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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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Theresa Hill Most Recent Power of our People Award Recipient

Danforth’s CEO Kevin “Duke” Reilly and President Robert Beck were please to present the Power of our People Award to Theresa Hill, Subcontract Coordinator in Danforth’s Victor office. Duke and Robert nominated Theresa for the award after learning of the “Pay It Forward” drive she arranged over the past several months. Throughout the summer at…Read More

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Plumbing & Mechanical Magazine Names Danforth 2018 Mechanical Contractor of the Year

The John W. Danforth Company has been named Mechanical Contractor of the Year by Plumbing & Mechanical magazine. Founded in 1884 in Buffalo, NY by John Willison Danforth, the company has maintained a pattern of growth and continual operation over 134 years. Currently Danforth is ranked the 3rd largest mechanical contractor in the northeast. The…Read More

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Danforth Operations Interns Visit Anheuser-Busch Production Facility

This week Danforth’s Operations Interns and program staff members visited Anheuser-Busch InBev, one of Danforth’s Syracuse region customers. As the world’s largest brewing company, AB InBev has operated a 1.5 million square foot production plant in Baldwinsville, NY since 1983. The facility produces over 65 products including the flagship Budweiser and Bud Light brands. Danforth…Read More

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Wendy Glauber Promoted to General Counsel and HR Director

The John W. Danforth Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Wendy Glauber to General Counsel and HR Director. Since joining the Danforth team in early 2017 as Senior Contract and Risk Manager, Wendy’s role has evolved as she has taken on more responsibilities within the Company. In recognition of this changing role, we…Read More

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Danforth Buffalo Operations July Worker Highlight

The Buffalo Operations Team was pleased to recognize Nicole Kantowski, Local 22 Journeyperson, as the July Worker Highlight on Friday July 13. Nicole has worked for Danforth’s Service Division for over 4 years. She recently completed her 5 year apprenticeship with Local 22 and was recognized with the James S. Witter Award which honors the…Read More

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