Crystal Window and Door Systems has been expanding production at its Chicago manufacturing facility during the past several years, and new equipment now allows the plant to produce a large portion of the company’s aluminum and vinyl product line.

crystal-chicago-glass-unit-lineThe Crystal Series 100, 200 and 500 vinyl windows and the Crystal Series 2000/2000A, 4000, and 5600 aluminum windows, as well as the Series 1240 aluminum 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.