Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is establishing new operations in Northeast Ohio to serve the Cleveland, Akron and Canton markets effective May 1, 2017. Trane specializes in optimizing commercial indoor environments with a broad portfolio of energy efficient heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy management and contracting services, aftermarket parts support and connected building solutions.
With these new operations, Trane is expanding its existing workforce with more than 50 local employees, and plans to hire additional engineers, energy services specialists and technicians throughout the remainder of 2017. Trane employees will partner with local engineers, contractors, commercial building owners and facility directors to provide energy management and HVAC systems, services and aftermarket parts solutions.
“Trane is excited and ready to establish new operations in Northeast Ohio,” said Kevin Colbert, Ohio and Michigan business leader for Trane. “Our team works with customers to help ensure their buildings are performing at peak efficiency. We understand the unique needs of the market, and this investment in new operations underscores our commitment to improving the energy efficiency of buildings in these markets. We look forward to working with building owners and facility managers in the region to deliver the people, partnership and technology needed to achieve their energy goals.”
Trane and Ingersoll Rand have been operating in central Ohio for more than 60 years, employing approximately 300 employees. The Trane location in Columbus is home to the national remote monitoring and intelligent services center, which is designed to support 24/7 service for commercial buildings around the country to ensure they are operating at peak performance. Additionally, the company has spent more than $400 million with suppliers in Ohio over the last three years.
“In addition to taking care of the operational and efficiency of buildings, we also support the local communities where we live and work,” added Colbert. “For many years Trane in Columbus and our other Ohio locations have held American Red Cross Blood Drives at our facilities and supported Volunteers of America, the MidOhio Food Bank, Summer Reading Book Drives, and holiday toy drives with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Toys for Tots and NBC4 Firefighters. We plan to contribute to Cleveland, Akron and Canton in similar capacities.”
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