NEW YORK Aluminum
fabricator and distributor Tubelite Inc. will open a regional
facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas in the second
The Walker, Mich.-based
manufacturer and supplier of architectural aluminum storefront,
entrance and curtainwall systems is now selecting a site for
the 25,000-square-foot-plus facility.
"This new facility will allow us
to provide even faster lead times and damage-free shipments to
our existing customers in the region through the use of on-site
CNC machining for door and frame fabrication, as well as
warehousing stock products," Tubelite president Ken Werbowy
said in a statement Feb. 12.
Tubelite fought off competition
from 12 companies to purchase the extrusion equipment of
Sanford, Fla.-based Benada Aluminum Products LLC last year (
amm.com, Sept. 11).
Tubelite, a subsidiary of Minneapolis-based Apogee
Enterprises Inc., has its primary distribution, warehousing and
assembly operations in Walker, Mich., while its Reed City,
Mich., facility houses the companys aluminum extrusion
amm.com, Dec. 28, 2007).