Distribution Production  
&
Crystal Up and Running in Pennsylvania;  
Adds Dedicated Trailer Fleet  
roduction is underway at Crys-  
tal Window & Door Systems’  
new 336,500-square-foot facil-  
P
ity in northeastern Pennsylvania,which  
the company acquired last October.The  
company has outfitted a 60,000-square-  
foot portion of the building with pro-  
duction equipment,which is producing  
Crystal’s Series 2000 aluminum double-  
hung, slider and picture windows, and  
the Series 1240 and 1280 aluminum  
sliding patio doors.  
“Bringing this factory online so  
quickly is an amazing feat and a  
tremendous benefit for all involved,”  
says Steve Chen, COO. “Crystal’s win- Crystal’s new trailers have been wrapped as “rolling billboards” with a  
dow and door customers benefit contemporary design. The trailer graphics include the company’s name and  
through shortened lead times,the com- “Made in America” logos, as well as a project photo montage.  
pany benefits with expanded, yet inte-  
grated production capacity, the local ate a facility of this scale.”  
Cobra Logistics of New Jersey, now has  
labor force benefits with new employ- In addition, Crystal recently secured ten of the carrier’s trailers dedicated to  
ment opportunities, and a wide variety a dedicated trailer fleet to provide lo- shipping its doors and windows to  
of northeastern Pennsylvania busi- gistical services for its product ship- dealers, distributors, jobsites and be-  
nesses benefit by supplying us with the ments beyond the New York metro area tween Crystal production facilities.  
services, materials, equipment and and throughout the East Coast, Mid-  
The trailers as well as the tractor  
products we need to revamp and oper- west and other regions.Crystal,through trucks are not owned by Crystal but by  
the carrier. The trucks are operated by  
professional drivers who are employ-  
ees of the carrier, which also handles  
all regulatory and administrative  
AIG to Expand Production in June  
requirements.  
onley, Ga.-based American Insulated Glass (AIG) announced a 32,000-  
square-foot expansion to its current 40,000-square-foot facility. Accord-  
Operations Resume in  
Charleston for Aldora  
C
ing to the company, development planning started eight months ago, and  
Aldora Aluminum and Glass Prod-  
ucts is back up and running at its  
Charleston, S.C., location. The facility  
shut down some services during De-  
cember in order to upgrade one of its  
tempering furnaces.  
production will increase at the beginning of June.  
New equipment at the facility includes a North Glass full convection double-  
bay furnace from HHH Tempering Resources, an additional insulating glass  
line, and an automatic cutting table and retrieval system.  
We are excited for the opportunity to bring the marketplace high-quality  
products with greater efficiency and in reduced time,” says company founder  
Richard Freeman. “Our clients deserve the best products and service, and this  
expansion makes that possible.”  
AIG is considering new southeastern delivery routes and locations to grow its  
fleet in meeting additional demand, according to a release from the company.  
Northglass and HHH Tempering  
manufactured and installed the new  
84-inch by 196-inch tempering fur-  
nace. The prior oven was out of serv-  
ice for 83 days. s  
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USGlass, Metal & Glazing | April 2016  
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