(May 3, 2017) –New Northwestern Glass Fab (NGF) growth driven by facility relocation and additional fabrication equipment.
Following a two-and-a-half year business expansion and rebranding project, the NGF team is now the sole occupant of 100,000 square foot facility in Fridley, Minn. complete with a high production tempering furnace. This is an increase from the previous 66,000 square foot facility. Tempering glass in-house allows NGF to better control glass quality and pricing. Managing all aspects of glass tempering and fabrication also provides enhanced service to new and existing NGF customers.
Brin Glass Company and NGF President Bill Sullivan shared, “The addition of the tempering furnace allows us to better control our cost and the lead time while increasing our pricing and delivery flexibility for customers. We fully expect our monolithic tempered business to be one of NGF’s primary revenue generators.”
Equipment installed and serviced by HHH Tempering Resources (HHH) during the expansion includes:
- North Glass AU-1Q50 tempering furnace
- North Glass W-846 washer
- Dry belt seamer
- Air and loading tables
HHH and NGF’s partnership began early in expansion planning, and the HHH technical team continues to maximize equipment uptime and production capacity. Bill Sullivan said, “The installation of the furnace was first-rate and the HHH team remained on site until our staff felt really comfortable with the new equipment. We couldn’t be happier with HHH’s service and training.”
The brand and name update maintains a connection to Northwestern Glass Company history, while distinguishing NGF’s fabrication and distribution leadership.
About Northwestern Glass Fab
Founded in 1912, Brin Glass Company has been providing fabricated glass and aluminum to its customers for over 100 years! Today, NGF is continuing that tradition as a glass distribution leader for Greater Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Commitment to quality and the ability to deliver precision custom fabricated glass products on a timely basis has NGF shipping product to customers located all over North America.
About HHH Tempering Resources
HHH Tempering Resources is an industry-leading team of U.S.-based tempering experts with more than 90 years of technical expertise. In addition to consulting and installation services, the team distributes a full-line of North Glass tempering and convection furnaces, cutting systems and other glass fabrication equipment to meet glass fabricator needs. With operations in Vancouver, Wash., and New Kensington, Pa., HHH Tempering has experienced continuous growth and plans for future expansion.