AIA Louisiana Coastal, Continuing Education Day, Nov. 21

Keith Hocutt, client development manager for Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, will be presenting “Storefront or Curtainwall: Seeing through the Difference” at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Louisiana Coastal section Continuing Education Day on November 21. The seminar will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and is located on the second floor of Fremin’s located at 402 W. 3rd St., Thibodaux, LA.

Participants of this one-hour, in-person educational presentation can earn 1.0 Learning Unit (LU).

Learn more about the local AIA Louisiana chapters at https://aiala.com/

 

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Tubelite ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact doors help protect people and property

Helping protect people and property, Tubelite Inc. introduces its ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact architectural entrance door systems with an expanded choice of approved hardware. These new door systems are ideally suited for low- and mid-rise retail, educational, hospitality, government and institutional buildings in regions with hurricanes and storms.

Engineered for compliance with High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) Wind Zone 3, large missile impact, these ForceFront Storm door systems also meet large missile impact glazing requirements for C, D, and E missile per Testing Application Standard (TAS) 201 and ASTM E1886-13a and E1996-17. They achieve up to 70 psf Design Pressure and meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) test standard for forced entry resistance.

Available as Standard Medium and Standard Wide Stile in 1.75-inch depths, or Monumental Medium and Monumental Wide Stile in 2-inch depths, Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact side-hinged doors’ hardware choices from widely accepted industry sources include concealed vertical rod (CVR) and rim exit devices, active and inactive door lock assemblies, removable mullions, and continuous gear, offset pivot or butt hinges.

Featuring durable, tie-rod corner construction, Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact side-hinged doors are supported with a lifetime warranty. The strength of this construction also allows contractors the flexibility of making adjustments in the field. Dry glazing, structural silicone glazing and VHB tape glazing options further support contractors’ labor-efficient needs. Recent improvements to the glazing stop design eliminate the need for screw applying the main stop to the door, reducing labor.

Tubelite’s ForceFront Storm hurricane/impact door systems accommodate various thicknesses of laminated and insulating laminated glass. The doors and frames can be specified with recycled aluminum. A choice of 21 standard colors in painted and anodized finishes are available, as well as an infinite number of custom colors and specialty options.

For additional information or personalized assistance in selecting aluminum fenestration products from Tubelite, please email dependable@tubeliteinc.com or call 800-866-2227.

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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John Giusti joins Tubelite as logistics manager

John Giusti joins Tubelite as logistics managerTubelite Inc. has named John Giusti as logistics manager in Walker, Michigan. He will report directly to Tim Salach, vice president of finance, and his main focus will be on freight operations and material planning and logistics.

Giusti comes with an extensive background in supply chain and logistics, most recently serving as the North American director of supply chain at Gordon Food Service, a wholesale food distributor in Wyoming, Michigan. In this position, he was part of a team responsible for the development and deployment of a private fleet of more than 3,000 delivery vehicles that drove over 100 million miles annually.

Previously, Giusti was the director of global logistics sourcing and supply processes at HARMAN International, an automotive technology manufacturer in Farmington Hills, Michigan, before being promoted to the director of global supply chain. Preceding his 12 year employment at HARMAN, Giusti served as a senior supply chain analyst for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.

In addition to his professional experience, Giusti earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and organization from the University of Miami in Florida and his master’s degree in business administration from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is also a member of APICS, a non-profit organization for supply chain management professionals.

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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ABX, Nov. 6-7, Boston

Tubelite will be in booth #866 at the Boston Society of Architects/American Institute of Architects (AIA) ABX2019. The Boston Convention and Exhibition Center’s expo hall will be open on both Nov. 6-7.

The largest building industry event in the Northeast, ABX has welcomed more than 7,000 architects, engineers, builders and other industry professionals to its conference.

For complete details and registration information, please see at https://www.abexpo.com.

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ALA Midwest Architecture Conference, Oct. 29, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Tubelite returns to the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) Midwest Architecture Conference. This year’s event will be held Oct. 29 at the Drury Lane Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace, just outside of Chicago.

Representatives from Tubelite will be in booth #504 in the expo hall. The floor is open from 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.

Attendees can earn 1.0 continuing education learning units (LUs) for their time with conference exhibitors. A total of up to 6.0 LUs are available for those attending the conference keynote and educational sessions.

Registration is required. Visit the ALA conference web page for more information.

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