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Manufacturer Included in Crain’s NY Business Magazine 2017 Listing Crystal Windows ranked amongst largest NY area minority firms


or in seven surrounding New York and New Jersey counties. The ranking is based on an- nual company revenues from the prior year. Before 2014, the list included 25 top minor- ity companies, but in recent years it has been reduced to only the top 15 firms. “I’m extremely proud that Crystal continues to excel and be recognized by Crain’s,” said Steve Chen , Crystal’s COO. “With 20 million diverse peo- ple and tens of thousands of minority-owned companies in the New York metro area, this makes the recognition even

more significant. We owe it all to our dedicated workforce, our loyal trade customers and the appeal of our energy efficient made-in-America fenestration products.” Crain’s, the region’s premier weekly business magazine published in print and online, also produces a TV business show featuring notable New York entrepreneurs and their stories. Crystal Windows and both its CEO Thomas Chen and COO Steve Chen have been featured or included in the magazine’s articles, rec- ognitions and TV show many

times in the past. Last year Steve Chen was recognized as one of Crain’s 2016 Top 40 Un- der 40 Young Business Execu- tives, and Thomas Chen and Crystal’s American success story was featured on Crain’s NY Stories TV show in 2015. Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fen- estration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, qual- ity workmanship, innovative product features, outstanding value, and an experienced and knowledgeable staff. Head- quartered in New York, the company operates a national network of factories, branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in California, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and a new large Penn- sylvania facility. n U.S. Communities awards HD Supply 5-year contract Atlanta, GA — HD Sup- ply Facilities Maintenance , a supplier of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products, announced that U.S. Communities has awarded the company a 5-year Maintenance, Repair, Operating Supplies and Related Products and Services contract. This contract is five base years with the option to renew for five additional one- year periods. Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona served as the lead public agency and awarded the competitively solicited con- tract to HD Supply. “HD Supply was selected for this contract through a com- petitive solicitation process based on their proposal, of- fering a comprehensive MRO and property improvement solution that will provide value and savings to public agencies, including housing authorities and student housing,” said James Foley, deputy chief pro- curement officer with Maricopa County. “We are excited to continue our relationship and provide this contract vehicle nationwide.” “HD Supply is excited to ex- tend our growth commitment with U.S. Communities and Maricopa County,” said Will Stengel , COO - HD Supply Facilities Maintenance. n

LUSHING, NY — The recognition of national award-winning man-

ranked Crystal Windows 12th on its annual list of the New York area’s largest minority- owned companies. Others on the list this year include perennials Sigma Plastics, Goya Foods, PalladiumEquity Partners, Bartlett Dairy and several other relatively large firms new this year. Crystal Windows has been included in the Crain’s list for the past 20 years, since 1998. The Crain’s list is comprised of the largest privately held firms that are at least 51% minority-owned and head- quartered in New York City

u f a c t u r e r C r y s t a l Window & Door Sys - tems ’ suc - cess contin- ues as the company was once again included in

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the major business ranking of New York City area minority- owned firms. In its March 13, 2017 edition, noted publication Crain’s New York Business

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