutions for commercial, industrial, educational, government, and healthcare facilities since 1970. As the local Trane franchise, Damuth Trane represents a full line of HVAC equipment, service, controls, and parts.

Posted: Oct 4, 2011 | by admin | none

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- Clint Damuth, President of Damuth Trane, is pleased to announce David Wilkins will assume the Contracting Team Leader position at Damuth Trane.

Wilkins said, “I’m looking forward to helping our team continue to grow our capabilities to provide energy solutions to our customers.”

Wilkins, who has been with Damuth Trane since January 2010, has proven his ability to lead while serving as the equipment and controls Sales Team Leader. Also, with over 18 years of experience with Trane in controls sales, controls operations, and oversight of construction operations he is an ideal candidate for the previously vacant position.

Wilkins will begin taking on new responsibilities with the Contracting Operations team immediately. He will also remain as the interim Sales Team Leader while Damuth Trane pursues a replacement.

The contracting department is responsible for Damuth Trane’s retrofit solutions and equipment controls. “I’m also excited about maintaining and sustaining our already high standards in delivering building automation solutions to our customers,” Wilkins noted. Wilkins will be leading and managing the controls systems opportunity.

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