Sen. Chuck Schumer recently visited and toured Crystal Window & Door Systems’ 205,000-square-foot production facility in Queens, N.Y. He met with Crystal Windows’ employees and senior management including owner and president Thomas Chen and his son, executive vice president Steve Chen, to learn about the company and its national family of subsidiaries and affiliated companies. The meeting discussions also covered national industry topics, such as federal energy-efficiency tax credits, home improvement lead paint regulations and affordable housing construction.

“We were very pleased to welcome Sen. Schumer to our headquarters to show him our factory and our advanced window and door products,” says Thomas Chen. “The senator took time from his busy schedule to learn about our company and how much it takes to compete with the prolonged economic downturn in the building products market.”

During the tour, Schumer saw the assembly of energy-efficient aluminum and vinyl Crystal windows, patio doors and multi-pane insulating glass units. In addition to personally meeting many of the Crystal employees, the senator also viewed solar photovoltaic panels distributed by Crystal’s solar energy subsidiary Helios Energy Systems.

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