Meet with Apogee Retrofit Strategy Team in March


Join Apogee Enterprises, Inc.’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team at Building Operating Management‘s National Facilities Management and Technology (NFMT) Conference & Exposition, March 20-22 or at GLOBALCON, March 21-22 .

NFRT is at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Expo hours are:
March 20, 12-4 p.m.
March 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
March 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

GLOBALCON is at Boston’s Hynes Convention Center.
Expo hours are:
March 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Apogee’s Building Retrofit Strategy Team, in conjunction with 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
  • Enhancing the value of the building

Apogee’s business units supporting these building retrofit strategies include Alumicor; EFCO Corporation; Harmon, Inc.; Linetec; Sotawall; Tubelite Inc.; Viracon; and Wausau Window and Wall Systems. To learn more, please visit or contact Kevin Robbins at, 715-409-0821.


Linetec wins Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award

Gordon Flesch Company Linkedin PortraitsWausau, Wisconsin (Feb. 23, 2018) – Linetec was honored to receive the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award in the “Large” category for companies with 300-799 employees. Winners were announced and presented at the 30th annual award program held in Milwaukee on Feb. 22. The award celebrates the successes of manufacturers in the state for their innovations, philanthropy, technological advances, commitment to customer satisfaction and quality jobs.

“We feel very honored to receive this award amongst a group of very distinguished companies,” says Rick Marshall, president of Linetec. “The credit for this award belongs to our 570 employees. Their positive attitude and belief in our Core Values is what drives our business results in all areas – safety, quality, improvements, growth, etc. I am very proud of what they have built and accomplished over the years.”

Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Linetec is the nation’s largest independent architectural finishers, providing paint and anodize finishing services for such products as windows, curtainwall, entrances, hardware and other components.

According to the award organizers, “Manufacturers contribute to the vibrancy of Wisconsin and our communities through good business practices, innovative processes, safe work environments and productivity enhancements. Manufacturing creates economic growth and is the engine that drives the Wisconsin economy. …Winners exemplify the elite of manufacturing in innovation, commitment to excellence, dedication to employees and investment in Wisconsin communities.

Since 1988, the award program has averaged 50 nominees each year, chosen from dozens of applications in the categories of Small, Medium, Large and Mega sized companies. Each entry is evaluated by an independent panel of judges representing leaders in business, government, education and the media from across the state.

The application and nomination process requires companies to undergo a thorough assessment of:

  • Manufacturing process, including environmental solutions and innovations, research and development leadership, application of high technology
  • Operational excellence, workplace safety best practices and continuous improvement efforts
  • Management philosophy and employee commitment, highlighting an involvement of all levels in the organization and a commitment to developing the workforce
  • Community support, stewardship and involvement, demonstrated by leadership in the industry, including articles and awards and recognitions
  • Financial stability, profitability and growth

Gordon Flesch Company Linkedin PortraitsThe statewide recognition program is co-sponsored by Baker Tilly, one of America’s largest accounting and advisory firms; Michael Best & Friedrich LLP, a preeminent Midwest-based law firm; and Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state’s largest business association. To learn more about the Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award, please visit

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 Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC), the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA), the Glass Association of North America (GANA), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA).

 Learn more about Linetec at


Congratulations to Loewen’s 2017 award recipient: Linetec


Tim McLeod congratulations Rick Marshall 

Linetec is honored to announce that Loewen has selected our company as Supplier of the Year for 2017 and a recognized “valued supply partner to Loewen” for 10 years.

“In addition to excelling in supply during the course of 2017, Linetec has displayed innovation, service excellence and has embraced the spirit and principles of partnership that Loewen values,” stated Tim McLeod, Loewen’s purchasing manager. “We truly appreciate the support and supply excellence provided over the past year by Linetec and congratulate them on being the 2017 recipient.”

Humbly accepting the award, Rick stated, “Congratulations to everyone at Linetec for earning Loewen Window’s Supplier of the Year Award. There are lots of different suppliers involved with residential windows, so it’s a big deal to be selected from that group.  Loewen has grown into a very large customer for Linetec over the years. Thank you to everyone involved, and congratulations!”

The Loewen Supplier of the Year Award evaluates key performance categories including: on time delivery, quality performance, cost reduction initiatives, customer service, responsiveness and collaboration.

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Linetec names Phil Bauer as Southern territory sales manager

Bauer_web2Linetec has hired Phil Bauer as its sales manager serving customers in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. He reports directly to Jon Close, Linetec’s vice president of sales and marketing. 

Located in Wisconsin, Linetec provides paint and anodize finishing for such products as aluminum windows, wall systems, doors, hardware and other architectural aluminum building components, as well as stretch forming, thermal improvement and restoration services. The company continues to expand its operations and staff to serve customers across the country.

Bauer most recently worked in Ohio as a Midwest sales manager for SIFCO ASC, one of the world’s largest suppliers of contract selective electroplating and anodizing services, products and chemical solutions. Previously, he worked in the automotive and home center industries with consumer and commercial customers.

Before beginning his sales career, Bauer is a graduate of the University of Akron. He also has completed several professional training certifications