July 2017 Print


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President's Report

Hello MGA members and affiliates,

Business is unbelievable.  Hope everyone is doing well.  The summer is flying by; don’t forget take time to enjoy yourself.  The golf outing was a huge success. Thank you to all who played and contributed!  We had a record number of golfers for the 2nd year running.  We have the Twins Game coming up on 8/16 and the cutoff for our tickets is fast approaching.  See below for details. I hope to see you all out to enjoy a fun evening and help support the MGA.


Beau Knock
MGA President
Project Manager
EMPIREHOUSE, INC. | 5200 Quincy Street Mounds View, MN 55112
P: 763.535.1150  |  DD: 763.412.4528  |  F: 763.535.9151

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Calendar of Events

Wednesday, August 16
Tailgate party and MN Twins Game

We sold out last year with 145 guests - CLICK HERE for details and to register by noon on July 27th.


Thank you to our Home Run Sponsor 


Tuesday, October 10
Risk Management Education Event
Details coming soon


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Industry News

Thank you to all those that were a part of our Annual Golf Classic ~
a fun time had by all!

Thank you Sponsors! 

 Thank you for donating to the raffle!

Architectural Products Group
Fuyao North America
MN Twins
Smart Express
WR Ringheim



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New Members Spotllight

MGA Member Benefits

CLICK HERE for details on becoming a MGA member

  • Advocate for common interests!
  • MGA has a dedicated lobbyist in St. Paul working for us
  • Updates to our members on Safety Issues, Legislative Issues and New Technology
  • Seminars & training – reduced rates for members!
  • Quarterly eNewsletter - Members welcome to submit articles or company news!
  • Promote your events on the MGA website
  • Save money with our Holiday Station program
  • Core Health & Dental Program - provides limited medical indemnity plans which are designed and
       priced to help people gain access or save money on healthcare
  • Discounts through NGA (National Glass Association)
    * online training
    * Industry Reference & Technical Manuals - up to 50% off 
    * Discounts on OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 online training, hosted by UL, a trusted source of OSHA- 
       approved training.
    * UPS - up to 26% off UPS Express air and international shipments and a minimun of a 70% discount
       plus customized rate packages on UPS Freight
    * Glass Magazine and e-glass weekly - free  subscription
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       the largest gathering of glass industry professionals in the Americas
    * Express Learning at GlassBuild America 
    * Glazing Executives Forum - exclusive NGA member rate for the premier all day education and
       networking event for glass and glazing executives, taking place in conjuction with GlassBuild


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Board of Directors


Beau Knock
Empirehouse, Inc.
1521 93rd Lane North
Blaine, MN 55449
Phone: 763-535-1150
Past President
Brad Hapka
Only 1 Auto Glass
2001 McMenemy St
Maplewood, MN 55117
Phone: 651-789-1111
President Elect
Jim Janssen
Sika Corporation
7324 Howard Lane
Eden Prairie, MN 55436
Phone: 952-974-8350
Secretary / Treasurer 
Todd Hanson
Dakotaland Autoglass
2077 Ellis Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55114
Phone: 612-331-4777
Lynn Dahle
Auto Glass Express
2179 - 4th Street, Suite 2C
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Lacey Pearson
Minneapolis Glass Company
14600 28th Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55447
Dustin Romann
Twin Cities Auto Glass, Inc.

1865 Buerkle Road
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Rick Rosar
Rapid Glass
Po Box 48509
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
Phone: 763- 780-1370
Eric Solland
Indianhead Glass
PO BOX 578
St. Croix Falls, MN 54024
Phone: 715-483-9919
Frank Thumser

Brin Northwestern Glass Co.
2300 N 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Phone: 612- 529-9671 

Development Director
Amber Dornfeld
Architectural Products Group
9351 130th Street N
Hugo, MN 55038
Phone: 651-260-769 

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