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Tubelite Overview

Walker, MI
51 to 200 employees
1945
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Tubelite Inc., is a responsive, West Michigan based, leading supplier of storefronts and entrances to the glass and glazing industry since 1945. Our customer's success is our mission, with a strong focus for on time and complete delivery and our damage-free ... Read more

Mission: It is our mission for our business partners to experience us as the easiest and most dependable company with which to do business and to be the employer of choice

Company Updates

  • Check out the Spring 2019 Tubelite News and Information! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMPTx

    Tubelite Newsletter - News and Information | Tubelite Inc.

    Newsletter for Tubelite, the premier architectural aluminum manufacturer of pre-engineered aluminum storefront, framing, curtainwall, and entrance systems.

  • We are hosting a job fair on Tuesday, April 16th from 1 pm -7 pm! The job fair will be located at our Reed City facility at 4878 Mackinaw Trail, Reed City, MI 49677.

    We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: medical insurance, prescription coverage, dental and vision insurance, 401K plan, disability insurance, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan AND incentives! That doesn't even include our fun and rewarding events throughout the year!

    We also offer competitive pay, with most of our positions starting at $14/hour.

    Please visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMnGg to apply or to view all of our current openings.

    We hope to see you Tuesday, April 16th!

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Tubelite – Why Work For Us?


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Serving Contract Glazing Contractors, Architects and more.

Quality products, on-time delivery and dependable service for contract glazing. Tubelite’s focus on fast delivery of attractive, easy-to-install, durable storefront, entrance, operable window and curtainwall framing gives you a competitive advantage. We work with a select number of the best companies and offer a variety of tools for easy-to-estimate projects, a full but streamlined product line, and delivery on our “Damage-Free-Guarantee” company trucks.

Your success is our mission, and our management team meets with clients regularly to better understand what works and what doesn’t. Installers selected by Tubelite have a history of dependable performance in the markets they serve. Manufacturing located in West-Michigan provides LEED® credits for most of the Midwest region, and a variety of painted or anodized finishes are applied using environmentally friendly processes.

LEED- Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

Tubelite Inc. is located in West-central Michigan, an area of great natural beauty including state and national forests, hundreds of small lakes and wetlands, and endless miles of shoreline and dunes along the largest bodies of fresh water in the world. Keeping these treasures in pristine condition is important to us, and Tubelite has joined with the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) program towards that end. We encourage you to consider energy efficiency and sustainable design in all of your projects. Please visit the USGBC website to familiarize yourself with its goals and resources, and consider becoming a member if you have not already joined.

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“We were able to close the building ahead of schedule because of Tubelite’s DFG.”

“Having our storefront material delivered on the same day and time period each time has been very helpful – DFG is great!”

(DFG – “Damage Free Guarantee” shipping)

Tubelite provides superior lead-times assisted by…

  • Continuous review of inventory levels based on your purchases, so the right material is readily available
  • Focused scheduling of non-stock items to meet promised delivery dates
  • Continual review and corrective actions taken quickly on process issues
  • WE KEEP OUR PROMISES

Superior Personal Service

“My other suppliers only care about their top players – Tubelite listens to me.”

 “My Tubelite CDM (Client Development Manager) just visited me again.
I can’t remember the last time I saw my Brand X rep.”

 “I finally found a supplier that cares about my success.”

  • Tubelite is dedicated to providing superior personal service
  • Partnerships between clients and staff throughout the organization are based upon a shared goal of success
  • We LISTEN and TAKE ACTION! – We strive to continually improve your experience and satisfaction. Formal surveys are conducted throughout the year to make your input easy and to track our improvements

Other Services and Support

  • Architectural support before and after your order
  • Direct contact and visits from the management staff
  • And many others

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Our Mission

It is our mission for our business partners to experience us as the easiest and most dependable company with which to do business and to be the employer of choice.

Our Values

  • Integrity- We conduct all business with the highest ethical practices
  • Customer-Focused- We are customer-focused and seek to create value for our customers
  • Employee Involvement and Ownership- We encourage employee ownership and involvement by teaching, training and instructing job and technical skills as deep in the company as possible
  • One Team- We are all part of one team with an overall company focus, and we do what is best for the greater good of the organization
  • Accountability- We give responsibility, authority, tools and resources to our employees, and then demand performance
  • Respect for the Individual- We respect each individual by giving fair and consistent treatment to all persons regardless of background, experience, education, race, religion, gender, national origin, capability, sexual orientation and age
  • Safe Work Environment- We strive to create a safe work environment by encouraging employees to be proactive versus reactive on all safety issues


History

Tubelite Inc., a leading supplier of storefronts and entrances, has been in the business of fabricating and distributing extruded aluminum products for the glass and glazing industry since 1945.


Here are a few highlights of our history:

1945 Tubelite founded by James T. Miller in Reed City, Michigan

1949 Tubelite moves from the garage of Miller to the current location of the extrusion operation in Reed City

1949-1967 Period of continuous expansion, including construction of plants in South America

1961 Extrusion press purchased an addition to the building

1968 James T. Miller sells company to Olin Corporation

1977 Tubelite purchased by Consolidated Aluminum Company (Conalco)

1981 Tubelite purchased by Indal Limited

1986 Tubelite begins strategic relationship with Linetec for paint finishing

1994 Senior Tubelite managers buy company, return it to private ownership

1996 Tubelite makes major expansion in its distribution network

1997 Last of regional service centers are consolidated to Reed City to improve client service

2000 Tubelite launches e-business website for clients

2001-2002 Tubelite invests in new state of the art CNC equipment as well as new press, aging ovens and handling equipment

2003 Assembly, warehousing and distribution operations relocate to Walker, Michigan

2006 Tubelite’s corporate office moves to Walker, Michigan

2006 Max/Block sun shades for reduction of Solar Heat Gain on vision glass areas are launched

2007 Assembly, warehousing and distribution operations move into the same 80,000-square-feet facility occupied by the corporate office

2007 Tubelite joins Apogee Enterprises, Inc., an excellent fit as we are both known for our quality and on-time services

2009 Tubelite changes standard anodizing process from caustic etch to acid etch to decrease waste by-product and improve eco-friendliness

2010 Thermal=Block thermally broken doors and frames are launched

2011 ForceFront Blast Doors and Curtainwall framing system is launched

2012 Tubelite adds fiberglass pressure plate for 400 Series Curtainwall for improved thermal performance

2013 ForceFront Storm hurricane-resistant entry doors receive Florida Product Approval for HVHZ use

2013 Tubelite releases TU24000 High Performance Thermal Storefront with dual pocket poured and debridged thermal breaks

2013 Dallas, Texas offices, fabrication and warehouse operations opens

2014 Amy Cole is named president of Tubelite Inc., bringing more than 25 years experience in the construction industry

2015 Tubelite releases TU24650 2" x 6½” high performance thermal storefront

2016 Tubelite releases 900RW Window Wall System with single or dual thermal breaks

2017 Tubelite releases 400T Curtainwall with improved thermal performance

2018 Steve Green is names General Manager & Vice President of Tubelite Inc.

2019 Tubelite adds Polyurethane pressure plate for 400 Series Curtainwall for improved thermal performance 


We see our employees as our greatest strength. Connect your career with an environment that supports the balance between doing great work and fostering a healthy lifestyle.

This isn't just a job, it's a career

  • We invest in our employees and promote from within
  • We support employee development and lifelong learning at all levels of the company

Hard work is rewarded

  • Enjoy the benefits of our annual bonus plan and stock purchase program
  • Enjoy a full array of health and welfare benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, 401K, vacation, paid holidays and more

This is our neighborhood too 

  • We recycle raw and finished aluminum to make the best use of our resources
  • Our products help customers be energy efficient and reduce their carbon footprints

Where we work

Tubelite's corporate headquarters is in Walker, Michigan, with additional locations in Reed City, Michigan, Dallas, Texas, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Warwick, Rhode Island.

Tubelite is a United States company with Representatives covering 44 of the 50 states in the United States.



If you have a disability and need assistance with the online application process or any other aspect of the application or selection process, special arrangements can be made to accommodate most needs within reason.

NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. This employer participates in E-Verify. Tubelite is an EEO employer.

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    Pros

    Great place to start or continue a career. As an employee, you receive all of the perks that a large company offers while maintaining a small company feel. Each employee has the ability to truly make an impact every day. Overall, a great place to work.

    Cons

    Expectations are set and must be met. This is only a con if you lack the drive to continuously improve.

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Tubelite Photos

Tubelite photo of: Superheroes - making the Extrusions awesome!
Tubelite photo of: The Reed City location participated in a boot drive for the local elementary school. Here's the collection of 30 boots.
Tubelite photo of: 3rd place winner of the 2018 holiday decorating contest is our Walker Client Services team with their ugly sweaters!
Tubelite photo of: 2nd place winners for the 2018 holiday decorating contest are the DFW office!
Tubelite photo of: Holiday decorating contest winners are Walker shipping team with Santa's ornament workshop.
Tubelite photo of: Happy Valentine's Day!! Here's a peek at what our employees will receive today.
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Tubelite (Walker, MI) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online. Received email from HR, set up one meeting with 3 managers. Background check took quite a bit however afterwards everything else was pretty smooth and went quickly.

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