Visit Linetec’s booth at the ALA Midwest Architecture Conference October 6

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Stop by our booth for your copy of a 3-part Masterformat Shop-Applied Metal Finishes Guide Specification.

Come visit Linetec at ALA’s 2015 Midwest Architecture Conference, booth 208, Oct 6 at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL.  For show hours and more information about the expo, please visit

Fraser House, Colorado Zero Net Energy Home, features Loewen windows and doors finished Linetec

Fraser ext-webFraser House, a new Colorado Zero Net Energy Home (ZEH), elevates energy efficiency to new heights. Recently built in the mountains of Fraser, Colorado, the home is situated at 8,000 feet with an average annual temperature of 34ºF. Meeting the project’s requirements for attractive aesthetics, high performance and durability, Linetec provided the vibrant finish for Loewen windows and doors.

Designed by Caddis Architecture (previously Bryan Bowen Architecture), the 5,320-square-foot Fraser House was built for an ultra-marathoner who sought an energy-efficient, healthy home that includes a gym, an endless pool, regular living areas, a guest home and a two-car heated garage, plus a woodshop outbuilding.

Maximizing thermal performance, natural light, comfortable interior living space and
stunning mountain views, Loewen provided its awning and fixed/picture window, as well as terrace doors and a three-panel LiftSlide door with Heat-Smart® high-performance glazing. Manufactured by Cardinal Glass Industries, this glazing system includes low-e coatings, argon-filled air spaces and thermal spacer bars. The exterior aluminum cladding is set away from the underlying wood, creating an air space that further improves thermal performance.

Fraser - Net Zero Energy House-webMinimizing maintenance throughout the home’s lifespan, Linetec finished Loewen’s windows and doors in an orange-red Bonfire color, part of Valspar’s Fluropon® Premiere, a three-coat 70% polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin-based, high-performance architectural coating. These durable coatings meet the stringent requirements of AAMA 2605 and exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals.

ZEHs are usually built with low or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as formaldehyde containing finishes or materials, providing a healthy, clean, non-toxic environment for its residents. As an environmentally responsible finisher, Linetec captures the liquid paints’ VOC content to eliminate the exhaust of potential pollutants. The primary environmental concern with liquid paints is the solvents, which may have VOC content and must be destroyed safely. Linetec uses a 100% air capture system and destroys the VOCs with a regenerative thermal oxidizer, so there is no adverse environmental impact. Linetec then 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.

As a ZEH, Fraser House produces as much energy as it consumes, and also produces zero net carbon emissions from the site. Once a ZEH is designed as energy efficient as possible, it uses photovoltaic (PV) collectors, or other renewables, to produce sufficient electricity to meet the minimal remaining energy needs of the home. The high-performing windows and doors optimize efficient energy use by keeping the Colorado cold outside and the heat inside.

The Fraser House also received a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index Score of -22, indicating it is exceptionally more energy efficient than a standard new home. Assessed by a

certified Home Energy Rater, the HERS score accounts for whole-house design, beyond the exterior walls, windows and doors.

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Colorado Zero Net Energy Home,

Photographer: Daniel O’Connor Photography

Linetec hires Thomas Hogg as Southwest territory sales manager

toho_010Thomas Hogg joins Linetec as territory sales manager serving customers in the Southwest. Linetec, the nation’s largest independent architectural finisher, provides paint and anodize finishing services for such products as windows, curtainwall, entrances, hardware and other components.

Tom has 16 years of experience in the construction and architectural building products industries, including new construction and renovation for residential and commercial markets. “I am looking forward to partnering with multiple manufacturers here in the Southwest that fulfill project owners’ desire for energy-conscious projects and the need to meet the new 2015 International Energy Conservation Code,” said Tom. Along with durable finishes, Linetec provides thermal barrier systems to help meet building projects’ energy-saving goals.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Tom most recently worked as a Southwest region business development manager for Wisconsin-based ABC Supply Co., Inc.’s partnership with Amcraft Building Products. Prior to this, he was a senior account manager for another Wisconsin-based company, Kohler Co. With Kohler’s Global Power Group, he provided power generators to commercial, industrial and government customers in the Southwest.

Before Kohler, Tom focused on window and door customers as a Southwestern territory account manager for Newell Rubbermaid Inc.’s Ashland Hardware Systems (which was sold in 2013). Previously, he represented Pella Windows and Doors Corp. for the first seven years of his career. He began as Pella’s sales support and showroom manager in Ohio after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University at Columbus. He was promoted to brand marketing associate manager of Pella’s entry systems division, and later, to territory account manager for southwest Ohio.

Tom values professional development and association involvement. With Linetec, he will represent Linetec as part of its exhibitions and educational events with such industry associations as the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He also has been a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and has participated in the International Builder Show and GlassBuild America.

As an active member of his community, Tom also volunteers with the North Fort Worth Historical Society where he leads tours at area historical sites and presents at the annual “Saints and Sinners” haunted cemetery fundraiser event at the Oakwood Cemetery. Earlier this year, he and his wife, Katie, celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Together with their three children, they enjoy camping, hiking and traveling throughout the Southwest.

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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 Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).