Crystal Windows Hosts Senator

September 7, 2010
Noteworthy

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) recently toured Crystal Window & Door Systems' primary production facility in Flushing, N.Y.  During her visit, she viewed the manufacturer's display showroom, its double- and triple-pane insulating glass fabrication operations, and the assembly operations for its energy efficient window models.

Senator Gillibrand with Crystal's Thomas Chen.

“We were glad that the Senator from New York could see firsthand many of windows that Crystal manufactures actually have a direct link to Washington, D.C. policies,” says Thomas Chen, Crystal president. “For example, our ultra energy efficient R-5 windows were selected for inclusion in the Department of Energy’s R-5 volume purchase pilot program and many of our vinyl window products meet energy performance levels that qualify homeowners for Federal tax credits under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.”

Senator Gillibrand met with Thomas Chen and Steve Chen, executive vice president, who reported that company window sales are up slightly and Crystal modestly increased its workforce this year. The two also discussed Crystal's photovoltaic solar energy business initiatives through its subsidiary, Helios Energy Systems.

With a 225,000 square foot factory and 300 employees, Crystal is one of the largest manufacturers in New York City.