(Extensions of Remarks - April 26, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E564]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []

                      TRANE'S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY


                             HON. RON KIND

                              of wisconsin

                    in the house of representatives

                         Friday, April 26, 2013

  Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to celebrate the 100 year 
anniversary of Trane, a company based in my home city of La Crosse in 
western Wisconsin. La Crosse's third largest employer, Trane provides 
high-quality, energy-efficient heating, ventilating, and air 
conditioning (HVAC) systems and building management systems throughout 
the United States and the world. I would like to congratulate all of 
Trane's workers, including the members of the International Association 
of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 66 and my very own 
brother, Tim, who has been a loyal employee for many years. These 
dedicated workers partner with the management team to produce excellent 
products for a great price.
   I'm very proud of the extraordinary contributions that Trane has 
made to our nation's technological advancements of the 20th and 21st 
centuries and for their contribution to job growth in Wisconsin. James 
Trane and his son Reuben started the company in 1913. Reuben's 
invention of the convector radiator in 1925, which replaced the heavy 
and bulky cast-iron radiators of the time, launched the company into 
worldwide prominence and firmly established its reputation as an 
innovator. Trane has upheld its reputation ever since.
   Trane's innovations have been used during noteworthy moments in our 
nation's history. Their parts have been used to create products for the 
Armed Forces, such as the Trane Aircraft Intercooler during World War 
II, and they have even ventured into outer space when their heat 
exchanger design was used on the lunar rover of the Apollo 15 mission. 
Furthermore, Trane launched the world's most effective whole-house air 
filtration system that has helped families breathe easier in their 
   It is with great pride that I rise today to congratulate Trane Co. 
on a century's worth of exceptional service and premium quality. Trane 
wouldn't be the success that it is if it wasn't for their hard work and 
dedication. Trane is truly deserving of recognition for their 
remarkable contributions to innovation and to the La Crosse community, 
and I am confident that they will carry on their work into the future.