YKK AP Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Residential Manufacturing Facility in Macon

Staff Report

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Government leaders and community partners welcome YKK AP, celebrating their facility ribbon-cutting ceremony in Macon-Bibb County, Georgia.

Today, YKK AP America Inc. (YKK AP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official opening of its first greenfield residential manufacturing facility in Macon-Bibb County, Ga.

The event was held in Macon with Commissioner Pat Wilson of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Mayor Lester Miller of Macon-Bibb County, Chairman Robby Fountain of the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, and other local leaders in attendance.

“YKK AP’s expansion into a new, leading-edge facility is a testament to its strong connection with our community,” said Mayor Miller. “This ceremony marks the beginning of a new chapter in our relationship, offering more opportunities to enrich our economy, improve the lives of our families, and strengthen our position as a hub of innovation and industry.”

The facility completed construction in December 2023 and began operations in January 2024. It currently employs more than 250 employees in the Macon community.  

“Today’s ribbon cutting is more than a celebration of our new residential manufacturing facility. With our purpose to build a better society through architectural products, this facility symbolizes not only our growth, but the confidence we have in our business and employees moving forward,” said Oliver Stepe, President & CEO of YKK AP America Inc. “We’re grateful to the State of Georgia, the Macon-Bibb County Industrial Authority, and to all of our partners for helping us celebrate this important milestone in our company’s journey.” 

For more information about YKK AP or its products, please visit ykkap.com.

Photos of YKK AP's first greenfield residential manufacturing facility in Macon-Bibb County, Ga.