Eighty-six-year-old glass and glazing fabrication company relocating to 610 Junction – West
MINNEAPOLIS (May 1, 2023) — Minneapolis Glass Company celebrated the groundbreaking today of their new company headquarters at 610 Junction – West, a new Class A industrial development in Brooklyn Park. The project is being co-developed with Minneapolis-based real estate investment and development company United Properties.
“This exciting design-build project has been a true partnership between United Properties and Minneapolis Glass,” says Connor McCarthy, vice president, industrial development, United Properties. “We are delighted to create a state-of-the-art new home at 610 Junction – West for this dynamic, family-owned and operated company.”
Established in 1937, Minneapolis Glass is a woman-owned glass and glazing fabrication company that provides manufacturing, installation and distribution services. Their new headquarters at 610 Junction – West will house expanded glass and metal fabrication, global sourcing and distribution facilities, administrative offices and a consumer showroom.
“Our vision is to expand capacity, create efficiencies and bring our workforce under one roof,” says Jennifer Lang, owner and president, Minneapolis Glass. “It’s a dream come true to make our vision a reality.”
The new Brooklyn Park headquarters and centralized manufacturing facility will consolidate operations, and expand the company’s footprint to 115,000 sq. ft. With more space and new innovative equipment, Minneapolis Glass will increase capacity by over 50%. “A glass tempering line will enable us to vertically integrate our supply chain and meet the growing demands of our customers,” says Lang.
When looking at locations for this project, Brooklyn Park was an optimal choice for operational logistics, employee engagement and community involvement. 610 Junction – West is strategically located at the intersection of U.S. Highways 169 and 610, and is close to retail, restaurants and other amenities.
All 100 full-time employees will move to the new space, and the company plans to hire additional positions once moved in. “We have been a part of the broader Minneapolis community for over 80 years, and it is essential that we build our forever home right here in the metro,” Lang added.
The new headquarters is expected to be completed in 2024. Project partners include the City of Brooklyn Park, Lampert Architects, Sambatek and R.J. Ryan Construction.
About United Properties
United Properties has been creating deep roots in the commercial real estate industry for more than 100 years. The company imagines new possibilities in real estate to help enrich communities and create lasting legacies. United Properties provides market expertise for ground-up development, redevelopment and acquisitions of value-add and stable investments. The company invests in and develops office, industrial, retail, mixed-use and senior housing properties. United Properties is owned by the Pohlad Companies and is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Denver and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.uproperties.com and follow on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
About Minneapolis Glass Company
Minneapolis Glass is a woman-owned glass and glazing fabrication company that has provided manufacturing, installation and distribution services for their clients for more than 80 years. By continuously innovating manufacturing and installation processes, they eliminate the runaround to make business a little bit easier and a lot more predictable, and their craftsmanship experience ensures the best fit and function every time. Their integrated technology automates production, capacity planning, and project management for fewer surprises and faster fixes. Feedback and insights accelerate solutions that deliver not just great glass but exceptional experiences.