YKK AP Takes Home Four Architectural Product Magazine Product Innovation Awards

AUSTELL, GA. (Nov. 15, 2017)YKK AP America Inc. today takes home four of Architectural Products 2017 Product Innovation Awards. The YHW 60 TU impact-rated and unitized window wall, YES 60 FI storefront system and YHS 50 TU thermally broken and blast resistant storefront system are recognized for product innovation in the Windows/Doors/Openings category, while the YHC 300 OG curtain wall system is recognized in the Project Application category for its high performance in the luxury Troubadour Hotel in downtown New Orleans.

The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes. Judged by a group of 18 independent industry professionals, the program represents a mechanism to impartially review product and present to readers items their peers found innovative and worth investigating.

“Technology associated value creation is a fundamental part of our philosophy at YKK AP. We challenge ourselves everyday to be different and to look for new ways to improve our products and processes to best serve our customers and community,” said Oliver Stepe, president, YKK AP America Inc. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized for these efforts by Architectural Products and such an esteemed panel of judges.”

“Building on the success of last year’s program, our seventh edition of the awards proves commercial building manufacturers are committed to, and are working arduously toward, delivering more sustainable products, as well as products that deliver better performance, life and affordability,” said Jim Crockett, editorial director, Architectural Products Magazine.

To learn more about YKK AP America’s commercial facade systems and residential doors and windows, go to www.ykkap.com. For more information on the 2017 Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards, go to www.arch-products.com.


YKK AP America Inc. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows.  With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications.  Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price.  Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA.  YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit ykkap.com and follow us on Linkedin.com.