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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… ]

Customer Training Series, July 16-Oct. 1, 2020

July 13th, 2020|

Tubelite’s new, live, online Customer Training Series begins July 16, 10 a.m. EDT, with senior technical trainer Ron Schaaf. For flexibility with customers’ schedules, each session’s topic will be repeated twice. All require registration, start at 10 a.m., and are limited to customers or by special invitation.

Visit our Calendar to register and join in our small group educational sessions.

  • July 16, Website/Client Portal Basic Overview
  • July 23, EZ 101 – Price Book and EZ Estimate Spreadsheet Overview
  • July 30, EZ 201 – EZ Estimate Spreadsheet for Modified Doors
  • Aug. 6, EZ Product Substitution Tool
  • Aug. 13, Website/Client Portal Basic Overview (encore)
  • Aug. 20, EZ 101 – Price Book and EZ Estimate Spreadsheet Overview (encore)
  • Aug. 27, EZ 201 – EZ Estimate Spreadsheet for Modified Doors (encore)
  • Sept. 3, EZ Product Substitution Tool (encore)
  • Sept. 10, Website/Client Portal Basic Overview (encore)
  • Sept. 17, EZ 101 – Price Book and EZ Estimate Spreadsheet Overview (encore)
  • Sept. [ Read More… ]

Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 features triple-glazed, Therml=Block curtainwall

June 8th, 2020|

In April 2020, Salt Lake City’s Fire Station No. 14 earned LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council for its energy-efficient, environmentally responsible design and construction. When it opened in 2018, it was one of the first net-zero-energy (NZE) fire stations in the country, meaning it generates more energy than it consumes. Helping achieve the building’s performance goals, Tubelite Inc.‘s triple-glazed thermal curtainwall, multi-pane storefront and interior framing systems were installed by Mollerup Glass Co.

Nestled between the Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake City’s valley winter temperature inversions can act as a lid trapping cold air and pollution for several days or weeks. The State of Utah and Salt Lake City have invested in strategies and resources to improve the air quality and reduce potential health risks.

Salt Lake City’s NZE facilities mandate and “Climate Positive 2040” plan seeks to [ Read More… ]

Jim Hughes named client development manager

May 19th, 2020|

Tubelite Inc. has named Jim Hughes as client development manager serving the market in Maryland, northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Hughes joins Tubelite with over three decades of experience in the glass and glazing industry. He began his career at Harmon, Inc. as a senior sales associate, and included an operations role at Trainor Glass Company and Fairfax Glass Company. Most recently, he worked as an account manager at Schüco USA, where he served clients and architects in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and across the East Coast.

Hughes said, “I am excited to share the Tubelite product line with the architectural community, general contractors and the glazing industry [ Read More… ]

Tubelite’s high-performance systems with traditional, culturally inspired design

April 28th, 2020|

Project - Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) Headquarter - Fort Defiance, NM - Curtainwall, Storefront, Entrances - 2019The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority (NTUA) was established in 1959 to address the absence of utilities on the 27,000-square-mile Navajo Nation, which extends into Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. After 60 years, the NTUA has grown into the largest multi-utility enterprise owned and operated by an American Indian tribe.

The NTUA’s new headquarters brings together administrative departments within its 80,000-square-foot offices located in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Dyron Murphy Architects, a Native-American owned business, said its design was inspired by Navajo cultural elements. Traditional building materials are complemented by modern, high-performance, aluminum-framed curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems manufactured by Tubelite Inc. and installed by Southwest Glass & Glazing.

The project broke ground in 2017 with a ceremonial blessing of the site, emphasizing the importance of the project’s connection to the local [ Read More… ]

University’s aquatics center achieves LEED Gold

April 16th, 2020|

Project - Southern Methodist University – Aquatic Center - Dallas, TX - Curtainwall, Storefront, Entrances - 2017Southern Methodist University’s (SMU‘s) new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium stands as a gateway for the growing east campus and builds on a legacy of proud Olympians, world records and 155 national titles. Earning LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council, the project also exemplifies SMU’s commitment to sustainability.

To realize the project’s aesthetic, performance and sustainability goals, glazing contractor B&B Glass, Inc. installed Tubelite Inc.’s high-performance 400CW Series Curtainwall, T14000 Series Storefront and Wide Stile Entrance systems. Contractor and LEED consultant, The Beck Group, led the project’s 20-month construction.

Home to SMU’s Dallas-based, internationally recognized men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, the 42,000-square-foot center provides facilities for practice and competition. Brinkley Sargent [ Read More… ]

A Message from Steve Green, President of Tubelite Inc.

March 17th, 2020|

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Dear valued partner:

Thank you for your continued business and opportunity to serve you. We understand you may have concerns regarding any impact from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on your partnership with Tubelite. Tubelite’s foremost focus is on safety while also taking extensive action to minimize impact to you.

Tubelite is closely monitoring the latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and remains in close contact with our local health officials.

Employees are currently restricted from all travel including visits to client offices. Visitors to any of our facilities are limited to critical situations only. Business will continue as normal using multiple means of technology.

We are currently fully operational and able to serve our customers. Multiple precautions have been put in place in our manufacturing processes to increase safety and continue operating. We are also in close contact with our suppliers and don’t foresee any interruption [ Read More… ]

Tubelite INT67 expands interior framing options for retail spaces and commercial offices

March 5th, 2020|

Tubelite INT67 Interior Framing blends transparency and flexibility with simplified, fast-track construction for retail space, commercial offices and other interior build-outs. The aluminum frames are installed after drywall, completely covering the end of the stud wall. Perimeter trim adapters allow for a breadth of design configurations.

Tubelite’s INT67 profiles have a 2-inch face and 5-1/2-inch depth, and perimeter trim adapters easily cover standard 4-7/8-inch metal stud and drywall systems. Enhancing interior design and décor, Tubelite’s framing and door systems can be finished in a choice of 19 standard paint and 11 anodize colors. Supporting green building goals, the aluminum interior framing members can be specified with recycled content.

Completing the interior enclosure, INT67 framing systems conveniently integrate with Tubelite’s standard entrance doors. Gaskets, in choice of black or gray, accommodate standard 1/2-inch glass thicknesses and can be modified for 1/4- to 3/4-inch-thick glazing. Bulb gaskets at the interior/exterior joint with [ Read More… ]

Tubelite celebrates 75 years of business

January 3rd, 2020|

With the dawn of the new decade, Tubelite Inc. celebrates its diamond anniversary.

For 75 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

Steve Green, Tubelite's President“We’re proud to be known as one of the industry’s premier architectural aluminum manufacturers specializing in pre-engineered aluminum framing systems,” said Steve Green, Tubelite’s president. “Each of our products is manufactured to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance and environmental goals. They also are manufactured for easy fabrication and installation to meet timeline and budget constraints.”

Tubelite was founded in 1945 by James T. Miller. The name “Tubelite” was coined to represent the tubes of aluminum and lites of glass. After five successful years working from a 50-by-60-feet [ Read More… ]

Legacy Plaza unites seven nonprofits in a three-building complex featuring renovated exteriors with Tubelite’s energy-efficient systems

November 27th, 2019|

The new home to seven nonprofit partner organizations, Legacy Plaza encompasses three, renovated buildings on West 31st Street in Tulsa. The transformative community-focused campus was developed and funded through a generous gift from The Anne & Henry Zarrow Foundation. Contributing to the modern appearance and energy-efficient performance of this reimagined building complex, the aging windows were replaced with Tubelite Inc.’s 900RW ribbon window, Series 200 curtainwall and Wide Stile entrance systems.

Designed by KKT Architects, the firm described Legacy Plaza as “a symbol of the active engagement and collaboration of Tulsa area nonprofits, philanthropy and family trusts. This formerly under-utilized, highly visible commercial property consists of two high-rise towers and a matching three-story building. … transformed into highly valued space for its new tenants.”

Formerly the headquarters of Dollar Thrifty, the property originally was constructed in 1975, prior to the advent of commercial window systems with high-performance, low-e, insulated glazing [ Read More… ]

Tubelite promotes Graham Green

November 26th, 2019|

Graham Green, client development manager for northeast Ohio, completed the program in October 2019. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin. Green began at Tubelite in 2016 as a sales intern and earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Roosevelt University in Chicago.

“The program has exposed Graham to almost every aspect of our business at Tubelite,” Oberlin stated. “He has spent countless hours working in several key functions to ensure our clients’ success, and thus our success in this important territory.”

 

For information on employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.

About Tubelite Inc.

For more than 70 years, glazing contractors have counted on Tubelite’s dependable service, fabrication and distribution of architectural aluminum products. Part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, [ Read More… ]

East Carolina University renovates football stadium with Tubelite products

November 7th, 2019|

East Carolina University’s (ECU‘s) first 2019-20 home football game resulted in a win and ushered in the beginning of a new era for Pirates fans at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The recently completed, $60 million, southside renovation added 1,000 premium seats in TowneBank Tower. Pirates Club premium seat holders now are welcomed through entrances and façade systems created with Tubelite Inc.’s doors, curtainwall, ribbon windows and storefront.

The 93,000-square-foot TowneBank Tower rises nine stories and spans the top of the south-side seats between the 15-yard lines. It encompasses five founders suites, 19 standard suites, 22 loge boxes and 550 club seats. The top level of the tower also houses a new press box and game-day operations center.

Along with the TowneBank Tower, renovation of the Wards Sports Medicine Building also was part of the project scope. Expansions and modernizations were made to the Ward building’s football locker room, team meeting areas, athletics [ Read More… ]

Tubelite continues to expand with James T. Miller Training Center

November 6th, 2019|

Currently encompassing 180,000 square feet, the Walker location houses Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse, shipping operations and now, the James T. Miller Training Center. The training center is named in honor of the company’s founder, James T. Miller. Members of his family joined Tubelite’s associates at a dedication celebration this summer. The flexible, 100-seat educational area provides a dedicated, high-tech workspace where team members can gather to learn and continuously improve their skillsets.

Tubelite is set to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2020. James T. Miller started Miller Industries in 1945 and began making aluminum doors and frames in Reed City, Michigan. After a decade of growth and success, Miller coined the name Tubelite, representing the tubes of aluminum and lites of glass, and continued to drive the market forward until he retired from his role as president in 1970. The company has seen various transitions throughout the years, [ Read More… ]

Tubelite ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact doors help protect people and property

October 28th, 2019|

Helping protect people and property, Tubelite Inc. introduces its ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact architectural entrance door systems with an expanded choice of approved hardware. These new door systems are ideally suited for low- and mid-rise retail, educational, hospitality, government and institutional buildings in regions with hurricanes and storms.

Engineered for compliance with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Wind Zone 3, large missile impact, these ForceFront Storm door systems also meet large missile impact glazing requirements for C, D, and E missile per Testing Application Standard (TAS) 201 and ASTM E1886-13a and E1996-17. They achieve up to 70 psf Design Pressure and meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) test standard for forced entry resistance.

Available as Standard Medium and Standard Wide Stile in 1.75-inch depths, or Monumental Medium and Monumental Wide Stile in 2-inch depths, Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact side-hinged doors’ [ Read More… ]

ABX, Nov. 6-7, Boston

October 6th, 2019|

Tubelite will be in booth #866 at the Boston Society of Architects/American Institute of Architects (AIA) ABX2019. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center’s expo hall will be open on both Nov. 6-7.

The largest building industry event in the Northeast, ABX has welcomed more than 7,000 architects, engineers, builders and other industry professionals to its conference.

For complete details and registration information, please see at https://www.abexpo.com.

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ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, Oct. 29, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

September 29th, 2019|

Tubelite returns to the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Midwest Architecture Conference. This year’s event will be held Oct. 29 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, just outside of Chicago.

Representatives from Tubelite will be in booth #504 in the expo hall. The floor is open from 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Attendees can earn 1.0 continuing education learning units (LUs) for their time with conference exhibitors. A total of up to 6.0 LUs are available for those attending the conference keynote and educational sessions.

Registration is required. Visit the ALA conference web page for more information.

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Oklahoma’s Cattlemen’s Steakhouse welcomes generations of hungry patrons

September 24th, 2019|

In 1910, Cattlemen’s Café opened its doors in Oklahoma’s stockyards to serve cowboys, ranchers, cattle haulers and other hungry people. In 2020, the restaurant will mark its 110th year as the oldest continuously operating restaurant in Oklahoma City. Several decades its junior, Tubelite Inc. will celebrate its 75th year in business. These companies’ shared history is connected by the very doors that have welcomed patrons into the restaurant for generations.

“The door of a high-traffic entry, like a restaurant, could see literally hundreds of thousands, or even millions, of openings and closings every year,” said Tubelite’s client development manager in Oklahoma, John Wiemer, CDM, CSI, CDT. “Unlike welded doors which require a total door replacement, Tubelite’s doors feature tie-rod assembly.”

As the name describes, Tubelite’s tie-rod constructed doors use steel rods across the top and bottom of the door. The rods are anchored in the vertical [ Read More… ]

AIA Winston-Salem, Lunch & Learn, Oct. 22

September 22nd, 2019|

As part of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Winston-Salem’s Lunch & Learn series, Tubelite presents “Storefront or Curtainwall: Seeing through the Difference,” Oct. 22, 12-1 p.m., at Footnote Coffee & Cocktails, 634 West 4th St., Suite 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

Those who participate in this one-hour, in-person educational presentation can earn 1.0 Learning Unit (LU). The course includes a basic review of storefront and curtain wall glazing systems. The program will examine industry standards and performance attributes for commercial glazing systems, enabling the design professional to select the appropriate product for their next product. Course participants will have a basic understanding of storefront and curtain wall, seeing through the difference and determining the proper product application based on system performance attributes and installation in terms of environmental quality, human health and safety.

RSVP to President@AIAWinstonSalem.org to attend. If you are not an AIA member, cost of attendance is $15. Please bring exact change.

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CSI CONSTRUCT, Oct. 9-11, Maryland

September 10th, 2019|

Exhibiting in booth #550, Tubelite returns to the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) annual CONSTRUCT Show.

Held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, the event’s educational sessions and networking events are held Oct. 9-11.

The exhibit hall will be in Prince George’s ABC, and will be open on Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m, and Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Follow the show’s activities on social media using the hashtag #CONSTRUCT2019 and by engaging on:

About the CSI

The Construction Specifications Institute is a national association of more than 7,500 members dedicated to improving the communication of construction information throughout continuous development and transformation of standards and formats, education and certification of professionals to improve project deliver processes. CSI members work to effectively communicate the designers’ visions, the material producers’ solutions and [ Read More… ]

SCIP Annual Member Meeting, Oct. 7-8, Virginia

September 7th, 2019|

Tubelite is proud to support the Specifications Consultants in Independent Practice (SCIP) throughout the year and as an Exhibiting Sponsor at its Annual Meeting.

The 2019 Annual Meeting will be held on Oct. 7-8 in Alexandria, Virginia. This conveniently precedes the CONSTRUCT Show, which opens Oct. 9-11 in National Harbor, Maryland.

Look for Tubelite at the SCIP Annual Meeting and also in the CONSTRUCT Show expo hall in booth #550.

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CSI Indy Trade Show, Oct. 3, Indianapolis

September 3rd, 2019|

Tubelite’s Terry Britt returns to exhibit at the Indianapolis Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI Indy) Trade Show.

More than 400 attendees are anticipated to attend this commercial construction product showcase, held on Oct. 3, 3-7 p.m., at the downtown Indianapolis JW Marriott’s second floor Griffin Hall.

The event is free to members, but registration is required. Please see the CSI Indy website for complete details.

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AAMA National Fall Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, Austin, TX

August 30th, 2019|

As part of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). Company representatives will be participating in the AAMA National Fall Conference held Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines in Austin, Texas.

The AAMA Southeast Region Fall Meeting immediately follows the national conference at the same location.

Watch for details at https://aamanet.org.

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Colorado hospital’s ER renovation features Tubelite products

June 4th, 2019|

Photographer: Matt Puckett UCHealth’s Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, expanded its patient services with the renovation and addition of its emergency room (ER) department. The 185,000-square-foot, three-story ER features Tubelite Inc.’s storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems to create the welcoming exterior and the comfortable, daylit interior.

Originally built in 1925, the original hospital had been renovated and expanded many times. The former ER space was built to treat 25,000 patients per year, but in 2016, approximately 53,000 patients were cared for there. The new ER can accommodate future growth of the community and can care for up to 100,000 patients annually.

Photographer: Matt Puckett At 55,543 square feet, the new ER is more than three times the size of the hospital’s former emergency space and offers up to 64 beds. The new facility also features a clinical laboratory, a retail pharmacy, a rooftop helipad and an orthopedics unit. UCHealth noted that the new orthopedic unit, on the second [ Read More… ]

Tubelite moves its facility in Dallas

May 28th, 2019|

Tubelite Inc. will be relocating from its previous Dallas address to the Mesquite Distribution Center 3 in Mesquite, Texas. The transition will be completed by mid-October 2019. Driven by current demand and the ability to support future growth, this facility expands the company’s workspace from 47,500 square feet to 126,000 square feet. The new layout, which was influenced by employee input, will utilize the cross-dock feature of the building and will emphasize continuous material flow and increased production efficiencies.

Tubelite’s operations manager, Jim Gonzales, said, “The larger facility provides Tubelite with room to grow from one shift into three over the next several years. The additional production capacity will also support our ability to add more Damage-Free Guarantee (DFG) routes to serve a larger customer base.”

This move comes on the heels of Tubelite’s expansion in Walker, Michigan, which added 30,000 square feet to the fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. Additionally, the location in Reed City, Michigan, continues to operate as the company’s aluminum extrusion plant, and administration [ Read More… ]

Paul Drake named as Tubelite client development manager for Kentucky

May 21st, 2019|

Tubelite Inc. has named Paul Drake as client development manager serving the market in Kentucky. He reports directly to Tubelite’s regional sales manager, Patrick Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Drake joins Tubelite with more than two decades of sales and management experience in the glass and glazing industry. He most recently held the position of architectural sales representative at AGC Glass Company of North America in Alpharetta, Georgia, where he grew brand awareness and was responsible for significant increases in commercial glass sales. Previously, Drake served in project management and sales at Kawneer and Arch Aluminum Glass before becoming an architectural sales representative at Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope.

In addition to his professional experience, Drake is active in numerous Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) chapters throughout the Midwest and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from Franklin College [ Read More… ]