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Steve Chen Panelist at Industry Conference
- Speaks on Going Green in the Factory at Fenestration Day -

Crystal celebrates 20th year anniversary FLUSHING, NY, April 25, 2011 Steve Chen, Executive Vice President with Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently participated as a panelist at national Fenestration Day. Held in Indianapolis, IN, Steve's panel entitled Going Green in the Factory was one of several seminars during the daylong national conference. Steve presented his growing company's amazing success with implementing environmentally responsible and energy efficient practices. He shared the stage with executives from Thermal Industries (a division of Atrium), and Royal Window & Door Profiles, two of the largest fenestration companies in North America.


Steve's presentation was a detailed review and quantification of the company's efforts over the past few years to introduce green sustainable initiatives into corporate operations. Primarily focused on activities at the company's main factory and administrative headquarters in Flushing, NY, the presentation included production equipment, operations, waste recycling, raw materials, building design, building operations and even employee activities. Conference organizers had directed the panelists to refrain from discussing their products; therefore Steve's presentation did not include Crystal's extensive energy efficiency improvements of its broad vinyl and aluminum product line.


The quantification effort surrounding the Going Green in the Factory presentation resulted in some extremely impressive findings. We conducted our own in-house analysis of all the energy saving initiatives Crystal has implemented in the past few years, including estimated dollar savings, noted Steve Chen. Although we always knew we were saving money by "greening" the factory, we were quite pleased with the outcome our analysis showed. And we did this without spending a lot of money on a formal energy consultant, which shows how attainable savings really are with modest effort. Crystal is planning to release the quantification summary of Going Green initiatives in an upcoming industry report.


Fenestration Day on April 7, 2011 was a major component of Glass Expo Midwest 2011. Held in Indianapolis, IN on April 7-8, 2011, the annual event is organized and managed by the national trade journals US Glass, Door & Window Manufacturer and the Architect's Guide to Glass and Metal.


Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 40 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 www.crystalwindows.com.

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