Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                    April, 2015

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So while I am turkey hunting my Brin staff sends me this picture from work, unbelievable...
The grass isn't always greener.

Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter!


As many of you know I really enjoy the spring turkey hunt. Success doesn't necessarily mean harvesting a bird, it's about being outdoors enjoying nature and spending time with my father-in-law.  The quietness of the outdoors allows my mind to wander and in some cases I can actually focus more on business matters and issues. It's the same with biking or running, they are outlets that get my creative side thinking.


So last Wednesday was the opening of the Minnesota Spring Turkey season. We saw plenty of birds and had opportunities to harvest a few too. Many were "jakes", juvenile males, that weren't up to the quality of bird that I was looking for so we let them go. My father-in-law and I hunted until noon and then returned to his home for lunch. I took that opportunity to check my e-mails and of the many that I received that morning one stood out. It was from a co-worker at Brin Contract and she sent me a picture of a turkey that was outside our office. I particularly like the one where you can see the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Apparently this Tom and a hen roosted in the large tree on our lot, which incidentally has to be one of the oldest and largest trees in the downtown area. As you can imagine the turkeys created a lot of interest. No one had ever seen turkeys on our property before. I think if we analyzed the efficiency of our staff that morning it would rival the opening two days of the NCAA basketball tournament! The turkeys left after a couple of days, I think they grew tired of all of the attention. Ironically, I finished the season without bagging a bird. I'm not sure if there is some sort of connection there or not but it does make me chuckle.


I may sound like a broken record, but we are finally starting to get into our backlog at all locations. This is good news as we were forced to go to short weeks for some of field and shop personnel and I feel bad for the stress that can cause on their families. We also continue to add to our backlog which is at historical highs which is going to create a different kind of stress with the eventual overtime and long hours that will be needed to meet the demand.


Finally I would like to share another example of how our team has created relationships that produce results. One of our better clients called a couple of weeks ago asking for our help in completing a project for a major client of theirs'. We had bid the project originally and we were not low. It happens and it is the nature of the business that we are in. No matter how much I would like to get every project we bid, it just doesn't happen. Well the low bidder had some scheduling issues and they were not going to be able to meet the schedule of the client so their contract was canceled. We were awarded the contract and are committed to getting the project completed on time for our customer. I am really proud that our team is able to rise in a time need for a client. Another example of our "quality clear through!"


Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. I appreciate all of the positive comments and constructive criticism too. 

Wishing you continued success!

~Bill Sullivan

President/CEO, Heartland Glass
Executive Vice President, Brin Northwestern





Kimball-based house of worship

gets a fresh facelift from Heartland Glass

in time for Easter

Heartland Glass is honored to be a part of the renovations at the Saint Anne's Catholic Church in Kimball.



Saint Anne's Catholic Church was founded in 1873 and housed in  a small log church near Watkins. At the time it was known as St. Anna's. After a cyclone destroyed the original structure in 1884, the congregation decided to re-locate their place of worship to Kimball. Through the Depression and World War II, the church was often a place of comfort and hope for the parishioners and remains so to this day.


After several remodels and renovations through the years, it was recently time to give the main entrance a facelift. "The 30-year-old worn entrance area was replaced with new, but traditionally-styled entrance doors," said Garrity Gerber, Heartland Glass project manager. "We contracted directly with the church, did the demolition, installed all the new components and coordinated with the electrician to provide automatic door openers at the front door." The doors are each 40 inches wide by 104 inches tall.


"We coordinated hardware and finishes with Dana Dahl at GLT Architects who designed the entrance as well as working on additional upgrades to the sanctuary," Garrity said. "Demo-install is tricky because you can't leave the building open and unsecure over-night.  You better get it right the first time!"





Thank you for considering Heartland Glass

for your next commercial construction project!     


April Featured Employee, Garrity Gerber
Garrity Gerber is promoted to Sales Manager.



Heartland Glass is pleased to announce the promotion of Garrity Gerber to Sales Manager. 


Garrity will be responsible for managing the commercial sales, project management, and drafting departments effective immediately. 

Most recently, Garrity served as an estimator and sales representative for Heartland Glass. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from St. Cloud State University and lives in Sartell with his family. 


 "I love that here I really know all of my co-workers and get to work on significant and interesting projects, but I also get to go home at the end of the day," Garrity said, "One main reason I was attracted to Heartland Glass in the first place was that the nature of the business is varied and focused close to home."

To reach Garrity, please e-mail him at: ggerber@heartlandglass.com

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!



It's Apple Time!




Hey Apple Kids!

Check out this awesome Giant road bike!




Thanks to a generous donor, two of these cool rides

will be raffled off to a couple of lucky kids participating

in this year's Kids Apple Duathlon.


The race takes place on Friday evening May 22 at 5:50 pm from our new location at Pine Meadow Elementary in Sartell. You must be present to win!! 

So stick around after the race,  enjoy a slice of House of Pizza's delicious pie, congratulate the race winners, and cross your fingers that your name is drawn from the list of registered participants for one of these super fast bikes!

Register today at http://www.zapevent.com/listactivities.aspx?eventid=6688



Copyright *2015* * Sartell Apple Duathlon *, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
P.O. Box 22 | Sartell | MN | 56379



Volunteer for the 2015 Sartell Apple Duathlon! 


Our Heartland Glass team is looking for volunteers

to help on the evening of

Friday May, 22nd and early morning Saturday May 23rd.

As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to do the following:


-Course direction and guidance

-Body & age marking

-Timing and receipt assistance

-Food & T-shirt tent

-Parking coordination



For more information contact Suzy Albrecht:





We also have a new promotion to first time DUers.

If this is your first time racing the Sartell Apple Duathlon ever or in the past 5 years we'll give you $5 off.

Just email racedirectors@appleduathlon.com for your promotion code.



Andersen Corporation is on the grow 

adding hundreds of jobs thanks to

some in-demand products. 

Andersen's 100 Series windows are very popular in apartment construction.

Photo courtesy of Anderson Corp.


 In early April, Andersen Corporation announced that it is planning to add more than 300 jobs as part of a $45 million expansion project at its manufacturing facilities in Cottage Grove and North Branch MN.


Andersen is the largest window manufacturer in the United States. Their ongoing growth has been fueled by the demand for multifamily housing and single family remodeling projects. 


The dramatic rise in demand for multifamily housing has boosted sales of Andersen's 100 Series, a low-cost line of windows and doors that has proven popular among developers of apartment buildings, and an increased willingness among homeowners to invest in remodeling projects has fueled demand for the company's Renewal by Andersen line.


Both the 100 Series and the Renewal product lines are made with the company's proprietary Fibrex composite material, an alternative to vinyl and aluminum that is 40 percent wood fiber recycled from Andersen's other manufacturing operations. 


With this expansion, that brings Andersen's employee count up to 10,000 in its 15 US locations.


To hear local media perspective on the expansion, CLICK HERE! 


To learn more about how Heartland Glass can work with Andersen Windows products in your next residential or commercial project, give us a call at (320) 259-1679.



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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 Current Projects



All Saints Senior Living 
Shakopee, MN   



Annandale Middle School

Annandale, MN



Bethel University

St. Paul, MN 



Blattner Energy

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The Bluffs of Williston Williston, ND 



Camp Ripley Bldg 2-198

Little Falls, MN



Camp Ripley Bldg. 7-1

Little Falls, MN



Cardinal Point Apartments

Grand Forks, ND   

Dickinson, ND

Cashwise Liquor
West Fargo, ND

Paynesville, MN

Centra Care / St. Cloud Hospital
Heart Center
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Cielo Apartments
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College of Saint Benedict Nursing

St. Joseph, MN


Cypress Courts

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Davita Dialysis
Hudson, WI



Davita Dialysis
 Isle, MN

Davita Dialysis
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Davita Dialysis
Rochester, MN

Davita Dialysis
Siren, WI

Davita Dialysis
St. Cloud, MN



Elk River Water Treatment, Elk River, MN



Granite Apartments
Alexandria, MN

Graybar Electric
St. Cloud, MN

Hinckley Medical Office Building
Hinckley, MN



Hubbard County Courthouse
Park Rapids, MN

Joint Regional Material Recovery
Renville, MN



Kennedy School Addition  

St. Joseph, MN 

  Litchfield Water Facility
Litchfield, MN



Lupulin Brewing 

Big Lake, MN 



  Mahnomen Assisted Living
Mahnomen, MN

Maryland Park Apartments
St. Paul, MN

Pierz Public Schools
Pierz, MN

Pine City Clinic
Pine City, MN

Preferred Credit
St. Cloud, MN

 Renaissance Heights
Williston, ND

Renville County Hospital
Olivia, MN


Saint Benedict's Center

Monticello, MN



St. Cloud Hospital Renovation
St. Cloud, MN



St. John's Lutheran Church
Zimmerman, MN



Stillwater Fire Hall

 Stillwater, MN



Trinity Logistics

Sartell, MN



VA Rehab Center

St. Cloud, MN



VA Hospital revolving door addition

St Cloud, MN

Viking Electric
Waite Park, MN

Waconia Manufacturing
Waconia, MN  

Watford Commercial Center
Watford, ND

Williston Commercial Suites,
Williston, ND 



Worthington Weigh Station

Worthington, MN




Industry Events 


AIA Convention 2015

May 14-16, 2015

Atlanta, GA  



JUNE 15 - 17, 2015

Chicago, IL


GlassBuild America

SEPTEMBER 16 - 18, 2015

Atlanta, GA


GANA Fall Conference

OCTOBER 13 - 16, 2015

San Antonio, TX



Watch for these WONDERFUL upcoming events too!


 Apple Kids Duathlon

May 22, 2015

Sartell, MN 


Apple Duathlon

May 23, 2015

Sartell, MN



 Contact us:

(320) 259-1679

Heartland Glass Co., Inc.

401 Sundial Drive

Waite Park, MN 56387