Linetec expands service routes to Canada, Colorado, Texas and the Southeast

Linetec truckingSupporting new and long-term customers, Linetec has added and expanded four of its service and distribution routes including its first regular route to Toronto, Canada.

At Linetec we operate our own fleet of trucks providing customers with weekly pickup and delivery services. In addition to Toronto, key stops in the expanded routes include:

  • Colorado route – destination point of Denver with stops in Omaha, Neb., and in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Texas route – destination point of San Antonio with stops in Dallas and in Oklahoma City
  • Southeast route – destination point of Atlanta with stops in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. and in Indianapolis
  • Midwest route – expanded destination point of Kansas City, Mo. and a stop in St. Louis

As the nation’s largest independent architectural finisher, Linetec provides customers with liquid painting, powder coating, and anodize finishing services for architectural aluminum. Examples of customers’ products include window and door systems, storefront framing, sun shades, light shelves, canopies, column covers, panels and flat sheets.

“Our customers know that material will be picked up and delivered on time and on schedule; typically, by the same driver, on the same time, on the same day, of each week. It’s as if Linetec is in their backyard, even if we’re actually many miles apart,” says Jon Close, Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing.

Jon continues, “Our customers don’t need to spend time finding and scheduling a contracted hauler to make the delivery. They can rely on our dedicated carrier to provide convenient, safe and efficient transport of our customers’ materials. Using experienced drivers, we also ensure material is loaded properly to protect against damage.”

Linetec offers several managed trucking options, including partial loads, which help manage freight costs by effectively sharing a truck with other customers in the delivery area. Its over-the-road tractors also are optimized for efficiency as each is outfitted with an auxiliary power unit to reduce unnecessary fuel consumption by more than 85% while resting and to prevent pollution discharge. Further supporting its customers and their environmental initiatives, Linetec minimizes packaging waste by offering the option of a re-usable container system to protect the shipments year-after-year.

Learn more about Linetec, our finishing services and managed trucking at www.linetec.com or by calling 888-717-1472 or email at sale@linetec.com .

Linetec explains Class I and Class II Anodize

Anodize-TCCherryAirport09Class I and Class II anodic coatings are designations created by the Aluminum Association for the purpose of codifying the specification of anodized aluminum.

The AAMA 611 specifications and warranty involves both Class I  and Class II  anodize.

Class I Anodize coatings have a mil thickness of 0.7 (18 microns) or greater.

Class II Anodize coatings have a minimum mil thickness of 0.4 (10 microns).

Class I coating is a high performance anodic finish used primarily for exterior building products and other products that must withstand continuous outdoor exposure.

Class II coating is a commercial anodic finish recommended for interior applications or light exterior applications receiving regularly scheduled cleaning and maintenance such as storefronts.

Linetec’s documented testing allow us to offer warranties of five (5) years, on Class I Anodize finishing, with confidence that your product will perform as intended. With prior approval and a minimal up-charge, Linetec can offer an extended warranty up to ten (10) years on Class I Anodize.

The anodizing warranty for Class I, (0.7 mil) clear, bronze and black finishes is backed by the strength of Linetec. We warrant that the finish will not chip, crack, or peel (adhesion), chalk, or color change/fade.

Class II clear anodize, with the minimum mil thickness of 0.4 is not offered with a warranty

Class I and Class II coatings should not be confused with Type I, Type II, and Type III anodic coatings as described in the authoritative anodizing standard, MIL-A-8625. Type I anodize refers to chromic acid anodizing. Type II is normal “clear” sulfuric acid anodizing. Type III is “hardcoat” using sulfuric acid or mixed chemistry electrolytes.

All Linetec anodize finishes are a Class I coating, with the exception of ANO-204 Clear, which is a Class II coating.