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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Peek into the portal: Tubelite clients enjoy benefits of password-protected access

All current and active Tubelite customers can enjoy access to the Client Portal and its features.

Those using the portal most often view their up-to-date order information and shipping status.

Increasingly, our customers also are watching installation and tour videos. Our clients-only video library continues to expand and currently includes:
* Storefront installation, in English or SpanishImage of Tubelite Client Portal
* Curtainwall installation
* Tie-rod doors’ repair and re-assembly
* Door glazing for a standard door with 1-inch glass
* Door glazing for a standard door with 1/4-inch glass
* Tour of our company
* Tour of our extrusions, “How do they do that?”

Our interactive Tubelite Translator Tool has seen nearly constant use since coming online in October 2017. Clients effortlessly translate Tubelite’s extensive offering, by product descriptions and part numbers, with systems and parts of other suppliers.

Regularly updated, other downloadable resources are available with a simple click:
* The complete Price Book, Easy Estimate tool and training presentation
* Substitution requests for support during or after bidding
* Quote and order forms for doors and custom products
* Glass size calculator
* Lead-time guide
* Care and maintenance guide
* Warranty information

Tubelite is dedicated to our clients and continues to seek ways of improving the partnership experience.

Registering for access is as easy as providing your email and password, and confirming your custom and contact information.

Click here to get started.

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