New York Federal Reserve VIPs Visit Crystal
March 17, 2011
|Crystal executive vice president Steve Chen (right) and N.Y. Federal Reserve Bank Executive vice president Joseph Tracy tour Crystal's factory operations.|
Crystal Window & Door Systems hosted New York Federal Reserve Bank executive vice president Joseph Tracy and other bank executives for a visit to its facility and headquarters in Queens, N.Y., on Friday, March 11, 2011. As part of its outreach efforts, the New York Federal Reserve Bank met that day with businesses and trade associations in Queens to discuss economic issues.
"We were very excited that Mr. Tracy and the New York Federal Reserve visited Crystal, toured our operations here and talked with our employees," says Steve Chen, Crystal's executive vice president and a member of the New York Federal Reserve Bank's Advisory Council on Small Business and Agriculture. "Our business is directly tied to the economy of the region in terms of construction and real estate, especially in the residential and commercial sectors. This meeting was a great opportunity to discuss critical economic issues such as credit availability and interest rates with this prominent policymaking institution."
Tracy and other members of the New York Federal Reserve Bank toured Crystal's 225,000-square-foot headquarters and main factory, and viewed the fabrication and assembly of the company's insulating glass units and aluminum and vinyl windows, including ENERGY STAR® and R-5 products.