Michael Distefano named as Tubelite client development manager for western and central Pennsylvania

Michael Distefano named as Tubelite client development manager for western and central PennsylvaniaTubelite Inc. has named Michael Distefano as client development manager serving the market in western and central Pennsylvania. He reports directly to Tubelite regional sales manager, Jim Oberlin. They work closely with glazing contractors and architectural teams to provide assistance with storefront, curtainwall, entrances and daylight control systems.

Distefano started his career at McClure & McClure, Inc. as a field installer and was promoted throughout the next two decades before landing the position of president of the company. He continued his career as the owner of JLNMDISTE, LLC, a broker and consulting firm, and most recently held the position of sales representative and estimator at W.A. Wilson Glass Plus in Wheeling, West Virginia.

 

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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. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has an office in 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 Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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CSI North Central Region, May 3, St. Louis

Tubelite will be exhibiting in booth #D01 at the Construction Specification Institute (CSI) North Central Regional Conference‘s Product Expo on May 3 at Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis. Tubelite’s representatives Doug Urich, Terry Robinholt and Doug Dietrich will join the leaders and members of more than 30 CSI chapters for the region’s annual meeting, continuing education sessions and networking opportunities.

In addition to exhibiting at the Product Expo, Tubelite will be sponsoring the event as a “Saint Louis Zoo” Partner. The CSI North Central Regional Conference will be hosted by the CSI chapter of Greater St. Louis.

Learn more the conference at https://www.csincr.org/conference and follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/csincr.

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Steve Green Promoted to President of Tubelite Inc.

Tubelite, Inc. announced the promotion of Steve Green to the role of president, effective April 1, 2019. Green will report to Joe Puishys, chief executive officer of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., Tubelite’s parent company.

Guided by Green and the company’s executive leadership team, Tubelite continues to be a leading manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront, entrance and curtainwall systems in the United States. As Tubelite’s president, Green oversees the company’s operations and its facilities in Walker and Reed City, Michigan; Dallas; and Warwick, Rhode Island.

“Steve is a key driver and leader of promoting and living the ‘dependable’ brand with our employees and customers. This strategy has been a wonderful roadmap to success year after year,” said Puishys.

Green began his career at Tubelite as a sales representative in 1990 and was promoted to regional general manager after his first year with the company. In the following years, he became the vice president of sales and was co-owner of the company before Apogee purchased Tubelite in 2007. In 2018, he was named general manager.

 

To learn more about Tubelite’s personnel, products and programs, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com. 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, 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. Its facility in Reed City, Michigan, houses the company’s aluminum extrusion operation. The company also has an office in 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 Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC), the National Glass Association/Glass Association of North America (NGA/GANA), the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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In the News: Tubelite selected as Buildings’ Money-Saving Product

Buildings magazine has selected Tubelite’s 400 4-Side SSG Cassette Series as a top Money-Saving Product for 2019. This system offers valuable savings in labor and installation time spent in the field.

The 400 4-Sided SSG Cassette’s glass-to-edge design can be used with Tubelite’s 400CW, 400T, 400SS and 400TU curtainwall framing to accomplish the clean all glass appearance on the exterior.

For more information on this system, visit our webpage.

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Tubelite’s new, thermal pressure plate for curtainwall

Tubelite introduces a new, thermal pressure plate for use on all of our curtainwall systems with a 2-1/2-inch sightline. This new thermal pressure plate employs the following features and benefits:

  • The same 8-inch-on-center screw spacing as on our standard aluminum pressure plates
  • With a comparable thickness as the aluminum pressure plates, the same fastener can be used with no flat washers required
  • IDs built into the face for location of weep holes for the system used
  • Standard isolators are used for our 400CW and 400T systems, and a continuous seal for our 400TU and 400SS systems in lieu of an isolator
  • The new, thermal pressure plate matches the strength of aluminum and exceeds that of our polyamide pressure plate, while offering comparable thermal performance at the same price point as polyamide
  • All of our standard 400 Series face covers are interchangeable with the new PTB120 pressure plate
    (E4TB64 shown at right)

The new, thermal pressure plate is part number PTB120. Updates to the price book, installation manuals and perimeter sheet details are available. For more information, please see the new product bulletin.

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