Yazoo Mills News

Expansion in Progress

August 2009

Yazoo Mills is under construction! Yazoo is working through another phase of growth to its New Oxford, Pennsylvania facility. When the current expansion is complete the facility will total 150,000 square feet. The project is expected to be completed by November 2009.

New Website!

May 2009

Yazoo Mills, one of the largest independent producers of tubes and cores in North America, has launched an improved and expanded yazoomills.com web site that provides visitors with an enhanced user experience. The new site is much larger, more user friendly, and more visually appealing. The upgraded functionality, enhanced graphics, and automated e-commerce order processing and payment by credit card make the site the best in the industry.

Progress Forward

January 2009

Yazoo Mills has entered into the approval process of land development to expand its New Oxford location for the seventh time. If approved, the facility will have its final build out totaling approximately 150,000 square feet. The upcoming expansion is a true measure of the continued increase in demand for Yazoo’s product lines.

Additional Equipment

October 2008

Within the last year there have also been upgrades to our production lines and capabilities. A new PACO automatic recutter has been added, new Bellmark printers, new die cutting and punching capabilities, 50 new Jarke racks, and automated glue delivery systems. Yazoo continues to reinvest every year to improve efficiency and offer additional options for our expanding customer base.

Product Lines Expanded

June 2008

Yazoo recently added additional sizes to its stock mailing tube lines. The Heavy-Duty kraft line now has a total of 50 sizes, the Heavy-Duty White line has a total of 11 sizes and the Light-Duty Handout tubes has 4 sizes. With 65 sizes available, Yazoo has one of the largest selections anywhere. All of these items are available for online ordering and in stock for same day shipment.

The stock core program has also expanded and now offers 46 sizes to meet the growing demands of customers. These cores are always in stock and ready for same-day shipment. Several new colors have been added to the parchment cover selection which now totals 13. In addition, Yazoo now has the ability to customize glossy covers to match any PMS number.

Cremation rollers are the newest product offering in Yazoo’s line up. We now offer 2-1/2” O.D. x 18” long heavy duty cremation rollers. Our rollers are designed to reduce floor abrasions, aid in casket loading, and withstand 1000 pounds of weight. These rollers are in stock for immediate shipment.

Computer Upgrades

April 2008

Yazoo has recently completed an upgrade to the entire computer system. After interviewing several IT companies, Yazoo’s IT Planning Committee selected Epicor, a global leader in software solutions, to manage the installation of Vantage, a new high-tech software. This innovative program will manage the entire order cycle and enable all departments to accommodate customers more quickly and more efficiently. Reinsel Kuntz Lesher, one of the largest regional consulting firms in Southeastern Pennsylvania, was selected to implement and manage all new hardware systems, internal networking, and external networking. New servers were installed which has enabled faster processing and larger storage capacity.

Expansion Completed

June 2007

Yazoo Mills, Inc. has just completed another phase of growth to its New Oxford, Pennsylvania facility. A modern concrete façade was added to the front of the building along with an expansion to the offices and additional parking areas. In addition to enlarging the lobby, the existing offices were upgraded and remodeled which now total 7,600 square feet. With the purchase of adjoining properties, the complex now encompasses nine acres. The project was completed by Conewago Enterprises, Inc., a premier commercial construction contractor located in Hanover, Pennsylvania.