2016 GlassBuild America

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Now in its 14th year, GlassBuild America is the gathering place for the entire glass, window and door industries in North
America. Join us October 19-21, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.

FREE EXPO PASS    Haven’t registered yet? Use GlassBuild America’s on-line registration, along with Linetec’s Company Password: EX16LIN for a free pass to the expo.

VISIT LINETEC – Booth # 643     Stop by and see our new exhibit and the newest product offerings in high-performance finishing of aluminium building components, including wood grain finishes.

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Wood Grain Finishes    Available in a wide variety of wood species, as well as marble and stone designs.

Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

Antimicrobial Protection for Architectural Aluminum

Linetec Specialty Coatings include antimicrobial protection for high-touch, architectural metal products’ exterior and interior surfaces, such as doors, windows, curtainwall, entrances, panels and column covers.

germ-hand-web 24/7 Protection:
Antimicrobial protection is infused into select Linetec 70% PVDF-based fluoropolymer product finishes helping to inhibit the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria that may affect the surface of the coating. It protects product finishes from microorganisms such as bacteria that may cause odor and deterioration of the physical properties of the coating.

How it Works:
When moisture is present, the ion exchange mechanism in the antimicrobial finish is activated and silver cations are released. The released silver acts on odor causing bacterial by disrupting metabolism and reproduction.

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What Are the Color Options:
The antimicrobial product protection offered by Linetec is available in nearly any color option; standard and custom colors, mica and metallic coatings.

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Whitepaper: Antimicrobial Protection for Public Building Applications

This white paper describes the uses and advantages of antimicrobial infused coatings, as well as details the related technology, testing and specifications. According to the paper, “The need for microbial control stems from the fact that there are an estimated 4.5 million bacterial and fungi species throughout the planet, many of which travel and migrate via the constant ebb and flow of human foot traffic through an ever-changing population of people visiting public buildings. Under the right conditions, some microbes can double in number every 30 minutes or faster.”

Smart Commercial Buildings, July 20-22, Denver

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team’s vice president, John Bendt (jbendt@apog.com, 612-790-3137), will be sharing his team’s insights as part of the Smart Commercial Buildings Conference.

Held July 20-22 in Denver, Bendt will present as part of the session titled, “Best Practice – Retrofits and Facility Management Experience: Sustainability and Efficiency,” as well as participate in a panel discussion on “Cyber Security and Agility.”

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team assists building owners and property managers evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades. The team offers free energy modeling, product selection and design assistance, and a network of installers covering North America. During the conference, Bendt will share examples and distinctive solutions from Alumicor; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec;Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems.

Before the educational sessions, attendees are invited to tour the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Support Facility. This zero net energy building features energy-efficient products from Viracon and Wausau Window and Wall Systems with aluminum framing finished by Linetec.

Learn more about the Smart Commercial Buildings conference and register at http://www.wplgroup.com/aci/event/smart-commercial-buildings/.

WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference

WDMAMemberLogoWebsizeWDMA will be holding its Annual Technical & Manufacturing Conference in downtown Chicago, Illinois at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel on Magnificent Mile from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30.

As a recently joined member, in support for the industry, Linetec will have a tabletop exhibit during the two and a half day conference. We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you may have.

Linetec joins WDMA

WDMAMemberLogoWebsizeWASHINGTON, DC – The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Linetec is the newest member of the association.

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers.

Linetec’s mission is to be Finisher of Choice for its customers through industry-leading reliability, value-added services and convenience. Linetec is highly focused on the needs of the architectural and residential market, with 95% of its customers being manufacturers of windows and other exterior building products. Linetec’s finishing offering includes liquid fluoropolymer, powder coat, anodizing, and specialty finishes such as wood grain, copper anodizing, brushed/electropolished anodizing, and two-tone finishes. Linetec also offers a full suite of related services for one-stop convenience for our customers, including thermal improvement, stretch forming, flat sheet supply, fabrication, custom packaging/kitting, field repair/restoration, and door-to-door trucking service for LTL and full loads.

Linetec’s most popular value-add service is warehousing of customers raw material on its 800,000 square foot campus. Linetec holds over three million pounds of aluminum for its customers, supplied by the customers’ choice of over 20 different extruders. Using Linetec Managed Inventory (LMI), customers benefit from avoiding scrap of extruder overages and having industry-leading custom finish lead times.

Linetec president Rick Marshall added, “Linetec is dedicated to supporting our customers’ growth and will continue to make the investments necessary to keep our capacities, quality, reliability and service offering at pace with our customers’ requirements. ”

For more information on the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, click here.
For more information on Linetec visit www.linetec.com.
About WDMA: Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit www.wdma.com.

BOMA Expo, June 25-28, Washington D.C.

BOMA_2016-320x202Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team will represent Alumicor; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Annual Conference & Expo. Produced by BOMA International and BUILDINGS magazine, BOMA 2016 is held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

BOMA’s annual conference will be held June 25-28 and features more than 40 sessions focused on cultivating leadership skills and new talent, mitigating risk, reducing energy use and more.

The BOMA Expo is held June 26-28 where Apogee Building Retrofit Strategy Team leader, Kevin Robbins (krobbins@apog.com, 715-409-0821), will be exhibiting in booth #633.

* Sun., June 26, Grand opening, 3-6 p.m.
* Mon., June 27, Expo and lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; Exhibitor hospitality events, after 5 p.m.
* Tues., June 28, Expo and lunch, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team assists building owners and property managers evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades. The team offers free energy modeling, product selection and design assistance, and a network of installers covering North America.

To register for BOMA 2016, please see http://www.bomaconvention.org/. BOMA is a federation of 91 U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates representing more than 16,500 members. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.4 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.8 million jobs and contributes $227.6 billion to the U.S. GDP. Learn more at http://www.boma.org.

Wood grain finishes for aluminum

window-corner-detail-190pxAchieving the look of wood without the maintenance, Linetec has teamed with Decoral Systems USA to offer decorative, wood grain finishes for architectural products.

These finishes are available in a vast variety of different options, colors and species. Decoral coatings are an ideal specificaiton choice for architects and designers wanting the warm, rich look and feel of real wood, with all the benefits of aluminum. read more

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Wood Grain Decoral System

The Decoral dye sublimation process is a heat transfer system.

The Linetec wood grain process uses the AAMA 2604 Gold Series Decoral powder coatings.

These finishes meet the stringent standards of AAMA 2604-13 for color uniformity, specular gloss, dry film hardness and adhesion, as well as resistance to impact, chemicals, detergents, scratches, corrosion, salt spray and fading due to ultraviolet light. The coatings also are fire retardant, and resistant to water and humidity. Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum does not swell, rot, warp or attract insects.

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