Crystal Pacific Window & Door Systems celebrated the grand opening of its Riverside, Calif., factory and corporate headquarters with a special event on May 2. The new company, which also operates sales and distribution offices in South El Monte and San Diego, produces vinyl doors and windows for markets in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada. The grand opening event was attended by about 100 guests.

The Crystal Pacific grand opening featured welcome remarks on behalf of the Crystal family of companies by Steve Chen, executive vice president and son of company owner and founder Thomas Chen. Other speakers included Riverside City councilmember Mike Gardner and Riverside Chamber of Commerce chairman Brian Hawley, who respectively presented certificates on behalf of Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge and U.S. Congressman Ken Calvert. The company also received recognition from Riverside County supervisor Bob Buster.

According to the announcement, the Crystal Pacific grand opening also marked the growing resurgence of the Riverside, Calif., business community and the creation of new jobs. The company has created new jobs and currently employs approximately 30 workers at the factory.

During his remarks, Steve Chen called Crystal Pacific’s actions “not just the opening of another run-of-the-mill business.”

“A major new factory and business venture is especially significant in light of the continued poor national economy and the still-struggling fenestration industry,” he continued, “For this successful East Coast manufacturer to put a several million dollar ‘stake in the ground’ to produce windows for the remodeling and new construction markets is a signal that the real estate, construction and building materials industries in the region are on the upswing.”

Crystal president Thomas Chen added, “While other window manufacturers continue to close factories and curtail operations, I’m extremely pleased that Crystal can announce expansion, growth and job creation.”


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