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DeRue Accepts New Challenge as Central New York Regional Service Manager

The John W. Danforth Company is happy to announce that David DeRue has accepted a new challenge as Central New York Regional Service Manager, effective immediately. David is approaching his 22nd year with Danforth. During his tenure he has held positions as Project Manager and Senior Project Manager overseeing a wide array of successful projects.…Read More

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Danforth Safety Poster Contest a Success

Safety plays a significant role in Danforth’s daily company operations. Late last year the JWD Safety Committee wanted to demonstrate safety awareness and spread the message with a little friendly competition. Lead by Safety Manager Ryan Knoph out of our Buffalo Office, the JWD Safety Committee put together a Safety Poster Contest that would spread…Read More

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Danforth In the Community

Throughout the holidays and into the new year, Danforth offices and employees volunteered their time and resources to help the less fortunate in the communities in which we work. In our Capital Region, employees chose to assist two organizations: CAPTAIN Community Human Services of Saratoga County and the Veterans and Community Housing Coalition. For CAPTAIN…Read More

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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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