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Utah State University’s Wayne Estes Center attracts student athletes with Tubelite curtainwall’s daylight and views

In his 20-plus years of coaching, Stew Morrill never had an office with a window. Now, Utah State University’s (USU’s) head basketball coach enjoys a gorgeous view of Cache Valley and the Wellsville Mountains framed by Tubelite’s curtainwall systems. Morill’s office is part of the University’s recently completed 32,744 square-foot Wayne Estes Training Center, which […]

Idaho’s tallest building showcases Tubelite’s curtainwall and entrances

Rising above Boise’s skyline to become the tallest in Idaho, Eighth and Main prominently features Tubelite Inc.’s 400 Series curtainwall and entrances plus Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ INvision™ Series unitized curtainwall and ClearStory™ sun shades. The $76 million, 18-story mixed-use building opened Feb. 15, 2014, and is pursing Silver certification through the U.S. Green […]

Event: ALA Annual Midwest Architecture Conference, Sept. 30

Tubelite will showcase its products and solutions at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 16th Annual Midwest Architecture Conference. Held Sept. 30 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., attendees can choose from 13 continuing education seminars. Learn more at http://alatoday.org.

Event: ArchitectureBoston Expo, Oct. 28-30

Representatives from Tubelite will be in SIGCO’s booth in Hall C at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for ArchitectureBoston Expo 2014. ABx Expo 2014 Hours Tues., Oct. 28, 11 a.m- 6 p.m. Wed., Oct. 29, 11 a.m- 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 30, 11 a.m- 4 p.m. Watch the ABx website for more information about […]

Tubelite adds 34000 Series storefront to ForceFront Storm hurricane resistant products

Tubelite Inc. introduces 34000 Series storefront system as part of its ForceFront™ Storm products, engineered for hurricane resistance on low- to mid-rise commercial buildings. The 34000 Series has been tested to Florida Building Code TAS 201, 202 and 203 standards and are compliant with ASTM E 1886/1996 Wind Zone 4 impact/cyclic criteria. ForceFront medium stile […]

Event: Design-Build, Oct. 6-8, Dallas

Tubelite returns to the Design-Build Institute of America’s (DBIA’s) Design-Build Conference & Expo in booth #227 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. The DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of […]

Event: CSI CONSTRUCT, Sept. 9-11

Tubelite returns to the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI’s) CONSTRUCT show, where it will be exhibiting in booth #748 at the Baltimore Convention Center. CONSTRUCT is the only national trade show and educational conference for the commercial building teams that specify and source building products. This event is dedicated to institutional, industrial and commercial building industries.

Event: GlassBuild America, Sept. 9-11, Las Vegas

Tubelite returns as an exhibitor to GlassBuild America, Sept. 9-11 at Nevada’s Las Vegas Convention Center, booth #2263. 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.

Tubelite debuts 34000 Series storefront

Tubelite introduces 34000 Series storefront system, engineered for hurricane resistance. This new product will be on display in booth #4634 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and Expo 2014. Tubelite’s new 34000 Series storefront is offered as either a non-thermal system or with a single poured-and-debridged thermal improvement option. Both choices easily accommodate […]

Chicago’s Audi dealership showcases Tubelite’s curtainwall

Audi Hoffman Estates dealership in Illinois showcases Tubelite’s 400 Series curtainwall and reflects the efficiency, performance, luxury and environmental themes of its vehicles. The new $9 million, 47,000-square-foot facility is one of the first in the Midwest to feature a square, metal-clad “terminal” prototype design by Munich-based Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten. In 1990, Audi Hoffman […]

Tubelite adds Rene Buggs as director of HR

Rene Buggs joins Tubelite Inc. as director of human resources. As part of the executive leadership team, she reports to company president Amy Cole. Tubelite provides clients and their commercial building projects with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Helping direct Tubelite’s strategic growth, Buggs works with all employees, supports organizational development and promotes talent […]

TubeliteInc.com connects to BIM libraries, AIA/CES course menu, product specifications, performance data and more

Tubelite Inc. offers architects and other building team members on-demand, free access to Building Information Modeling (BIM) libraries, product specifications, performance data and other information on its entrances, windows, storefront framing, curtainwall, sun shades and light shelves. From TubeliteInc.com, visitors can access Autodesk® Seek’s and CADdetails’ BIM libraries by clicking on the Products menu and […]

Jim Flandreau serves as Tubelite’s director of IT

Tubelite Inc. announces Jim Flandreau as director of information technology (IT) business relationship management. Efficient IT practices further support Tubelite’s clients and their commercial building projects with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Flandreau serves Tubelite from its parent company, Apogee Enterprises, Inc. He brings more than 17 years of experience in IT strategic planning, governance and business process improvements, and in manufacturing operations. Throughout […]

Tubelite adds Tim McMenamin as Lean Champion

Tim McMenamin joins Tubelite Inc. as Lean Champion helping to drive efficiency and quality, improve productivity and optimize the company’s value stream. Tubelite provides clients and their commercial building projects with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Most recently, McMenamin applied his “Black Belt” in Six Sigma/Lean manufacturing at E&J Gallo Winery and previously served […]

Oklahoma’s high school features new performing arts facility and academic wing with Tubelite’s systems

Tubelite is exhibiting at AIA Expo in booth #4634 Before Oklahoma’s Broken Arrow Public Schools renovated and expanded South Intermediate High School, nearly 200 classrooms throughout the district were in portable buildings. Students and educators were in dire need of permanent space. Upgrading the facility, the $9.4 million project renovated 9,800 square feet and added […]

Event: AIA Expo, June 26-28, Chicago

Tubelite Inc. will be at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Expo 2014 in booth #4634. It is one of more than 700 exhibitors at Chicago’s McCormick Place. AIA Expo 2014 Hours Thurs., June 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fri., June 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., June 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For more than 150 years, […]

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 […]

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