FLUSHING, NY — New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visited award-winning Crystal Window & Door Systems' Queens, NY headquarters and factory on July 1, 2015. During the visit, Hochul viewed the factory floor operations, met with Crystal founder and CEO Thomas Chen, and his son Steve Chen, Crystal's COO, and greeted some of the staff. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo sent a congratulatory letter on the 25th Anniversary milestone for the window manufacturer, which Lieutenant Governor Hochul presented to the Chens.
During the meeting, Crystal provided an overview of the company's national scope, including some of the economic challenges that New York City-based mid- and large-scale manufacturers face when competing nationally.
"It was a pleasure to meet with Lieutenant Governor Hochul and show her our Queens, NY operation," said Steve Chen. "We found her attention and thoughtful questions to our challenges quite positive. She invited us to continue discussions on this with her and others in the Cuomo Administration in the coming weeks, which we certainly plan to do."
Accompanying the Lieutenant Governor on this visit were Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NY State Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, and NY State Senator Toby Stavisky, who helped arrange the Lieutenant Governor's visit.
In other news, Crystal Window & Door Systems continued its award-winning ways, adding two new accolades to the long list of awards the company has received over the past 25 years. Crystal has earned The 2015 Communicator Award of Distinction from The Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts in the Film/Video-Corporate Image category and The Bronze “Stevie” Award in the Corporate Overview Video category of the 2015 American Business Awards. Both awards recognize Crystal’s 25th Anniversary Corporate Video which debuted at the company’s employee celebration gala in February and is posted on its website (www.crystalwindows.com).
Crystal COO Steve Chen shows Hochul the factory operations at the company headquarters in Queens.