Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                      January, 2015

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Bill Sullivan

Heartland Glass President

Happy 2015 everyone!


A new year has brought new leadership to Heartland Glass. We have big news to share with the announcement that Ryan Torgerson has been promoted to General Manager. Ryan started his career with us as an estimator/project manager 13 years ago. He has an engineering background and education from Hibbing Community College and the University of North Dakota. 

Since starting with us at Heartland Glass in 2001, he has held various roles including project manager, sales, estimator and operations manager. Ryan has been an invaluable asset to me and to our company.

His professional advancement has allowed my transition to our parent company, Brin Northwestern Glass, easier knowing that the future of Heartland Glass is in good hands. I am incredibly proud of Ryan and his achievements and also glad that we can provide these opportunities of career advancement to our employees. I will remain as President of Heartland Glass and office out of St. Cloud two days per week. 

If you would like to reach Ryan, please e-mail him at rtorgerson@heartlandglass.com 

 or call our office at (320) 259-1679.

Jessica Hanson, Heartland Glass Sales/Estimator

I would also like to announce the addition of Jessica Hanson as a sales/estimator for Heartland. Jessica comes by way of  Brin Northwestern Glass where she has been a commercial estimator dealing primarily with glass dealers. We are excited to have her join our team. Welcome Jessica! 


These personnel changes were designed to position us for what we think will be a strong 2015. Our back log remains near historical highs. While a recent St. Cloud Times article highlights a sluggish commercial construction market in the St. Cloud area, we were happy to see that we were involved in two of the larger projects; Quinlivan Hughes Law Office and the new Preferred Credit building. Our ability to travel to markets outside of the St. Cloud area continues to help us offset the weakness of the St. Cloud market. It requires a total team effort to be successful on these projects and I am proud that we have risen to the challenge.


Congratulations again Ryan and Jessica for your achievements!

Thank you to all of you who have made our growth and success possible. We appreciate you!


~Bill Sullivan
President/CEO, Heartland Glass
Executive Vice President, Brin Northwestern

 Safety is at the heart of

new Minnesota window safety code 

Effective January 25, new window code changes in Minnesota will require the use of Window Opening Control Devices (WOCD) on certain windows and Heartland Glass is prepared to meet those code specifics.


Andersen Windows has several solutions for the Fall Prevention Code change. 

Window opening control devices available from Andersen provide fall protection and flexibility for homeowners


Andersen Corporation has been involved with the issue of window safety for many years. The Andersen LookOut For KidsŪ window safety program was implemented in the mid-90s to increase awareness and educate consumers about window safety. The program includes a safety brochure and guidelines to help raise awareness of the importance of window safety among consumers and caregivers.


Watch this video to learn more:


Window Safety - Opening Control Devices
Window Safety - Opening Control Devices



January Team Member Feature:

Brin Northwestern team


I've really had the pleasure of getting to know our parent company crew at Brin Northwestern this year. As you can see, we're not afraid to have a little fun, but there's plenty of great work that gets done too.
Founded in 1912, Brin Northwestern Glass has more than 100 years of experience in the glass and glazing business. Today we are the leader in service and glass distribution for greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin and feature many products including:
  • Tempered Glass
  • Aluminum Entrances 
  • Insulated Glass Units 
  • Custom Fabricated Shower Enclosures 
  • Custom Glass and Mirror products 
  • Door Closers & Hardware 
  • Picture Framing Glass
  • Custom Shelving & Table Tops
  • Shaped Edgework
  • Water Jet Cutting 
  • Curved Cabinet Glass
  • Ultraviolet Glass Bonding
    Thank you to each and every one of our team members for making our blended family of Heartland Glass and Brin Northwestern such a strong, successful one!




    Anna Marie's Alliance

    Gets a New Safe Home For Pets


    Heartland Glass was recently involved in a project at the Anna Marie's Alliance, the local shelter for battered women and their children, where we donated the labor involved with the project. It amounted to almost $1,000.00 in labor but it was a labor of love and we were honored to do it.


    The local Central Minnesota Builder's Association, which Heartland Glass is a member of, played a huge role in another project recently completed at Anna Marie's, the construction of a new safe home for pets. Often abusers will take out their aggression on pets left behind by a fleeing spouse and sometimes women and children will not flee because they don't want to leave their pets behind. Now, thanks to this new safe home, they don't have to.


    Watch this video to learn more:


    CMBA and Anna Marie's Pet Shelter Project

    CMBA and the

    Anna Marie's Pet Shelter Project


    Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful community project possible!  



    Get to the Gala!


    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, one of our favorite local causes is having their annual Magic Moments Gala on April 10. Two of our friends, Lee and Eric Hurd along with their "little" Caleb, are the stars of the show this year. Heartland is glad to be a part of helping BBBS of St. Cloud whenever and however we can. We hope you will lend a hand and some of your heart to this cause too!


    Watch this video to learn more:

     BBBS Magic Moments Gala - April 10, 2015

    Lee, Eric and Caleb Magic Moments Gala Intro
    Lee & Eric Hurd and their "little" Caleb share news about the Magic Moments Gala.


    Please join BBBS for a MAGICAL evening on Friday, April 10 at 5:30 pm at the St. Cloud River's Edge Convention Center. Lee and Eric Hurd are this year's event co-chairs and Tim Gabrielson is the emcee and entertainment. Event highlights include wine and beer tasting, hors d'oeuvres and an elegant gourmet meal. 

    Be a Part of the Magic!
      For more information, contact Shari Wahlin at 320.258.4511 or swahlin@bbbscentralmn.org or info@magicmomentsgala.com.

      All proceeds from this magical event benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota and help sustain hundreds of mentoring relationships throughout central Minnesota. There are currently 90 children in central Minnesota that are waiting for a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family.



    Race on Down to the

    Sauk Rapids Shamrock Shuffle


    Sullivan Shuffler

    Back by popular demand it's the Sauk Rapids Shamrock Shuffle! This year they are stepping it up a notch and offering fun 7k and 10 mile runs on great courses!


    Join our fearless leader, Sullivan Shuffler, on March 14 as he attempts to defend his two-years-running first place finish status (in his age group that is).  Get on your best St. Patty's Day gear, come on out, run a great race and have a great time.


    Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed! Start your Saint Patrick's Day weekend off right - with a run in the sun!


    Both races start and end at the Sauk Rapids Municipal Park. Registration is only $20 and is open until February 4.




    Put on by Meet The Monster Athletics



    Check out this video from last year's race to get into the Shuffle spirit!


    Sauk Rapids Shamrock Shuffle
    Sauk Rapids Shamrock Shuffle 2014




    Heartland Glass is a full service glass company serving both commercial and residential customers throughout Central Minnesota and beyond. 
    We specialize in:
    • Curtain Wall
    • Architectural Windows
    • Aluminum Doors
    • Storefront
    • Glass Hand Rails
    • Heavy Glass Entrances
    • Glass and Glazing
    • Windows for New Construction or Replacement
    • Custom Shower Doors
    • Refurbish Shower Doors
    • Specialty Mirrors



    To learn more about our full line of glass products and services, contact us or stop by our Waite Park showroom.



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     Contact us:

    (320) 259-1679

    Heartland Glass Co., Inc.

    401 Sundial Drive

    Waite Park, MN 56387