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Yazoo Mills opens bigger manufacturing, distribution center in Penn Township

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Inside the Yazoo Mills distribution center.
Inside the Yazoo Mills distribution center. - (Photo / )

Paper tubes and cores manufacturer Yazoo Mills Inc. has completed the expansion of its facility in Penn Township, York County.

Yazoo said in 2015 that it would double the space of its facility by 45,000 square feet. Initially a distribution center, the expansion of the building has allowed the company to manufacture out of this location as well. In preparation, the company added 30 jobs and now has 130 employees. The project kicked off in the fall 2017 and was completed in phases, said Becci Leathery, marketing coordinator for the company.

Initially, the new space housed raw materials, but is now furnished with production equipment, including an auto-tie baler and shredder for waste processing, fans and other custom-built manufacturing items. The expanded area has been fully operational since the end of July.

By expanding the facility and adding to its workforce, Yazoo is able to produce more products in 48 hours or less, said Leathery.

“This expansion allows us to have the quickest turn-around time in our industry now,” she said.

On average, between its Penn Township and New Oxford facilities, the company produces more than 4 million inches of tubing per day. Between both locations, Yazoo is now operating two facilities totaling 240,000 square feet.

Established in 1902 in Yazoo City, Mississippi, Yazoo is one of country's largest family-owned manufacturers of 100 percent recycled paper tubes and cores used in products like blade-cut tape. 

 

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Emily Thurlow

Emily Thurlow

​Emily Thurlow covers York County​ for the Central Penn Business Journal. Have a tip? Drop her a line at ethurlow@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter @localloislane.

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