Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                  November, 2015

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Being Thankful
Welcome to the November issue of our newsletter. Thanks for taking the time to read it! I appreciate all of the feedback that I receive every month.
Next week is Thanksgiving week and I look forward to that Holiday more than most. As I have written in past newsletters, it is our family's tradition to host Thanksgiving at our home. We have an open invitation to both sides of the family, but because of how far away my family lives, we can mostly count on my wife's family as the regular attendees. I like the fact that even though there is a lot of work that goes into preparing the meal, I truly enjoy doing it. Yes, I am the head cook and bottle washer for Thanksgiving and have been for the last 22 years. And every year I grill the turkey on a Weber CHARCOAL grill! I love the flavor that grilling produces and so do our guests. I have changed the prepping of the bird over the years from just a standard butter baste to brining the turkey and even using a turkey injector for added flavor. Grilling has remained the constant over the years.
This Thanksgiving will be extra special too because it will be the last year celebrating in our Sartell home. It will be bittersweet, but we have created so many memories that will last a lifetime and look forward to continuing the tradition at our new home in Blaine!
Die hard!
Another reason I am thankful this year is that the Packer-Viking game will be played after this edition goes to the press. You see, my Packers are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and travel to Minneapolis to take on the Vikings who are riding a five-game win streak. See where I am going with this? No way do I want to write this edition after that game. Eating turkey is a heck of a lot better than eating CROW!
Speaking of winning streaks, the staff at Heartland and Brin continue to secure work for 2016. I really get excited when one of the "newbies" of the sales staff secures their first significant project. Congrats Jessica (Heartland) in securing the Royalton school project, John (Brin Contract) in securing the Higher Grounds project and Mark (Brin Contract) in securing the Jackson Building project. Mark has been working on his project since January and it even has changed names which I refuse to acknowledge it by!
Lastly, I would be remiss in not mentioning the events that happened in Paris last week. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the world leaders as they attempt to figure out the best way to keep us all safe!
All of us at Heartland Glass and Brin Northwestern wish you the very best and hope that you have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

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

 Heartland Glass gets the thumbs up for swanky Minneapolis warehouse district hotel remodel.
Everything old is new again.
Watch for the new Hewing Hotel, opening 2016 in the Minneapolis warehouse district.
The 93,000 square-foot Hewing Hotel, formerly referred to as the Jackson building, is located in the downtown warehouse district of Minneapolis at 300 Washington Avenue in the north loop, just a short walk from light rail and the Twins stadium. It is a historical 6-story building soon to feature a luxurious 125-room hotel including a top shelf roof-top bar and lounge. The name Hewing name actually refers to an old logging process, paying homage to the industry's history in Minnesota. The $38.4 million renovation is slated to be completed late next year.
Brin Northwestern will be doing some curtainwall removal and replacement along Washington Avenue. Normally, that's a pretty standard project, but the existing material of the building has profiles that require custom dies to be made in order to match the existing space. EFCO will be providing the material and the glass will be clear Low -E.
The hotel will have an atrium that will be open all the way from the first floor to a skylight on the roof. Each floor will have " tempered glass walls allowing guests to view the atrium from each floor. Brin will be installing the " glass and the skylight.
Most of the rooms will have elegant velour glass panels in the shower stalls provided by and installed by Brin. All hotel room bathroom doors are contemporary rustic-chic sliding barn doors that will have a custom mirror installed on them by Brin.
The new entry will have a custom-built steel framed vestibule that will be glazed with " tempered glazing. The interior door of the vestibule, along with the entry to the private dining room and a wine vault, will all have frameless  " glass doors with hardware by CRL .
There are three aluminum framed doors at the roof top along with five Wieland glass doors by Andersen. It is a great fit since Brin is now one of only four Andersen commercial window dealers in the state. That is something we are very proud of.


Thank you to all of our building partners for selecting Heartland Glass for your projects. We appreciate your faith in our products, our company and our purpose.

November Featured Employee,  Ken Schueller
Turkey, it's what's for dinner at the Schueller home! Ken Schueller, Heartland Glass Senior Project Manager.
As the son of former owner Ray Schueller, Ken Schueller has literally grown up at Heartland Glass. 
Now officially a commercial Senior Project Manager, Ken has held many roles including field work and fabricating since he started on staff right out of high school.
"I see myself as pretty well rounded when it comes to working here," Ken said. "The most rewarding part is watching a project from start to finish."
Two of Ken's most rewarding projects were the Crow Wing Judicial Center in Brainerd, MN and the Benedict Arts Center and the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, MN. "I love new challenges," Ken said, "and these projects were very diverse. No project has ever been remotely the same and I like that part of our job."
"Our quality of service and ability to tackle any challenge is what sets us apart," Ken said. "We are even certified to do specialized security installs for jails and prisons."
Ken, Alex and their 2015 bucks.
When he's not managing projects for Heartland, you can find Ken in the field looking for whitetails or turkeys.
"I started hunting with my dad who was a co-owner of Heartland Glass," Ken said, "It was my dad's passion to hunt and fish. Where dad went fishing and hunting so did his sons. What I've learned from my dad over the years is being instilled in my best hunting and fishing partner -- my son Alex." Ken's father, Ray, taught him that hunting and fishing is more about spending time with family and friends than the harvesting of fish or an animal.
"Alex and I do most of our hunting on our family owned property which we maintain to ensure better habitat thru planting trees and food plots for the animals," Ken said. "I especially enjoy bow hunting because to me it is relaxing and a challenge to figure out the whitetail buck I'm hunting because you never stop learning. This is no different from my job at Heartland Glass as a project manager with the constant challenges and the never ending learning that goes with every project I manage."

To reach Ken, please e-mail him at: kschueller@heartlandglass.com

Heartland takes design to the next level with commercial products from Andersen

We are excited to announce that Brin Contract and the Heartland team were approached by Andersen Windows to become one of their first commercial window dealers in the area. This partnership will present more opportunities for both companies particularly in the historical market in the Twin Cities such as the Hewing Hotel project we are currently working on together.

Te see a variety of Weiland products in action, check out these videos.
Te see a variety of Weiland products in action, check out these videos.


Heartland Glass partners are the best in the business 

Heartland Glass is a proud C.R. Laurence product distributor which means we have access to some of the most unique products in the glass business.

CRL is the leading supplier and manufacturer of products to the glass and glazing industry and features an extensive line of hand rails, guard rails, aluminum railing and windscreen hardware plus frameless shower doors.

One of the key products we secure from CRL are railing products. The difference between any railing project is more than just the price. It's often a matter of offering something special or out of the ordinary. Sometimes it's a matter of the quickest delivery, or delivery across borders, regardless of the price. Because of our relationship with CRL, we can work with our clients to meet deadlines or to supply that something special that others can't deliver.

CRL Hand Rails Online is a web-based design program that allows our project designers to enter our railing layout dimensions for a particular job, then calculates the stock lengths of material and all hardware required to complete the project. It also displays and prints detailed information such as post spacing, railing heights, and bottom rail clearances, all things that help make our projects as streamlined as possible.
CRL is just another great reason Heartland Glass can provide unique, quality, budget-conscious solutions for our clients.

Heartland Glass is a full service glass company serving both commercial and residential customers throughout Central Minnesota and beyond. 


Specializing in:
  • Curtain Walls
  • Architectural Windows
  • Aluminum Doors
  • Storefronts
  • Glass Hand Rails
  • Heavy Glass Entrances
  • Glass and Glazing
  • Windows for New Construction or Replacement
  • Custom Shower Doors
  • Refurbishing 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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