About YKK AP America, Inc.
YKK AP COMMITMENT TO QUALITY, DEVELOPMENT, AND SERVICE
YKK AP is committed to developing state-of-the-art products, particularly within the areas of impact protection and energy efficiency. We believe that the only way to get ahead is to help others get ahead. To illustrate this, we offer value and application engineering support, as well as fully custom extrusion profiles to solve any challenge.
CYCLE OF GOODNESS™
Tadao Yoshida stated our core philosophy when he founded YKK: “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” We believe in being a partner, in sharing knowledge, pushing innovation, and broadcasting ideas for the benefit of all. We don’t view ourselves as an entity separate from the building process or society in general, but as an important member of it. Our value is truly measured by our contributions.
OUR GLOBAL AND LOCAL DICHOTOMY
YKK AP is a global company that operates at a local level. By leveraging the assets and processes of an international company with the detailed knowledge and relationships of a local branch, we’re able to provide quality products perfectly matched to environmental contexts. We pride ourselves on knowing the challenges and needs of the areas where we operate, and manufacturing all of our products within the USA.
Our manufacturing facility in Dublin, Georgia, is one of the newest and most technologically advanced in the United States. We use vertical integration to ensure the highest performance of quality, delivery, and cost. We are able to do this by controlling every step in the manufacturing process under one roof.
By producing our own extrusion dies and aluminum alloys, we are able to ensure the integrity and extrusion tolerance. We are also the only manufacturer with an anodizing process that completely seals the surface of the aluminum
We are focused on making sure that what we do has a positive effect on the world around us. Our Dublin, GA. plant is ISO 14001 certified and has a 73% recycling rate. We are proud of the progress that we have made by:
- Recycling 100% of aluminum waste on-site
- Reducing the amount of other waste materials sent to the landfill by 40%
- Using regenerative burners to save 50% on the melting/casting operation’s fuel consumption
- Capturing and burning 93% of all solvent emissions from the paint line
- Using state-of-the art techniques for waste water treatment