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It's 1945. The Detroit Tigers have won the World Series, Harry S. Truman is named TIME Magazine's Man of the Year and Perry Como's "Till the End of Time" is played on almost every radio station. It's in that year that James T. Miller arrived in Reed City, Michigan with $176 in cash and a truckload of aluminum. With the help of his wife and sons, he opened an alley front shop and put his heart and soul into developing this new business. Less than a decade after planting roots, Miller Industries, in need of more space, moved its facility to just outside of the city. The building where it set up shop in is the building that operates as Tubelite's aluminum extrusion operation still to this day.
Continuous expansion throughout the years led to the opening of the Walker, Michigan headquarters in 2003, followed by the Dallas (now Mesquite) location in 2013 with an additional office in Warwick, Rhode Island.
While ownership changed hands throughout the years, the dedication to quality, dependability and innovation never did. From developing new products to meet the industry's challenges and demands to serving the best glazing professionals, every employee and customer has impacted the past 75 years. With the support of Apogee Enterprises, Inc and under the leadership of Tubelite's president Steve Green, we are gearing up for this next decade to be the best one yet.

A detailed account of Tubelite's full history can be found here We are proud that 75 years of industry development and territory expansion, and commitment to our clients have brought us to where we are today. We invite you to view our Corporate Brochure for an overview of the breadth of products and services we now offer. Together, we will continue to build on our success for many more years to come.

When you're 75 years old, it's nice to take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce on the previous decade's trends and fads. Whether it's bellbottom jeans or tie-dye t-shirts, pictures last a lifetime and always find a way of resurfacing. We couldn't get Farrah Fawcett to pose in front of a Tubelite door, but we think these ads from the 1970s are still pretty rad.
From stadiums to restaurants, in blistery blizzards or scorching heat, millions of people have passed through the threshold of Tubelite doors around the country. Whether you're looking for the Tubelite logo on the bottom of the door or not, there's a good chance you've been one of those millions passing though and these doors are right in your neighborhood. Better yet, you've installed or serviced these doors over the years. Here's your chance to show-off these treasured finds. We're challenging you to find the oldest Tubelite doors that are still operational, showcasing their durability.
Here are the rules:
  • Take a picture of the "old" entrance with a Tubelite logo on the door. (This picture must be taken while standing on public property to qualify.)
  • The older the better, but please no "retired" doors. We want to see doors that are still in service.
  • Include the address of the door, and your best guess of the year it was installed.
  • Email your submission to dependable@tubeliteinc.com

One winner will be selected at random each month and will be highlighted on Tubelite's website and across social media. The winner will also receive a Tubelite "swag" bag. Don't worry, your entry will roll over into the next month so your chances of winning continue as the contest does. 

We look forward to hearing from you, our clients, and uncovering some hidden gems!
Mortarr's divine search for brilliant church designs includes the Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois. Click here to view the project photos.

Speaking to the natural elements celebrated by the Navajo culture, Southwest Glass & Glazing installed Tubelite's T24650 and E4500 Series storefront systems, 400SS Series curtainwall system and wide stile entrances on the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority Headquarters 
compliments to the wood and stone features. View the spectacular photos here.
If you follow Linetec on Twitter you witnessed its spectacular 50 Projects, 50 Days, 50 States campaign.
Below you'll find our completely unbiased opinion of the best of those projects. (Yes, they all do happen to also feature Tubelite products.)

​​​​​​​This Topgolf in Oklahoma City is a hole in one with Tubelite's T14000 Series storefront, 200CW and 400CW Series curtainwall and wide stile entrances installed by Downtown Glass.

​​​​​​​Danielson Glass installed Tubelite's T14000 I/O Series storefront and 400CW Series curtainwall allowing the animals to soak in plenty of sunlight at the Roger Williams Park Zoo, "Faces of the Rainforest" exhibit.
It's never easy to see employees leave the company but we understand that it happens. To keep communications and records up-to-date, we ask you to notify marketing@tubeliteinc.com with any employment changes. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this. 

Mary Avery has been promoted to vice president of sales and marketing. She continues to be a driving force in Tubelite's success and leads the development and implementation of Tubelite sales and marketing plans

Tom Mifflin has been promoted to director of marketing. He will utilize his extensive industry background as he oversees the marketing department.

To read the full biographies, click here.
Project Success Story
East Carolina University's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Fans of the East Carolina University (ECU) Pirates were watching the team's touchdowns and tackles through Tubelite's storefront, curtainwall, ribbon window and entrances at the renovated Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The facility saw expansions to the Wards Sports Medicine Building as well as a new TowneBank Tower which houses the suites, loge boxes and club seats.


Tubelite's ForceFront Storm® hurricane/impact architectural entrance door systems are now available with an expanded choice of approved hardware.
Click here to view the full details on compliance, testing and stile options. 

Nelbran Glass shared these photos of their E14000 Series storefront installation at the Pepper Place district of Birmingham, Alabama. This area of town features an artisan market and some of the best local shops and eateries.
It's okay if you still have your holiday decorations up and it's the end of January because we're still spreading holiday cheer with these darling gingerbread folks. 
Photography Credits:
Navajo Tribal Utility (NTUA) Headquarters - Patrick Coulie Photography
East Carolina University's Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium - Farid Sandi
Top Golf, Oklahoma City - Linetec
Roger Williams Park Zoo - American Galvanizers Association ​​​​​​​