Founding Philosophy

Linetec was established, by Apogee Enterprises, in 1983 to fulfill a niche the coating of architectural products. There was increased demand by architects for windows of different colors, and hardly anyone was specializing in this area. In Linetec's development and growth, we have become one of the nation's largest paint and anodizing finisher, leveraging our strengths, products and people to deliver the best finish and service to our customers.


We will be Finisher of Choice in our target markets through industry-leading reliability, value-added services, and convenience for our customers. In doing so, we will continue to grow, increase market share, and meet the financial goals of our shareholders and associates.


What makes Linetec the industry leader?




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Contact Us

7500 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Phone: (715) 843-4100
Toll-free: (888) 717-1472
Fax: (800) 236-2589

Company History

Linetec was founded in 1983, by its parent company Apogee Enterprises Inc. Apogee's companies specialize in glass, coatings and architectural products, so establishing a finishing company focused on architectural products was a natural fit.

The increasing demand by architects for windows of different colors spawned Linetec. As hardly anyone was specializing in coating architectural products, this was a niche waiting to be filled.

Linetec started in Wausau, Wisconsin in June of 1983 with a small facility and a single paint line. Scott Platta managed Linetec with 20 employees and a 40,000 square foot building capable of applying enamel, acrylic and Kynar paint finishes.

Linetec was only the second paint line in the U.S. to paint Kynar coatings in a single pass

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