The company’s initial intent to expand in Texas was revealed during the Texas Society of Architects Convention in Fort Worth on Nov. 7, 2013. The new facility – set to open in July 2014 in Coppell – is the first major manufacturing and logistics center for the company outside of the state of Georgia.YKK AP’s flagship plant in Dublin, Ga. opened in 1991.
“The new operation in Coppell will greatly enhance the company’s ability to service the local market versus its current regional branch location,” said Oliver Stepe, senior vice president, YKK AP America. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area as well as the western United States.”
The fenestration manufacturer will also exhibit and host an exclusive “Market Outlook” luncheon for show attendees during Glass TEXpo 2014 in San Antonio, Texas, April 10-11. The exclusive luncheon will take place on April 10 at 12:00 p.m. CDT in the Wyndham Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk Ballroom, Executive Salon 2, Third Floor. YKK AP will present attendees an outlook on the Texas construction market, strategies to exceed business goals, and offer insights on the region’s expansion efforts in preparation for the new facility opening. Contractors can contact their local YKK AP sales professional to secure an invitation.
“Glass TEXpo provides us another opportunity to engage the Texas market and highlight YKK AP’s exclusive offerings, customer service, and future plans in the region,” said Stepe.
For more information, please visit ykkap.com or visit the YKK AP booth (#62) at Glass TEXpo 2014.
About YKK AP America
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, sunshades, windows and sliding doors for office buildings, residential high-rises, schools, stadiums, shopping centers and institutional structures. All building products are manufactured in Dublin, Ga. in ISO 14001 certified facilities that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. and is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com and follow YKK AP on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.