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U.A. Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 Member Recognized with Power of Our People Award

Danforth has recognized Jerry Wiess with the Power of Our People Award. Jerry is a member of Buffalo’s United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 22 and has been employed on multiple Buffalo projects including General Motors, Buffalo General Hospital, Olin Chemical and Key Bank Arena among others. Mike Bement nominated Jerry for this award…Read More

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Dennis Currie Promoted to Director of Service Operations

We are happy to announce the promotion of Dennis Currie to Director of Service Operations effective immediately. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred State College, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University at Buffalo. He is approaching his 19th year with John W. Danforth Company, and in…Read More

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Rochester’s Tyler Fitzpatrick is Promoted

Danforth’s Tyler Fitzpatrick has been promoted to Rochester Shop Manager. Tyler has been with Danforth since 2014 where he began as a shop driver and tool mechanic. From there, Tyler began managing the fabrication side of the shop by coordinating union labor, collaborating with Project Managers on fabrication projects, and ordering materials. Tyler’s expertise made…Read More

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Tonawanda Senior Estimator Promotion

Longtime Buffalo Estimator, Fred Smith-Dengler, has been promoted to Senior Estimator. Fred has over 26 years of experience as a Sheet Metal Worker, Project Manager, and Estimator. Fred was hired in May 2006 as Danforth expanded its sheet metal fabrication capabilities. His prior experience helped to get the new division off to a successful start…Read More

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Nick Optis Jr. Promoted to Senior Project Manager

Nick Optis Jr. is Danforth’s newest Senior Project Manager. His hard work and success on the jobsite as a Project Manager helped him earn his new role at Danforth. Nick started his career at Danforth in 2005 as a truck driver and shop employee. In 2007, Nick joined our Estimating Team as an intern before…Read More

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Danforth’s Newest Senior Project Manager

Former Capital Region Project Manager, Eric Chapin, has been promoted to Senior Project Manager. He has over 20+ years in the mechanical industry beginning as a pipefitter in 1993. Eric has worked throughout New York State on many large mechanical construction projects in various capacities prior to joining Danforth. Upon joining the company as a…Read More

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John Dickinson Awarded This Month’s Apprentice Highlight

John Dickinson was nominated as this month’s Apprentice Highlight. John is in his second year of his apprenticeship and is a member of the Local 13 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union based in Rochester. John has been working with Danforth since he began the trade over two years ago. John has been working on the Rush-Henrietta…Read More

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Buffalo Welder Named This Month’s Apprentice Highlight

Buffalo UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 22 member, Matt Berger, is this month’s Apprentice Highlight. Matt began his career at Danforth over seven years ago as a sheet metal fabrication trainee. He is now a third year apprentice on the piping side of the business. Matt is currently working in our Buffalo piping prefabrication facility.…Read More

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Scott Brodnicki Represents Danforth at the Sheet Metal Worker’s Eastern Regional Apprenticeship Contest

Sheet Metal Workers Local 71 and Danforth were recently represented at the Sheet Metal Worker’s Eastern Regional Apprenticeship Contest. The contest brought sheet metal apprentices from across the Northeast to Rocky Hill, Connecticut for a three day competition that tested the participants in all facets of their trade. The apprentices demonstrated their skills in converting…Read More

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Sean McDonough Recognized as this Month’s Apprentice Highlight

Sean McDonough has been recognized by his supervisors as this month’s Apprentice Highlight. Sean has been working with Danforth for over a year and a half and is currently working at the Olin Chlor Alkali chemical manufacturing plant located in Niagara Falls, New York. The Niagara Falls chemical plant produces hundreds of thousands of tons…Read More

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