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Publication Date: 03/2008
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Vertical integration leads to horizontal expansion

An aluminum extruder invests in powder coating to finish its products as well as generate new revenue streams by offering its services to others.

Crystal Extrusion Systems manufactures aluminum extrusion profiles used in residential and commercial window manufacturing as well as other building and industrial products. Based in Union, Mo. (about 50 miles west of St. Louis), Crystal Extrusion Systems was originally launched in 2003 as a means of improving material control and reducing costs for its parent company, Crystal Window & Door Systems. Crystal Extrusion Systems has since expanded its services to new markets.

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