National manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems brings between 30 and 50 new jobs to NEPA


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As part of its overall expansion plan, national manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems purchased the former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships.


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National manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems will renovate the 336,500-ft2 factory building on its newly-purchased former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships and begin fabricating windows early in 2016.


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FLUSHING, N.Y. — National manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems, headquartered in New York, purchased a 226-acre property in Benton and Scott townships on Oct. 1 to expand its production capabilities. The property, comprised of a parcel of undeveloped land and a developed parcel with a 336,500-ft2 partially outfitted building, was purchased for $5 million.

Originally owned by Northrop Grumman, then Owens-Corning, the property was partially, but never fully, outfitted for production operations. The facility was bought by The Wolfington Companies of King of Prussia, and its affiliates in 2003 but was not further developed. Crystal Windows is looking to change that, and plans major interior renovation and outfitting for production and administrative spaces, as well as major equipment acquisition for a number of vinyl and aluminum window assembly processes.

As part of its overall expansion plan, the manufacturer will renovate the factory building to begin fabricating windows early in 2016, hiring 30 to 50 workers. Employment will ramp up as production increases and is expected to exceed 300 when the factory reaches full capacity in a few years. In the long term, further development of the property may result in even more hires.

Crystal’s chronology of significant expansion efforts since its startup in New York City in 1990 include an 85,000-ft2 Chicago factory in 1996, a large new 205,000-ft2 facility in Queens, NY in 2001, the 2003 acquisition of a 131,000-ft2 aluminum extrusion plant in Union, MO and the launch of a 116,000-ft2 Riverside, CA manufacturing operation in 2012. With the latest acquisition in Pennsylvania, the manufacturing footprint of the company and its affiliates is approaching one million square feet.

The company also operates sales and distribution offices in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis and Southern California. With over 500 employees nationally, it distributes products in over 40 states.

Crystal has worked closely with The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce for almost two years to identify opportunities in the region, to facilitate important introductions and to iron out details of this specific project.

As part of its overall expansion plan, national manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems purchased the former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Windows-1.jpgAs part of its overall expansion plan, national manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems purchased the former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships. Submitted photos

National manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems will renovate the 336,500-ft2 factory building on its newly-purchased former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships and begin fabricating windows early in 2016.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_Windows-2.jpgNational manufacturer Crystal Window and Door Systems will renovate the 336,500-ft2 factory building on its newly-purchased former Owens-Corning property in Benton and Scott townships and begin fabricating windows early in 2016. Submitted photos

For Abington Journal

Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Information provided by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

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