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Tubelite Celebrates 75 Years of Business

Glass Magazine

Tubelite Inc. celebrated its diamond anniversary.

"We're proud to be known as one of the industry's premier architectural aluminum manufacturers specializing in pre-engineered aluminum framing systems," says Steve Green, Tubelite's president. "Each of our products is manufactured to meet the project's aesthetic, performance and environmental goals. They also are manufactured for easy fabrication and installation to meet timeline and budget constraints."

Tubelite was founded in 1945 by James T. Miller. The name "Tubelite" was coined to represent the tubes of aluminum and lites of glass. After five successful years working from a 50-by-60-feet alley-front building, Miller moved the company's operations to a new, small building in Reed City, Michigan. The building has been added to more than 20 times since 1949, and continues to serve as Tubelite's aluminum extrusion operation.

In 2003, Tubelite opened an additional location in Walker, Michigan, for assembly, warehouse and distribution operations. Three years later, this became the company's corporate office with added fabrication capabilities. Tubelite's Dallas location, opened in 2013, provides additional fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations. The company also has an office in Warwick, Rhode Island.