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.

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Congratulations to Linetec’s 2018 Lead Training Program Graduates

leadership training

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.