Mills Represents Tubelite in Idaho, Utah & NM

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 Bodnar as Client Development Manager

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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Media contact: Heather West, 612-724-8760, heather@heatherwest

 

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Avery Promoted 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

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 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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