Introducing ForceFront Blast Curtainwall and Entry Door

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite announces ForceFront™ Blast curtainwall and entry door systems are now available for high-security projects seeking blast hazard mitigation in low- and mid-rise applications.

Providing complementary performance, aesthetics and environmental attributes, Tubelite’s ForceFront curtainwall and entry door products are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition with eco-friendly, durable finishes. These qualities may contribute to projects seeking certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating System.

For projects in need of blast hazard mitigation, ForceFront Blast products are designed for compliance with ASTM International standard F1642-04, the U.S. General Services Administration Interagency Security Committee (GSA/ISC) security design criteria and U.S. Department of Defense Unified Facilities Criteria (DoD UFC) 4-010-01 requirements. The products are tested to meet blast performance of 6 psi peak pressure at 42 psi-msec impulse.

“This new system will complement our current product offering in many of our geographic areas with a high count of governmental buildings, such as the Virginia/D.C. area, the Carolinas and Texas,” says Tubelite’s marketing manager, Mary Olivier.

Tubelite’s ForceFront Blast entry doors feature durable tie-rod construction, 6-inch-wide stiles and heavy-duty hardware. A single door measures 3-feet-wide and 7-feet-high. A 5.5-inch back member reinforces the curtainwall system’s structural performance. The systems include nominal one-inch insulated glazing with a SentryGlas® Plus Interlayer. Dry glazing and sealing can be completed at the jobsite and a variety of anchor options are available to ease installation.

In addition to Tubelite’s new ForceFront Blast curtainwall and entry door systems, all of its products are manufactured using EcoLuminum. These include: energy-efficient Therml=Block™ entrancesstandard doorswindowsstorefront and curtainwall; and Max/Block™ sun shade and aLuminate™ light shelf daylight control systems.

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Tubelite Names Glaz-Tech as Distributor in Idaho, Utah

Walker, Mich. — Tubelite Inc. announced Glaz-Tech Industries, Inc., has been named as a distributor for the company’s architectural aluminum products, serving clients in Idaho and Utah.

Headquartered in Tucson, Ariz., Glaz-Tech is a wholesale supplier and manufacturer of energy-efficiency glass and aluminum products. Operating across the southwestern states for more than 20 years, the company now offers Tubelite’s storefront, curtainwall, entrance and daylight control systems.

“Glaz-Tech has made a commitment to offer, mainly ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ products. We are fortunate to have customers who see value in this,” says Gordon Clark, Glaz-Tech’s general manager. He adds, “When working with Tubelite, I feel as though we are on common ground, a team. Quality and service is what I appreciate the most.”

All of Tubelite’s quality, architectural products are manufactured using EcoLuminum™, a high recycled-content aluminum billet composition featuring environmentally-friendly finishes. In addition to recycled content, Tubelite’s systems and services 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.

To learn more about Tubelite’s distributors, please visit www.tubeliteinc.com. For specific information on Glaz-Tech Industries, Inc., please see www.glaztech.com.

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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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