Crystal Pacific Windows & Doors Workforce Expands

– Number of Manufacturing Employees Approaches 100 Milestone –

RIVERSIDE, CA, March 15, 2019 – Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems (known as Crystal California) has dramatically increased its workforce in recent years and is now approaching the 100-employee milestone.  As of the end of 2018, the workforce size has increased almost 80% in the two years since early 2017 and 113% in the four years since the end of 2014.  The seven-year-old vinyl and uPVC window manufacturer, located in Riverside, CA, is the West Coast division of national award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems headquartered in New York City

 

Riverside, CA-based Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems (known as Crystal California) has expanded its workforce almost 80% since early 2017 in response to increased sales and market presence

Sergio Garcia, General Manager for Crystal California, stated “Our workforce growth is directly attributable to our enormous success introducing new products, increasing sales, and expanding our presence in the marketplace. Crystal’s workforce growth exemplifies the resurgent national economy and the rebounding Riverside business community. Of course, credit also goes back to our parent company’s strategic vision seven years ago, during economically challenging times, to launch a West Coast operation here in Riverside.”

Over the past few years, the company has made great strides to bring online new production equipment, launch new products, grow sales, and add experienced production workers and sales staff.  Increasingly, Crystal California is involved with supplying large notable construction projects as well as serving major window dealer/distributors in California and neighboring states.

 

Major New York City Replacement Project Uses Crystal Windows

-National Manufacturer Supplies Nearly 14,000 Windows for Windsor Park Co-Op –

FLUSHING, NY, February 28, 2019 –Crystal Window & Door Systems, the national manufacturer based in Queens, NY, is nearing completion of one of the largest window replacement projects in the City of New York.  Crystal has successfully supplied nearly14,000 energy efficient replacement windows for the sprawling Windsor Park Co-Op complex.  Windsor Park Co-Op encompasses 20 six-story apartment buildings spread over 46 park-like acres in the Oakland Gardens section of Queens, NY.  Windsor Park has 1,830 apartments of various sizes and is home to over 5,000 residents.  The window replacement work, one of the largest in the region at this time, began in late 2017 and is scheduled for completion within the next few weeks.  All the window replacement work was accomplished while apartments remained occupied, always a challenging effort.

“Crystal was delighted to join with our installation partner Ecker Windows to provide the residents of Windsor Park with new energy efficient windows,” said Jimmy Zhou, Crystal’s Senior Account Manager for the project.  “This 14,000-window project demonstrates Crystal’s ability to effectively supply major multi-year, very large quantity window projects.  While Crystal has furnished windows for numerous other large-scale projects, such as Lefrak City in Queens, and Harbor Point in Stamford, CT, this one was particularly satisfying since it is so close to our factory and is home for some of our employees.”

The Crystal Series 2600 aluminum double-hung was the predominant window used for the project.  The 3-¼” frame depth window has tilting sashes, a ⅞” insulated glass unit (IGU) pocket and is AAMA rated CW-PG50/HC50.A strong proven weather-resistant energy-efficient window, the Series 2600 features a deep sill pocket, three layers of sill weatherstripping, a continuous full-width bottom lift rail clip lock, and a continuous full-width variation of the standard anti-drift head clip lock. For increased energy efficiency, the double-pane insulated glass units used double-strength thickness Vitro Solarban 60 and clear glass with argon gas filling.  Bathroom windows were specified with obscure glass.

Crystal Windows supplied nearly 14,000 new energy efficient aluminum windows for Windsor Park Co-Op Apartments in Queens, NY.  Special oriel style windows and insulated panels accommodated new air conditioning units while ensuring weather-tightness, security, and a uniform appearance of the 20 six-story buildings in the complex.

While most of the Series 2600 windows were ordered as single units, several thousand were specified as side-by-side twin units, which utilized the model line’s continuous master frame option.  Part of the project featured several hundred quadruple and quintuple horizontally combined units using mulled Series 2600 windows.  For easy operation, most of the bottom sashes were equipped with Ultra-Lift block-and-tackle balances.

In addition to the Crystal Series 2600, the building basement window replacements also used over 300 Crystal aluminum Series 2300 2-light sliding and Series 8530 project-in hopper windows.  The basement windows were specified with dual-pane tempered IGU glass.

To facilitate installation, the windows were ordered with 2” perimeter face flange (casement fin) frames.  Crystal also supplied matching clips and snap trim to aid the new window installation process.  All the windows and exposed installation accessories were finished in Crystal’s standard AAMA 2604 durability bronze color powder coat paint.

A key factor in selecting the supplier and installer for the Windsor Park window replacement project was how the new windows would accommodate several thousand new window air-conditioning units.  The Windsor Park Co-Op Board was seeking to have all the new air-conditioning units installed in a common fashion to provide a uniform and attractive exterior appearance for all the buildings in the complex.

The window installer Ecker Windows and Crystal partnered on an inventive solution.  Crystal fabricated the windows that would have air-conditioning units, whether single or in twin combinations, in an oriel style. The oriel style windows had a standard height size top sash but a dramatically shorter bottom sash which with the sashes closed left an open gap in the lower portion of the master window frame.  The installer specially adapted the oriel windows and supplied insulated panels cut perfectly to fill the open gaps and fit the new air-conditioning units.  This innovative solution provides a uniform meeting rail look for all the windows and allows the shorter lower oriel sash to be locked closed, providing both security and weather-tightness.

The Windsor Park window replacement work is part of a major $22 million capital improvement effort undertaken by the Co-Op Association.  Besides new windows, the multi-year, multi-phase project includes new window air conditioning units, elevators, intercoms, and pool and tennis complex improvements.

Owners of the property, the Windsor Park Co-Op Association, retains AkamLiving Services of New York City as its property manager, and its subsidiary PMG Project Management Group, also of New York City, as overall project manager for the capital improvements.  Engineering services for the window replacement work was provided by Lawless & Mangione Architects & Engineers of Yonkers, NY.  One of the New York area’s largest and most experienced fenestration firms, Ecker Windows of Yonkers, NY, is the window installer for the massive project.

 

Crystal WindowsSponsors New International Art Exhibit

FLUSHING, NY, February 7, 2019 –The Crystal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, unveiled its latest art exhibit on February 4, 2019, the eve of the Asian Lunar New Year, at the Crystal headquarters in Flushing, NY. The modern art creation -The Tree of Hope is an homage to the sport of baseball with an eye toward environmental consciousness and world unity.

The Tree of Hope is a 25-ft. tall structure with an 8-ft. diameter base comprised of baseballs from around the world and illuminated by 10,000 energy efficient LED lights.  Over 30 countries have contributed 25,000 baseballs, some new but most used in actual games from Little Leagues to the Major Leagues.  Professional U.S. teams such as The Mets, Phillies, Orioles, and Yankees have donated baseballs for this project, along with teams from Canada, Latin America, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Europe, and more, with many of the balls signed by baseball legends and entire teams.  Symbolizing the unity and positive energy that art and sports bring to the world, the Tree of Hope project has been two years in the making from concept to installation. It is planned that the Tree of Hope will be on exhibit at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo at the baseball events.

“As a long-time supporter of the arts, I am very pleased to sponsor the Tree of Hope and its creator, Lin Shih-Pao,” said Crystal Foundation Chairman Thomas Chen, who is also the Chairman and Founder of Crystal Windows.  “I feel the true hidden value of this contemporary work is the incredible international response to Lin’s invitation to donate baseballs to the project.  Countries from around the world are represented here in the spirit of unity and hope, as its lighting ushers in the Lunar New Year.”

The Crystal Foundation, philanthropic arm of manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, sponsored art exhibit Tree of Hope, with 25,000 donated baseballs from 30 countries around the world as a symbol of the unifying power of sports and art.

World-renowned Taiwanese artist Lin Shih-Pao, who brings thought-provoking works of art to life from discarded and recycled materials, is the Tree of Hope creator.  Mr. Lin is also the artist-in-residence at Crystal Park, Thomas Chen and The Crystal Foundation’s 200-acre art and nature preserve in Dutchess County, NY.  Mr. Lin has exhibited extensively throughout Japan, Taiwan, and New York; he studied art in college in Japan and at graduate school at NYU.

The Crystal Foundation was established in 2002by the Chen Family to support art, culture and educational initiatives. In the New York area alone, the non-profit has supported exhibits at Flushing Town Halland Queens Museum, and Queensborough Community College art and education programs.

Crystal Windows Sponsors Major Winter Festival

FLUSHING, NY, November 28, 2018 –National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, based in New York City, is a major sponsor of the inaugural NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor on Staten Island.  The 5-week event, which runs Wednesday to Sunday evenings from November 28, 2018 through January 6, 2019, is an outdoor seven-acre cultural celebration featuring breathtaking holiday light displays and traditional Asian performing arts, as well as interactive exhibits.

“Crystal is proud to be a sponsor of this exciting festival of art and culture right here in New York City,” said Thomas Chen, Chairman and founder of Crystal Windows.  “Through our non-profit Crystal Foundation and other organizations I helped establish, Crystalsupportsart, educational, and cultural initiatives, and this Winter Lantern Festival is a perfect example of such an effort.  The festival highlights the craft of Chinese lantern making, with some exhibits as tall as 30 feet, as well as performances by dancers, martial artists, and painters.  It promises to be a thrilling time for all ages.”

Chen and The Crystal Foundation are longtime patrons of the arts.  In addition to a vast private collection of antique Chinese wood windows and doors, Chenis in the process of establishing in Dutchess County, New York, a large outdoor art and nature preserve. In New York City, Chen supports permanent exhibit halls at Queensborough Community College’s Art Gallery andThe Queens Museum showcasing the works of international artists.

The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is held at Snug Harbor on Staten Island, evenings Wednesday through Sunday each week starting November 28 until January 6.  Admission starts at $15 and includes all exhibits and performances.  The NYC Winter Lantern Festival is produced and managed by New York Events & Entertainment.  Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is a regional destination that offers arts, education, horticulture, agriculture, and recreation on a large open campus with several restored New York City landmark buildings,14 distinct botanical gardens, and an urban farm.  For directions and further information, see www.snug-harbor.org or www.nycwinterlanternfestival.com.

Crystal Provides Waterfront Views for Queens, NY Luxury Condos

FLUSHING, NY, October 30, 2018 –New energy efficientCrystal windows and doors provide spectacular views for apartments at the newly constructed Allura Waterfront Resort in Queens, New York. Crystal Window & Door Systems, the award-winning national manufacturer, provided 842 high-end windows and sliding and swing terrace doors for the striking new development at 109-09 15th Avenue in College Point, NY.  The 6-story Allura building with 134 apartments has floor-to-ceiling glass and metal panel façades on multiple sides of the building, offering occupants great views of the waterfront and LaGuardia Airport across Flushing Bay.

The Allura complexis U-shaped, with two parallel wings that protrude towards the water, and most of the units have full-length glass railed balconies. Crystal windows and doors were combined in horizontally ganged and vertically stacked configurations to provide most of the apartments’ floor-to-ceiling glass façadeelements. The majority of the window products supplied were the Crystal architectural Series 8500 Aluminum Outswing Casement and Series 8510Aluminum Fixed Picture windows.  Over 700 of these windows were used, predominantly in 2-, 4-, or 6-window configurations in sizes up to 84” wide by 96” tall.  In some instances, operating casements and fixed sashes were combined in dual panel master frames.

“Crystal’s high-end architectural window line is perfect for this type of project,” said Joe Zhao, Crystal’s project manager for the Allura condo development.  “Our 8500 Series offers strength, beauty, weather resistance, sound attenuation, and clean narrow contemporary sightlines, enhancing the architect’s design and the building’s location on the waterfront across from the airport.”

The Crystal Series 8500 Casement with 2-⅝” frame has an outstanding AW-PG100 rating, dual-arm operator, and double row bulb weatherstripping.  For this project, the casements were specified with a beautiful satin chrome operating handle and 4” sash opening limit devices. The Crystal Series 8510 Fixed Picture also has a 2-⅝” frame depth and is AW-PG85 rated.

To provide building residents access to the extensive balconies, over 120 heavy-commercial Crystal Series 1280 Aluminum Sliding Patio Doors were installed.  The 2-panel sliding doors were fabricated in large sizes up to 72” wide by 96” tall.  In some instances, the Series 1280 doors were combined with two sidelight windows to span floor-to-ceiling openings 96” wide by 96” tall. The Series 1280 has a strong frame depth of 4-916”, an AAMA AW-PG50 rating, adjustable dual-tandem, stainless steel ball bearing rollers, and a heavy-duty latch handle.

Additional access to the balconies in the larger apartments was provided by 22 of the Crystal Series 1450 Aluminum Swing Terrace Door.  Specified at 36” wide by 96” tall, these Crystal floor-to-ceiling products continued the building’s use of impressive glass façade elements.  The Series 1450 has a frame depth of 3-¼”, an advanced insulated strut thermal break system and is AW-PG75 rated.  The door has a multi-point lock system and an opening limit bar for added safety and security, especially important with a wind-gust prone waterfront exposure.

All the Crystal window products feature 1” insulated glass units (IGUs) with Vitro316” Solarban 60 low-E glass and argon gas filling.  Tempered glass was used where required by code or otherwise appropriate.

The Crystal combination window and door systems used 3-piece and other mullion systems to gang and stack the units.  Setting and anchoring the window systems in place was facilitated with a variety of Crystal installation accessories including head and jamb receptors, subsills, sill pan flashing, snap trim with clips, L and F shape clips, and other anchoring components.

Most of the Crystal windows, doors, and exposed mullion and anchoring accessories were finished with a durable AAMA 2604 rated Simulated Anodized Silver powder coat paint.  Windows installed in the building’s brick façades, which face the adjoining streets, were finished in AAMA 2604 Bronze color powder coat paint.

Waterfront Resort, Inc. of Corona, NY, is the owner of the Allura condo development.  Lam & Lam Design, also of Corona, is the project architect and engineer.  The general contractor is King’s Construction USA Group, Corona, and the fenestration installer is Marvel Contracting of Oakland Gardens, Queens. Gamco Corporation of Flushing, NY, supplied the extensive balcony glass railing systems.

The 180,000 sq. ft. building includes 134 apartments in 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom layouts, underground parking, and will have 70 boat slips when the marina area is completed.  A fitness center, spa, pool, and sundeck add to the resort atmosphere.  A spacious, attended lobby welcomes residents and first floor conference room and business center are available for events. The Allura Waterfront Resort has been nominated for several local area building awards, in part due to the complexity and challenge of the project site, which requiredextensive pilings and bulwarks for stability of the site prior to construction of the foundation and building.

Crystal Windows Supplies New Luxury Jersey City High-Rise

FLUSHING, NY, August 17, 2018 –National award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has supplied heavy-commercial aluminum windows and louver HVAC panels for the new luxury rental high-rise The Lenox in Jersey City, NJ.  Located at 207-213 Van Vorst Street, the 15-story building used a total of 2,043 energy efficient Crystal windows and 155 louver panels supplied through Crystal, factory installed in the window framing.

Situated in the resurgent Paulus Hook neighborhood of Jersey City, the building features 255 rental studio, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments and ground floor retail space.  The inclusion of several roof setbacks, a courtyard, and a mixed façade of brick, metal panels, with large expanses of glass windows affords The Lenox great architectural appeal.  Adjacent to the waterfront, Crystal’s fenestration provides apartment occupants with outstanding views of New York City, the Hudson River, a nearby marina, and Jersey City’s booming downtown district.

The Lenox project predominately used the Crystal Series 5100 fixed picture aluminum windows, with nearly 1,000 units ordered.  This 3-¼” frame window boasts an outstanding AW-PG100 AAMA rating and several of the individual Series 5100 units were specified as large as 59-¾” x 108”.  While most of the Series 5100 windows were outfitted with the traditional double-glass insulating glass units (IGUs), many received a louver glazing to accommodate the apartment PTAC units.  Reliable Architectural Products of Geneva, AL supplied155Model AEL-42 Type 7116 louvers, which were factory installed by Crystal into the Series 5100 window frames.

The project also involved the use of almost 900 Crystal heavy-commercial Series 5600 aluminum two-lite sliders.  The 3-¼” jamb depth Series 5600 window is AW-PG40/PG50 AAMA rated and features a continuous full-height anti-drift pull rail, stainless steel sash rollers, and optional metal sash stop limit devices.  Some of The Lenox building openings called for large individual sizes of the Series 5600, up to 94” x 75”.

The third Crystal window used by the Jersey City project was the Series 8910 aluminum fixed picture window, with about 200 of this heavy-duty architecturally rated 3-¼” window supplied.  The Series 8910 was incorporated in the façade design in some instances to provide tall unobstructed floor-to-ceiling views, up to 98-½” high.

Many of the windows for The Lenox were combined in large vertically stacked and horizontally ganged configurations.  Some combination units formed mini-window wall systems and included as many as 9 individual windows spanning impressive openings as large as 184” wide by 122” tall.  A variety of Crystal stack, 3-piece, and H-mullionswere used to securely join the units.  Crystal’s high-performance subsill with receptor and receptor clip systems anchored the combination and individual windows to the building openings.

All the Crystal windows were finished in a durable AAMA 2604 environmentally sustainable special Crystal Grey or bronze powder coat paint color.  All three of the project’s Crystal window models feature 1” IGUs.  Depending on specific building openings and code requirements, the IGUs were specified with either 316” or ¼” double-pane glass, much of which was tempered.  All IGUs were supplied with Vitro Solarban 60 glass with Argon gas filling.

The developer for the project were Fields Development Group of Hoboken.Also from Hoboken, the project architect was the Marchetto Higgins Stieve firm and Fields Hi-Rise Construction served as General Contractor.  McLaren Engineering Group of Woodcliff Lake, NJ provided structural engineering design and construction support for the project.

Crystal Windows Receives Crain’s NY Family Business Award

FLUSHING, NY, July 9, 2018 –Crystal Window & Door Systems was recently recognized as one of the most notable family businesses in the New York metro area by Crain’s New York Business magazine.  In the June 25th, 2018 edition of the magazine, Crain’s presented the winners of its inaugural Family Business Awards.  Crystal was one of 15 family-owned and operated companies selected from a broad field of more than 100 nominees for their success and positive impact on the region’s economy.  The winning companies were also honored at an evening reception held at Crain’s Manhattan headquarters on June 28.

Founded in 1990 by Thomas Chen in a small commercial garage in Queens, Crystal has expanded many times over the years and now has nearly one million square feet of production space across the country with more than 700 employees.  Its headquarters remain in New York City where the company began.  Crystal manufactures almost500,000 windows and doors annually, and its products are sold in over 40 states.  The company is a perennial Window & Door Magazine Top 100 Manufacturer in North America, now ranking in the top third of the list.
Winners of the Crain’s Family Business Award represent many sectors of the New York economy including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers.  Of the winning companies, Crystal is the largest manufacturer, and among the largest company in terms of revenues, number of employees, and national presence. Nominations for the award came from the business community, Crain’s editorial board, and from several local Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations.

 

Thomas Chen’s son Steve joined the firm in 2003, taking on greater responsibility with each company expansion, and he was named President in March 2018.  “Learning the business from the ground up from my father made me ready to take the helm,” said Steve Chen.  “My father has always worked hard at making the business better every day, and this entrepreneurial spirit is instilled in all our employees.”  Thomas is now Chairman of Crystal and its subsidiaries, and he focuses on business expansion opportunities as well as cultural foundations he established and other philanthropy.

 

Thomas and Steve Chen consider Crystal employees part of their extended family, offering skills training, managerial development, promotional and education opportunities, and competitive benefits.  “We definitely believe in investing in our people, and many of our employees have been with Crystal for over 15 years,” said Steve Chen.  “A lot of our customers have also been with us from the beginning, which is a testament to the skill and dedication of our team.  We’re proud of the business we built and honored by the recognition Crystal has received from Crain’s and the New York business community.”

 

Crain’s New York Business, the leading New York business magazine, focuses on the New York business community, with important insights, analysis and opinion.  Crain’s reports on emerging trends, interviews with thought leaders and industry experts, and covers commercial opportunities, economic changes, politics and more.  The Crystal Windows’ story was featureda few years ago on Crain’sNew York Stories television show which aired on the New York City Life regional cable network.  In 2016, Steve Chen was named to Crain’s 40 Under 40List as a young executive making a positive impact in the region.

Crystal Windows “Dunk Tank” Fundraiser for St. Mary’s Kids

FLUSHING, NY, June 19, 2018 –As part of its recent New York area Top Customer Recognition Celebration, Crystal Window & Door Systems featured a “Dunk Tank” fundraiser for St. Mary’s Kids.  Crystal President Steve Chen, along with other executives, volunteered to be plunged into a tank of water as their trade customer guests tossed balls at the release target in exchange for contributions.  The company executives were immersed numerous times to the delight of the crowd, and the event raised $1,100 for St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.

The Crystal Top Customer Recognition Celebration was held at Terrace on the Park in Corona, NY, and was attended by over 300 fenestration trade customers, company suppliers, business affiliates, and company staff.  The carnival-themed evening featured games of skill, a sledge hammer bell-ringing challenge, prizes, magicians, musical guests, and summer barbeque food in addition to the “Dunk Tank” fundraiser.

For nearly 150 years, St. Mary’s Hospital for Children, located in Bayside, NY and Long Island, has provided advanced medical care for children born or stricken with life threatening illnesses and conditions, and support for their families.  Their programs now touch 4,000 children a day, both at St. Mary’s facilities and at homes throughout the New York metro area.  A supporter for many years, Steve Chen was honored by St. Mary’s at their 2017 Gala Dinner which raised over $630,000 for the hospital.

Crystal Windows Adds Vinyl Window Line to Newest Factory

FLUSHING, NY, June 18, 2018 –National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems has expanded production at its newest factory in Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) with the recent addition of the Crystal Series 100 vinyl window line.  The addition provides the company with greater production capacity and affords the company greater flexibility in production scheduling.

In late 2015, Crystal acquired the PA factory, which required significant renovations and reconfigurations to accommodate window manufacturing operations.  Since production start up in 2016, Crystal has been assembling three of the company’s 20 product lines there, and the Series 100 vinyl line is now the fourth.

“We’ve spent time and effort renovating and preparing our facility for new production lines and now we are ready to utilize the space,” said Craig Calderone, General Manager for Crystal’s PA operation.  “Crystal is currently fabricating three aluminum products here and now that we’ve added the appropriate saws and assembly equipment, the Series 100 will be the first of many more Crystal vinyl products to come.  Further into the future we even have plans to add vinyl extrusion capabilities at this facility.”  Presently Crystal extrudes vinyl window profiles only at its New York factory.

The Crystal Series 100 vinyl window line is the company’s longstanding and popular basic vinyl model, offering good value and easy installation.  The 3-¼” frame depth double-hung window has tilt-sashes, full width lift rails, constant force balances, dual vent locks, and half-screens.  For enhanced energy efficiency, the product’s ⅞” insulating glass unit comes standard with low-E coating and Argon gas filling.  Options include triple IGUs, between-the-glass grids, and spiral balances.

The Series 100 vinyl window is the first of several vinyl product lines slated to be fabricated at the Crystal NEPA factory.  New vinyl welding and corner cleaning equipment is scheduled for delivery and installation later this year, allowing many more of Crystal’s vinyl window and door lines to be manufactured there.

Crystal Windows Receives AAMA Milestone Award

FLUSHING, NY, May 7, 2018 –At its 81st Annual Conference this past February, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) recognized Crystal Window & Door Systems on its milestone 25 years of membership.  AAMA is the leading fenestration association which establishes performance testing standards for the window and door industry.

“Crystal has been a member of AAMA since 1992, practically since we opened our doors for business,” said Steve Chen, President of Crystal Windows.  “Early on we recognized the technical value, professionalism, and prestige participation in this association brings to manufacturers, and we knew it was a tremendous source of information critical to our success.  Over the course of our quarter century of membership, we’ve gained knowledge of window design and performance standards and code requirements, and we have ensured our products are tested and certified to these high standards.”

Also through its membership in AAMA, Crystal has been trained and approved as an instructor for architect and fenestration installer courses.  As an approved trainer, Crystal conducts the two-day InstallationMaster® Training and Certification Program originally designed by AAMA for window installers, helping many of its installation customers receive this professional credential.

“Crystal is proud of its long-term dedication to furthering the growth, stature, and professionalism of the fenestration industry, and the company’s commitment as a member of AAMA is one demonstration of that,” said Chen.  “We look forward to continuing to be a part of this organization for many years.”

Since 1936, AAMA has been an advocate for the fenestration industry, addressing standards, testing, certification, and building code issues on behalf of product manufacturers, suppliers and test labs with member participation.  Membership in AAMA has come to be recognized as a symbol of a fenestration manufacturer’s commitment to professionalism.