About linetec

Certified through the U.S. Green Building Council as a LEED® Green Associate, Tammy Schroeder serves as the senior national marketing specialist for Linetec in Wausau, Wisconsin. As an applicator of all architectural finishing technologies – paint, powder coat and anodize – Linetec provides educational resource and advice to ensure the best finish for aluminum building products and metal construction projects. Google+

Linetec – it’s about the culture!

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The culture is why people like working at Linetec!

At Linetec you will have:

  • An aggressive safety program
  • Respect for the individual
  • Open communications at all levels of the company
  • Celebrations for team successes
  • Exceptional co-workers
  • Team environment
  • Clean, state-of-the-art facilities
  • The ability to make suggestions and participate in improvements
  • High quality products and top-notch customer service
  • Pride in working for the #1 finisher in the country

Sound like a fit for you?  Apply online at www.linetec.com/careers.html

Linetec is an equal opportunity employer.  Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Meet Apogee Retrofit at BOMA2017

BOMA2017Representing Linetec, the Apogee Building Retrofit Strategy Team returns to the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International Expo, June 25-27, in booth #1034. Held at the Music City Center in Nashville, the expo takes place during the annual BOMA conference and awards ceremonies, which start a day earlier. 

Register and learn more at http://www.bomaconvention.org. Expo-only registration is available at no cost to qualified attendees. Expo hours are: June 25, 3-6 p.m.; and June 26-27, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Both the expo and conference is produced by BOMA International and BUILDINGS magazine. BOMA International represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.

Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, in conjunction with the its businesses, assists building owners and property managers evaluate the benefits of window renovation and upgrades, such as improving the appearance of the building, saving energy, downsizing HVAC loading, reducing maintenance, lowering vacancy rates, increasing rental rates and enhancing the value of the building.
Apogee’s business units that supporting these building retrofit strategies include Alumicor; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Sotawall Inc.; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon, Inc.; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems.
Learn more at http://www.apog.com/renovation.html.

If you would like to participate in related social media and sponsored media channels, please see:

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#BOMA2017

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https://twitter.com/BOMAIntl
https://www.facebook.com/BOMAInternational
http://www.youtube.com/user/BOMAInternational
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http://www.boma.org

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http://www.buildings.com/

Additional media sponsors include:
Bisnow, https://www.bisnow.com/
FCIA Life Safety Digest, http://fcia.org/magazine.htm
High Rise Facilities magazine, http://highrisefacilities.com/
National Real Estate Investor, https://irei.com/

5 Things to Know About On-Site Finishing Repair and Restoration

Regardless of its durability, no architectural finish is completely maintenance-free. Periodic cleaning is needed and, in such cases, on-site repair and restoration may be necessary. Here are five things to keep in mind when looking into on-site finishing services:

  1. Start at the source   Whether it is graffiti removal, premature paint chalking and fading, or an anodized surface needing to be refinished, begin by talking to the original finisher to see if they can correct the issue with their on-site team. If this isn’t a practical option or they don’t offer field repairs, please contact us to discuss a plan for restoring your finish to its intended appearance
  2. USCourthouse-RightNewlyPainted-webGo with the pros  For any large refinishing project, consult a professional service. On-site restoration and repair of sizeable architectural projects require specialized equipment and knowledgeable professionals. As projects like these typically are performed on occupied buildings, an experienced partner also can help minimize disruptions with appropriate scheduling and communication.
  3. MadisonCourthouse-fieldrepaint3-webPerformance counts  Ask if the coatings being applied during restoration and repair meet the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) specifications of the original finish application. One solution may be a PVDF resin-based air-dry coating that is field-applied by a qualified, professional finisher. Developed to meet green building criteria, these tough properties of these coatings resist marring and abrasion, and require little maintenance.
  4. Take care with touch-up  For minor scratches and blemishes, some applicators may supply a limited amount of touch-up paint. These are fairly easy to apply, but remember that they are only intended to cover a small area. It does not have the adhesion or durability of factory-applied coating, and will deteriorate at a faster rate. For best results, follow all instructions that come with touch-up paint and use it very sparingly. Also, when applying touch-up, use extreme caution as excessive use may void the original finisher’s warranty.
  5. Know your warranty  On-site project warranties vary greatly depending on the project and situation. If the issue being repaired is an applicator or manufacturer issue, the warranty most often will parallel the manufacturer’s factory warranty. For field repair and restoration work unrelated to a factory-applied issue, warranty options may be applicable depending on the base metal condition, base finish condition, site location or type of damage. Read carefully to understand the terms and timeline.

Learn more about Linetec’s on-site repair and restoration services by clicking here. For personalized assistance or to request a site visit, please contact Linetec’s field service manager, Dale Robinson, by emailing fieldservice@linetec.com or calling 888-717-1472.

Linetec, the benefits are great here!

Karen-commercial-arrowWorking at Linetec – What’s in it for you?

  • Starting pay of at least $16/hr, shift premium of $1/hr, annual bonus program averages an additional $2/hr
  • Paid time off includes 10 paid holidays, personal time, 3 weeks vacation after one year of service, additional vacation days earned through incentive plan, one week shut down in December
  • Excellent Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • 401k with company match
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Fitness center discounts
  • Employee cookouts and catered meals
  • Length of service recognition
  • Exceptional company core values

To enjoy these rewards, and much more, apply online at www.linetec.com/careers.html

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Linetec People to Know: Jon Close

Jon-close-upQ: Tell me about your job

A: I am the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Linetec. My responsibilities include the oversight of our Outside Sales, Inside Sales, Estimating and Marketing functions. Making sure each of these areas works closely – not only with each other – but also with the rest of the organization is a large part of what I do every day. I also spend a significant amount of my time working with our customers and making sure we are doing our best to service them and meet their needs.

Q: What did you do prior to Linetec?

A: Prior to joining Linetec, I worked in the automotive and aerospace finishing industry in Detroit. While many of the finishing technologies are similar, the architectural and automotive/aerospace industry is completely different. Architectural is primarily focused on performance and aesthetics, and the area of the automotive/aerospace industry I worked in was primarily concerned with functionality.

Jon-2013-golf-teamQ: What is your favorite part of your job?

A: What I enjoy most is working with our customers and with all of the associates at Linetec. By having a national presence, Linetec has a very diverse customer base. I enjoy learning and getting to know more about our customers, their businesses, and the regions in which their businesses are located. Also, our employees are second to none. Linetec’s employees work very hard and take great pride in their work. There is no doubt our employees make my job easier.

Q: What poses the biggest challenge for you?

A: The velocity of Linetec’s environment is incredible. Because we are a service company we have very little foresight of what is coming at us from a volume standpoint, and our customers’ order frequency and job sizes are not consistent through the year. Balancing these factors, while ensuring our quality, reliability and service remain at high levels, requires constant effort.

Q: Are there any finishing types or trends that you are seeing more of lately?

A: Not necessarily new, but finishes and colors that are or emulate natural metals remain very popular. Because anodize is a natural finish, we have seen it gain more and more favor in recent years due to the depth the finish offers along with its metallic appearance. Also, paint colors that resemble natural metals like zinc, pewter, copper, weathered steel and others are very popular with architects and specifiers.

Jon-horsesQ: What is something you are looking forward to?

A: Warm weather and all of the outdoor activities I will be able to do as a result of it.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: Anything  outdoors. I like biking, running, fishing, hiking, camping and anything that keeps me active and moving. I also love to travel with my family and showing them as many new places as possible. When the weather does not cooperate and I have to be indoors, I like woodworking.

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Park City, Utah

 

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Arches National Park

 

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Linetec Golf Outing hula-hoop contest

Architectural Paint Data Sheet

Process  .  Warranty  .  AAMA Specifications  .  Guide Spec

Architectural-Paint-Data-Sheet-1Download complete data sheet

High-performance fluoropolymer resin-based coatings may be defined as a thin layer of plastic film containing resin, binder and pigments that is applied to the surface of an object to provide protection and a decorative organic coating. The exact composition of a particular paint coating is often complex and proprietary.

Fluoropolymer resin-based coatings provide protection against… read more

High-Performance Architectural Paint Process

Paint systems are designed to be applied over clean metal that has been properly pretreated.

Without a proper pretreatment, delamination will likely happen within the first year of installation. To prevent, and warranty against, this type of failure a chrome-type pretreatment is recommended.    read more

ArchResourceImage-LinkedInStrengths of High-Performance Paint

  • Color Retention (UV resistance)
  • Salt-spray resistance
  • Vast array of color choices
  • Paint protects and maintains the structural integrity of the aluminum
  • Field touch-up / repainting capabilities
  • Small-batch and custom color capabilities – fast and cost effective

Paint Warranty

Projects painted by Linetec, utilizing liquid PVDF resin-based coatings, are warranted by the strength of both Linetec and the paint manufacturer. Linetec’s documented testing allows us to offer warranties of 10 years, on high-performance (AAMA 2605) coatings, with confidence that your product will perform as intended.

In some cases, with prior approval and a minimal up-charge, Linetec can offer an extended warranty up to 20 years on AAMA 2605 coatings. read more

AAMA Specifications

In order to ensure the paint performance expected for an architectural / commercial application, AAMA 2605 specification should be referenced along with the paint color.

Beyond the stringent standards and regulations, Linetec offers a downloadable guide spec with specifiable differences that contribute to a project’s long life, durability and sustainability.   read more

Damaged_Anodize-McDonalds door-brickwashCleaning and Maintaining your Aluminum Finish Guide

This paper discusses the recommended care of painted and anodized finishes on architectural metal and examines three levels of concern: care and cleaning, minor repairs, and more complex refinishing.             read more

Construction Specifier shares Linetec’s anodizing expertise

Flapper2-webThe April issue of Construction Specifier features “Five Factors for Variation in and Anodize Finish,” authored by Linetec’s Tammy Schroeder.

The six-page educational article describes the anodizing process and key considerations to minimize color variation. These essential factors include:

  • Aluminum alloys and their alloying elements
  • Mixing aluminum alloys means mixed results
  • Primary vs. secondary aluminum
  • Chemistry of the anodize process
  • Surface preparations

Construction Specifications Institute members received the printed magazine, and all can view the feature online, page 62.

After April, please visit https://www.constructionspecifier.com to create a free account and access the archived digital editions.

Follow the links to learn more about Linetec’s anodize process and how we ensure the most consistent color.