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Tubelite promotes Dan Goodman to regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin becomes independent sales representative

April 13th, 2022|

Dan Goodman has been promoted to serve as Tubelite Inc.’s regional sales manager for the Midwest and East territories. He moves into the position as Jim Oberlin transitions to the role of independent architectural sales representative based in Western New York.

Both Goodman and Oberlin have extensive experience working with commercial architects, glazing contractors and building project teams. They provide consultative support regarding Tubelite’s architectural aluminum storefront, curtainwall, entrance, window and daylight control systems. Each also is a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and participate in educational chapter events.

Goodman started his career at Tubelite 28 years ago on the production floor in Reed City, Michigan. He expanded his knowledge and skills as part of the estimating staff. In 2001, he went into field sales as a client development manager for western Michigan, and later, eastern Michigan.

Collaborating with clients, Goodman grew Tubelite’s market share across Michigan under Oberlin’s guidance. Planning for succession, after 40 years in the industry [ Read More… ]

CSI ND Red River Valley, April 13, Fargo

April 6th, 2022|

Join Tubelite representative Rick Hillesheim, Hillesheim Architectural Products, Inc., on April 13 at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) North Dakota Red River Valley Chapter’s Product Show.

This in-person event will take place April 12-13 with a social event on Tuesday night and educational presentations, product exhibition and tours on Wednesday. Hillesheim will be displaying Tubelite’s architectural aluminum products during the Product Show and lunch buffet, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn, 3803 13th Ave. S., Fargo, ND 58103.

Registration is due by April 11. Email the chapter’s event coordinator at kara@fossarch.com to confirm your attendance.

For more information on Tubelite’s products and specifications resources, please visit https://tubeliteinc.com.

 

San Antonio VA features Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast systems

February 9th, 2022|

The new Veterans Affairs (VA) Community Based Outpatient Clinic in San Antonio, Texas, offers patients, medical professionals, staff and visitors an environment promoting health, life-safety and well-being. Representing these principles, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture designed the building’s main entry with sweeping curved exterior as a “healing embrace.”

Bringing the concepts to reality, the three-story, 226,148-square-foot facility features Tubelite’s high-performance ForceFront® Blast Curtainwall, Storefront and Entrances on the exterior. Tubelite’s interior framing systems also were provided for the security entrance vestibule and breakroom. All the aluminum was finished by Linetec in “Silversmith” color using 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coating.

The VA’s finished aluminum framing and glazing systems were installed by San Antonio-based glazing contractor Bulverde Glass, in collaboration with Jacobsen Construction. Working closely with Bulverde, Sage Architectural Products consulted with the design and construction team to meet the project’s modern [ Read More… ]

Jeff Born hired as director of procurement and supply chain solutions

February 3rd, 2022|

Jeff BornWalker, Michigan (Feb. 2022) – Jeff Born has been named as the director of procurement and supply chain solutions overseeing North American activities for Tubelite Inc., Alumicor Ltd. and Linetec.

Together, these three companies and their six manufacturing locations provide storefront and finishing solutions as part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. All three procurement departments report to Born, as supervised by Dean Seger, vice president of integrated supply chain, and guided by Apogee’s procurement operations director.

Born draws from more than 20 years of multi-functional, multi-national experience leading supply chain planning, scheduling, capacity management, logistics, distribution, procurement and warehousing. He is a member of the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Most recently, Born served as vice president of global supply chain for Michigan-based medical device manufacturer, SunMed, LLC. Prior to this, he worked as operations manager for global furniture design and manufacturer, Steelcase Inc.

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CSI Mississippi Product Show, Feb. 23

January 23rd, 2022|

Join Tubelite representatives Tom Klutho and Kevin Haynes on Feb. 23 at the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Mississippi Chapter Product Show.

This in-person event will take place at the Hinds Community College’s Clyde Muse Center located at 515 Country Place Parkway, Pearl, MS 39208.

Tubelite is proud to be a Gold Sponsor and exhibitor. The CSI Mississippi Product Show will be open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is part of a full day of activities including 6 hours of continuing education programming, lunch and more.

Kevin HaynesAdmission to the Product Show is free, but advance registration is required.

There is a separate registration and a cost to participate in the educational sessions.

For more information about the CSI and the Mississippi chapter, please visit https://mississippicsi.org

Please visit our Architectural Consulting webpage for more information about Tubelite’s continuing education programs and resources.

Daniel Politowicz named as Tubelite logistics manager

October 5th, 2021|

Walker, Michigan (Oct. 2021) – Tubelite Inc. welcomed back Daniel Politowicz as its logistics manager serving all of the company’s locations and personnel, including direct supervision of the company’s shipping assistants.

Politowicz reports to Tubelite’s order and planning manager, Scott Waggoner. Together, they oversee the company’s U.S. and Canadian freight movement, distribution and continuous improvement initiatives supporting Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Drawing from more than 35 years of logistics and distribution experience, he is knowledgeable in Kaizen methods and lean manufacturing. Prior to joining Tubelite in 2015, Politowicz served as an operations and procurement manager at Palogix Supply Chain Services, a third-party logistic company based in Michigan.

Earlier in his career, he worked for 15 years at Coca-Cola Refreshment, eventually becoming the senior transportation manager for the Great Lakes Region. He also worked as a transportation manager for Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a global supply chain company based in Michigan.

Politowicz began his career with the U.S. Marine [ Read More… ]

IFMA World Workplace, Oct. 27-28, Kissimmee, FL

September 28th, 2021|

Apogee Renovation will be representing Tubelite and exhibiting in booth #1422 at the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) World Workplace Conference and Expo. The Expo will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, on Oct. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Oct. 28, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Apogee Renovation, an initiative of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., provides high-performance glass, aluminum framing and window system solutions to optimize energy efficiency and enhance aesthetics of commercial properties, drawing upon the resources of Apogee’s business units: Alumicor, EFCO, Harmon, Linetec, Sotawall, Tubelite, Viracon, and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. With these solutions, building owners and developers can reduce energy costs, increase tenant satisfaction and improve the overall value of their buildings.

Learn more about Apogee Renovation at https://www.apogeerenovation.com.

Learn more about IFMA World Workplace at https://worldworkplace.ifma.org.

IFMA is the world’s largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in more [ Read More… ]

WCNY Glass & Glazing Expo, Oct. 20, Buffalo, NY

September 20th, 2021|

Jim Oberlin, Tubelite’s Eastern/Midwest Regional Sales Manager, will be presenting “Thermal Efficient Fenestration” at the WCNY Glass & Glazing Expo at 10:20 a.m. on Oct. 20.

This all-day event is hosted by the Finishing Trades Institute of W&CNY, an AIA Buffalo/WNY Allied Member. Registration is free at https://www.wnyglazingexpo.com.

Those attending Tubelite’s presentation will learn more about selecting energy-efficient aluminum framing systems, including storefront, curtainwall, and entrance doors for commercial applications. Participants will have the opportunity to earn 1.0 LU AIA/HSW.

Tubelite’s continuing education program will examine energy codes, thermal design criteria, definitions, condensation, testing and certification processes enhancing the design professional’s ability to make appropriate thermal framing selections for their project. Common materials used in commercial construction will be reviewed with a detailed look at the benefits of using recycled aluminum, thermal properties and energy saving techniques.

To learn more about Tubelite’s thermal-efficient fenestration solutions, please look for Jim at the event or explore our website for [ Read More… ]

BuildingsNY, Oct. 20-21, Pier 36

September 20th, 2021|

Apogee Renovation will be exhibiting and representing Tubelite in booth 437 at the BuildingsNY show, Oct. 20-21, at Pier 36, 299 South St., New York. Advance registration is free through Oct. 19.

About Apogee Renovation

Apogee Renovation, an initiative of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., provides high-performance glass, aluminum framing and window system solutions to optimize energy efficiency and enhance aesthetics of commercial properties, drawing upon the resources of Apogee’s business units: Alumicor, EFCO, Harmon, Linetec, Sotawall, Tubelite, Viracon, and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. With these solutions, building owners and developers can reduce energy costs, increase tenant satisfaction and improve the overall value of their buildings.

Learn more about Apogee Renovation at https://www.apogeerenovation.com.

About BuildingsNY

For 35 years BuildingsNY has been the leading event for NYC building professionals. This annual event brings together more than 4,000 industry professionals and provides the tools and suppliers needed to increase a building’s profitability, business growth and efficient operations.

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Tom Klutho joins Tubelite as client development manager for Louisiana and Mississippi

September 13th, 2021|

Walker, Michigan (Sept. 2021) – Tubelite Inc. welcomed Tom Klutho as a client development manager serving Louisiana and Mississippi. Klutho reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Terry Robinholt. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to assist with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Most recently, Klutho served as architectural sales representative at Wausau Window and Wall Systems. Both Wausau and Tubelite are part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. At Wausau, he was involved with several successful health care, education, government and commercial building projects, including at Mississippi State University.

Klutho previously worked as an architectural sales representative for both Kawneer and C.R. Laurence Company, Inc., after serving as an architectural consultant at a Guardian Glass Fabricator.

In addition to his professional experience, Klutho earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Missouri State University. He also earned a Construction Specification Institute (CSI) [ Read More… ]

BOMA, Oct. 6-9, Boston

September 6th, 2021|

BOMA 2021 logoApogee Renovation will be exhibiting and representing Tubelite at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo, Oct. 6-9 in Boston.

Visit with Apogee representatives in booth #707 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Expo hours are Thurs., Oct. 7, 12:30-5 p.m. and Fri., Oct. 8, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Conference programming runs Wednesday throughout Saturday.

About Apogee Renovation

Apogee Renovation, an initiative of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., provides high-performance glass, aluminum framing and window system solutions to optimize energy efficiency and enhance aesthetics of commercial properties, drawing upon the resources of Apogee’s business units: Alumicor, EFCO, Harmon, Linetec, Sotawall, Tubelite, Viracon, and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. With these solutions, building owners and developers can reduce energy costs, increase tenant satisfaction and improve the overall value of their buildings.

Learn more about Apogee Renovation at https://www.apogeerenovation.com.

About BOMA International

The BOMA International Conference & Expo are produced [ Read More… ]

AIA Iowa, Sept. 23-24, Des Moines

August 23rd, 2021|

Hillesheim Architectural Products will be representing Tubelite in booth #163 at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa Annual Convention, Sept. 23-24, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

The exhibit hall will open with a continental breakfast on Thurs., Sept. 23, at 7 a.m. and on Fri., Sept. 24, at 7:45 a.m. Lunch on Thursday and refreshments during conference breaks also will be served in the expo area. The hall will close by 11:30 a.m. on Friday.

Learn more and register by clicking here.

CSI Milwaukee, Sept. 13, Wisconsin

August 13th, 2021|

On Sept. 13, the Milwaukee chapter of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) hosts an in-person presentation on storefront and curtainwall by Tubelite’s representative, Rick Hillesheim, CSI, BME, NFRC ACE. He will discuss how to avoid common failures and review success stories.

Rick is the president of Hillesheim Architectural Products and its sales engineer. He draws from more than 35 years of experience representing fenestration  manufacturers including Tubelite Inc. He is a registered NFRC ACE and a guest trainer for the Milwaukee-area Glaziers Union, Painters & Allied Trades–District Council No. 7 apprentice training program for eastern Wisconsin.

The CSI Milwaukee’s evening event is held at DoubleTree by Hilton, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave. Cocktails and socializing starts at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and chapter announcements. The one-hour educational presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Learn more about the event and register online by clicking [ Read More… ]

Architectural Design Solutions, AIA/CES webinar, Aug. 26

August 13th, 2021|

As part of the Architectural Design Solutions Webinar Series hosted by Apogee Enterprises, Tubelite’s Kevin Haynes will present “In’s and Out’s of Aluminum Doors and Frames for Storefront and Curtainwall” on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. CDT.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn the advantages of architectural aluminum doors and frames, industry standard sizing, and standard hardware options. The course also provides an overview of architectural finish options for aluminum doors and frames.

Register here for this free, online event.

Participants can earn 1.0 LU AIA for this hour-long presentation and stay for a second one on “Codes, Ratings and Labels for Windows and Curtainwall” presented by Wausau Window and Wall Systems’ Steve Fronek, PE.

To learn more about Tubelite’s aluminum door and framing for storefront and curtainwall, please explore our website for product information and architectural resources.

Loews Kansas City Hotel features aluminum framing systems by Tubelite, finishing by Linetec, glass by Viracon

July 14th, 2021|

Missouri’s Loews Kansas City Hotel is the first full-service luxury hotel to open downtown in more than 30 years. Rising 24 stories and encompassing 800 rooms, its crisp, modern, minimalist look was designed by Cooper Carry and brought to life with Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall, window wall, entrance and interior aluminum framing systems.

One of Tubelite’s largest completed projects to date, Flynn Midwest LP installed approximately 122,000 square feet of Tubelite’s systems. All of Tubelite’s aluminum framing was finished by Linetec in an Arcadia Silver color on the exterior with multiple paint and anodize finishes on the interior. The finished aluminum was paired with Viracon‘s VRE1-38, VRE1-4322 and VNE1-63 high-performance low-e products, all on a clear glass substrate. Archon Fenestration Technologies, LLC served as the local manufacturers’ representative assisting with glass and framing product selection, specifications and coordination.

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Tubelite expands ForceFront Blast product family for DoD, GSA, VA applications

June 29th, 2021|

Tubelite ForceFront Blast Standard EntranceWalker, Michigan (June 2021) – Tubelite Inc. has expanded its ForceFront® Blast product family to include a full range of high-security curtainwall, storefront, entrance door systems for low- and mid-rise government, health care, educational and commercial building projects.

Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast systems are engineered to comply with the blast hazard-mitigating requirements for U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), General Service Administration (GSA) and Veterans Affairs (VA) applications. In addition to verified fenestration systems, Tubelite provides its clients with engineering and estimating support services to deliver projects’ required performance with competitive pricing.

Tubelite ForceFront Blast Curtainwall“The Tubelite ForceFront Blast family of products are now a complete package of curtainwall, storefront and entrances, providing maximum safety and security for public and private construction projects,” said Greg Hall, Tubelite’s product development manager. “ForceFront Blast systems are engineered for simple integration [ Read More… ]

Erika L. Heredia R. named as Tubelite’s continuous improvement director

June 7th, 2021|

Erika L Heredia RWalker, Michigan (June 2021) – Tubelite Inc. welcomes Erika L. Heredia R. as the company’s continuous improvement director based in Walker, Michigan. Reporting to Dean Seger, vice president of integrated supply chain, Heredia’s focus will be to lead the implementation of lean manufacturing initiatives for Tubelite’s six locations.

Heredia draws from a decade of leadership in Apogee Enterprises Inc.‘s family of businesses including Viracon, at Tru Vue and now at Tubelite. She most recently served as Viracon’s continuous improvement manager and previously as the coatings production manager. Heredia has extensive Six Sigma training and completed Apogee’s 17-month Lean Six Sigma Black Belt management trainee program. She applied this knowledge as a lean Six Sigma Black Belt at Tru Vue.

In addition to her professional experience, Heredia earned a master’s degree in production and management, and industrial process improvement from OBS Business School through Spain’s Barcelona University. Fluent [ Read More… ]

Josh Herman returns to Tubelite as client development manager for western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio

May 4th, 2021|

Walker, Michigan (May 2021) – Tubelite Inc. welcomes Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he previously served in this role from 2018-19. He returns to the team as a manufacturing representative, and as the founder/president of Herman Architectural Products, LLC.

Herman reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Most recently, Herman worked as an outside sales representative at W.A. Wilson Glass in Canton, Ohio. He previously was employed at Everhart Glass Company, also located in Canton. While at Everhart, he served as an operations manager and as a shop foreman. He also has served as a project manager at Oldcastle Building Envelope in Warwick, Rhode Island, where he worked with architects and engineers.

Herman perused a bachelor’s degree in business finance at the University of [ Read More… ]

Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc. teams with Tubelite Inc. to offer storefront and entrance systems on prototype restaurants

April 28th, 2021|

Wendy's restaurantTubelite Inc. announces an agreement with Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Cooperative (QSCC) to supply architectural aluminum products for “Smart 2.0” prototype restaurants in the U.S.

Wendy’s® Smart 2.0 prototypes are part of its “Smart Family of Designs” portfolio offering franchisees development options, including smaller footprint buildings. To simplify the construction process, reduce building costs and support good environmental stewardship, QSCC will rely on Tubelite for dedicated inventory of storefront and entrance products for Wendy’s 30-, 40- and 55-seat new Smart 2.0 restaurants.

As the independent purchasing cooperative for the Wendy’s® system and the third-largest purchasing cooperative in the quick-service restaurant industry, QSCC works with leading suppliers to provide Wendy’s restaurants with products and services that offer quality, consistency and value. Meeting QSCC’s criteria, Tubelite is recognized as an industry leader for its dependable service, product fabrication and distribution of eco-efficient architectural aluminum products.

Wendy's restaurant entrance[ Read More… ]

Net-zero-ready Colorado office showcases modern design and high performance with Tubelite’s thermal curtainwall and window wall

December 9th, 2020|

Vaisala, Denver; photo by Matt PuckettVaisala, a Finnish company and global leader in weather, environmental and industrial measurements, recently opened its new North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado. Designed by OZ Architecture of Denver, the office building blends Scandinavian style and sustainable, net-zero-ready functionality.

Tubelite Inc.’s curtainwall and window wall systems contribute to the building’s crisp, modern, minimalist, high-performance design. Thermally broken aluminum framing, low-e insulated glass and Tubelite’s PTB120 Thermal Pressure Plate supplied by Deceuninck further support the building envelope’s sustainability and energy-efficiency goals.

Naturally welcoming design
Vaisala, Denver; photo by Matt PuckettCreating a fluid, indoor/outdoor campus, Vaisala’s new two-story, 35,000-square-foot building accommodates the majority of the company’s 150+ Colorado-based employees and a weather-monitoring operations center. It also serves as a conference and training center for customers and researchers from around the world.

Welcoming its U.S. staff and its global [ Read More… ]

Tubelite expands MaxBlock Sun Shades product line with new single-blade airfoil design

November 16th, 2020|

Walker, Michigan (Nov. 2020) – Offering more options for daylighting and shading strategies on commercial buildings, Tubelite Inc. introduces MaxBlock® Single Blade Sun Shades with a single, horizontal, airfoil-shaped blade in 6- and 9-inch depths, and widths spanning up to 149 inches. This new design expands the MaxBlock Sun Shades by Tubelite line of multi-blade airfoil, tubular and “Z” blade sun control product selections.

Sun shades contribute to managing solar heat gain by shading vision glass, while allowing natural light into the building envelope without obscuring the view. This helps maintain a comfortable interior temperature for building occupants and minimizes glare on screens and monitors, along with the associated eye strain. For building owners, reducing solar heat gain and the corresponding HVAC demands increases the opportunity to save on utility costs with energy-efficient performance.

Tubelite’s MaxBlock Sun Shades can be manufactured with recycled aluminum content. The products’ [ Read More… ]

ARCO/Murray teams with Tubelite on Topgolf projects to ensure design continuity, consistency, quality across multiple locations

November 9th, 2020|

Every year, new Topgolf venues open across North America and beyond. Supporting this consistent growth, ARCO/Murray Construction Company has provided design/build services for U.S. Topgolf locations since 2006. Partnering with its client and with Aria Group Architects, Inc., ARCO/Murray has helped create at least 60 Topgolf entertainment destinations with more planned.

Topgolf venues offer a golfing, gaming, dining and entertainment experience built on technology that uses embedded microchips in golf balls to track players’ shots on its enclosed driving ranges. To ensure continuity across multiple sites, with multiple glazing contractors and multiple architectural aluminum framing systems, ARCO/Murray teamed with Tubelite Inc. on more than half a dozen Topgolf projects since 2015.

Tubelite’s national accounts team assisted ARCO/Murray with product selection and services for such Topgolf destinations as Oklahoma City, Columbus, Omaha, [ Read More… ]

Dean Seger named as Tubelite’s vice president of integrated supply chain

October 12th, 2020|

portrait of Dean SegerWalker, Michigan – Tubelite Inc. has named Dean Seger as vice president of integrated supply chain in Walker, Michigan. Reporting directly to company president Steve Green, Seger’s focus will be on manufacturing, quality and logistics for Tubelite’s six manufacturing sites.

“We are very excited to have Dean join our team! As we continue to grow, his knowledge and experience will prove invaluable to contributing to our commitment to quality and dependability,” said Green.

Seger joins Tubelite with more than two decades of operations leadership, most recently coming from Western Window Systems, a residential window manufacturer in Phoenix. He began his career there as the continuous improvement director before being promoted to vice president of manufacturing, then to his most recent position as vice president of operations. In this position, he implemented lean manufacturing principals for labor- and cost-savings, and drove new product development that resulted in significant annual revenue growth.

Previously, Seger was [ Read More… ]