BOMA, June 23-26, San Antonio

195 CHURCH offices, CT

photo by Woodruff Brown

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will be presenting and representing Tubelite at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Conference & Expo, June 23-26 in San Antonio, Texas.

Visit with Apogee representatives in booth #1238 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, June 24-25. Expo hours are Sunday, June 24, 12:30-5:30 p.m. and Monday, June 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The conference continues through Tuesday.

On Sunday, June 24, 1:10-1:40 p.m., in Showcase Room 1, Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will present a case study (PDF) on 195 CHURCH as part of the conference’s Solutions Showcase. This 18-story, Class A office building in Connecticut recently completed a high-performance window and lighting retrofit resulting in increased energy efficiency, occupant comfort and savings.

The Solutions Showcase presenters will include Christopher Vigilante, CEO of Northside Development Co., 195 CHURCH’s property management firm, and Mike Sheppy, P.E., Certified Energy Manager Engineer, Apogee, Building Retrofit.


About Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, in conjunction with its businesses, assists building owners and property managers to evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades, such as:

  • Improving the appearance of the building
  • Saving energy
  • Downsizing HVAC capacity
  • Reducing maintenance
  • Lowering vacancy rates
  • Increasing rental rates
  • Enhancing the value of the building

Apogee’s business units supporting these building retrofit strategies include Alumicor; EFCO Corporation; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Sotawall; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. To learn more, please visit


About BOMA International

The BOMA International Conference & Expo are produced by BOMA International and BUILDINGS magazine. BOMA International represents more than 16,500 members. These members own or manage more than 9 billion square feet of commercial space, including 80 percent of the prime office space in the U.S.

Register and learn more at Expo-only registration is available at no cost to qualified attendees.


Whether or not you can attend BOMA 2018 in person, you can follow along on social media using #BOMA2018 and visiting

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AIA Architecture Expo, June 21-22, New York

Tubelite returns to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national Architecture Expo on June 21-22. Tubelite will be located in booth #357 on Level 3 of New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Look for us adjacent to our finishing partner, Linetec, in booth #361.

Expo hours: Thurs., June 21, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.; Fri., June 22, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

In addition to the expo, the conference’s educational and inspirational sessions continue through June 23. Learn more and register for the AIA Conference on Architecture and Architecture Expo at


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

Josh Herman, Tubelite client development manager for western Pennsylvania and northeastern OhioTubelite Inc. has named Josh Herman as a client development manager serving western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Based in Ohio, he reports directly to Tubelite 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.

Herman brings technical skills and management experience from his years at Everhart Glass Company in Canton, Ohio. As shop foreman from 2006-2013, he fabricated aluminum framing system, fulfilled glass and aluminum cutting requests, and was a field installer for contracted projects. In 2014, he returned as the operations manager where he ran the day-to-day operations, estimated, and oversaw safety and quality on midsize to large contracted projects. In the interim, he held the position of project manager at Oldcastle Building Envelope in Warwick, Rhode Island from 2013-2014. As project manager, Herman worked with internal and external architects and engineers on reviewing architectural drawings for use in the field and coordinated deliveries for customers.

Herman perused a bachelor’s degree in business finance at the University of Akron, received his Real Estate Certification from Hondros College in Akron, Ohio and stays active in his community as a youth sports program coach.

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, 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. The company also has offices in Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

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 National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

To learn more about Tubelite’s employment opportunities at Tubelite, please click on “Careers” at the top of the home page.


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BD+C shows how Tubelite’s tie-rod doors balance adaptability with durability

Tubelite’s tie-rod doors are built for easy modification and repair — all without compromising durability and longevity. Pat Neyhart, vice president of Wooster Glass Co., has worked with the company for 40+ years and knows of several Tubelite doors in Wooster, Ohio that have performed for decades.

Click here to read the full article in Building Design+Construction.

The tie-rod doors installed at the Wayne Savings Bank in 1964 remain in operation today, thanks to their durability and adaptable construction. Neyhart says, “Those are the original doors for the bank. We’ve never taken it off or had to replace a tie rod or anything. I cannot remember having anybody go up there to service that door.”

The retail location at 116 East Liberty Street has had many lives during its past 40 years, but like the bank, only one set of doors. Several years ago, Neyhart remembers adding a panic bar exit device on one door. He explains that it was a fairly simple modification: “You take the two tie rods off and replace the rails. You can disassemble the tie rods manually, without power tools, and do it right in the field.” Image of video cover page

Watch a video showing how tie-rod doors can be serviced and replaced with ease.

“Tie rod definitely has its advantages,” confirms Neyhart. “We prefer to use Tubelite because of the adaptability.”

Please contact us if we can answer any additional questions for you regarding aluminum entrance systems, and let us know how we help you select the most dependable products for your next project.


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AAMA National Summer Conference, June 11-14, Lake Tahoe, CA

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 Summer Conference, June 11-14, at the Resort at Squaw Creek Lake Tahoe in Olympic Valley, California. The AAMA Western Region Summit immediately follows, June 14-15, at the same location. Watch for details online.


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