The History of Brin Glass Company


Founded in 1912, Brin Northwestern Glass is celebrating 100 years in the glass and glazing business. Today we are the leader in service and glass distribution for greater Minnesota and western Wisconsin.



Brin Glass Company is founded by Arthur Brin at 614 1st Street N, Minneapolis.


Brin Glass Company moves to a new facility at 600 Washington Ave N., Minneapolis.


Howard Brin becomes President of Brin Glass Company.


Brin Glass acquires Northwestern Glass Company.


Howard Brin sells Brin Glass and Northwestern Glass Company to Doug Nelson and Larry Waller.


Brin Northwestern Glass Company is born with the consolidation of Brin Glass Company and Northwestern Glass Company.


Brin Northwestern Glass Company moves to 2300 N. 2nd Street-Minneapolis and acquires St. Germains Glass Company, Duluth, MN.


Brin Northwestern Glass Company forms an ESOP and merges with Heartland Glass Co., Inc., Waite Park, MN.


Due to growth; Brin Northwestern Glass Company moves the distribution and fabrication to 5301 Industrial Blvd NE, Fridley, MN and re-names the division Northwestern Glass Fab. At the same time Brin Northwestern changes its name back to Brin Glass Company and divides the company into three divisions:

  • Brin Glass Service - operating at 2300 N. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
  • Brin Contract Glazing - operating at 2300 N. 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN
  • Northwestern Glass Fab - operation at 5301 Industrial Blvd NE, Fridley, MN

With over 100 years under our belts, it’s no wonder why Brin Glass Company is the best choice for your next commercial glass project. Contact our team today for quality products and dependable service.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leader in the glass and glazing industry. A reliable partner that our customers want to work with and a company our employees are proud to be a part of.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior quality products and service while providing a safe and stable work environment for our employees, who will be encouraged to grow their knowledge and skills.

We will create an environment that allows employees the freedom to succeed, fed by inspiration within the company, and to be recognized for their achievement.

We will continue to be successful by focusing on new technology and equipment, demonstrating professionalism and expert competence through successful communication and collaboration with our vendors, clients, employees, and communities.

Our Core Values

Dedication to the success of our employees, customers, and company.

Honesty with employees and customers.

Providing on time services and products with quality that is at or better than industry standard.

Quality interactions to create exceptional teamwork.

To grow our business through customer retention, employee development, and investment in technology.

Meet the Corporate Team

Bill Sullivan
Dave Schneider
Karey Sargent
Jennifer Bair
HR/Safety Manager
Anita Cunningham
Accounting Manager
Bob Faue
Safety Coordinator
Dylan Drone
Accounts Payable Specialist
Lisa Weese
AR Credit and Collections Specialist

Our Partners

At Brin Glass Company, we’re proud hold memberships of a wide variety of associations in the state and country. Through professional associations, our team is able to consistently improve upon industry knowledge and professional development to better the services we provide our customers.