Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                    May, 2015

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Shawn Sullivan getting quite a lesson in architecture in Dubai.
Global Education

Greetings! Welcome to the May edition of our newsletter!


The young man in this picture is my son Shawn who recently completed his first year at Northeastern University in Boston. His declared major is Architecture; his minor, it seems, is travel and adventure. In less than a year's time he has traveled to Spain, Florida and most recently to Dubai which is located in United Arab Emirates. Yes, I know what you are thinking, spoiled kid!  While I might agree at times with that assessment (sorry buddy) he has financed 2 of the 3 trips on his own dime. If you can believe it, his trip to Dubai cost him less than $600.00. That included airfare, hotel and food! No this wasn't a school-sponsored trip but an adventure inspired by a good friend who searches out extraordinary deals and shares Shawn's passion for architecture.

To learn more about the Burj Khalifa, check out the official website at: http://www.burjkhalifa.ae/en/TheTower/Vision.aspx



You see Dubai is an amazing place when it comes to architecture and is home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa which is almost 3 times taller than the IDS Tower which is the tallest building in Minnesota! And look at all of that glass! I think I could retire after a project like that. I bring this up because I continue to be amazed at the opportunities that exist for my children. Our world is a much different place than when I grew up. I never imagined going abroad let alone to the Middle East. Heck I couldn't have afforded a trip to Florida. It also points out how our world is a much smaller place for us personally and professionally.

I'm glad Shawn has such a strong interest in architecture which should serve him well as he continues to work towards his degree. I am also proud of him for having the courage to fuel his passion with his travels and yes I am a bit jealous of him! I told him to take me next time!


Memorial Day is coming up and it means so much more than the beginning of summer and grilling season, it's a time to remember and honor our service men and women, those living and those who have passed. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, not only on Monday, but always. Oah Rah Uncle John, Oah Rah! I thought I would share this wonderful video from Lasting Tribute Video with you. The important message of Memorial Day really hits home.



Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter. We always appreciate hearing from you.

Wishing you continued success!

~Bill Sullivan

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



Summer is window rebate season!
400 series Andersen windows
Heartland Glass is pleased to be a part of the Andersen Windows Homeowner Rebate Promotion.


Heartland Glass is pleased to offer homeowners an extra incentive to get their Spring home improvement projects moving. Between now and July 4, 2015, homeowners can get a $25 rebate for each 400 Series window and $100 rebate for each 400 Series patio door, up to a $250 maximum rebate per household.

To participate, homeowners should visit www.andersenwindows.com/400rebate

and request a rebate promo code. 




Thank you for considering Heartland Glass

for your next window project!     



May Featured Employee, 

Kevin Zimmerman, Flintknapper


Kevin found this oxbow arrowhead in a field in April. "This is one of the nicest I have seen. The tip is still needle sharp. That's pretty good for being in the ground for a few thousand years!" Kevin said.

At Heartland Glass, we encourage our team members to focus on their families and what is fun for them in their lives. We believe that encouraging our employees to follow their passions creates a work environment of appreciation and camaraderie.  


Recently, Heartland Glass Glass Cutter, Kevin Zimmerman, shared a very cool find, a rare oxbow point arrowhead that he had discovered. Hunting for clues about ancient peoples, in particular ancient Minnesota peoples, is truly one of Kevin's passions. His hobby is officially called flintknapping, which involves all areas of archeological exploration, studying and even replicating primitive things like stone tools and weapons. "We also do primitive camping and reenact ancient living," Kevin said.

Kevin and his wife Ali both attended SCSU and studied archeology and now include their 10-year-old daughter Fiona in their passion for history and archeology. "We've found pottery shards, arrowheads, scrapers and several flakes of obsidian which was used as a super sharp slicing tool," Kevin said. They are involved with local groups like Sticks N Stones, MN who share similar archeological interests.

He also hunts for stone that he can use to create primitive tools and weapons. "Most of what I find is along rivers or in glacial till other than the flatrock quartz which I find near old quarry sites," Kevin said.


The middle arrowhead shown here is made from a rock called Georgetown. It is out of the Edwards plateau deposit near Georgetown, Texas, hence the name.

"It's not the hardness of the stone I use that matters as much as their ability to have a clean conchoidal fracture," Kevin said. Conchoidal fractures often result in a curved breakage surface that resembles the rippling, gradual curves of a mussel shell.


"There is some good local stone for making things like arrowheads but it is few and far between that you can find a piece that is not frost fractured," Kevin said. "Also most of the ancient quarries are lost or protected. I would say at least half of the artifacts I find in Minnesota are made from materials that were brought in by trade or glaciation." 

Click here to learn more about Sticks N Stones MN

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!







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.


 Pretty as a picture !

New mirrors from our partners at Kentwood Manufacturing 


Heartland Glass is pleased to introduce a new line of nickel painted metallic finish mirrors from our long-time vendor partner, Grand Rapids MN based Kentwood Manufacturing, being offered in 1 oval and 3 rectangle sizes of beveled mirrors.  



25" x 32" oval beveled

21-1/2" x 27-1/2" rectangle beveled

25-1/2" x 33-1/2" rectangle beveled

28" x 40" rectangle beveled





For more information on all of the pretty mirror selections from Heartland Glass, give us a call at (320) 259-1679 or e-mail us at sales@heartlandglass.com.



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

Avon, MN



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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Fridley, MN 



College of Saint Benedict Nursing

St. Joseph, MN


Cypress Courts

St. Cloud, MN

Davita Dialysis
Hudson, WI



Davita Dialysis
 Isle, MN

Davita Dialysis
Redwood Falls, MN

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
Highland Apartments

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 




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 local events happening THIS weekend!


 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