UCHealth Cancer Center renovates lobby with Tubelite’s storefront and entrance systems

Photographer: Matt PuckettUCHealth Cancer Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, recently renovated its Harmony Campus’ lobby and entry to provide a more hospitable welcome for patients, staff and visitors. Designed by CBRE | Heery, Inc., in association with FreemanWhite, the cancer center’s new entrance features natural light and views framed with Tubelite Inc.’s storefront systems.

A service of Poudre Valley Hospital and the region’s leading cancer center, UCHealth expanded its facility to serve the growing number of patients generated by the area’s increasing population, and heightened awareness of cancer prevention and treatment options.

Photographer: Matt PuckettCompared to the estimated costs to build a new facility, the $10.7 million, 44,390-square-foot renovation and expansion to the existing structure offered savings without disrupting patient care. General contractor Adolfson & Peterson Construction managed the expansion in phases to allow the cancer center to remain operational throughout construction. During the main phase of construction, a 32,150-square-foot, two-story addition was built to house a medical infusion area and the interior of the cancer center was renovated with the new lobby and entrance.

To create this warm, welcoming environment, CBRE | Heery, Inc. specified Tubelite’s storefront framing and Medium Stile doors. Installed by Commercial Glass, Inc., the aluminum framing systems are engineered with thermal barriers to minimize temperature transfer and insulate the exterior surfaces from the interior.

Photographer: Matt Puckett“Our thermally improved storefront systems achieve the specified thermal performance and contribute to condensation resistance, which also minimize the potential for mold and mildew,” said Mary Avery, Tubelite’s vice president of marketing. “These combined attributes support the hospital’s energy savings goals, as well as provide a healthy, comfortable, open space for patients and other people to enjoy.”

Tubelite relies on Linetec as its single source solution for thermally improving and finishing of the aluminum framing. Enhancing the storefront system’s appearance and durability, Linetec finished the framing in two colors: a champagne anodize and a custom “Loveland Teal” PVDF resin-based coating. The resulting finish withstands continuous use, cleans easily and requires minimal maintenance.

Photographer: Matt PuckettBeyond the lobby and entry, the UCHealth Cancer Center added a “Main Street” pedestrian corridor to link the lobby with the renovated oncology suite and a new outdoor healing garden. A nutritional center, physical rehabilitation services, alternative medicine therapies and a flexible conference center were among the other additions completed in future construction phases.

UCHealth’s Poudre Valley Hospital also specializes in orthopedic surgery, neuroscience, bariatric weight-loss surgery, as well as women and family services. The Level III trauma center offers a wide array of treatments, surgeries and diagnostic tests in more than three dozen medical specialties. The hospital contains 11 surgical suites, 12 intensive care units and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital employs more than 2,000 health care professionals to deliver personal and skilled care using the latest medical technologies.

UCHealth Cancer Center, a service of Poudre Valley Hospital, Harmony Campus,
2121 East Harmony Rd., Fort Collins, Colorado 80528
Photographer: Matt Puckett* Owner: UCHealth; Denver; https://www.uchealth.org
* Architects: CBRE | Heery, Inc.; Denver; https://www.heery.com
* Architects – healthcare design: FreemanWhite, a Haskell Company; Charlotte, North Carolina; https://freemanwhite.com
* General contractor: Adolfson & Peterson Construction; Minneapolis; http://www.a-p.com
* Glazing contractor: Commercial Glass, Inc.; Loveland, Colorado; http://www.commercial-glass.com
* Glazing system – storefront and entrance systems manufacturer: Tubelite Inc.; Walker, Michigan; https://www.tubeliteinc.com
* Glazing system – storefront and entrance systems finishing: Linetec; Wausau, Wisconsin; https://linetec.com
* Photographer: Matt Puckett Photography

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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Sherri Doucette joins Tubelite as client development manager for Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts

Tubelite Inc. has named Sherri Doucette as client development manager for the markets in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and northeast Massachusetts. In addition, she serves as the architectural representative for New England and reports directly to Tubelite’s 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.

Doucette held prior positions promoting Tubelite’s products and services to local glazing contractors and architects. She also worked independently to provide engineering and project management services to glazing contractors.

In addition to her professional experience, Doucette studied business management at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts and earned a bachelor of science in architectural engineering from the New England Technical Institute in Rhode Island.

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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Tubelite completes facility expansion in Walker, Michigan

Continuing its consistent growth, Tubelite Inc. has completed a 30,000-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 utilize standardized work and assembly line techniques to improve overall quality and productivity.

With a focus on continuous improvement, the expansion included a re-layout of the production area to increase efficiency of door and frame units produced in Walker. “During the expansion, we were able to facilitate a number of improvements to the flow of material and add capacity to support Tubelite’s future growth,” said Jason Meredith, Tubelite’s Walker operations manager.

He continued, describing one of the notable benefits: “A one-piece flow line for our stock and modified door leafs, allows us to enhance overall quality for our customers, while improving ergonomics and other safety items for our employees, and further supporting Tubelite’s ‘Dependable’ brand promise.”

Complementing Tubelite’s Walker facility expansion in 2016, which added an engineering test lab, a fabrication training area and larger space for extrusion racking, the current operating space now encompasses a total of 180,000 square feet. The facility in Reed City, Michigan, continues to house the company’s aluminum extrusion operation and its Dallas location provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations.

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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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.

 

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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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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