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Event: AIA Wisconsin, May 7-8, Madison

Tubelite returns to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Wisconsin’s Convention & Building Products Expo. This year’s event will be held in Madison on May 7-8. Register before April 25 for discounted rate. Online registration forms and additional information can be found at http://www.aiaw.org/convention/.

Tubelite’s Michigan facility expands extrusion capacity, offers larger and more complex shapes

At its facility in Reed City, Mich., Tubelite Inc. has increased production capacity, as well as its aluminum extrusion capabilities, offering larger and more complex shapes for storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. These improvements were accomplished with the addition of a third aluminum extrusion press and the application of Lean manufacturing principles. “The successful […]

Event: CSI Red River Valley, April 10, Fargo, N.D.

On April 10, Tubelite will be participating in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Red River Valley Chapter Product Showcase in Fargo, N.D.

Event: Great Lakes Renaissance Symposium, May 9, Cleveland

On May 9 in Cleveland, Tubelite representatives will be at the Great Lakes Renaissance Symposium on High-Performing Building Enclosures. The event’s hosts are the Building Enclosure Council (BEC) Cleveland and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland chapter. Register before April 16 for the best pricing. Click here to learn more.

Event: CSI Gulf States Regional Conference, May 16-17, New Orleans

On May 16-17, Tubelite will be at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Gulf States Regional Conference in New Orleans. The conference site is the Four Points Sheraton in the French Quarter. Register before April 11 for discounted rate. Online registration forms and additional information can be found here.

Tubelite names Mike Peters and Kelly Townsend as client development managers

Tubelite Inc. adds Mike Peters and Kelly Townsend as client development managers. Both have been hired to replace their recently retired predecessors and will be working closely with Tubelite customers and architects to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Peters replaces Steve Seeling in serving clients in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. Townsend […]

Event: CSI Middle Atlantic Region Conference, April 3-6

Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will present “Integrated Façade Design – Daylighting” at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Middle Atlantic Region Conference. Presentation attendees have the opportunity to earn 1.0 Learning Unit (LU) for health, safety and welfare (HSW). With nearly four decades of industry experience, Minnon is a LEED® Accredited Professional by the […]

Event: CSI South Central Region, April 3-4

Tubelite representatives will participate in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) South Central Region Conference/Tradeshow, April 3-4 in Austin, Texas. Register and learn more at http://www.scr-csi.org/9-news/13-scr-region-event

Event: Buffalo Future Green Trends Workshop, March 27

On March 27, Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will present on daylighting at the Future Green Trends workshop in Buffalo, N.Y. The workshop is being provided by DPC Continuing Education, Inc., and will be held at the Buffalo-Amherst Holiday Inn. Minnon and Daryl Bertollini, architectural sales representative for Syracuse Glass, will meet with attending […]

Event: Glass TEXpo, April 10-11, San Antonio

During Glass TEXpo™ 2014, April 10-11 at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel, Tubelite welcomes visitors to booth #74. On April 10, Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will be a panelist at Glass TEXpo’s “Daylighting, Integrated Façade Design and Energy Efficient Buildings” event, held 9-10:15 a.m. Discounted registration is available until March 28 at […]

Event: CSI Central Pennsylvania, March 19

On March 19, Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will speak at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Central Pennsylvania’s 39th Annual Exhibitors’ Show at the Radisson Hotel in Camp Hill. He plans to present on “Integrated Façade Design – Daylighting.” Minnon will be joined by George Rand, Tubelite’s client development manager serving the area. Tubelite […]

Event: CSI Duluth/Twin Ports, March 11

On March 11, Tubelite participated in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Twin Port Chapter’s Product Showcase in Duluth, Minn. Read more at http://twinports.csinet.org/.

Amy Cole named President of Tubelite Inc.

Amy Cole has been named president of Tubelite Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States. She joins Tubelite on March 31 and will report to Joseph F. Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., parent company of Tubelite. “Amy brings more than 25 […]

Event: CSI Cincinnati, March 12

On March 12, Tubelite’s architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will present on performance glazing and “Integrated Façade Design – Daylighting” at the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) Cincinnati 35th Annual Products Showcase. Tubelite also will have a tabletop display at the exposition. Minnon will be joined by Joe Fleming, Tubelite’s client development manager serving Ohio. They […]

Event: CSI Nashville, March 11

On March 11, Tubelite architectural specification manager Tom Minnon will be a featured speaker at the Specheads Lunch and Learn Series, hosted by Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) Nashville Chapter. The presentation on “Integrated Façade Design – Daylighting” will be at Southland Design Center, 667 Wedgewood Ave. Lunch and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. and the […]

Event: CSI Minneapolis, Feb. 24

On Feb. 24, Tubelite participated in the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter’s Product Showcase. Representatives met with attendees and discussed their commercial glazing needs including storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Jim McMahon joins Tubelite’s Texas team

Tubelite Inc. has added Jim McMahon as a client development manager based in Houston and reporting to regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. McMahon will assist architects and glazing contractors with their commercial glazing needs including storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. McMahon previously worked for C.R. Laurence Co., Inc./U.S. Aluminum as an architectural sales […]

Tubelite grows Southeastern regional team

Tubelite Inc. has promoted Tim Doughty to Southeastern regional sales manager. Focusing on Louisiana and Mississippi, Keith Hocutt has been hired as a client development manager. Both work closely with architects and glazing contractors to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Doughty will […]

Event: GANA BEC, March 16-18, Las Vegas

Tubelite will be participating in the Glass Association of North America‘s Building Envelope Contractors Division (GANA BEC) conference, March 16-18 in Las Vegas. GANA strives to provide members with premiere educational programs, publications, networking opportunities, meetings and conventions. The BEC is comprised of glazing contractors and suppliers to the contract glazing industry.

Tubelite’s Mary Olivier and Tom Minnon promoted, Jim Oberlin joins the Eastern/Midwestern regional sales team

Tubelite Inc. has promoted Mary Olivier to marketing director. Reporting to Olivier, Tom Minnon has been promoted to architectural specification manager. Jim Oberlin has been hired to fill Minnon’s previous role as Eastern/Midwestern regional sales manager providing consultative support regarding storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Most recently, Olivier served as Tubelite’s marketing manager and has worked at the company for seven years. As […]

Greenbuild 2013 Show Report

United States Green Building Council’s national conference was held Nov 20-21 in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Client Development Managers George Rand & Fred Haas, joined Marketing Director Mary Olivier and Promotions Coordinator Walt Lutzke to meet with attendees and connect them with the Tubelite products and solutions for their sustainable building product requirements. Tubelite’s sister company […]

DBIA Tradeshow Report

Design Build Institute of America’s national conference was held Nov 4 – 6 in Las Vegas at The Mirage Resort & Casino. Architectural Sales Rep John Priebe and Marketing Promotions Coordinator Walt Lutzke were present to meet with attendees and connect them with the Tubelite products and solutions to meet their needs. This was the […]

Glen Barfknecht named as Tubelite’s VP of operations

Tubelite Inc. has appointed Glen Barfknecht to the position of vice president of operations. Based at the company’s headquarters in Grand Rapids, Mich., he is part of the executive team and reports to Tubelite’s president, Ken Werbowy. Werbowy praises Barfknecht’s early involvement saying, “Since Chuck Pope’s retirement in mid-May, Glen has been instrumental in helping […]

Event: USGBC Greenbuild, Nov. 20-22, Philadelphia

Tubelite returns to U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC’s) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, exhibiting in booth #430 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Exhibition Hours: Wed., Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Expo Hall Open Thurs., Nov. 21, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Expo Hall Open The UGBC’s Greenbuild International Conference & Expo convenes the […]

Event: ArchitectureBoston Expo, Nov. 19-21

Representatives from Tubelite will be in SIGCO’s booth #436 in Hall C at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for ArchitectureBoston Expo 2013. Watch the ABx website for more information about the conference.

Shared Learnings: FenestrationMaster

by Tom Minnon, CFM, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. This month, I am proud to add Certified FenestrationMaster (CFM) to the list of certifications, accreditations and accomplishments I’ve gained during my 38 years of experience in this ever-changing industry. I am one of the first people to earn this certification […]

Tubelite expands ForceFront Storm hurricane impact-resistant products

Expanding its ForceFront™ Storm hurricane impact-resistant products, Tubelite Inc. introduces E44000 Series storefront and entrance systems. Together, they provide a complete impact-resistant system that is easy to fabricate and install. Tubelite’s E44000 Series’ non-thermal hurricane-impact storefront is a 2.5-by-5-inch flush-glazed, system for use on first floor, single-span applications in impact areas. This impact-resistant, screw-spline framing is prepared for glazing with 9/16-inch laminated glass positioned […]

Event: Design-Build, Nov. 4-6, Las Vegas

Tubelite returns to the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA’s) Design-Build Conference & Expo in booth #819 at the Mirage, Las Vegas. Exhibit Hall Hours: Mon., Nov. 4, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall Opening Reception Tues., Nov. 5, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Exhibit Hall Luncheon; 4:15 – 6:15 p.m., Exhibit Hall Networking Reception Wed., […]

CONSTRUCT 2013 Conference and Tradeshow

Tom Minnon, John Priebe and Walt Lutzke represented Tubelite Inc. at this year’s event sponsored by the Construction Specification Institute. Attended by the country’s leading architectural specifiers and product manufacturer’s, the show was held at Music City Center in Nashville, TN. The newly opened convention center also showcased Tubelite doors and storefront on the interior […]

Event: Glass Expo Midwest, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Chicago

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the Glass Expo Midwest, Oct. 31, 3-8 p.m. and Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Illinois’ Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel. Co-sponsored by the Illinois Glazing Association, the Indiana, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin Glass Associations, Detroit Glass Dealers Association, the Association of Glazing Contractors and USGlass magazine, USGNN and Window […]

Music City Center welcomes CSI convention attendees through Tubelite’s doors

Tubelite is exhibiting at CSI 2013 Booth #343 Opened in May 2013, the new $585 million Music City Center (MCC) in Nashville hosts the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) annual convention and CONSTRUCT Show. Unlike most convention centers’ “box with docks” design, MCC showcases a glass and limestone exterior highlighting natural light, outside views and open […]

Event: ALA Chicago Architecture Product Show, Oct. 22

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 15th Annual Chicago Architecture Conference and Product Show in booth #210 on Oct. 22 at the Drury Lane Conference Center. The ALA is an organization open to all architects and professions related to architecture. It represents architects registered or licensed in any state, territory […]

Event: West Michigan Design and Construction Expo, Oct. 17, Grand Rapids

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the Builders Exchange of Michigan’s West Michigan Design and Construction Expo, Oct. 17, 12:30-5 p.m., at the DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids. Highlighting the theme of “collaboration,” the Expo is co-hosted with Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Grand Rapids Chapter. The Builders Exchange of Michigan is a member-owned organization that was formed […]

Tubelite honored among the industry’s “Best Companies to Work For”

U.S. Glass magazine selected Tubelite Inc. as #1 among the glass and metal industry’s “Best Companies to Word For” in the category of 101-1,000 employees. According to the magazine, “Through extensive benefit plans, continual training and corporate cultures that promote their employees’ wellbeing, these companies work hard everyday to make it a joy for employees […]

Event: CSI CONSTRUCT, Sept. 25-27, Nashville

Tubelite returns to the Construction Specifications Institutue’s (CSI’s) CONSTRUCT show, where it will be exhibiting in booth #343. This year’s show is being held at the at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tenn., which relies on Tubelite’s products. Exhibit hours: Wed., Sept. 25 | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 26, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Fri., Sept. […]

Shared Learnings: It’s That Time of Year

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Summer sets as the autumn tradeshow season dawns. GlassBuild America, Sept. 10-12 in Atlanta, and CSI Construct, Sept. 25-27 in Nashville, bring that bittersweet reminder that we have entered the third quarter. This year’s expos are expected to showcase new fenestration products […]

Event: AIA North Dakota, Sept. 16-18, Fargo

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) North Dakota Design Conference and Trade Show Sept. 16-18, at the Fargo Radisson Hotel and Fargo Civic Center. The AIA is the largest and most influential professional association for architects, interns, and those directly involved with the practice of Architecture in the world. Based […]

Events: GlassBuild America, Sept. 10-12, Atlanta

Tubelite returns to GlassBuild America, where it will be exhibiting in booth #1607. GlassBuild America is organized by the National Glass Association, in partnership with the Glass Association of North America, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association, the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance and the Bath Enclosure Manufacturers Association. GlassBuild America 2013 will be held Sept. 10-12 […]

John Priebe joins Tubelite as an architectural representative for the South Central states

Tubelite Inc. has added John Priebe as an architectural representative serving clients in South Central states with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems, including Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products. A fourth generation glazier, Priebe has worked in the industry his whole life and most recently served as general manager for glazing contractor Harmon, Inc.’s […]

Shared Learnings: The NFRC Non-Residential Program

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. For the past 20 years, the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) has provided a fair, accurate, and credible rating and labeling system for windows, doors, and skylights used in residential construction. Anyone who has shopped for a residential window has seen a […]

Tubelite’s new Dallas/Fort Worth facility is now operational

Tubelite Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States, is pleased to announce that is has completed the initial set-up of its new Texas facility at 4900 Langdon Rd., Suite 500 Dallas, Texas 75241. The new facility is now staffed and operationally ready to service […]

Events: AIA Expo, June 20-22, Denver

Tubelite Inc. will be at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo 2013 in booth #3139. It is one of more than 700 exhibitors at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver. AIA Expo 2013 Hours Thurs., June 20, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Fri., June 21, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sat., June 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. For more than […]

Tubelite introduces high-performance TU24000 storefront

Helping commercial buildings meet energy conservation needs, Tubelite introduces its newest storefront system – TU24000 Series. This high-performance storefront system is part of Tubelite’s Therml=Block™ product offering and features an additional pour and debridged thermal break pocket to withstand the most demanding climates and conditions. Optimizing thermal performance contributes to energy efficiency and helps reduce […]

Shared Learnings: Aluminum Finishing – PVDF Coatings (part 2 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Know the Code When specifying a paint code for your project, always double check for accuracy. The specific code is what drives the ordering process and the achieved color. The color name is only a guideline; many times manufacturers and applicators will […]

Tubelite adds Greg Hall to engineering team in Texas

Greg Hall has been hired as a product development engineer working at Tubelite’s facility in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Hall brings nearly 30 years of experience with storefront, curtainwall, windows, and hurricane impact systems. He says, “After learning about the company’s vision, growth and goals for the future, I decided I wanted to be a part […]

Shared Learnings: Aluminum Finishing – PVDF Coatings (part 1 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Fluoropolymer coatings are two-coat systems formulated to provide excellent performance against weathering in normal environments. Suited for architectural product applications — such as storefronts, curtainwalls, windows and louvers — these coatings are highly resistant to chalking, chipping, peeling and fading. They also […]

Events: NGA Mid-Atlantic Chapter’s Annual Glass Expo, April 17, Greenbelt, MD

Tubelite exhibited at the National Glass Association’s (NGA’s) Mid-Atlantic Chapter‘s 26th Annual Glass Expo on Wed., April 17, 3-9 p.m. at Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Maryland. This is the mid-Atlantic region’s premier glass industry show and the only glass exposition in the Washington, D.C. area.

Mike Kwasny serves Utah and southern Colorado as Tubelite’s client development manager

Tubelite, Inc. named Mike Kwasny, CDT, as a client development manager serving Utah and southern Colorado. Kwasny provides glazing contractors with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. “With Tubelite’s breadth of product and reputation for dependability, I see strong potential for assisting the glazing contractors and architects in my territory who are concentrating on low-rise […]

Tubelite announces expansion in Dallas/Fort Worth

Tubelite Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States, has finalized the location of their Texas facility. The selected site at 4900 Langdon Road is on the southeast side of Dallas and near the I-20 / I-45 interchange. “The expansion project is progressing nicely,” says […]

Scott Dooley joins Tubelite as client development manager for Alabama and Florida’s panhandle

Tubelite, Inc. has hired Scott Dooley as a client development manager serving clients in Alabama and in Florida’s panhandle. He will provide Tubelite’s glazing contractors and architectural clients with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems, including Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products. Dooley most recently worked at Oldcastle Building Envelope, where he was a sales […]

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