YYK AP America Expansion to Add 200 Local Jobs

YKK AP America Inc., a Georgia-based manufacturer of architectural building products, has broken ground on an expansion of its facility in Dublin, Ga., and in doing so will create approximately 200 jobs. The company projects that the $80 million investment will double the facility's capacity by the time the project is completely finished in 2010.

"YKK AP America's decision to expand in Georgia is a win-win for the company and for the state," said Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue in a news release about the expansion. "The region has proven it has the assets the company needs to be successful, and the community will benefit significantly from the additional jobs and investment."

The company, headquartered in Austell, Ga., is a subsidiary of YKK Corp. of America. It's Dublin plant manufactures doors, windows and curtainwall systems under the YKK AP brand.

"We have already added a hundred jobs since 2000, and we look forward to adding another 200 positions to the Dublin facility," said Max Mizota, president of YKK AP America Inc. "YKK AP currently employs about 530 Georgians at our YKK AP corporate headquarters office in Austell, our Atlanta sales branch and in our Dublin manufacturing plant."

The expansion will be completed in several different phases over the next four years and will help the company expand its service area, according to Doug Penn, YKK AP America's director of marketing.

"The emphasis for this project is simply our customers. We are committed to providing the highest quality products, at a competitive price, with the service levels required by today's market," Penn said.

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