Posts Tagged ‘ Oliver Stepe ’

YKK AP Begins Operations at New Facility

Jan 17th, 2024

YKK AP America Inc. began operating from its new manufacturing facility in Macon, Georgia, earlier this month. Located in the heart of Macon’s industrial district, the 400,000-square-foot facility manufactures residential doors and windows for homebuilders and homeowners throughout the Southeast region. The new facility provides YKK AP with the ability to double production capacity and […]

YKK AP America Appoints Raymond Shelton as Chief Sustainability and Communications Officer

Aug 31st, 2023

Raymond Shelton, wearing a blue button up shirt and dark blazer, has his arms crossed and is smiling into the camera.

YKK AP America (YKK AP) announced the appointment of Raymond Shelton as vice president/chief sustainability and communications officer. Officials say Shelton’s new role underscores the company’s continued commitment to building a better society through architectural products that connect people, the planet and the future. In his new role, Shelton is responsible for leading and directing […]

YKK AP America Unveils Newly Expanded Design Center

Jul 6th, 2023

YKK AP America Inc. opened a newly expanded commercial and residential design center in Atlanta. The center, Studio 101, launched in 2021 with a focus on commercial architectural projects. The expansion allows YKK AP to feature a wider range of products, including residential doors and windows and a training center. Officials say the training center […]

YKK AP Technologies Lab to Research Feasibility of a ‘Virtual Factory’

Jan 11th, 2023

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. aims to develop a “virtual factory” to simulate engineering and supply chains. The research and development group, a spinoff of Atlanta-based YKK AP Inc., says a new virtual environment will help to alleviate workforce shortages and “aging installation technicians” in the design and development fields. To achieve this goal, […]

Economy Concerns Aside, Several Fenestration Manufacturers Expand

Oct 11th, 2022

The downturn in housing construction and increasing number of news reports predicting a forthcoming recession have not put as much of a damper on the residential door and window industry. Just as Manufacturing Week takes place this week, two manufacturers announced expansions and one broke ground on a new facility. Elevate Windows & Doors says […]

YKK AP America Makes $125M Residential Investment

Aug 16th, 2022

YKK AP America Inc. is investing up to $125 million to expand its residential door and window offerings with a new manufacturing facility in Macon, Ga. President Oliver Stepe says the operational goal is to double the company’s capacity while setting a forward course for the decades to come. Macon has been the headquarters of […]

Window and Door Companies Weigh in on Supreme Court Decision Regarding Vaccine Mandate

Jan 14th, 2022

Some companies and organizations in the glass and fenestration industry may have breathed a collective sigh of relief yesterday when the Supreme Court ruled to block an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule mandating businesses with at least 100 employees require workers to be vaccinated or get tested weekly and wear a mask. In Minnesota, […]

YKK AP America Inc. Raises Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour 

Sep 3rd, 2021

YKK AP America Inc., a manufacturer of commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, announced it will raise its minimum starting wage to $15 an hour. The change will be effective beginning this Labor Day, September 6, according to the company. The increase will affect new and existing associates. While the majority of company […]

YKK President Appears on USGlass Podcast; and Company Focuses on Sustainability

Aug 31st, 2021

Leadership and sustainability: two very different, but important philosophies, are top priorities for many companies. At YKK AP America Inc., manufacturer of residential and commercial window systems, the organization focuses on both. This month’s USGlass podcast features Oliver Stepe, YKK president, who discusses, among other things, being a kid who grew up on Long Island […]

New Texas Facility a ‘Significant Milestone’ for YKK AP America

Jul 7th, 2014

YKK AP America has a plan, and this week marked a major part of its unfolding. The company announced Tuesday it has opened the doors to its new, 105,000-square-foot Texas facility in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area—a major expansion move by the company. “This one is actually pretty unique for us,” says YKK AP senior vice […]