Linetec to Exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast

Glass Expo NE logoLinetec will exhibit at Glass Expo Northeast™ 2015, a two-day architectural glass and related services event to be held April 23-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Long Island Hotel in Hauppauge, N.Y.

On display will be examples of our aluminum curving capabilities and our newest Terra Cotta specialty finish as well as other architectural metal finishing services in Fluoropolymer (PVDF) paint, powder coat and eco-friendly anodize.  Stop and see us in booth #202

Glass Expo Northeast offers attendees education, personal attention from top suppliers in the industry and networking opportunities on an extensive tradeshow floor. The event is co-sponsored by the Long Island Glass Association, as well as USGlass, Architects’ Guide to Glass & Metal and Window Film magazines.

To register for the event, visit www.usglassmag.com/gene or call 540/720-5584, ext. 115.

Stretch Forming by Linetec Wins USGlass 2014 Readers Choice Awards

USGlass awardJan 2015—USGlass magazine, the magazine of record for architectural glass industry leaders, announced that Linetec has won a 2014 Readers Choice Award. The products were featured in the December 2014 issue.

The products were selected through a survey of USGlass readers, who voted for their favorites in a variety of categories. Stretch forming from Linetec was selected as a winner in the Architectural Metal Products category.

Stretch Forming by Linetec is designed to allow architectural product manufacturers to have their metal building components curved and finished in one location. Stretch forming is the newest service Linetec has added to benefit customers seeking not only paint, anodize and powder coat, but also field repair and restoration, thermal improvement and other support for finished aluminum products.

curved metal rack“Stretch Forming by Linetec alleviates the worry and hassle of multiple points of contact
and brings tremendous value,” says Rick Marshall, Linetec’s president. “Customers can ship us their aluminum for bending and then, have it finished in the same place to retain the full finish warranty. This saves shipping costs and transit time, as well as reduces material handling and packaging to minimize the opportunity for damage.”

USGlass magazine’s Readers Choice Awards are unique in that they are selected by our readers, recognizing their top picks for architectural glazing products,” says USGlass editor Ellen Rogers. “Linetec is more than deserving of this award and we are excited to recognize them with this achievement.”

For more information about Stretch Forming by Linetec, finishing and other services, please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.

USGlass magazine serves the entire architectural glass and glazing industry. It is the only industry publication that is audited by BPA Worldwide and has a circulation of more than 40,000 subscribers.

Kean University’s Green Lane Building inspires learning – Curtainwall, sun shades, skylight, entrance systems finished by Linetec

Kean_University_4Kean University’s west entrance welcomes visitors with a bold architectural statement exemplified in the newly completed Green Lane Academic Building on the Union, New Jersey campus. Designed by Gruskin Architecture & Design, P.C., the award-winning 102,275 square-foot building’s geometric glass and aluminum façade was finished by Linetec. The dramatic exterior elements include a six-story sloping glass radius curtainwall on the northeast elevation and a five-story radius curtainwall on the south side, both accented with sun shades.

Opened in January 2014, the new Michael Graves School of Architecture and Robert Kean_University_15Busch School of Design are housed within the Green Lane Academic Building, as well as the university’s expanding business program. The public Barnes & Noble bookstore and café with outside seating area reinforces the connection between the university and the surrounding community.

Dobco, Inc. served as the general contractor on the project, which was estimated at $40 million. Beginning in July 2012, Dobco’s team worked closely with the subcontractors and manufacturers to achieve the design by Gruskin Group™. “This is by far the most unique project I have worked on from a design and constructability standpoint,” Gary Snee, Dobco’s project manager acknowledged. “The radius and sloping curtainwall made it a challenge.”

Bringing their vision to reality, the unitized curtainwall, pressure wall, aluminum sun shades, storefronts, entrances and tilted ellipse glass handrails were fabricated and glazed by Graham Architectural Products – Curtain Wall Solutions, and installed by Union County Plate Glass Company. Super Sky Products Enterprises manufactured and installed the skylight system.

Kean_University_17Linetec finished all of the aluminum framing of these architectural building products in a silver color using PPG’s 70% PVDF Duranar XL and Duranar Sunstorm™. These 70% PVDF resin-based coatings meet the stringent requirements of AAMA 2605 and exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals, which ensures the campus’ intended statement endures.

According to Graham’s manufacturing team, Green Lane Academic Building’s design includes several flat vertical walls, a segmented radius, a 56-degree outside corner, parapets, soffits and a tilted ellipse feature wall. Unlike a traditional inverted radius wall with a slope, the intent of the tilted ellipse was to keep the radius constant, with the center of the radius projecting out 4.5 feet at every floor moving up the building. It “was all very complicated. If you can envision an ice cream cone on the side of an undulating building that’s basically all glass,” described Nick Irwin, Graham’s products sales representative.

The south side of the building also showcases a monumental staircase with bench seating and glass rails. The sixth floor offers a 1,200-square-foot circular meeting room with 18-foot-high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as a 4,500-square-foot roof terrace with a view of the Manhattan skyline.

While the glazing systems offer large window views and daylight, the nearly 6,000 linear Kean_University_27feet of sun shades assist in keeping the occupants comfortable and energy use low by managing the unwanted solar heat gain and glare. These attributes can contribute to projects pursuing certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® Rating Systems.

As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec captures the liquid paints’ volatile organic compounds (VOCs) content to eliminate the exhaust of potential pollutants and re-uses its heat energy byproduct to improve process energy efficiency. This process of re-use is completed before the material exits the paint line. The resulting finish provides durability and requires minimal maintenance throughout the building’s lifespan.

“We’re all very proud of the job,” concluded Gary Tongco, national sales manager for Graham’s curtainwall solutions. Recognizing the building team’s accomplishments, the project’s honors include the AIA Newark and Suburban Architects Gold Award.

Kean_University_21-web“We are honored that our design for this building has been appreciated by so many,” Kenneth A. Gruskin, AIA, principal and founder of Gruskin Group told NJ.com. “The building is a testament to Kean University, the Kean Board of Trustees, and Dr. Dawood Farahi’s pursuit of providing a world-class education and the facilities to match. Without their vision, this out-of-the-box design would not have been conceivable. The Green Lane building is a good example of where design for higher education is headed – with a greater emphasis on creating a more engaging, experiential and memorable on-campus, multi-faceted student experience.”

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Kean University, Green Lane Academic Building, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, New Jersey 07083

Located in Wisconsin, Linetec serves customers across the country, finishing such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural metal components, as well as automotive, marine and manufactured consumer goods. The company is a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG). Linetec is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

For more information about Linetec’s finishing and other services please call 888-717-1472, email sales@linetec.com or visit http://www.linetec.com.