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Tubelite hosted open house at Dallas/Fort Worth facility

Tubelite’s plant manager, Marty Bergey, hosted a tour of the Dallas/Fort Worth facility during the company’s open house on Oct. 9 celebrating the completion of a 27,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion accommodates on-site CNC machining for door and frame fabrication, as well as warehousing stock products. Located at 4900 Langdon Road is on the southeast side […]

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.

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 […]

Shared Learnings: What is Anodizing? (part 2 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Specifying Anodized Finishes The Aluminum Association has developed a system of designation for anodized finishes on aluminum. Specific finishes of the various types are designated by a letter followed by a two-digit numeral. Each designation may be combined into a single composite […]

John Wiemer serves Arkansas and Oklahoma as Tubelite’s client development manager

John Wiemer has been named as Tubelite’s client development manager serving glazing contractors, specification writers and architectural clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He will offer support with clients’ storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting system needs, including Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products. Located in Hot Springs Village, Ark., Wiemer brings more than 30 years of […]

Shared Learnings: What is Anodizing? (part 1 of 2)

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. What is Anodizing? Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts aluminum’s metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. It is readily available for storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. Exposed to the earth’s atmosphere, aluminum combines with oxygen […]

Tubelite announces expansion in Dallas/Fort Worth (Feb. 12, 2013)

Tubelite Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States, has announced it will be expanding its operational footprint during the second quarter of this year with the establishment of a new regional facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The site selection is in process and […]

Shared Learnings: The Benefits of Natural Daylighting, part 3 of 3

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Daylighting and Retail Recent studies report that daylighting can offer retail establishments a strong competitive advantage. This is supported by a study commissioned by PG&E that compares the retail sales performance of 108 stores operated by a large (unidentified) chain retailer. Two-thirds […]

Shared Learnings: The Benefits of Natural Daylighting, part 2 of 3

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. An integrated design balances the cooling load of the window against required daylight illumination levels, thereby capturing both cooling and lighting energy savings without creating discomfort. A poor design imposes a substantial cooling load and creates glare. Achieving this balance requires careful […]

Shared Learnings: The Benefits of Natural Daylighting, part 1 of 3

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. As winter approaches, and the amount of daylight decreases, it’s important to realize the positive effects of natural daylight. The lack of daylight has been documented to cause Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), maladjustment of our body clocks (circadian rhythms) and consistent periods […]

Tubelite adds Danny Lamartiniere as client development manager for Louisiana, Mississippi

Danny Lamartiniere joins Tubelite, Inc. as client development manager in Louisiana and Mississippi providing storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems to owners, architects and glazing contractor of commercial buildings. Lamartiniere draws from 46 years in the fenestration industry. He most recently served as a sales representative in the region for U.S. Aluminum. Prior to this, […]

Shared Learnings: How the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) will impact building design

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is the first national green model code. It is flexible, enabling jurisdictions to choose additional requirements that make the code a deeper shade of green, while paying close attention to the local climate and local regulatory […]

Event: ArchitectureBoston Expo, Nov. 14-16

Representatives from Tubelite will be in SIGCO’s booth #930 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center for ArchitectureBoston Expo 2012. Watch the ABx website for more information about the conference.

Event: Design-Build Conference and Expo, Nov. 7-9

Representatives from Tubelite will be in booth #750 at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for the 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Watch the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) website for more information about the conference.

Event: West Michigan Design and Construction Expo, Oct. 25

Tubelite will be exhibiting at West Michigan Design and Construction Expo, hosted by the Builders Exchange of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Chapter of the Construction Specification Institute (CSI Grand Rapids). The event will be held, Oct. 25, 1-7 p.m., at the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Shared Learnings: Shedding Light on Photovoltaics

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Photovoltaics convert light energy into electrical energy. The word “photovoltaic” is derived from photo, the Greek word for light, and volt, relating to electricity pioneer Alessandro Volta. In 1954, Bell Labs in the U.S. introduced the first solar photovoltaic (PV) device that […]

Event: Glassbuild America in Las Vegas

Tubelite’s booth staff at Glassbuild America in Las Vegas: Steve Green, Mary Olivier, Stacy Schafer and Walt Lutzke welcomed many current customers and several prospective new accounts during the three days of the show, September 12, 13 and 14th. Some of the products featured in this year’s display included Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast and Storm resistant framing, and a […]

Event: CONSTRUCT Conference and Expo

Tom Minnon, Terry Robinholt, Terry Crosson, and Don Walker represented Tubelite at this year’s CONSTRUCT conference and expo in Phoenix, AZ, September 12, 13 and 14th. Architectural Specifier’s learned about Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast and Storm resistant framing products, in addition to the full line of aluminum swing doors, storefronts, and curtain wall systems.

Tubelite’s 400 Series curtainwall featured on Montana’s Pompeys Pillar National Monument

Designed for low- and mid-rise applications, the durable framework of Tubelite Inc.’s 400 Series curtainwall can be seen on such notable projects as Pompeys Pillar National Monument. Located 25 miles east of Billings, Montana, Pompeys Pillar is the site of the only remaining physical evidence on the trail of the Lewis and Clark Expedition of […]

Tubelite’s LEED accredited professionals share sustainable design knowledge

As members of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Tubelite Inc. supports building projects that are designed and constructed to meet LEED® Rating Systems’ criteria. Exemplifying the company’s commitment to sustainable design, Tom Minnon, eastern regional sales manager, and Brian Tobias, estimator, are LEED Accredited Professionals. Gerard Schoeb, a structural and applications engineer, is a […]

aLuminate light shelves by Tubelite accentuate daylighting designs

Tubelite Inc. offerss aLuminate™ light shelves, supporting U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems’ criteria for daylighting and views, thermal comfort, optimized energy performance and recycled content. aLuminate‘s reflector extrusions feature a wave-type pattern that diffuses sunlight and projects it deep into the room. Increasing the reach of natural light into an interior space helps reduce the […]

Tubelite offers ForceFront Storm hurricane-resistant systems

Providing optimal strength and performance for low- and mid-rise buildings, Tubelite Inc. ForceFront™ Storm hurricane resistant storefront and curtainwall systems are designed for compliance with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Windzone 3 and Miami Dade – Large Missile Impact Level D (ASTM E1886/E1996 – TAS 201). Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm products’ design allows for dry glazing […]

Tubelite names Charlie Hall as client development manager for Virginia

Tubelite, Inc. has named Charlie Hall as client development manager in Virginia working with G. Bowie and Associates. As part of the manufacturer’s representative team, he will provide Tubelite’s glazing contractors and architectural clients with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Hall says that he is particularly impressed with Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm and Blast products: […]

Event: ALA Product Show, Oct. 16

On Oct. 16, Tubelite will be at the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Architecture Conference and Product Show held at the Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Aaron Zorn will present “Energy Efficient Windows” a 90-minute CES offering 1.5 LUs.

Tubelite welcomes Don Walker serving clients in Oklahoma and northern Texas

Don Walker has joined Tubelite Inc. as a client development manager for Oklahoma and northern Texas. Well-known in the area, he will provide glazing contractors and clients in the area with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. For more than three decades, Walker’s career has been dedicated to the fenestration industry. He worked for Atlas […]

Tubelite’s Monumental Doors

Tubelite Inc.’s Monumental Doors feature a durable tie-rod construction, 5-inch-wide stiles, up to 10-inch-high bottom rails and heavy-duty hardware to withstand high traffic. The framing may be reinforced with steel and used with a continuous hinge for maximum strength and dependability. The aluminum for these door products can be extruded by Tubelite using EcoLuminum™, a […]

Shared Learnings: LEED® Guidelines and Fenestration Design, part 2 of 2

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. In the second half of this two-part blog, we continue our look at how “smart” fenestration designs and applications can significantly improve a building’s performance using the guidelines in the LEED® Rating System. This month we’ll take a look at Thermal Comfort, […]

Tubelite’s 14000 Series Storefront

Tubelite Inc. 14000 Series Storefront flush-glazed system helps meet low-rise buildings’ energy, daylighting and sustainability goals. Extra-heavy intermediate verticals may be specified for strong windloads. The system’s standard framing is available with thermally improved members for optimal strength and thermal performance and is compatible with Tubelite’s Narrow, Medium and Wide Stile Doors. The storefront and […]

Events: AIA North Dakota Expo, Sept. 24-25

Tubelite will be exhibiting at the AIA North Dakota Conference & Building Products Exposition, Sept. 24-25 at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Bismarck. Watch the chapter website for more details.

Shared Learnings: LEED® Guidelines and Fenestration Design, part 1 of 2

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Not every building is designed to achieve LEED® certification, but using the guidelines in the LEED Rating System can help lower utility costs, minimize the impact on our environment and improve occupant comfort levels. In this two-part blog, we’ll take a look […]

George Rand to serve Tubelite clients in eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Tubelite Inc. has hired George Rand as a client development manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. As the owner of Rand Sales & Marketing Co., he will provide glazing contractors and architectural clients in the area with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Rand draws from more than 30 years of experience in commercial, […]

Tubelite names Carla Styles to serve clients in the Western region

Carla Styles joins Tubelite Inc. as a client development manager for the Western territory. She will provide clients in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming and Montana with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Most recently, Styles worked for Oldcastle Building Envelope as an architectural sales representative for national accounts, and previously, as a sales representative. […]

Tubelite’s Therml=Block doors support energy efficiency, install quickly and deliver dependable operation

Contributing to environmental and energy-efficiency goals, Tubelite Inc. offers Therml=Block™ door products with thermal barriers. These insulated doors and frames are manufactured for quick installation and, once installed, reduce the transfer of hot and cold temperatures, mitigate interior frost build-up and require minimal maintenance for long-lasting, smooth operation. Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager explains, “The […]

Shared Learnings: Controlling Storefront and Curtainwall Water Infiltration

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. Most architectural aluminum glazing systems are not designed to be totally waterproof. Rather, most systems are designed to control water infiltration under extreme conditions and weep that water back to the exterior. Storefront and curtainwall systems differ in many ways: appearance, profiles, […]

Events: Tubelite in two places at once – CSI CONSTRUCT, GlassBuild America

September 12-14, 2012, Tubelite Inc. will be exhibiting at two industry events: Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI’s) CONSTRUCT show in booth #628 at Arizona’s Phoenix Convention Center, and GlassBuild America: The Glass, Window & Door Expo in booth #912 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Please visit us and learn about Tubelite’s newest products.

Fred Haas joins Tubelite, serves clients in the mid-Atlantic region

Tubelite Inc. has hired Fred Haas as a client development manager to provide clients in Maryland, D.C., Delaware and northern Virginia with storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylighting systems. Haas most recently worked for Oldcastle Building Envelope as a sales representative for the same region. His previous employers include Zephyr Aluminum, LLC of Lancaster, Pa.; Caplan […]

Shared Learnings: AIA 2012 Preview

by Tom Minnon, LEED® AP, CDT, Eastern Region Sales Manager for Tubelite Inc. As the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition opens in Washington, D.C., exhibitors will be showcasing new technology and products for use in the glass and glazing industry. One focal point will be increasing the thermal performance […]

Tubelite hires Steve Mikkelson as quality manager

Tubelite Inc. has named Steve Mikkelson to the newly created position of quality manager. He works closely with Tubelite’s production and executive management teams. “Tubelite strives to provide the highest level of quality in our storefront, entrance, curtainwall and daylight control systems,” says Mikkelson. Most recently, Mikkelson was the supplier development manager with GHSP in […]

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