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Trane Launches National Search For Race Across America Powered By Trane Endurance Team

   Trane Launches National Search For Race Across America Powered By Trane
                                Endurance Team

Trane invites teams of two to compete for once-in-a-lifetime brand-ambassador
internship on unstoppable cycling race

PR Newswire

TYLER, Texas, April 17, 2013

TYLER, Texas, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand
(NYSE: IR), is launching a national search for an unstoppable duo to serve as
its Trane Endurance Team brand ambassadors throughout the 2013 Race Across
America (RAAM) Powered by Trane. The world's longest nonstop ultra-endurance
cycling race, RAAM is a competition in which cyclists race more than 3,000
miles from coast to coast over the course of several weeks.

Trane is sponsoring the 2013 race in celebration of its 100^th anniversary as
a brand of "unstoppably" reliable, comfortable and efficient heating,
ventilation and air conditioning systems. The Trane Endurance Team members
will represent the Trane residential business as they travel across the nation
with athletes who will collectively ride the equivalent distance of circling
the Earth 10 times.

Along the race route, the Trane Endurance Team will make personal connections
with thousands of spectators and community members to bring Trane's unmatched
reputation for reliability, comfort and efficiency to life. They will host
informational booths, visit Trane dealerships, interact with consumers at
community festivals and other events, and share their stories, photos and
videos from the road via Facebook and Twitter, all while supporting the
unstoppable athletes.

Nationwide casting call for auditions
Teams of two that are interested in becoming the 2013 Trane Endurance Team
members are invited to submit their resumes, writing samples and a 90-second
audition video explaining why they deserve this unique internship. Candidates
must be college graduates or enrolled in an accredited college and have strong
communications skills, social media and interpersonal skills. Videos will be
evaluated based on creativity and poise. The internship will last for three
weeks from June 5, 2013 to June 27, 2013 and will include brand, message and
media coaching.

The selected brand ambassadors will receive a weekly salary, a per diem and
invaluable job experience.

Additional information about the application, requirements and process, along
with a complete job description, can be found at traneres.tumblr.com. Specific
questions about the process should be directed to
TraneEnduranceTeam@clynch.com.

About RAAM
RAAM and SOUL EVENTS are world leaders in the sport of endurance bicycle
racing. The team is responsible for the Race Across America (RAAM), the
world's premier ultra-endurance bicycle race, a 3000-mile coast-to-coast race
across the USA, as well as the Race Across the West (RAW), an 860-mile race
across the Western US, the RAAM Cycling Challenge Series, and the 6-12-24 Hour
Endurance Time Trail World Championships. In addition, they offer seminars on
endurance bicycle racing and sanction endurance races worldwide.
www.raceacrossamerica.org

About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and
sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our
family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo
King®and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in
homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes
and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and
efficiency. We are a $14 billion global business committed to a world of
sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit
www.ingersollrand.com.

Contact:
Matt Petersen
Carmichael Lynch
Spong
612-375-8560
matt.petersen@clynch.com

SOURCE Trane

Website: http://www.raceacrossamerica.org
Website: http://www.trane.com
 
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