IN THIS ISSUE:
- Panic Exit Devices
- Tradeshows 2012
- Forcefront - Storm
- Holiday Schedule
- Project Profile
Panic Exit Devices
Tubelite® Rim and Concealed Vertical Rod Panics are made by First Choice Manufacturing of Wood Dale [Chicago], IL. www.firstchoicebuildingproducts.com
This hardware is Grade 1 ANSI [that requires testing for 500,000 cycles of operation] and UL listed. Some options and features that you may not be aware of include:
- Cylinder or Thumb Turn dogging
- Electric Latch Release
- Exit Alarm
- Made in America [ARRA]
Tubelite is planning to exhibit at a number of shows next year. Here is a partial list:
April 12 – 13 the Texas Glass Association, USGlass, Window Film and Door & Window Manufacturer magazines will co-sponsor this event at the El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX.
The American Institute of Architects annual convention will be hosted in Washington, DC from May 17 – 19.
GlassBuild America 2012, will take place September 12 - 14 in Las Vegas, NV.
Phoenix, AZ will be the venue for the Construction Specification Institute’s next annual convention and tradeshow September 14-16, 2012.
Build Boston, the Northeast's premier architecture and building show will be held Nov 14 – 16 in 2012. Tubelite's will co-exhibit again with distributor Sigco Inc headquartered in Portland, ME for this premier New England architectural event.
Retail Design & Construction
The Retail Design & Construction Show 2012 will debut in Atlanta, Ga., September 12 &13 at the Georgia World Congress Center to capture the interest retailers nationwide have for information relating to efficient, sustainable retail design and construction.
ForceFront - Storm
Tubelite Inc. has released the hurricane impact rated version of ForceFront doors.
Designed for compliance with HVHZ Windzones 2 & 3 and Miami Dade - Large Missile Impact (ASTM E1886/E1996 - TAS 201) Nominal 1" I.G. with SentryGlass Plus Interlayer. Monumental Wide Stile Door mounted in 400 Series Curtainwall Sub-Frame. Door Sizes: 3'0" x 7'0" single up to 8'0" x 8'0" pairs. 100psf +/- cyclic loading for 3'0" x 7'0" single doors thru 6'0"x7'0" pairs Dry glazing and sealing can be done at the jobsite. Recycled aluminum framing on all extrusions.
See the full release and product information on Tubelite's web site.
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Christmas Holiday Schedule
Tubelite offices will be closed on Friday, December 23rd and Monday, December 26th in observance of the Christmas Holiday, and on Friday December 30th for New Year’s Day. Manufacturing operations will be shut down for the week of Dec 23rd thru the 30th. Changes to normal DFG delivery schedules were communicated by fax the week of December 5th. We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and Happy, Safe and Prosperous New Year.
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Virtual Learning Academy – Berrien Springs, MI
Carmi Design worked with the Berrien Springs Public Schools to create the new Virtual Academy building located in Southwest Michigan. This high-tech classroom facility provides the resources necessary for all aspects of virtual learning; through state of the art technology in every area of the building. These flexible, learning-centered spaces support unlimited teaching and learning configurations.
Berrien Springs Public Schools has learned first-hand how providing the resources for virtual learning increased their student count and generated much needed dollars from state funding. By utilizing the State’s seat-time waivers the school system is able to receive state aid for students who don’t physically attend classes in the district.
Of course, the financial rewards represented only one benefit of offering virtual learning. The most valuable benefit is to the students themselves; these programs offered the opportunity for students to challenge themselves, study a broad spectrum of subjects that wouldn’t ordinarily be available to them, and perhaps earn a few college credits in the process.
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Since 1945, Tubelite has fabricated and distributed aluminum entrance, storefront, curtainwall, and ribbon window systems for the commercial building industry. We recognize the importance of construction project schedules, and have built a reputation for being the most dependable supplier in our industry. We promise quality products and fast, reliable delivery every time.