Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                  September, 2015

Vintage! (The car and the Sullivan!)

Greetings and welcome to the September edition of our newsletter!
It has definitely been a month filled with ups and downs at Heartland Glass.

On the bright side we received a visit from our team member Dan Winters who has been out on medical leave. I am happy to report that Dan hopes to be back to work in October! I think I can speak for the rest of the staff at Heartland and say that we truly miss having Dan around. His knowledge and sense of humor have been irreplaceable. See you soon Dan!

It was my fifty-fourth birthday this month and also time for the Sullivan family to take the plunge and make the commitment to move closer to the hub bub of the Twin Cities so I can more adequately juggle my lives at Heartland and Brin. So, I guess we got a new house in Blaine for my birthday! Relocating will be emotional as we have made lifelong friends in Sartell. Our children grew up there and we can't say enough positive things about the community and the Sartell School District; ISD #748, Go Sabres!

Happy Trails John Seiler.
Speaking of saying goodbye to good friends, it is with a heavy heart that I said farewell to a someone I admired and considered a friend. A few weeks ago, local athlete and community advocate John Seiler was struck by a car while riding his bike. Sadly, John did not survive the accident. I served on the Apple Duathlon Board of Directors with John -- he was a great guy. The local clubs will miss him! When you think of nice guys you would think of John. As someone who feels that it is your responsibility to give back to the community that you live in, I know John felt the same way. I was also very jealous that he was employed by Trek bicycle company - he had way cooler bikes than me! It comforts me to know he was doing what he loved when his time on this earth ended. We should all be so lucky.

An article appeared in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks back that shared a story on the glass shortage in the industry. While that may be true on a major project level, I can say that we have not experienced any shortage in Minnesota. Lead times may have increased, but there isn't any problem with securing product. I can report that our back logs continue to be strong. We are near capacity for the remainder of 2015 at all locations and are starting to fill in the 1st quarter of 2016. I just returned from a glass show in Atlanta and had the opportunity to hear from a leading national economist. He shared that we should continue to see moderate growth through 2018/2019 and then experience a slight pull back in the economy in 2019/2020. Lessons learned from the Great Recession are still fresh in our memory and will help us navigate through the next downturn. Our greatest challenge will be finding people! This was echoed by several other attendees from throughout the country.

As always, we appreciate your business and interest in Heartland Glass and wish you and your family good health.
Be well!

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

 Heartland may be in your neighborhood! 


Chateau Waters senior living community in Sartell, MN. Check out the changing scenery and seasons in the construction time lapse video.

Go to this link to see the construction video. Click the time lapse video button on the left. 

Davita Dialysis ~ Rochester, MN.
Heartland Glass has been busy all around the area this spring and summer!
Take a look at some of the premier projects that we've had the opportunity to work on in the last few months. From apartment complexes to giant grocery  supermarkets, beautiful funeral homes to medical facilities, we've had our share of variety.  
Cardinal Apartments ~ Grand Forks, ND.
We're so blessed to have an abundance of work and opportunity and beautiful projects on which to shine -- literally!
Thank you to all of our building partners for selecting Heartland Glass for your project.
We appreciate your faith in our products, our company and our purpose.


Heartland Motor Company ~ Morris, MN



September Featured Employee,  Alan Block 
Alan Block Heartland Controller
As the Controller for Heartland Glass, Alan Block does all of the financials, contract billing, service billing and also serves as the human resources person. 

Originally from Pierz, MN, Alan set his sights on the St. Cloud area after attending Willmar Technical College where he earned his Associate of Applied Science degree.

Alan began his career with Heartland Glass in May, 2009 and appreciates the corporate work ethic of the team.

"We do everything all the way, every time," he said. 

"Good communication and really good relationships with our customers are the keys to our success. We are stable, secure and rock solid."

To reach Alan, please e-mail him at ablock@heartlandglass.com

Business is booming, can we keep up? 

A glass-faced building under construction in

New York City.

Photo: Bebeto Matthews/Associated Press 

Heartland Glass, along with the rest of that nation and world's glass fabricators, is balancing abundant opportunities for glass work with the precarious supply of glass that is available to get the projects done.
The glass shortage is a simple case of supply and demand. Once there were abundant glass factories cranking out sheets of glass for the commercial construction industries by the acre. When the recession struck, many of those factories slowed to a literal halt.
The effect is that companies are paying a pretty penny for high-demand glass projects. But even the somewhat steep price tag doesn't get in the way of the desire for gorgeous glass buildings including glass features inside and out.
Please know that we do our best at Heartland Glass to keep your prices in check while giving you the best products and services possible. We appreciate your continued confidence in our team and trust in our way of doing business. Thankfully the glass shortage issue has had little to no affect on our projects here in Minnesota. Let's hope it stays that way!

Andersen Storm doors are going down -
in price that is.

Heartland Glass is a proud Andersen Window's product distributor and we are currently offering a 10% factory discount on Andersen storm doors.

Add beauty and ventilation while improving the energy efficiency of your home or office entranceway with Andersen's full line of storm doors.

Choose from over 30 storm door styles featuring a vast selection of glass, ventilation, color and hardware options. 

Andersen's innovative features make their storm doors easy-to-install, easy-to-use, secure and durable. Features vary by product.

For details on your next storm door, contact Lynette at (320) 259-1679 or lzima@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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Heartland Glass Co., Inc.

401 Sundial Drive

Waite Park, MN 56387