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Storefront systems maker expands HQ

March 29, 2016
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Tubelite Walker headquarters
Walker-based Tubelite makes storefront and entrance systems. Courtesy Tubelite

A maker of storefront and entrance systems has completed a 33,000-square-foot expansion project at its headquarters.

Walker-based Tubelite, located at 3056 Walker Ridge Dr. NW, said the new square footage will accommodate the company’s “continuing steady growth” and will allow it to remain in its current location, while continuing to provide “dependable” products and “reliable service.”

Tubelite’s Walker facility, now 155,000 square feet, already housed the company’s corporate office, fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations.

The addition will accommodate a new engineering test laboratory, a new fabrication training area and larger space for extrusion racking, plus new equipment, technology and ergonomic enhancements.

“The new additional space and layout helps us improve our process flow, resulting in ever better lead times,” said Steve Jaskolski, VP of operations, Tubelite.

Jaskolski said the additional equipment will also help Tubelite gain greater capacity to support future growth.

This is the company’s second expansion project at its headquarters in four years.

Tubelite completed a 43,000-square-foot expansion in 2012.

Tubelite also has fabrication, warehouse and shipping operations in Dallas and maintains an extrusion facility in Reed City, where it was originally founded.

The company employs about 300 workers.

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