Tim Doughty retires, Jeff Tate to succeed him in northern Georgia

Tim Doughty retired from Tubelite Inc. in Dec. 2016. He served as client development manager of northern Georgia. Jeff Tate, client development manager for southern Georgia and South Carolina, will support this area until an additional team member is added.

Tate will continue to report to Southeast 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.

With more than 40 years in the architectural products industry, Doughty dedicated the last five years of his career to sharing his expertise with Tubelite’s clients. He also was instrumental in growing regional awareness and adoption of Tubelite’s ForceFront™ Storm hurricane-resistant products.

Tubelite congratulates Doughty on his retirement and looks forward to Tate’s continued development of the region.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite adds Jim Leadbetter as director of operations in Reed City, Michigan

Tubelite Inc. welcomes Jim Leadbetter as director of operations in Reed City, Michigan. He reports directly to Steve Jaskolski, vice president of operations. He will lead and support the company’s business growth strategies through safety, quality and productivity improvements.

Drawing from more than 25 years of operational and management experience, Leadbetter has generated significant results in cost reduction strategies and productivity improvement throughout his career. Most recently, he worked as the logistics sort center leader for Amazon Logistics in Swedesboro, New Jersey. Prior to this, he was employed for 17 years at FMC Corporation where he began as a facilities manager in North Carolina for the chemical manufacturing company. Through regular promotions at FMC, he eventually earned the role of manufacturing director at the corporate headquarters in Philadelphia.

Joining Tubelite, Leadbetter returns to Michigan where he earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lawrence Technical University. He also holds an MBA from Augusta State University in Georgia.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Tubelite adds Kent Baumann as a business development manager

Tubelite Inc. has added Kent Baumann as a business development manager based in its Dallas office. He reports directly to Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, and works with strategic accounts in the retail, healthcare, hospitality and corporate office markets.

Baumann will work closely with building owners, together with Tubelite’s partner glazing contractors, providing services and products including storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems. He explains, “We offer an industry-leading, turnkey solution to building owners and property managers seeking a dependable partner to meeting the needs of their energy-efficient buildings.”

Prior to joining Tubelite, Baumann worked for 27 years with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope and the Vistawall Group. He held numerous sales and management roles with these businesses. Since 2008, he served as Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope’s business development manager.

Baumann studied architecture at the University of Texas–Arlington. He also is a LEED® Accredited Professional.

 

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Dennis Mills represents Tubelite in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico

Dennis MillsTubelite, Inc. has named Dennis Mills Associates as its manufacturer representative serving clients in Idaho, Utah and New Mexico. Representing leading manufacturers that specialize in architectural glass products, Dennis Mills and Bret Summers work closely with architects, engineers and glazing contractors throughout the Intermountain West region. They provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems from design to installation.

“Our business operates from a perspective that exceeding customer expectations is standard operating procedure, and that everyone deserves outstanding customer service,” says Mills.

Mills started in the glass industry in 1981 and has focused on representing quality architectural building products throughout his career. After graduating from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in management and finance, he joined Capitol Glass and Aluminum Corporation. He worked there for 16 years including as vice president of sales and marketing. In 1999, he founded and became president of Dennis Mills and Associates.

Summers joined Mills in June 2016 bringing an additional 20 years of glass industry experience to the team. His previous positions have included branch manager of Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions, business development for Arcadia Inc. and general manager of Arch Aluminum & Glass. He earned his Bachelor of Science in finance from Brigham Young University and his MBA from Boise State University.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite achieves NFRC ACE certification

Tubelite Inc. has been approved by the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) as a Manufacturer Approved Calculation Entity (ACE) Organization. NFRC is the global leader in delivering energy and related performance ratings and certification for fenestration products and systems.

In addition to the company’s ACE certified individuals in both the engineering and marketing departments, three Tubelite representatives have earned a Certificate of Approval for successfully completing the ACE Training Workshop: client development manager Dan Goodman, and representatives Rick Hillesheim and Matt Tschida of Hillesheim Architectural Products, Inc.

As an NFRC ACE, each is qualified to carry out performance calculations of fenestration products for design support and final certification using the NFRC Component Modeling Approach (CMA) and software tool (CMAST). Through NFRC’s CMAST libraries of approved frames, glass and spacer components, users can configure fenestration products for a project, and can obtain a U-factor, solar heat gain coefficient and visible transmittance rating for those products. Performance values are then compared to the energy requirements of local energy codes to determine compliance.

Performance of specific Tubelite frame-glass combinations can be obtained from the NFRC Certified Products Directory or the CMA process. In addition to active product listings in the NFRC Certified Products Directory for factory-glazed fenestration, Tubelite has several approved curtainwall, storefront and entrance system products in the CMAST library, and new product variations frequently are added.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Tubelite names Mike Bodnar as client development manager for eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Mike BodnarMike Bodnar has been named as Tubelite Inc.’s client development manager serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is based in Brigantine, New Jersey, and 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.

Bodnar draws from 20 years of commercial sales and customer service experience. Most recently, he held estimating and customer service responsibilities at Scranton Products, a leader in the plastic partitions and lockers industries. Prior to that, he worked in sales positions with plastics supplier and manufacturer Vycom Corporation, Stroudsburg Door & Trim, and The Home Depot. He also was the owner and operator of M&J Distribution, Inc., specializing in commercial and residential construction materials.

Bodnar earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Marywood University in Pennsylvania.

Continuing his professional development and supporting Tubelite’s clients, Bodnar will represent Tubelite at industry association events including for the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite promotes Mary Avery to vice president of marketing

Tubelite_MaryAvery_webMary (Olivier) Avery has been promoted to vice president of marketing at Tubelite Inc. Avery reports directly to company president Amy Cole, and is a part of the Tubelite Management Team. Guided by this team, the company is an industry leader in eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, and recognized for its fast, reliable and consistent delivery.

“Mary has been instrumental in leading the marketing organizational changes in recent years, including creating a stronger architectural presence,” praises Cole. “Mary continues to be a driving force behind our New Product Initiative process to anticipate and respond to clients’ emerging needs.”

Ten years ago, Avery began her career with Tubelite as the manager of client services. She was promoted to manager of client services and marketing in 2009. As marketing became a larger and more important area for Tubelite, Avery was re-focused as the marketing manager. In 2013, she was promoted to director of marketing.

As vice president of marketing, Avery continues to manage a growing team that includes Tubelite’s marketing promotions manager Walt Lutzke, architectural accounts representatives Doug Dietrich and Kevin Haynes, senior technical trainer Ron Schaaf, product manager Tom Mifflin, product pricing analyst Mike Gibbs and architectural administrative assistant Brian Tobias.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite adds Archon Fenestration Technologies as a manufacturer’s representative in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska

Tubelite_DougUrichTubelite Inc. announces the addition of Archon Fenestration Technologies, LLC (Archon Fen-Tech) as an independent manufacturer’s representative serving select clients in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Archon Fen Tech’s president, Doug Urich, will work closely with Peters and others at Tubelite to provide commercial building teams with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Located in Overland Park, Kansas, Archon Fen-Tech represents best-in-class product manufacturers within the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat® Division 8 – Doors and Windows specification, including Tubelite and Viracon. Urich is certified through CSI’s Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Program. He and the company offer fenestration design-assist consultations drawing from 28 years of industry experience.

“By engaging all stakeholders early and throughout the entire design and build process, Archon Fen-Tech ensures optimized use and proper application of products, and professionally manages the timely and error-free execution of product delivery. We use insight sales strategies and an integrated project delivery platform to support the customer and stakeholder experience,” said Urich.

Prior to starting Archon Fen-Tech, Urich was general manager of the Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope National Accounts business unit and, previously, was program director. Earlier in his career, he served as vice president and shareholder of AAA Glass Company in Kansas and as senior vice president of A2MG, Inc.’s Glass Division in Missouri.

In addition to his professional experience, Urich also holds a Master of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Kansas.

 

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Tubelite adds Jeff Tate as client development manager for south Georgia, eastern South Carolina and the Florida panhandle

Tubelite_JeffTateTubelite Inc. has hired W. Jeff Tate as a client development manager serving south Georgia, eastern South Carolina and the Florida panhandle. He reports to Tubelite’s Southeast regional sales manager, Pat Daniels. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams across the region to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Tate has more than a decade of sales and estimating experience. He most recently worked at C.R. Laurence Co., Inc./U.S. Aluminum as an architectural sales representative. His previous industry experience includes as an estimator at Architectural Glass & WP Inc.; as a senior architectural sales representative at Kawneer Company, Inc.; and as the owner of Jeff Tate Design, where he created AutoCAD drawings for new and renovated buildings to owners and architects.

In addition to his professional knowledge, Tate earned a Bachelor of Applied Science from North Georgia College and State University.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Tubelite welcomes Northwestern Glass Fab

Tubelite Inc. welcomed Minneapolis-based Northwestern Glass Fab, a division of Brin Glass Company, as a distributor partner. Founded in 1912, the independently owned and operated glass and architectural metal fabricator and distributor serves Minnesota and Wisconsin.

“We have been a Tubelite customer for the past several years. We’ve been impressed with their outstanding quality and performance, and are excited to expand our partnership with them,” said Northwestern Glass Fab’s general manager, Stan Mariska. “As one of Minneapolis’ largest glass and architectural metal fabricators, we know the benefit Tubelite’s dependable service and products, especially its thermal performance products, can bring to our customers.”

Steve Green, Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, agreed and added, “Tubelite’s mission is for our business partners to experience us as the easiest and most dependable company with which to do business. Northwestern Glass Fab’s commitment to provide dependable service to the Minnesota and western Wisconsin markets makes this association a great fit.”

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite promotes Cheol Ro to operations manager in Michigan

Tubelite_MI_CheolRo_webTubelite Inc. promoted Cheol Ro to operations manager of the facility in Walker, Michigan. Reporting to vice president of operations Steve Jaskolski, Ro oversees the facility’s plant and maintenance supervisors, manufacturing engineer, production assistants, schedulers, and materials management team.

Ro started with Tubelite in Dec. 2015 as a Lean Champion leading lean manufacturing activities at the company’s facilities in Walker and Reed City, Michigan, and in Dallas. He draws from more than two decades of experience in operations, engineering and management.

Before joining Tubelite, he worked as an operations manager for Poclain Hydraulics Inc. in Racine, Wisconsin. He also worked at Michigan’s Danaher Corporation’s X-Rite, Incorporated as a materials director. At Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., he was located in both Minnesota and China serving as operations manager, followed by a promotion to general manager.

For the first half of Ro’s career, he worked at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Missouri and Wisconsin in a variety of engineering, purchasing, manufacturing and management roles. Prior to this, he was a program manager at Wisconsin’s Generac Power systems, Inc. He also worked at Illinois-based Dana Holding Corporation serving as a product design engineer, senior manufacturing engineering, and production supervisor.

As he gained direct experience in the field, Ro earned two master’s degrees. He has an MBA in finance and operations management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite hires Jim Gonzales as plant manager in Dallas

Tubelite_JGonzales_webTubelite Inc. added Jim Gonzales as the plant manager in Dallas, reporting to vice president of operations Steve Jaskolski. Gonzales oversees the Dallas facility’s fabrication, warehousing and shipping of storefront, curtainwall, entrances, daylight control systems and other Tubelite products.

With more than 30 years of experience, Gonzales previously has extensive background in operations management, process evaluation and continuing improvement. Most recently, he served as director of operations at Texas-based Progressive Incorporated, a division of PCC Aerostructures. Prior to this, he was the plant/production manager at Quanex Building Products/Atrium Windows and Doors, Inc. in Greenville, Texas.

Gonzales career also includes leadership positions at Newell Rubbermaid, Flextronics International and Lucent Technologies’ Power Systems (acquired by Tyco International Ltd.), as well as engineering roles at Wilsonart International and Hercules Inc. He earned an M.B.A. from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite expands facility in Walker, Michigan

Tubelite_WalkerExpansion_webContinuing its steady growth, Tubelite Inc. completed a 33,000-square-foot expansion at its facility in Walker, Michigan. This location includes the company’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. The addition will also accommodate a new engineering test laboratory, a new fabrication training area and larger space for extrusion racking, plus new equipment, technology and ergonomic enhancements.

“The new, additional space and layout helps us improve our process flow, resulting in ever-better lead times. The new equipment also helps us gain greater capacity to support future growth and to maintain the dependable, high-quality of our products and reliable service that our customers count on us to provide,” says Steve Jaskolski, Tubelite’s vice president of operations.

He adds, “The expansion allows us to remain in our current location and continue many benefits the area offers. The Grand Rapids and western Michigan area continues to grow and provides Tubelite with outstanding staffing opportunities. Our location is easily accessible from the two main highways going through the area.”

The company previously added more than 43,000 square feet to the Walker facility in 2012. Today, it encompasses a total of 155,000 square feet. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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Tubelite promotes Steve Jaskolski to vice president of operations

Tubelite_SteveJaskolski_webSteve Jaskolski has been promoted to vice president of operations at Tubelite Inc. Most recently, he served as director of operations for the company’s facility in Walker, Michigan.

Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in operations, sales management and customer service, Jaskolski contributing to increased productivity, improved inventory accuracy and quality, team building through continuous improvement, and growth.

Prior to joining Tubelite in 2014, Jaskolski managed Sunrise Windows Ltd.’s plant in Temperance, Michigan. Previously, he worked in management for 10 years at Larson-Juhl, a Georgia-based, global leader custom picture frame design, manufacturing and distribution. While there, he progressed from warehouse manager in Plymouth, Michigan; to operations manager in Phoenix; to branch manager in Lakeland, Florida; to general manager serving Michigan, Indiana and Ohio; to regional operations manager for eight distribution/production facilities throughout the Eastern region.

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About Tubelite Inc.

Established in 1945, Tubelite celebrates 70 years of 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. Tubelite’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations are located in Walker, Michigan. Its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations, and its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

Tubelite and its staff are members of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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

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Tubelite names Michelle Musso as South Central regional sales manager

Tubelite_MMusso_WebMichelle Musso joins Tubelite Inc. as sales manager for the South Central region. She reports to Tubelite’s vice president of sales and client services, Steve Green. Together, they work closely with the local sales representatives who serve clients and architects across the region and assist with storefront, curtainwall, entrances, daylight control systems and other Tubelite products.

Drawing from 13 years of experience in sales, Musso most recently worked for Hilti, Inc., an international company serving the construction, building and maintenance industries. Her most recent role was as a regional sales manager based in Houston. Prior to her position in Houston, she was a regional manager of inside customer sales and services, and a senior account manager at Hilti in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Before serving clients in the commercial construction industry, Musso started her career in the pharmaceutical and software industries. She previously held sales responsibilities working for a worldwide leader in pharmaceuticals and enjoyed an upward progression with her sales career.

Musso earned an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

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