The recognition of national award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems’ success continues as the company was once again included in the major business ranking of New York City area minority-owned firms. In its March 13, 2017 edition, noted publication Crain’s New York Business ranked Crystal Windows 12th on its annual list of the New York area’s largest minority-owned companies. Others on the list this year include perennials Sigma Plastics, Goya Foods, Palladium Equity Partners, Bartlett Dairy and several other relatively large firms new this year. Crystal Windows has been included in the Crain’s list for the past 20 years, since 1998.
The Crain’s list is comprised of the largest privately held firms that are at least 51% minority-owned and headquartered in New York City or in seven surrounding New York and New Jersey counties. The ranking is based on annual company revenues from the prior year. Before 2014, the list included 25 top minority companies, but in recent years it has been reduced to only the top 15 firms.
“I’m extremely proud that Crystal continues to excel and be recognized by Crain’s,” said Steve Chen, Crystal’s COO. “With 20 million diverse people and tens of thousands of minority-owned companies in the New York metro area, this makes the recognition even more significant. We owe it all to our dedicated workforce, our loyal trade customers and the appeal of our energy efficient made-in-America fenestration products.”
Crain’s, the region’s premier weekly business magazine published in print and online, also produces a TV business show featuring notable New York entrepreneurs and their stories. Crystal Windows and both its CEO Thomas Chen and COO Steve Chen have been featured or included in the magazine’s articles, recognitions and TV show many times in the past. Last year Steve Chen was recognized as one of Crain’s 2016 Top 40 Under 40 Young Business Executives, and Thomas Chen and Crystal’s American success story was featured on Crain’s NY Stories TV show in 2015.