YKK AP’s ProTek® Product Line Helps Long Island’s East Hampton High School Weather Extreme Storms

200 residents use school with hurricane-resistant building products as Red Cross shelter during Superstorm Sandy

AUSTELL, Ga.--()--YKK AP America, the leader in manufacturing high quality architectural products, today announced that its ProTek® Product Line was selected in the renovation and expansion of East Hampton High School on Long Island’s South Shore. East Hampton High School is often subject to harsh weather conditions and incorporated YKK AP’s impact resistant building products to ensure the safety of its students and faculty.

Most recently, YKK AP’s solutions passed the ultimate durability test as Superstorm Sandy rolled through the region. The high school served as a Red Cross shelter during the storm and provided refuge for 200 members of the local community. Improvements completed in 2011 provided enhanced protection to the building’s facade while staying within the school district’s budget requirements. The renovation included the use of YKK AP’s YOW 225TUH Impact Windows System, the YHS 50 TU Storefront System, the Model 35H Entrance Door, and the YHC 300 OG Curtain Wall. These products are proven to protect the structure from wind-borne debris and extreme weather conditions.

“I commend East Hampton High School for putting students’ safety first when undergoing their recent renovation,” said Mike Turner, vice president of marketing at YKK AP America. “The ProTek family of products meets the strictest building codes and has been through rigorous testing. When the renovation was first started no one planned on having to endure Superstorm Sandy, but they sure were prepared for it.”

The ProTek product family meets International Building Codes and Federal Standards for the Department of Defense (DoD) and the General Services Administration (GSA). Additionally, the product line also meets the requirements of Miami Dade County (NOA) and Florida product approval and is engineered and tested in accordance with ASTM E 1886 and ASTM E 1996 as well as the South Florida “High Velocity Hurricane Zone” test requirements.

About YKK AP America

YKK AP America Inc. manufactures a complete line of aluminum entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, sunshades, and windows for use in commercial and institutional construction. YKK AP aluminum products are manufactured in ISO 14001 certified facilities in Dublin, Georgia – a standard for businesses that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. The company is also a leading producer of window products for use in new construction and replacement in homes and light commercial structures. Its residential products are manufactured in a highly automated manufacturing facility located in Macon, Georgia. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Ga. It is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan. For more information, visit www.ykkap.com.

Contacts

Vantage Communications for YKK AP America
Katie Blair, +1-407-767-0452 x229
kblair@pr-vantage.com

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YKK AP America today announced that its ProTek® Product Line was selected in the renovation and expansion of East Hampton High School

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Vantage Communications for YKK AP America
Katie Blair, +1-407-767-0452 x229
kblair@pr-vantage.com