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The last and final phase of the expansion at our Hanover Distribution Center is finally complete. We wouldn’t be able to operate as one of the leading manufacturers of 100% recycled paper tubes and cores if we didn’t have the state-of-the-art equipment like we do. Yazoo Mills is consistently reinvesting in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to remain an industry leader.
Phase four of the production expansion at our Hanover Distribution Center included the installation of five winders custom built to fit Yazoo’s specifications. The installation of the winders have helped create more scheduling flexibility, assisted the company to enhance efficiency with processing more orders and has added an additional 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space. The additional winding capacity will allow Yazoo to remain the supplier of choice and industry leader with consistent quality, excellent service, and continue to have the fastest shipping time in the industry at 48 hours, guaranteed. Between our two manufacturing facilities, Yazoo now operates a total of 15 winders.
Communication, coordination, and teamwork were major key factors during the several months of planning it took to prepare and layout the new manufacturing space. Yazoo’s supervisors and Maintenance Department worked together with the winding machine manufacturing companies to guarantee that the winding lines were designed and built to meet Yazoo’s specifications.
Let’s face it – being a manufacturer with large facilities, it’s very hard to beat the summer heat. In South Central Pennsylvania, the summers can be pretty brutal and the heat can take a toll on our employees. We wanted to go with a solution that would not only be extremely beneficial and safe to our employees and their working environment but also a solution that would use a fraction of the energy that would be used by dozens of small fans.
Phase three of the production expansion at our Hanover Distribution Center included the installation of five Big Ass Fans. Their industrial ceilings fans are precision engineered to excel in the toughest environments. These fans are extremely quiet and generate a breeze that has a cooling effect of bringing the temperature down 10°F.
Three of the Big Ass Fans span 24 feet in diameter while two of them are 20 feet in diameter. The fans are continuously moving air throughout the entire manufacturing space, from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, including up and over obstructions such as machinery and stacked product. The airflow pattern ensures that air reaches all corners of the building, maintaining consistent conditions throughout the manufacturing space and eliminates condensation and stagnant areas where product integrity is a concern.
Not only has Big Ass Fans helped lower the temperature at our Hanover Distribution Center but it has also decreased our utility costs and provides comfort and energy savings to our ever-growing business.
Summer is one season that almost everyone looks forward to. The kids are out of school, vacations are being taken, the sun is shining, and the temperature keeps climbing up the thermometer. However, summer can be one season that manufacturing workers would rather avoid the most due to the excessive heat and humidity.
We take great pride in our business and would be nowhere without our employees. The safety of our employees is tremendously important to us. We recognize that our manufacturing plant can get very warm during the summer months and we want our employees to be comfortable and able to continue concentrating on their work rather than being distracted by the heat. Besides, comfortable workers are safer and much more productive.
Yazoo Mills partnered up with Big Ass Fans, an industrial fan company that specializes in cooling solutions geared towards the manufacturing industry, and installed 13 fans throughout our manufacturing plant in New Oxford, PA. Big Ass Fans can span up to 24 feet in diameter, move air throughout the entire space, from ceiling to floor and wall to wall, including up and over obstructions such as machinery and stacked product. This airflow pattern ensures that air reaches all corners of the building, maintaining consistent conditions throughout the manufacturing plant, and eliminates condensation and stagnant areas where product integrity is a concern.
Since the installation of Big Ass Fans, our employees have felt a temperature drop of up to 10 degrees and have noticed a better air flow throughout all departments in the plant. Not only has Big Ass Fans helped lower the temperature in our manufacturing plant and decreased our utility costs, but it has also provided comfort and energy savings to our ever-growing business.