Crystal Windows expands production in Chicago

Crystal Window & Door Systems has been expanding production at its Chicago manufacturing facility over the past few years. The new equipment means the plant can produce a large portion of the company’s aluminum and vinyl product line.

The Crystal Series 100, 200 and 500 vinyl windows and the Crystal Series 2000/2000A, 4000, and 5600 aluminium windows, as well as the Series 1240 aluminium sliding patio door, are all now fabricated in Chicago. This expansion of manufacturing capabilities is part of an ongoing effort to integrate all Crystal national production, procurement, sales, shipping, marketing, information systems and administrative operations.
The ability to produce the additional product lines in Chicago gives the manufacturer expanded production capacity, greater flexibility, reduced shipping requirements and significantly shortened order turnaround time for customers, the company says.
Originally opened in 1995, the Crystal Chicago sales and manufacturing operation has expanded, relocated and added new equipment several times over the past 20 years. The entire operation is now located in an 80,000-square-foot facility. Besides manufacturing and warehousing, the facility also accommodates a large product showroom as well as sales and administrative offices. In the coming months, the Crystal Chicago operation will add space, as well as new door and window product lines.