Atlanta-based YKK AP America Inc., a maker of commercial facade systems and residential windows and doors, will invest up to $125 million to build and equip a manufacturing facility expected to create another 100 jobs in Macon, Ga.
According to the company, the new facility will include vinyl extrusion.
When it becomes operational in the first quarter of 2024, the facility will become home to the company's residential division, which makes vinyl windows and doors.
The subsidiary of Tokyo-based YKK AP Inc. has had its residential products business headquartered in Macon since it was established in 2007 and it currently employs more than 250. Those workers will relocate to the new facility once it is complete.
Then YKK AP America will add more than 100 new jobs in the following years.
Hiring is underway to staff the plant, which is designed to serve as a model for future North American manufacturing facilities in terms of new technologies, sustainable manufacturing processes and enhanced work environments for employees.
"The new facility will expand our workforce, introduce further vertical integration of vinyl extrusion, glass, and window production, and allow us to create enhanced efficiencies to manufacture the highest quality windows and doors for homebuilders and homeowners," Oliver Stepe, president of YKK AP America President Oliver Stepe said in a news release.
"This investment builds toward our long-term vision to be the leader in the residential window and door market and positions us to expand our business in and beyond the Southeast region."
YKK AP entered the U.S. market in 1991 with a vertically integrated commercial products factory in Dublin, Ga. The company also has a Lakeshore, Ontario-based subsidiary, Erie Architectural Products. Together, the companies employ more than 1,200 employees in North America, including nearly 900 in Georgia.
YKK AP America's new facility will be located at the Macon-Bibb I-75 Industrial Park. Construction is set to begin in October.