Heartland Glass

www.HeartlandGlass.com                                 July, 2016

Team Sullivan Pedaling for Pints

Happy July!
Welcome to this month's edition of our Heartland Glass newsletter.
Many of you know that I enjoy running and biking during the summer months, and in past years I have competed in both running and biking events. As I have grown older, the desire to compete hasn't lessoned, but my body has reminded me on more than one occasion that I'm not as young as I used to be. So instead of competing for medals or trophies, I have resorted to competing for pints of beer! This past spring, my daughter and I ran in the Crazy Legs Classic in Madison, WI. The prize at the end was free beer!
The free beer theme was in play again this past Sunday when my wife, Kathy, and I were joined by our Sartell, MN friends, John and Theresa Wenzel (John happens to be a long time customer of Heartland too!) and we participated in the Pedal for Pints bike ride. The ride started and ended at the new Surly brewing facility in Minneapolis and you could choose between the 25-mile or 50-mile route. We chose the 25-mile route (I'm not as young as I used to be!) that took us through both urban areas and green spaces east into St. Paul and back. It was a great day to be on the bikes and we finished it off with a free, delicious, quenching pint of Surly beer! This free beer thing is really starting to catch on with me...
I have to give a plug to the folks at Surly too. Not only do they have great locally-brewed beer, but they have an outstanding restaurant. I recommend the brisket sandwich!
So, my point is, it's great to get out and have fun in this beautiful Minnesota summer weather with the people who are special to you.
Speaking of fun in the sun with great people, our home team at Heartland Glass got together a few weeks ago and attended a St. Cloud Rox baseball game. 
The Heartland Team hits up a Rox game.
With all the spouses, significant others and children who were invited, we had over 55 people come out to the "old ball park."
Although the outcome of the game wasn't what we had hoped for, getting to spend quality time together outside of work was priceless. I am so happy that we are in a place as a company where we can treat our employees to well-deserved events like these and it really pleases me that they take the time to attend these company functions with their families. I'm a strong believer that these social outings break down barriers that may potentially be present in a work environment. These barriers can stifle team work and collaboration and ultimately affect the overall health of a company. When investing in a new piece of equipment, you can track the payback based on improvements in production, quality or some other metric. While there isn't any metric you can measure by investing in a baseball game, the smiles, laughter and camaraderie that it creates are invaluable!
Well, its deep into summer time, so that means its school project time for us at Heartland Glass. With projects at South Jr High, McKinley Area Learning Center, Madison Elementary, Athlos Academy and our largest educational project, Royalton High School, well, needless to say we are busy, and gratefully so!
I'm proud of the effort of our entire team; sales, estimating, our project managers, our production staff, our Glaziers and last but not least, our accounting department to get those billings out on time!
Thanks for taking the time to read our newsletter.
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the summer and continued success!  

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


Heartland Glass gets in on the expansion action at two central Minnesota businesses:
Andersen Trucking and Rice Memorial Hospital

Anderson Trucking Services, St. Cloud, MN

Heartland Glass has been invited to assist with the expansion of the Anderson Trucking Services Headquarters in St. Cloud, MN and the Rice Memorial Hospital addition in Willmar, MN.

The Anderson Trucking Services project is Heartland's second substantial contract in 12 months with the busy, growing trucking firm. "We have also been doing some minor work with them in the interim," said Garrity Gerber, Heartland Glass Project Manager on both the St. Cloud and WIllmar projects, "That shows they have again placed their trust in Heartland to provide a high quality product.  Another local glass company did their original building and I think it says a lot that we were awarded this expansion."

Heartland Glass is matching exactly the original products used on the initial building, which will create some unique challenges.  "The metal panels around the building integrate into the storefront system, but are furnished by another contractor," Garrity said, "The coordination between McGough, Heartland and the panel supplier will have to be spot-on. "

The job will use CMI Architectural products CTS clip system storefront and Oldcastle Glass tinted low 'e' glass.  There is approximately 7,500 square feet of glass going into the new structure. 
Photo courtesy of Rice Memorial Hospital, Willmar.
Things are taking shape at the $5.4 million, 10,000 square-foot Rice Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Building in Willmar where Heartland Glass is in charge of the new glass elements.

"The project was over budget after the bidding process, so the architect asked me to review the products that had been specified and come up with creative alternatives without compromising thermal performance," Garrity said.  "We utilized Tubelite's TU24000 High Thermal storefront, 400 Series thermal curtain wall with fiberglass pressure plate, and at the pool area, the new 400TU high Thermal Curtain wall with triple-glazed glass to reduce the probability of any condensation." 

Prior to the new building, Rice rehab services were scattered in five different locations, making it difficult to provide seamless care for patients in need of more than one type of therapy. The new location will have all rehab services under one roof and will also be connected to the Lakeland Health Center building through an underground tunnel.

Thank you to Anderson Trucking Services and Rice Memorial Hospital for partnering with us on these great projects!

July Featured Employee 
 Nate Schindele
The Schindele's.
From left to right- Elsa, Tanner, Lilly, Nate, Nora and Angie. Son, Jack, is not pictured.
Heartland Glass is very happy to honor Nate Schindele as our Employee of the Month for June.

Nate is originally from Annandale, MN and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1998. 
Nate was active in the National Army Reserve for eleven years from 2003-2015 and served our country through multiple deployments including Afghanistan in 2004-2005 and Iraq and Kuwait all of 2010.  He was honorably discharged and is now a full-time Glazier with Heartland Glass.

Following in his father, Mark's, footsteps, Nate started glazing in June of 1998 and joined the team at Heartland Glass in  August, 2012. Mark also is a Glazier at Heartland.
"I like the craftsmanship involved in the work I do," Nate said, "I especially appreciate that Heartland budgets the appropriate time necessary to do a job properly the first time." 

Nate's up for the challenges that come up too. "The more intricate parts like shower doors, frameless mirror, and anything were the client is always physically next to the finished product are a little more tricky," he said.

In his free time, Nate enjoys hunting and fishing or camping with his wife, Angie, and their five children, Tanner (who shot his first deer last fall!), Lilly, Elsa, Jack and Nora.

We're honored to have you on our team Nate!

Taking a Break...

A few weeks ago, our Brin Contract crew that has been working on the Pedestrian Bridge Project at the new Vikings Stadium found themselves working extra long hours on an extra hot day. We brought lunch down for them and ice cold water and soda to thank them for putting in an extraordinary effort to complete the project on time despite challenges beyond their control.
This crew has been working 10-hour days and has also worked both Saturdays and Sundays!
Another example of our commitment to deliver a quality project on time! 




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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