Tubelite enhances quality and efficiencies of custom entrances with 3-D modeling

Walker, Mich. — Helping create welcoming entrances in new construction, renovations and expansions, Tubelite Inc. has enhanced its custom entrance systems for institutional and commercial projects. The company’s 3-D software modeling tools and computer numeric controlled (CNC) programming offer efficiencies that save materials, reduce lead-times and increase quality. Please see tubeliteinc.com for an informational video.

“The 3-D modeling of these door/frame details let us preview the functionality for hardware attachments prior to touching any aluminum,” explains Mary Olivier, Tubelite’s marketing manager. “Once that process is finalized and all potential conflicts have been addressed, the hardware placement is programmed into the CNC for precise, quality manufacturing.”

Olivier continues, “We pride ourselves on our ability to provide consistently short lead-times. The dependability of our products is backed with personalized service and technology to support smooth installation for on-time scheduling and on budget to deliver long-term value. Each door is manufactured to meet the project’s aesthetic, performance and environmental goals.”

Available in a nearly unlimited palette of colors, Tubelite’s architectural aluminum, custom doors may be specified in NarrowMedium and Wide Stiles, as well as heavy-use Monumental Doors and high-performance Thermal Doors. Universal design details and hardware options further enhance these doors and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, where applicable.

All of Tubelite’s custom doors and frames are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally-friendly, durable finishes. Each profile extruded for these door products contains a minimum of 80% reclaimed aluminum. Special requests for even higher recycled content can be provided, up to and including meeting specifications requiring 100% reclaimed aluminum.

Painted finishes are applied using a 100% air capture system and destroy the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with a regenerative thermal oxidizer, so there is no adverse environmental impact. Eco-friendly anodize contain no VOCs and its proprietary finishing process sends 90% less waste to landfills than traditional anodizing processes.

Thermal barriers and high-performance glass optimize the doors’ energy efficiency. These durable and environmental benefits of Tubelite’s doors may contribute to projects seeking certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™.

Tubelite’s custom entrance systems can be paired with standard doorswindowsstorefrontcurtainwall and daylight control systems, such as Max/Block™ Sun Shade and aLuminate™ Light Shelf.

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Tubelite names Complete Line Glass Wholesalers as distributors in Texas

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite Inc. announced Complete Line Glass Wholesalers, Inc., will distribute the company’s architectural aluminum products to clients in Texas. Three of Complete Line’s Texas locations – Grand Prairie, Houston and San Antonio – now offer Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems.

“For nearly 25 years, we have prided ourselves on our service and provided glazing contractors with quality products. Tubelite is a perfect fit in product mix and service. We are very pleased with the partnership,” says Robert “Chico” Perales, Complete Line’s vice president and general manager.

Perales also notes that Tubelite’s environmental focus is important to Complete Line. All of Tubelite’s architectural products are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally-friendly finishes. Tubelite’s recycled content, energy-efficient systems and  support services help project teams pursuing green building certification. The LEED® Rating System™ is championed by the U.S. Green Building Council, of which Tubelite is a member.

Complete Line is a member of the Texas Glass Association, a state chapter of the National Glass Association (NGA). Tubelite will be exhibiting at GlassBuild America, sponsored by NGA, in Booth 2304 from September 12-14 in Atlanta.

To learn more about Tubelite’s distributors, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com.

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Tubelite names United Plate Glass as distributor for western Pennsylvania and the surrounding Northeastern region

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite Inc. announced United Plate Glass Company (UPG) has been named as a distributor for the company’s architectural aluminum products. UPG offers daily deliveries to clients in western Pennsylvania, southwestern New York, eastern Ohio, northern West Virginia, northeastern Maryland, the northern D.C. suburbs and specific destinations for large projects.

For more than 25 years, UPG has provided architectural glass and aluminum products, as well as in-house fabrication services from its facilities in Butler, Pa. Complementing these strengths, UPG now offers Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems, including custom doors.

All of Tubelite’s architectural products are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally-friendly finishes. Tubelite’s systems and UPG’s technical expertise can help building project teams pursuing certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™ in the areas of daylighting and views, thermal comfort and energy efficiency.

“Tubelite is widely-accepted in our sales area,” says Mike Cully, UPG’s president. “Across the Northeast, Tubelite’s products are well-recognized and well-respected. The clients who use these products are very loyal.” He notes that most of these clients are using Tubelite’s systems on low-rise commercial buildings.

Cully continues, “While UPG has the ability to perform high production orders, it has built its name on the creation of quality products regardless of order size. At the core of UPG’s business philosophy is personalized service tailored to the needs of each one of our clients.”

Sharing industry insights and best practices with clients, UPG is a member of the Glass Association of North America and National Glass Association. The company is a certified fabricator with PPG and Guardian Industries SunGuard® Select, a licensee in the Safety Glazing Certification Council and Insulating Glass Certification Council, and an authorized labeler of fire-rated glazing materials for Underwriters Laboratories and Warnock Hershey.

To learn more about Tubelite’s distributors, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com. For specific information on United Plate Glass Company, please see www.unitedplateglass.com.

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Tubelite names Wholesale Glass Distributor to serve clients in Tennessee

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite Inc. announced Wholesale Glass Distributors will carry the company’s architectural aluminum products to serve clients in Tennessee and parts of Arkansas, Missouri and Mississippi.

Founded in 1984 and located in Memphis, Tenn., Wholesale Glass is the only independent glass distributor and fabricator in this region. The company has earned a strong reputation for its value-added services and its full-line of insulated and tempered, high-performance glass products.

“We are proud of the very great relationships we have established over the years with our customer base,” says Chet Day, Wholesale Glass Distributors’ president. “Tubelite’s systems are a good fit with our current offering. We’re able to provide clients with Tubelite’s doors, frames and stock lengths on a just-in-time delivery for schools, hospitals, shopping centers, residential applications and other building projects.”

Tubelite’s systems and Wholesale Glass Distributors’ in-house technical and customer service staff also can help building project teams pursuing certification through the  U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System™. All of Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally-friendly finishes. In addition to recycled content, Tubelite’s systems may contribute to LEED criteria in the areas of daylighting and views, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. Complementing these architectural aluminum products, Wholesale Glass also is a certified fabricator of PPG SolarBan® and Guardian SunGuard®.

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Tubelite hires Terry Britt to serve Indiana, Missouri, Illinois

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite Inc. named Terry Britt as a client development manager serving Indiana, eastern Missouri and central to southern Illinois. He works closely with glazing contractors and architects in this region to provide information on the company’s architectural aluminum products and their green building benefits.

Drawing from more than three decades of industry experience, Britt says, “I’m very impressed with the people at Tubelite, their strategic focus and the quality of their complete product line, from standard storefront to custom doors. It’s a great fit with my previous experience and sales territories. I’m excited to help my contacts and colleagues learn more about Tubelite’s offering.”

Britt began his career with PPG Industries’ Dayton, Ohio office in sales and project management. After 16 years, he joined Indiana-based Glasmont Corporation as an outside sales representative for architectural metals and glass product lines. In 1999, he transitioned this knowledge to Arch Aluminum and Glass Co., Inc., where he worked from Indianapolis as an outside sales representative and branch manager. He was named “Branch Manager of the Year” in 2005 and the branch ranked in the company’s top 10 for all 10 years of his employment.

In addition to his successful career, Britt’s education includes coursework at University of Dayton, Ohio; a degree in applied science from Sinclair Community College, Ohio; and many training and professional development programs. He also shares his knowledge at industry events, such as upcoming Glass Expo Midwest; as a church elder in his community; and as a coach of Bantam football and adult softball teams.
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