Crystal Expands Operations at Northeast PA Facility

Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded production operations at its northeast Pennsylvania factory, just north of Scranton, PA.  Several product lines, new equipment, and IGU assembly capabilities have been added there recently, and finished products are shipped directly to customers and job sites.  

– Product Lines and Equipment Added to Meet Demand and Reduce Lead Times –

QUEENS, NY, April 23, 2024 – National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded operations at its Northeast Pennsylvania facility outside of Scranton with the addition of several Crystal products to the lineup of products fabricated there.  The expansion allows the company to keep up with demand and keep lead times short.  Crystal Windows’ new construction Series 300 and Series 400 vinyl windows and the Series 1500 and Series 1600 vinyl sliding patio doors are all now fully assembled at the Scranton factory.  These products join the Series 100 vinyl window line, popular with distributor stock programs, and the Series 1240 and 1280 aluminum patio doors already assembled there.

“Crystal Pennsylvania is continuing to grow despite the current industry challenges,” said Steve Chen, President of Crystal Windows.  “With our 336,000 square foot facility, we’ve capitalized on the space to add product lines and allow other Crystal plants to focus production on new heavy commercial products for regional markets.”

Crystal Pennsylvania (Crystal PA) also has expanded its insulated glass unit (IGU) fabrication capabilities.  The facility now can produce IGUs with several spacer systems, including GED Intercept and Edgetech SuperSpacer.  Production of triple-pane IGUs has also ramped up significantly with increased market demand for greater energy efficiency.  Crystal PA’s automated glass line features highly efficient GED and Billco advanced production equipment which can handle large glass panels. Most of the products fabricated at Crystal PA are shipped directly to job sites and customers throughout the Northeast, MidAtlantic, Southeast, and central MidWest regions, including major developments  in Crystal’s newest markets in Texas, saving shipping costs and time.  Longer distance shipments are handled by Crystal’s logistics partner JB Hunt.  Shipments in the northeast region are usually handled by Crystal’s own truck fleet.

Crystal plans to add more new equipment this year, including vinyl saws, welders, and corner cleaners with associated tooling to handle additional Crystal products.  Building improvements, a new rooftop sign, and enhancements to employee break areas are also in the works.

“The new equipment we have already added here recently has improved our operating efficiency and reduced lead times,” said Chen.  “Further improvements this year will continue the trend, and it will allow us to satisfy demand even more effectively and improve deliveries to our customers.”