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Crystal Window & Door Systems MBE Certified in Ohio

WESTLAKE, OH, January 12, 2010 C Crystal Window & Door Systems Ohio branch sales office announced that the award-winning national manufacturer has received certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) from the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) of Ohio. CMHA serves Cuyahoga County, which includes the City of Cleveland and surrounding communities, with a population of 1.4 million. The Authority, among other services it provides, manages property and rent subsidization programs for family housing and senior residences.

I am extremely pleased that we have obtained this recognition at this time, said Frank Ganninger, Crystals Regional Sales Manager. Crystal is an industry-leading minority supplier of energy efficient aluminum and vinyl windows and participates in many building renovation and new construction projects around the nation with diversity goals. This MBE certification by the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority reinforces our qualifications in this part of the country.

Papo Perez, Branch Manager for Crystals Ohio sales and distribution office in Westlake, added, The CMHA certification is the first Crystal has obtained in Ohio, and we are seeking other certifications from appropriate agencies throughout the State. Our products are actively sought by leading developers and general contractors involved with government or prestigious building projects seeking to promote minority involvement through qualified minority-certified suppliers. We can readily obtain MBE certification in any jurisdiction, as needed.

Taiwanese-American immigrant Thomas Chen is the owner and founded the corporation 20 years ago in New York City. Crystal is currently MBE-certified by several New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Missouri government agencies and minority business organizations. The window manufacturer is pursuing MBE certification in other areas throughout its 35 state distribution territory. Crystal Windows and its chief executives have also been recognized and honored many times by the public and private minority business community, including the National Minority Manufacturer of the Year Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Crystals President Thomas Chen was honored recently by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) with their Leadership Award for his outstanding business achievements and long-standing dedication to minority business development.

Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 50 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. Crystal operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, and Massachusetts. Crystal is dedicated to practicing green environmental initiatives in all aspects of corporate activities. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300, or visit the website at

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