With the dawn of the new decade, Tubelite Inc. celebrates its diamond anniversary. Part of Apogee Enterprises Inc., the 75-year-old company offers eco-efficient storefront, curtainwall and entrance systems.

“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, 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 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, Mich. The building has been added to more than 20 times since 1949, and continues to serve as the company’s aluminum extrusion operation.

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