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Stop by and see what’s on display at GlassBuild America, Sept. 12-14. We’ll be in booth #712 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s North Hall.

The expo is open: Wed., 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Downtown Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV

Registration includes three-day access to the expo plus free Express Learning sessions, Action Demonstrations and the Opening Reception.

See our Brushed Stainless. Our proprietary Brushed Stainless color anodize finish will be the highlight of our booth. Helping enhance and protect architectural aluminum products, this finish emulates the clean, bright surface of stainless steel. Now, a similar look on aluminum can be achieved in a more cost effective, lightweight option with the same industry-leading durability of our other anodize finishes.

Watch for Wood Grain. Offering the beauty of wood without the maintenance, our Gold Series of 14 different Wood Grain Finishes for aluminum also will be on display. Unlike natural wood, the finished aluminum will not swell, rot, warp or attract insects.

Shine with Copper. Many have wished they could have the classic look of copper, without the eventual patina. Our Copper Anodize offers the look of rich, real copper without such shortcomings as salt run-off stains, galvanic corrosion and patina.

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Downtown Summerlin – Las Vegas, NV

Touch the Terra Cotta. It looks like terra cotta, it feels like terra cotta, but it’s actually aluminum finished in our textured Terra Cotta Painted Coatings. Made with reliable 70% PVDF resin-based coatings, the faux finish delivers exceptional levels of performance and sustainability in a choice of 17 terra cotta colors.

Combine Form and Function. Don’t pick between curves and thermal performance – choose both. We are one of the only finish and service providers to offer thermal improvement services for curved and radius, finished aluminum extrusions backed with an industry-leading warranty. We also can enhance the thermal performance of simple, straight and rectangular shapes, and help meet building team’s goals for energy efficiency.

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The Dr, Miriam & Sheldon G Adelson Educational Campus – Las Vegas, NV

Take a Sample. Whether matching a corporate identity, team uniform or custom palette, we can supply project-specific color chips for any Linetec-specified order or quote.

Meeting face-to-face is ideal, but you also can reach us by phone at 888-717-1472 and email sales@linetec.com. Please contact us whenever we can provide personalized assistance in selecting the finish for your next project.

Photos courtesy of Super Sky Products Enterprises.

Downtown Summerlin, located in an affluent community on the western outskirts of Las Vegas, is home to more than 125 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Designed by STIR Architecture (formerly Altoon Partners), the entire retail mixed-use destination achieved LEED® Gold certification. The buildings’ facade features a unique trellis system manufactured and installed by Super Sky. Linetec finished the aluminum trellis in a Window Gray color using high-performance Fluropon® 70% PVDF resin-based architectural coatings.


THE DR. MIRIAM and SHELDON G. ADELSON EDUCATIONAL CAMPUS Nevada’s only Jewish educational center, The Adelson was designed by DLR Group to serve students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. Students, teacher and visitors enter the campus through a 32-foot-tall grand entrance crowned with a glass dome manufactured and installed by Super Sky Products. Helping protect the dome from Nevada’s harsh climate, Linetec finished the aluminum framing in a Bone White color using Kynar® 70% PVDF resin-based coating.

Terra cotta finishes present fresh look for Iowa Culinary Institute

Culinary_3775As a world-renowned program, the Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) provides high-end culinary experiences and serves students, staff and visitors. Reflecting ICI’s reputation and revitalizing its facility for future growth and success, Shive Hattery Architecture + Engineering designed a fresh, contemporary look for the existing structure and its two additions.

Today, the updated building encompasses 34,000 square feet and features an attractive, modern façade that resembles terra cotta, but actually is aluminum. The specialty finish applied by Linetec to Dri-Design’s wall panel system mimics both the look and the feel of natural terra cotta.

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Shive Hattery found its inspiration in a building located to ICI’s west that used a true terra cotta tile. To achieve a similar aesthetic, Linetec applied three different colors of terra cotta finishes to Dri-Design’s 0.080-inch aluminum wall panels: Terra Cotta Armagnac, Terra Cotta Mountain and Terra Cotta True Penny. SGH Inc. installed these in a planned “random” pattern to further replicate the desired, natural look of stone.

In addition to the terra cotta textured finishes, Linetec painted 5,038 square feet of Dri-Design’s Shadow Series panels in Pewter and Regatta color mica coatings. The vibrant blue Regatta corresponds with the college’s brand identity.

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“The design team wanted to match that look with something that installed easily, was cost effective and has low maintenance,” explained Dri-Design.

Compared with true terra cotta, aluminum wall panels painted with Linetec’s terra cotta textured finish are a more economical option and delivered in a short lead-time. SGH Inc.’s installation team also appreciated the lighter weight of aluminum versus stone.

Using 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings achieves the signature color and the highest levels of performance suitable for exterior architectural aluminum products. Like all 70 percent PVDF coatings applied by Linetec, the terra cotta finishes meet the requirements of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association’s standard AAMA 2605. Tested to exhibit outstanding resistance to humidity, color change, chalk, gloss loss and chemicals, these durable finishes need minimal maintenance to keep their intended appearance.

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Completed in the spring of 2016, ICI’s redesigned entryway, lobby and pre-banquet space set a tone complementary to gourmet dining experiences. The north addition houses the new million dollar mechanical equipment systems. The south addition provides additional classroom, office and conference room space, as well as 7,500 square feet for an indoor common space capable of hosting large-scale events.

“The Iowa Culinary Institute (ICI) at DMACC is a visual statement of a building,” said Paul Rathjen, architectural designer at Shive-Hattery. “Both the client and contractors were very satisfied. It’s crazy, but it’s cool. While visually it demonstrates a unique design, it’s really not that complicated. Everyone loves the color, and it pops from the street.”

Culinary_3962Rob Denson, DMACC President and CEO called the $5.5 million project “one of the most attractive and functional culinary facilities in the nation and a great place for our many guests to visit.”

Iowa Culinary Institute at Des Moines Area Community College; 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Building 7, Ankeny, Iowa 50023; https://dmacc.edu/ici/



Linetec’s 33rd Annual Customer & Supplier Appreciation Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone that joined us for Linetec’s 33rd Annual Customer & Supplier Appreciation Open House and Golf Event. Despite a bit of warm and humid weather, we had a wonderful day on the course. Each year, our suppliers are so thoughtful and generous in their donations!

Each year a variety of events take place on the course, besides golf. This year included a few oversize games including dice, Jenga, Beer Pong and Connect Four as well as Bulzibucket. You don’t have to be good to golf to win prizes at this outing!

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Each year brings a few newcomers  to the outing. We hope you had a great time!

Whether a new customer, a new supplier, or a new Linetec associate, you always need to be the look out for Pepe Le Pew while on the course!

Please enjoy this 5 minute video scrapbook of the day

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Thank you all…

Metal Architecture’s article on Woolworth Towers Residences touts Linetec’s finishes

NYC_WoolworthTwrResid3_OlegMarchMetal Architecture magazine’s recent feature on the renovated Woolworth Tower Residences in New York highlighted Linetec’s contributions to the new windows and terrace doors’ thermal performance and durable finishes.

Architect Cass Gilbert originally designed the iconic building in 1913. Today, under the architectural vision of SLCE Architects, LLP a and The Office of Thierry W Despont, Ltd., the 33 luxury condominiums offer sweeping views of Manhattan from the historically inspired, oversized windows and terrace doors with modern performance and easy operation.

Guided by developer Alchemy Properties to match the project’s goals, the Apogee Building Retrofit Strategy Team provided energy modeling and selection criteria considerations for a window system. Based on the team’s recommendations, more than 630 units of Wausau Window and Wall Systems. INvent Series Simulated Double-Hung Projected windows were installed.

NYC_WoolworthTwrResid2-8_OlegMarchRespecting the buildings’ historic aesthetic, Linetec finished the windows’ aluminum exteriors using a two-coat 70 percent PVDF resin-based coating in a color called “Dark as Night,” which complements the restored polychromatic terra cotta surrounds.

In addition to the finish, Wausau relied on Linetec to provide polyamide thermal barriers within the aluminum frame of the windows and doors. Wausau INvent Series windows can achieve thermal performance NFRC U-Factors as low as 0.34, a Condensation Resistance Factor as high as 65 and acoustic performance Sound Transmission Class ratings of 31 to 42.

Click here to continue reading about the aesthetic and performance improvements for the Woolworth Tower Residences.

For personalized assistance in selecting the finish for your next project, please contact us and we’ll be happy to assist you.



Congratulations to Linetec’s 2018 Lead Training Program Graduates

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These associates dedicated 26 training hours of time over 10 months, including 2 on-the-job assignments and earn 6 technical college continuing education credits! A few of their classes include Core Values for Leaders, Safety & Injury, Communication, Conflict Resolution, as well as Upstream and Downstream Experiences.

Congratulations to:

  • Tim Bishop
  • Logan Miicke
  • Michael Praschak
  • Ryan Reichenbach
  • Brian Retzlaff
  • Ted Teske
  • Dana Wentworth
  • Caleb Bigelow
  • Cody Blarek
  • David Hanke
  • Mitchell Hintze
  • John Axness
  • Justin Flora
  • Rob Wiltse
  • Corey Krueger
  • Bill Melchiori
  • Dakotah Heldt
  • Dave Dray
  • Shirley Ward

(not all associates were available at time of photo)


Linetec People to Know: Nikki Mussfeldt

MussfeldtNikkiQ:  Tell me about your job

A:  I am the First Shift In-House Blend and Vault Supervisor. We cover all things paint – from purchase and receipt, matching and batch making, and touch-up for finishing the products, to the final data entry for environmental reporting.

Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?

A: Prior to Linetec, I worked at a Kid City Day Care working with 2- to 5- year-olds and 6- to 12-year-olds during the summer months. I had a big fan base for my ability to stay within the lines while coloring.

Q: What is your favorite part of your job?

A:  It would have to be the people I get to work with. Throughout my 19 years and different roles at Linetec, I have met some amazing and dedicated people. Whether we are moving material or solving problems, there are always people that are willing to lend a hand or give ideas. Ultimately, they all just want to see the company succeed.

Q: What poses the biggest challenges for you?

A:  I would have to say color matching, such as when you look at the color scale and see that a color needs to be a little more red, but any red you add will cause a shift to yellow/blue or light/dark. You usually need to add two colors to balance the shift in one direction.

NikkiM-3Q: Are there any finishing types or color trends that you seeing more of lately?

A:   We have almost 24,000 finish codes in our system, with more being added every day. Lately, they seem to be leaning more toward solid colors: red, blue and green.  We get the occasional white or mica/metallic, but even those seem to have a color tone to them recently. I am hoping we get to see more finished project pictures so I can see them on a building.

Q:  What is something you are looking forward to?

A:  I am excited to see what Linetec does next. I have seen a lot of changes over the years at Linetec. The drive to improve ourselves with automation that assists the people doing the work has always been interesting to see.

Q: What is something people don’t know about you?

A:  I usually enjoy listening to others more than hearing my own voice. It took me 16 years to plan my wedding. I am a big Marvel movie fan. And, I like to sing in the car to the embarrassment of my kids.

NikkiMQ: If Linetec gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days?

A: I would probably head south to the Clearwater Florida area, sit on a beach, and enjoy the ocean and sun with my family.

Q: What always cheers you up when you think about it?

A: My family: My husband, Pat, and I met at Linetec and have two children together. Our daughter, Taylor, is 16 and our son, Jace, is 11. Whether we are camping in the summer, snowmobiling in the winter or just hanging out, we spend as much time as we can together.