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AmeriLux | DIY Tip of the Month

 “Creating Private Spaces”

Want to add privacy to a room or define areas in a large, open space? Build a room divider or partition with multiwall polycarbonate. Customize panels with printed art or photos.

Looking for a way to add privacy to your deck or patio? Multiwall polycarbonate is a great alternative to traditional screen panels, creating a private area while allowing natural light to filter in.

Add multiwall panels to your gazebo or pergola for more privacy and enjoy protection from the sun, wind and rain. Order panels cut-to-size for quick and easy installation!

Multiwall polycarbonate is available in translucent and opaque colors. Panels are light in weight and easy to install with basic carpentry tools. Ask for a quote. Call 888.602.4441 today!


 

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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight

Jake Chamberlain | DC Area Leader

Jake Chamberlain has been a member of the A-Team since December 2011. He started working for AmeriLux while attending college. During those part-time years, Jake experienced the company’s growth and success. After graduation, it just made sense to him to join a winning team.

As a DC (Distribution Center) Area Leader overseeing Distribution and Cutting, Jake facilitates the fulfillment of customer’s orders in the multiwall polycarbonate, corrugated polycarbonate, and Lumira® aerogel departments. Jake is also involved in systems improvement, inventory and cycle counts, and material movement.

When asked what the most challenging part of his job is, Jake replied, “Building and maintaining teamwork as well as systems that can match our increasing production rates.” He added, “We are a growing company and you have to be adaptable in order to embrace change.”

Fun Fact: ‘Icebreakers’ were Jake’s favorite part of college course


 

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The Hub at Times Square NYC

“Kiosks Feature Polycarbonate”

Located in the heart of Manhattan, Times Square was the recent home to the latest Hub Culture experience. The temporary installation featured new experiments in mobile design architecture including a virtual reality studio, a creative meeting lounge, and a new form of kiosk.

Modified twenty-foot shipping containers, the mobile design units demonstrated creative ways of integrating repurposed materials. The collection of mobile units were all created with circular economy and cradle-to-cradle initiatives in mind.

The custom-built kiosks were designed using aluminum and LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ 40mm opal polycarbonate panels. The benefits of using LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ for this type of application are many. The product is light in weight, making it easy to handle and transport. The multiwall x-structure provides high impact strength and breakage resistance. The tongue and groove connection is designed for fast and easy on-site assembly. The inter-connecting system also eliminates the need for vertical profiles, enhancing overall aesthetics.

The 2017 Concept Collection is now in Bermuda at the Hub Culture Innovation Campus and Beach Club at Ariel Sands. The mobile units are serving as hospitality suites and hotel rooms for visiting members.

LEXAN THERMOCLICK is a trademark of SABIC


 

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Progress Report on Our New Building

The new building is looking great! The steel framework has been covered with metal siding and installation of the blue LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ panels is complete. The roof is finished and work on the inside is well underway.

The concrete floor has been poured. Walls, beams and columns have been painted a bright white. Ceiling light fixtures and a fire sprinkler system are being installed. Several small interior rooms are also taking shape, including a fire pump room and an office space

Follow our Expansion Progress. Updates will be posted regularly.

 

 

 

 


 

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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight

Dillon Tycz | Customer Relations

Dillon Tycz graduated from St. Norbert College (De Pere, WI) on May 14th and joined the A-Team full-time the week after. Prior to graduating, Dillon spent his last semester interning at AmeriLux in the Customer Relations Department.

His internship at AmeriLux, along with summers spent working in the company’s Distribution Center, positively influenced his decision to accept a position after graduation. “I chose AmeriLux because of the opportunity it gives me to grow professionally and as an individual,” said Dillon. “I was attracted to the company because of the atmosphere that surrounds the business and belief in my potential as a valued asset to the company.”

Dillon’s role will continue where his internship left off – within Customer Relations. Eventually, he will switch to Operations and focus on Quality Assurance, making sure AmeriLux’s processes meet defined performance standards.

Fun Fact: Dillon was a collegiate athlete for two years at St. Norbert College.


 

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Polycarbonate Panels Brighten Tiny Home

“Small Space Daylighting Solution”

The Carpenter Owl is located in Bloomington, Indiana. Daniel Weddle, the face behind the feathers, specializes in building wonderful, small structures. These tiny homes, studios, and expression spaces are artful creations incorporating healthy design elements and natural building materials.

Built for an herbalist in North Carolina, ‘The Wooly Resistance of the Salted Snail’ features a translucent multiwall polycarbonate skylight over the stairs and a transparent monolithic polycarbonate bed pod. These daylighting solutions provide the tiny home owner with the perfect opportunity to watch the sunrise or gaze at a star-filled night sky – to slow down, relax and de-stress.

Besides the benefits of natural daylight, the LEXAN™ THERMOCLEAR™ 25mm 5X multiwall polycarbonate panel used in the skylight provides excellent thermal insulation. High thermal performance was an important material consideration since the skylight is located in the heated portion of the tiny home.

When asked if he plans to use polycarbonate in future tiny home designs, Daniel had this response: “Yes, I have dreamed of having a half roof for an artist studio that would allow diffused north light to enter the space.  This would be done with multiwall polycarbonate for winter.”

Thinking about building a tiny home or structure? Learn more at the Carpenter Owl >>


 

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AmeriLux | DIY Tip of the Month

“Spring” Cleaning’Polycarbonate Do’s and Don’ts

Do gently clean with lukewarm water.
Do use a mild household detergent.
Do use a soft cloth or cellulose sponge.
Do use an up and down cleaning motion.
Do change the water and rinse often.
Do finish with a clean water rinse.
Do dry with a soft cloth to avoid water spots.

Don’t use abrasive cleaning agents.
Don’t use highly alkaline cleaners.
Don’t use gasoline or acetone.
Don’t clean in a circular motion.
Don’t use steel wool, brushes, or squeegees.
Don’t scrape with sharp objects like razor blades.
Don’t walk on sheets while cleaning.
Don’t clean in direct sunlight.
Don’t clean at high temperatures.


 

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AmeriLux | Frequently Asked Polycarbonate Question

Q: In the case of a fire, what would happen to a polycarbonate sheet?

A: Like any plastic, a polycarbonate sheet will burn but it will burn at a very slow rate. Self-extinguishing when removed from the flame source.

Polycarbonate sheets have good fire behavior characteristics. Their flammability rate is low and they do not contribute significantly to the spread of a fire nor do they release toxic fumes.

Polycarbonate sheets receive high fire performance ratings, meeting the requirements of stringent fire-performance building codes and standards.

Because of their high fire resistance, polycarbonate sheets are a recommended choice for glazing applications in school, hospitals, and other public venues.

FRP vs. Polycarbonate Full-Scale Fire Test Video


 

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AmeriLux Employee Spotlight

Sadig Huseynov | Account Manager – AmeriLux Logistics

This past January, Sadig Huseynov joined AmeriLux Logistics, a full-service freight brokerage division of AmeriLux International. After working for Schneider National for almost two years, Sadig was excited for a new opportunity to expand his experience and knowledge of the logistics industry.

As an Account Manager, Sadig coordinates incoming and outgoing freight shipments for both AmeriLux International and AmeriLux Logistics. His role involves finding unique solutions to customer’s logistics challenges. “I enjoy helping customers keep their promises to their customers,” said Sadig.

When asked what the most challenging part of his job is, Sadig responded with this answer: “Waking up in the morning,” he said with a smile. “I’m just kidding. I would have to say some of the miscommunication or lack of communication by carriers.” This challenge, of course, is taken in stride. Follow-up and accountability by the logistics team keeps everything running smoothly!

Fun Fact: Sadig speaks four languages – Azerbaijani (native), Russian, Turkish, and English.

AmeriLux Logistics views freight transportation as much more than just a simple forwarding operation. For more information on the brokerage services offered, please contact AmeriLux Logistics at 920.425.3550.


 

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Progress Report on Our New Building

Our new building is coming along well. The construction crew continues to make great progress. The steel framework is finished and the covering of the sides and ends has begun. Incorporating natural light into our new building was an important design feature. All four sides of the building will feature our 40mm Blue LEXAN™ THERMOCLICK™ interlocking sheet system. Below are a few photos of the construction site as of Friday.

Follow our Expansion Progress. Updates will be posted regularly.

 

 

 


 

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