Northwestern Glass Fab (NGF) is now the sole occupant of its 100,000-square-foot facility in Fridley, Minn., following a two-and-a-half-year expansion and rebranding project that includes the addition of a tempering furnace.

The business previously occupied a 66,000-square-foot space.

“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,” says Bill Sullivan, president of Brin Glass Company and NGF. “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 the North Glass tempering furnace, as well as a North Glass washer and a dry belt seamer.

“The installation of the furnace was first-rate and the HHH team remained onsite until our staff felt really comfortable with the new equipment,” says Sullivan. “We couldn’t be happier with HHH’s service and training.”

According to a release from the company, the NFG brand and name update “maintains a connection to Northwestern Glass Company history, while distinguishing NGF’s fabrication and distribution leadership.”