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Wishing Tom Hirn a Happy Retirement After 38 Years!

Wishing you a Happy Retirement, Tom Hirn! Thank you for spending these last 38 years with Linetec. Tom starting his career with Linetec in June 1981. Tom was originally hired by Wausau Metals (in 1981), and transferred to Linetec when the anodize finishing line (named Anogee) moved to Linetec. Tom was a true expert when […]

Linetec wins 2019 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award

Wausau, Wisconsin (Aug. 2019) – Linetec, the nation’s largest paint and anodize finisher for architectural aluminum products, won a 2019 Wisconsin Business Friend of the Environment Award. The awards are hosted by the Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) to honor environmental stewardship, innovation and sustainability. Located in Wausau, Wisconsin, Linetec serves its customers as a […]

Linetec’s 34th Annual Customer & Supplier Appreciation Golf Outing

Thank you to everyone that joined us for Linetec’s 34th Annual Customer & Supplier Appreciation Golf Outing!   What a perfect day for a golf outing! The temperature was a comfortable 75 degrees, with a slight wind and sunshine throughout the day. This year, we had a completely full line-up: 144 golfers on 36 teams! It’s […]

Linetec publishes five brochures on its expanded capabilities and its anodize, paint and specialty finishing services

As a single source solution for anodize, paint and specialty finishing, as well as value-added services, Linetec has published five new brochures available for download or, by request, in print. The anodize and painted finishes brochures present benefits, specification criteria, care and cleaning, and describes Linetec’s color choices, processes, quality control, material size guidelines and […]

Thermal requirements for warm climates


In warm climates and summer months, air conditioning and natural ventilation provide relief from the heat outside. No one wants to feel like they are roasting in a glass-enclosed stairwell or breaking into a sweat next to a closed window. Window, skylight, curtainwall, storefront and entrance systems with thermally improved aluminum framing and high-performance glass […]

Linetec promotes Paul Bratz to quality assurance manager and Brandon Slowiak to paint operations manager

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Wausau, Wisconsin (July 2019) – Linetec’s Paul Bratz has been promoted to quality assurance manager and Brandon Slowiak has been named to Bratz’s previous role as paint operations manager. Bratz reports to Andy Joswiak, Linetec’s vice president of technical and engineering, and Slowiak reports to Mike Schauls, vice president of operations. Together, they support the […]

In the News: Public safety inspires colors for Linetec-finished panels

Blue, gray and red tones comprise the palette of colors for the new Public Safety Training Center facility in Round Rock, Texas, inspired by the uniforms of the first responders who train there. Linetec applied 70%, two-coat, PVDF resin-based, Fluropon® architectural coatings to finish 11,600 square feet of Dri-Design’s painted aluminum panels for the training […]

Chicago Union Station’s renovate Great Hall features new skylight finished by Linetec

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Wausau, Wisconsin (July 2019) – Chicago Union Station is the third busiest in the U.S. serving 3 million Amtrak customers and 35 million Metra passengers annually, using 300 trains for 120,000 commuters on a typical weekday. As the station approaches its 100th anniversary, it has been re-envisioned and restored to a level that suits the […]