Yazoo Mills News

Yazoo Mills Adds Equipment to Production Lines; Focuses on the Future

November 2014

Yazoo Mills has purchased a new high-speed, multi-knife paper tube recutting line that will assist the company’s focus on the increasing demand for their products such as paper cores for the converting industry as well as other specialty items. Paco Winders Manufacturing Co., based in Philadelphia, PA, will supply the complete line equipped with custom built knife bars. The custom knife bars will integrate into Yazoo’s tooling intersystem, enabling its machine operators to rapidly complete equipment change overs.

The new Paco recutting line will compliment Yazoo’s existing 25 recutting lines by reducing labor, expanding production capacity, and improving its ability to expedite custom orders. Additionally, Yazoo recently added two high-speed paper tube winding lines in the spring of 2014 and the company plans on further expansion in 2015.

Yazoo Mills Adds Additional Sizes to Stock Core Program

July 2014

Yazoo Mills recently added nine additional sizes of 3” I.D. X .250 cores to their Stock Core program, bringing them to a grand total of 103 sizes of cores in stock at all times, guaranteed. With the additional nine sizes, Yazoo now stocks 60 sizes of 3” I.D. X .125 cores and 43 sizes of 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. X .250 cores. All of Yazoo’s stock cores range from ½” to 60” in length.

Yazoo’s 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. Stock Core program is the largest in the industry with 103 sizes of cores and over 1,500,000 cores in inventory and on the floor at all times. They are available and ready for same day shipment. Yazoo’s stock cores are used by a variety of industries all across North America.

Yazoo Mills is the premier manufacturer of paper cores and are well known as the supplier of choice when it comes to excellent service and consistent quality. Yazoo manufactures only premium quality custom paper cores and does not produce cores from chipboard or other inferior quality paperboards. Customers are now able to call and order cores for same day shipment up until 4pm EST.

Yazoo Mills Offers Lower Minimums for Printed Covers and Liners

June 2014

Customer satisfaction is very important to the employees at Yazoo Mills, Inc. and they always go above and beyond to give them what they want and need. In listening and responding to their customer’s needs, Yazoo now offers significantly lower minimums for printed covers and liners, tailored to small quantity orders. Additionally, to be more beneficial and economical to their consumers, the company has also reduced their printing plate costs by 30%.

Lower minimums offer the opportunity for custom branding of small to medium orders. Printed covers and liners is a unique way for a company to market themselves with shipping tubes, mailing tubes, and cores. Yazoo’s custom printed liners are offered in offset white paper and covers are available in offset or semi-gloss. Printing is available in up to eight colors or four color process line art for both liners and covers. Reverse print is also an option if a customer wants a colored background.

With unmatched consistency and quality, Yazoo Mills offers the best printing in the industry. To learn more about printed covers, liners, and their cost, call one of Yazoo’s friendly Sales Representatives today at 1-800-242-5216.

Yazoo Mills Reduces In-Line Printing Cost to Better Serve Customers

April 2014

Yazoo Mills is proud to announce that they have reduced the price of in-line printing to be more economical and beneficial to fit their customer’s needs. With a recent partnership with a national plate manufacturer, Yazoo was able to cut costs of printing plates in half while the customer still receives the same level of quality and service.

The company has added two new in-line printers bringing them to a grand total of 14 printers in house including two-color printing capabilities. In-line printing provides high quality and sharp branding at an inexpensive cost.

In-line printing is for companies that are looking to grab their customer’s attention with color branding of their logo or identification. Yazoo offers consumers 12 different color options to choose from. With unmatched consistency and quality, Yazoo Mills is the best in the industry. To learn more about in-line printing and its cost, call one of Yazoo’s Sales Representatives today at 1-800-242-5216.

Yazoo Mills Increases Production Capacity

April 2014

Over the past few years, the increase in demand for Yazoo’s products has pushed their manufacturing lines to full capacity. With this high increase in demand for paper tubes and cores, Yazoo Mills is expanding production capacity by adding two additional winding lines.  The addition will increase their total winding lines to 12, which is the largest number of winding lines under one roof in the United States.

The addition of the two new lines will create more scheduling flexibility, add production capacity, and will assist the company to enhance efficiency with processing more orders.  Yazoo Mills is nationally recognized for their swift turnaround time and this additional capacity will guarantee their customers will continue to receive this level of service.  The delivery and implementation of the two new winding lines is expected by June 2014.

Yazoo Mills Invests $4 Million Into Manufacturing Operations

March 2014

Over the past 18 months, Yazoo Mills has been working diligently to make the necessary changes within their manufacturing operations to sustain their current growth trend.  The company has invested over $4 million dollars into essential projects, plant infrastructure upgrades, and additional production capacity.

A new 45,000 square foot distribution center was recently built in Hanover, PA giving Yazoo Mills a total of 195,000 square feet of manufacturing and distribution space for their product lines.  With the infrastructure upgrades and remodeling, Yazoo was able to generate 20 local jobs and now employs over 100 individuals.

A team of managers worked together to redesign and reengineer the existing production lines to improve efficiency and ergonomics throughout the company.  Other projects that have since been completed are the additions of new printing capabilities, new packaging line equipment, innovative adhesive storage and distribution system, ERP systems, and upgrading to energy efficient lighting throughout the plant.  The construction of an employee training center and 10 new office spaces were also incorporated in the list of remodels at Yazoo Mills.

Snap-Seals Added to Stock Program

March 2014

Yazoo Mills is continuously adding new inventory to help enhance customer satisfaction. They are happy to announce the addition of the snap-seals to their stock mailing tube program.  Snap-Seal tubes are economical, ecologically friendly, and convenient when mailing inexpensive and fulfillment items.  With only a pinch needed to seal, the crimped ends resist bending or folding and save time as well as packing costs. Currently, they offer nine different sizes to choose from.

With a total of 95 sizes of mailing tubes available for same day shipment, Yazoo’s stock program has the most extensive selection of sizes and colors to choose from, anywhere.  Their mailing tubes are always in stock, guaranteed.  Yazoo Mills is constantly evolving to meet the customer’s needs as well as go above and beyond to provide them with high quality products.

Yazoo Mills' Stock Core Program Revamps Same Day Shipment Hours

March 2014

Yazoo Mills is proud to announce that they have changed the Stock Core Program hours to be more beneficial to their customer’s needs for same day shipment orders.  Customers will now be able to call and order cores for same day shipment up until 4pm EST.

With this change brings more availability and flexibility for the West Coast, more options to work with multiple carriers for pick-ups, increase in customer satisfaction, and accessibility for last minute orders.  Their unparalleled service brings fulfillment to over 15,000 customers worldwide.  They are known for their exceptional customer service, quality products, and in-stock guarantee.
Yazoo’s 3” I.D. and 6” I.D. stock core program is the largest in the industry.  With 94 sizes of cores and over 1,500,000 cores in inventory and on the floor at all times, they are available and ready for same day shipment.  They produce stock cores for a variety of industries all across North America.

Yazoo Mills Implements New Document Management Software Program Throughout Company

February 2014

A major challenge facing organizations today is not only the means of collecting and distributing their data but more importantly understanding how to best leverage its inherent value.  In January 2014, Yazoo Mills partnered with Vanguard Systems to implement their Document Management Software throughout the organization.  The customized software provided a solution that fulfilled the company’s goals of eliminating paper, stream-lining and digitizing their business’ critical processes across all of their operations.

Document Management Software has helped Yazoo’s sales department improve its customer service and retention, invoicing, order entry, and decrease manual work to a large degree as well as minimize the risk of errors.  The software allows the company to embrace upon specific objectives such as maximize labor efficiency, enhance the company’s green initiative to the plant, and ensure relevant and pertinent information can be found in a timely manner.

Yazoo Mills is now able to utilize more space, improve communication, boost their bottom line, and have instant access to files anywhere across the enterprise.  Not only is the software simplistic and efficient, it also provides security by protecting private and confidential information.

Yazoo Partners with Epicor

July 2013

Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing and distribution, has been selected by Yazoo Mills, Inc., a manufacturer of paper tubes and cores, for their enterprise resource planning system (ERP).

Yazoo Mills, a third generation family-owned and operated company based in New Oxford, PA, manufactures and distributes high-quality paper tubes and cores throughout North America.  To serve their 15,000 customers more efficiently, the key resource for Yazoo Mills is access to real-time information.  Yazoo decided to upgrade their current ERP software to Epicor 9 to take advantage of the latest technology that will provide them with accurate, real-time data to help improve productivity, reduce costs, and enhance customer satisfaction.  With Epicor 9, Yazoo Mills will benefit from a tailor-made system with deep functionality built to handle the unique requirements of their business and specific manufacturing processes.  Epicor 9 automates repetitive tasks, delivers robust costing, and flexible job scheduling that enables manufacturers to achieve unprecedented levels of control and efficiency across operations.