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Crystal Exports Windows For Upscale Development in China
- American-Made Windows Featured In New Homes in Tianjin Suburb -

Crystal celebrates 20th year anniversary FLUSHING, NY, May 3, 2010 C Crystal Window & Door Systems recently began shipment of one of its most popular vinyl window products to a new residential development under construction in a truly different location C mainland China. Bucking the national trend across all industries of ever-increasing overseas imports, Crystal stands apart through its export of made-in-America windows to China.

Crystal is supplying various styles of its energy efficient vinyl new construction windows for the Molida Estate Villas development located in Tianjin, China. The initial 185 windows for model homes have been delivered and several thousand more are to be produced and exported in the coming months. This residential development consists of approximately 500 new American style high-end single-family homes and townhouses on a 2,500-acre site, half of which is set aside as open green space. The project, planned in several phases, is expected to be completed within the next three years.

The developer wanted to use well designed, modern building products in its homes, ones that would give the project an upscale feel, explained Thomas Chen, President of Crystal. His research of American window manufacturers led him to Crystal. The developer was impressed with the quality and energy efficiency built into our products, and that resulted in the selection of Crystal windows for this American-style housing development.

Crystal is exporting its Series 400 double-hung and picture windows and Series 250 hopper windows, all Energy Star? certified, as well as special shape circle-top and eyebrow windows to complete the first phase of the development project. The white color windows feature double-strength dual-glazed insulating glass units with argon gas filling and PPG Solarban 60 low-E glass coating. In keeping with true Amerian looks and functionality, the windows feature Colonial between-the-glass grids and mesh screens. While the Series 400 comes standard with an integral nailing fin J-channel, the hopper windows were ordered with optional feature nailing fins and J-channels to ease installation. To further facilitate project construction, Crystal supplied 0-degree mullions for field assembly of combination window units. Crystal provided additional repair and replacement items in consideration of the distance to ensure the installations could be completed without delay.

The Crystal vinyl windows were all produced in the companys Flushing, NY factory, and Crystal coordinated the overseas shipping of the materials to mainland China. Crystals operation in Suzhou, China facilitated much of the effort. American-made products are increasingly desired for upscale markets in China, and I am proud to be one of a very select group of American manufacturers to export products to mainland China, said Mr. Chen. With bi-cultural and bi-lingual talents, Crystals key staff members definitely helped bring about this success. Chinas domestic construction market is one that we can and will target. In fact, we have preliminary initiatives started for several other window export projects to China. I am confident Crystal will be selected for many other projects of this type in the future.

Tianjin is one of the largest cities in China, with over 10 million people in the metropolitan area. It is located along the coast approximately 140 miles southeast of Beijing, and is one of the major commercial and industrial centers as well as the largest port in north China. Tianjins climate is very similar to that of the Northeast United States, with colder winters and warmer summers, making energy efficient windows essential.

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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