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Production Underway at Crystal Windows Pennsylvania
-60,000 Sq. Ft. Space Renovated, 26 Employees Hired-
BENTON TOWNSHIP, PA, February 12, 2016 - National award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems is proud to announce that production of aluminum windows and patio doors is well underway at its expansive new 336,500-ft2 northeastern Pennsylvania facility. Since its acquisition in October 2015, a mere four months ago, the company has fast-tracked renovation and outfitting with production equipment a 60,000-ft2 portion of the building. The facility is producing the Crystal Series 2000 aluminum double-hung, slider and picture windows and the Series 1240 and 1280 aluminum sliding patio doors. An official grand opening event is tentatively planned for this spring.
"Bringing this factory on-line so quickly is an amazing feat and a tremendous benefit for all involved," said Steve Chen, Crystal Windows' Chief Operating Officer (COO). "Crystal's window and door customers benefit through shortened lead times, the company benefits with expanded, yet integrated production capacity, the local labor force benefits with new employment opportunities, and a wide variety of northeastern Pennsylvania businesses benefit by supplying us with the services, materials, equipment and products we need to revamp and operate a facility of this scale."
"As expected, the Crystal expansion is proving to be an economic boon for the region. Of the 26 employees currently working at the factory, 24 are from the local area, one is from Reading, PA and another has relocated from the New York operation. As it continues to ramp up operations over the coming years, the facility has the potential to employ 300 to 350 workers.
Based on a tally by the company, well over 30 local northeastern Pennsylvania businesses have benefitted from Crystal's presence in the region. Renovating, outfitting and supplying the facility has generated significant new business for many construction, building materials, office supplies, trucking, and other types of firms. That list includes the Clarks Summit Radisson Hotel which was the site for the Crystal National Sales Meeting in January, attended by 50 company representatives. As Crystal's activities expand in the future, the company expects to work with even more firms in the region.
The recently renovated production space represents the first of several phases of rehabilitation and outfitting envisioned over the coming years. Plans call for the facility's window and door production capabilities to replicate that of Crystal's New York City facility as well as related glass, vinyl and aluminum operations.
Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. During 2015, Crystal celebrates its 25th year of operation and remarkable growth from immigrant startup to national manufacturer. Headquartered in New York, the company operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and California. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300.