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2014

Yates Expands Into Atlanta, Georgia

In 2014, Yates Industries continued their expansion into the Southeast by opening a third manufacturing plant in Austell, Georgia, complementing their existing facilities in Decatur, Alabama and Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. This plant has become vital to the future of Yates Industries, as the company continues to grow, not just geographically, but also in terms of customer satisfaction and product innovation.

1972

In the spring of 1972, William H. Yates II founded Yates Industries Incorporated, a distributor of fluid power products and a repair facility for the fluid power industry. In early 1975, the Yates Cylinder Division was created to provide heavy-duty N.F.P.A cylinders to our local customers, and by the late 1970's, our cylinder line expanded to include medium-duty hydraulic and steel pneumatic products.

1985

By the mid 1980's, the Yates name had become synonymous with Quality Cylinder Repairs. Our Yates Cylinder lines were being distributed by an ever-growing international distributor network. To ensure our continued growth, Yates Industries purchased multiple state-of-the-art CNC machines. A short time later, we computerized our inventory control, accounting, purchasing, and sales processes to further increase production and shorten delivery times, for complete customer satisfaction.

1998

In 1998, Yates Industries purchased a 100,000+ square foot facility at 23050 Industrial Drive East, St. Clair Shores, Michigan, which allowed all three operating units to sit under one roof. This new facility allowed us to expand our engineering and manufacturing departments.

2007

In January 2007, we proudly announced the opening of our newest facility in Decatur, Alabama: Yates Industries South, LLC—specializing in servicing steel mills, as well as all our customers’ cylinder needs. Today, Yates Industries and the Yates Cylinder Division continue to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers and the manufacturing industry.

2013

In 2013, 50,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space was added to the Yates Industries' Michigan facility, opening up many new service opportunities. With the new facility in place, Yates is providing faster order fulfillment, smoother processes, and enhanced custom manufacturing capabilities. More cylinder repair operations are now performed at our Michigan location, allowing Yates Industries South to expand their custom hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder manufacturing capabilities.

2013

In 2013, 50,000 square feet of warehouse and manufacturing space was added to the Yates Industries' Michigan facility, opening up many new service opportunities. With the new facility in place, Yates is providing faster order fulfillment, smoother processes, and enhanced custom manufacturing capabilities. More cylinder repair operations are now performed at our Michigan location, allowing Yates Industries South to expand their custom hydraulic and pneumatic cylinder manufacturing capabilities.

2014

Yates Expands Into Atlanta, Georgia

In 2014, Yates Industries continued their expansion into the Southeast by opening a third manufacturing plant in Austell, Georgia, complementing their existing facilities in Decatur, Alabama and Saint Clair Shores, Michigan. This plant has become vital to the future of Yates Industries, as the company continues to grow, not just geographically, but also in terms of customer satisfaction and product innovation.

HISTORY OF YATES INDUSTRIES

Since our modest beginnings in 1972 as a fluid power products distributor founded by William H. Yates II, Yates Industries has built a reputation for excellence and economy in comprehensive cylinder manufacturing. When William H. Yates III took over the business in 1993, his innovative vision of becoming the leading cylinder manufacturer and repair facility in the U.S. was soon realized. By 1998 the growing demand for Yates quality products and services moved Yates Industries into a state of the art 100,000+ sq. ft. manufacturing facility in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. In 2007, further demand prompted Yates Industries to open an additional 45,000 sq. ft. facility in Decatur Alabama, known as the Yates Alabama Division.

With a growing reputation for superior service and support, Yates recently opened our newest operations in 2014 in Austell, Georgia. Adding Georgia to our Michigan and Alabama facilities enables greater capacity for our welded cylinder lines, provides faster turnaround times and increases our service area throughout the Southern US, nationally and internationally. Yates is now one of the largest and most complete cylinder manufacturing companies in the country with three facilities manufacturing pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders, as well as a variety of other fluid power related components.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Yates Industries began with the goal of providing exceptional products with superior customer service. 42+ years later, we have exceeded those goals and have earned the reputation for delivering a superior product that not only lasts, but also surpasses its expectations. At Yates Industries, we strive to utilize our reliable fleet of local service vehicles to deliver and pick up your product on time, every time. Yates combines efficient manufacturing with an engaging staff who is devoted to service your request 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through our dependable and affordable products and a passionate service staff, we guarantee that when you think quality hydraulic cylinders, you think Yates Industries.

VALUE-ADDED QUALITY

Yates Industries is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. With quality control as a main priority, we proudly offer one of the industry's leading warranties at three full years for JIC/NFPA cylinders. We can do this because we use only the finest materials and the most experienced production staff. Yates has the resources to interchange any competitors cylinder, and Yates cylinders have proven to be the most reliable and cost effective cylinders available today.

MACHINING FOR ALL APPLICATIONS

Yates Industries' extensive machining department includes boring mills, CNC machines, manual lathes, OD grinders, radial arm drills and so much more. We have the means to handle your largest cylinder applications — with the in-house capabilities to turn parts up to 65 inches in diameter, 27 feet in length.

IN-HOUSE WELDING

Our certified welders are highly trained in both MIG and TIG welding. We have designed and built custom welding fixtures that assure the highest quality and consistency of weld. We also specialize in the process of bronze overlaying.

FULL SERVICE FACILITIES

With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we build your cylinders faster and with better quality than our competition. With over 100,000 square feet of production area, we are capable of handling small jobs on a rush basis up to your largest production runs.

ENGINEERING EXPERTISE

Our engineering department uses the very latest in CAD technology. In their hands, this sophisticated software allows Yates Industries to customize cylinder components to your most demanding specifications.

INVENTORY ON DEMAND

Yates Industries maintains a huge inventory of both raw and finished goods. By maintaining such a large inventory, we can guarantee that your cylinder will be manufactured and delivered to you under the most demanding deadlines.

TESTING: ABOVE AND BEYOND

As an integral part of our quality process, all cylinders are cycle-tested to their rated working pressure before being delivered to the customer. Our test stands are rated for applications up to 10,000 PSI. In addition, we have designed and built custom load cells capable of handling 250,000 pounds of force.

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Yates Industries manufactures a full line of NFPA/JIC approved cylinders with some of the most competitive pricing in the industry. If you need a specialty cylinder, look no further than Yates Industries — we can manufacture any and all cylinders to your specifications.