YKK AP America announced plans to launch a new manufacturing center in the state of Texas. The new facility, set to open in July 2014 in Coppell, Texas, will be the company’s first major manufacturing and logistics center outside of the state of Georgia, where its flagship plant is located.

“The new operation in Coppell will greatly enhance the company’s ability to service the local market versus its current regional branch location,” says Oliver Stepe, senior vice president. “Texas is a continual focal point for YKK AP America as we look to expand in the local area as well as the western United States.”

YKK also is set to exhibit and host a “Market Outlook” luncheon for show attendees during Glass TEXpo™ 2014 in San Antonio, April 10-11. The luncheon will take place on April 10 at 12 p.m. CDT in the Wyndham Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk Ballroom, Executive Salon 2, third floor. Company officials will provide attendees with an outlook on the Texas construction market, strategies to exceed business goals, and offer insights on the region’s expansion efforts.

“Glass TEXpo provides us another opportunity to engage the Texas market and highlight YKK AP’s exclusive offerings, customer service, and future plans in the region,” says Stepe.