YKK AP Begins Operations at New Facility

January 17th, 2024 by Editor

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 sets the stage for the upcoming new and upgraded StyleView Classic series that will be produced on new manufacturing lines, officials said. All employees have been relocated from the previous manufacturing facility.

The residential YKK AP team in front of the new residential facility

“The new manufacturing facility is an investment in our people and our customers,” said Oliver Stepe, president and CEO of YKK AP America. “It provides a best-in-class facility where employees have a comfortable, safe and well-equipped work environment to provide quality products and service to our customers.”

The facility integrates vinyl extrusion, fabrication, and glazing, bringing all processes under one roof. The move also allows the company to be more efficient by implementing a strategic floor layout and investing in new equipment, officials said. Additionally, the company plans to add automated goods-to-person (GTP) technology to reduce the manual movement of heavy windows across the plant.

The facility was designed with increased natural light, updated furnishings and outdoor spaces that include a walking trail and basketball/pickleball court. The facility is also fully climate controlled.

“Our purpose as a company is to build a better society through architectural products,” Stepe notes. “Today, we celebrate our ability to do so with a dedicated residential manufacturing facility that uses the latest technologies and sustainable manufacturing practices to help build the future in a meaningful way.”

Tags: , , , ,

Leave Comment