YKK AP America Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in the United States Glass Industry

YKK AP America Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in the United States Glass Industry
Photo source
Manufacturer honors its past and sets course toward framing the future

In honor of its 25th anniversary milestone reached on April 24, YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) kicked off a yearlong celebration on Wednesday, May 11 during a special ceremony at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ga.

The event brought together YKK AP America Inc. employees and dignitaries from the community and abroad for a celebration of the company’s past, present, and future.

The event featured recognition and reflection from employees, special guest presentations and a commemorative tree-planting ceremony to mark the occasion.

Nine employees with more than 25 years of service were recognized for their tenure and two trees were planted on the Dublin facility grounds, one in honor of the company’s past and the other representing the future.

YKK Corporation and YKK AP Inc. Chairman & CEO Tadahiro Yoshida, Consul General of Japan Takashi Shinozuka, YKK Corporation of America Chairman, President & CEO Alex Gregory, YKK AP America Inc. Chairman Max Mizota, YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. President John Smith, and City of Dublin Mayor Phil Best were a few of the executives and dignitaries in attendance.

“It’s extraordinary to look back at the past 25 years and see how YKK AP has evolved into one of the top façade systems producers in the United States,” said Oliver Stepe, president, YKK AP America Inc.

“Starting out as a small regional supplier in the Southeast in 1991 to a national architectural products company today is a testament to our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we do business. Together, we’ve raised the bar in the architectural products industry and as we set course for the future, we will continue to focus on seeking corporate value of higher significance and measure our success by our ability to render benefit to others.”

As part of its year-long anniversary celebration, the company has adopted a theme of giving back and intends on accelerating its corporate social activities throughout the year.

Recent activity included sponsorship of the AIA Atlanta High School Design Competition, and on May 18 the company will sponsor AEC Cares Project Philadelphia, during which company executives will volunteer time to help remodel the Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center.

YKK AP America Inc. also marked its anniversary with a $25,000 donation to the Heart of Georgia College and Career Academy, a program designed to prepare high school age students for entry in to the work force.

The donation not only commemorated the milestone, but also the appreciation YKK AP has for the Dublin-Laurens county community.

YKK AP will continue the 25th anniversary celebration at the AIA Convention 2016, May 19-21 in Philadelphia. Visitors are invited to stop by booth #1739.

600450 YKK AP America Inc. Celebrates 25 Years in the United States Glass Industry glassonweb.com

See more news about:

Others also read

Robert Bürkle GmbH
Robert Bürkle GmbH has New Owner as AUCTUS Takes Over Majority of Shares.
DFI Awarded World Class Riverfront Park Project
Diamon-Fusion low-maintenance coating to be applied to over 31,000 sq.ft. of high-profile glass at Gathering Place Riverfront Park.
GlassBuild America 2018 Exceeds Expectations
If you were on the show floor, you know that it felt like the entire glass, window and door industries were in Las Vegas last week for GlassBuild America.
WDMA Criticizes Latest Tariffs on Chinese Products
WDMA is strongly criticizing the Trump Administration’s decision to impose tariffs, 10% for the remainder of 2018 and increasing to 25% in 2019, on a list of products from China. WDMA is concerned the new tariffs will do more harm to the U.S. economy than good.
Taking it to the Bank - A Landmark Reinvented
The landmark building at 49 Chambers street is entering a new phase in its history, and Graham’s historic windows are everywhere you look.
GlassBuild America 2018 - Recap
GBA in 2018 had a LOT of activities and things to see. Watch a wrap up of some of the highlights.

From industry

10924 Granite Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28273
United States

10301 North Enterprise Drive
Mequon, WI 53092
United States


Trex Commercial Products
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.
Trex Commercial Products
Diamon-Fusion International, Inc.
HHH Tempering Resources, Inc.

Add new comment