Crystal Window COO Responds to NY Post Report

Crystal Window & Door Systems chief operating officer (COO) Steve Chen has issued a response to a New York Post article that appeared on February 12 titled “Queens Glass Maker Moving Due to City’s High Costs.”

“The news story includes errors and omissions, and it misrepresents the future plans and activities of Crystal Window & Door Systems,” writes Chen. “The news report further misrepresents that Crystal’s plans are directly linked to the public policies of several elected officials.”

Chen says the company is not moving and its “headquarters and main production facility in the College Point Corporate Park in Queens will remain where it is for the foreseeable future.”

“Critically, the NY Post’s story fails to clearly differentiate between corporate expansion and corporate relocation,” continues Chen. “ … All of these expansion initiatives were intended to increase Crystal’s production capacity and have never been intended to replace the Queens facility. In fact, Crystal has recently explored expanding in the College Point Corporate Park and other areas of Queens and New York City. However, Crystal has not yet been able to secure a sufficiently large and properly configured industrial site at a cost-effective price.”

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