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Danforth Buffalo Operations January Worker Highlight

Local 71 first year apprentice Taylor Frey was recognized as the Buffalo Operations Worker Highlight during this month’s Foremen’s Meeting. Taylor works in Danforth’s sheet metal shop and has worked in the trades prior to coming to Danforth. She was nominated for this recognition by shop management because she is a conscientious, enthusiastic, and reliable…Read More

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Christopher Herman Promoted to Chief Estimator for Eastern New York Offices

John W. Danforth Company is happy to announce the promotion of Chris Herman to Chief Estimator in Eastern New York, effective immediately. Chris is a graduate of Alfred State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He joined John W. Danforth Company full time in 2009, holding the positions of Estimator…Read More

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Our CAD – BIM Team Attends Autodesk University

Five members from our BIM-CAD Department recently attended Autodesk University in Las Vegas. There were over 850 classes that covered a range of software’s and computer processes including BIM Coordination and gate-keeping, Laser Scanning, Drone-use in construction, Revit, BIM 360 and Navisworks Clash Detection. Over 11,000 people from around the world attended this conference and…Read More

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Power of our People Award Presented to Caleb Spark

The Power of our People Award was recently presented to Danforth’s Caleb Spark. Caleb (along with his wife Olivia) exemplify high character, compassion and understanding as displayed on their wedding day. While taking pictures in a local park they were approached by a 5 year old autistic girl named Layla who thought Olivia was a…Read More

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Coming Together for the Merrimack Valley Project

After a major failure the Columbia Gas distribution system in mid-September left residents of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover without natural gas, the State of Massachusetts issued a state of emergency to provide for an accelerated restoration of the utility service. Knowing that our expertise and assets were significant, and within range of the affected…Read More

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Nickolas Optis, Executive Vice President, Retiring from John W. Danforth Company

**PRESS RELEASE** – Courtesy of Phil Pantano of Pantano & Associates, LLC. John W. Danforth Company, one of the largest mechanical contractors in the northeast, announced that Nick Optis, an Executive Vice President, will retire at the end of the year after 33 years with the company. “Nick is an exceptional leader and has been…Read More

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John W. Danforth Company Inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns 2018 Hall of Fame

Last week, John W. Danforth Company was officially inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns 2018 Hall of Fame. In the ceremony, Danforth was recognized for being a friend to the Boys & Clubs of the Northtowns for many years and always assisting with any heating, cooling or plumbing needs to keep…Read More

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VRF: Best Practices for Integration and Operation Webinar Presented by Danforth’s Scott Janssen and Jason Dodge

Danforth’s Energy Engineering Manager Scott Janssen and Design Engineer Jason Dodge recently presented a webinar on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) with Buildings Magazine, a national publication. This webinar “VRF: Best Practices for Integration and Operation” included an overview of VRF, how it works and how it provides energy savings in projects. Scott and Jason discussed…Read More

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National Trades Worker Appreciation Day

Danforth recently celebrated National Trades Worker Appreciation Day with an employee appreciation luncheon for our all of our shop employees. Michael Bement, Director of Shop Operations, thanked all employees for all of their hard work that they do day in and day out every single day. Bement concluded the luncheon by stating “The hard work…Read More

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Power of our People Award Presented to Albany Employees

Rob Boswell, Jeremy Hart, Joshua Cleveland and Aaron Herbert from Danforth’s Albany office are the latest recipients of the Power of our People Award. Boswell, Hart, Cleveland and Herbert were nominated by Senior Project Manager, Eric Chapin for helping a veteran in need. Last winter, LeRoy, a local veteran, had flex duct work under his…Read More

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