Crystal Windows Announces Crystal Pennsylvania Business Park

August 29th, 2016 by Editor

Crystal Window & Door Systems has announced a new name for their industrial property in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Now titled as the Crystal Pennsylvania Business Park, the 226-acre site was formerly known as Benton Park. Currently Crystal Windows operates a fenestration manufacturing operation in the existing 336,000-square-foot building on the property. Crystal Windows acquired the property and building in October 2015.

The new name is intended to help attract national and international businesses to locate operations in the park. Crystal foresees the businesses being primarily fenestration-related and specializing in manufacturing, fabrication, warehousing, or administrative office operations. Some of the future businesses may be suppliers to Crystal Windows or subsidiaries or spin-offs of the company itself. Leading national commercial/industrial realtor JLL has been retained to identify and attract firms to the Crystal Pennsylvania Business Park.

“Leveraging the Crystal brand to rename the business park is the first step in further developing the property and attracting businesses and jobs to the region,” said Thomas Chen, CEO and owner of Crystal Windows. “We chose the Scranton area and Lackawanna County in Northeastern Pennsylvania¬†for many great reasons, and we feel that other companies will also see the value and be similarly excited to locate their operations here.”

Crystal Windows anticipates the development of the industrial/commercial park will play out over a 15-year horizon. While the company acknowledges the renaming is early in the process, it will be initiating site planning activities focused on gradual development of the property. Crystal will continue its renovation of the existing building and expansion of window manufacturing operations. The estimated total future employment in the business park, including the Crystal Windows manufacturing operations, might exceed 500-600 employees.

“Our development efforts will be done intelligently with the utmost sensitivity towards the environment, wetlands, existing infrastructure, and surrounding homeowners and community,” stated Steve Chen, Crystal’s COO and son of Thomas Chen.

 

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