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January 9, 2023

YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19


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YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. Leases Space at RIDC Mill 19

Pittsburgh, PA—January 9, 2023—Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) announced that YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. has signed a five-year lease for 7,576 square feet of space on the 3rd floor of RIDC Mill 19 Building A, near the space already occupied by Catalyst Connection.

Move-in is expected in Summer 2023, after several tenant improvements to the space are completed.

As the problems of workforce shortages and aging installation technicians become more severe in the design and development fields, YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. will be engaged in research and development of digitization technologies that enable production and installation activities to be simulated in a “virtual factory.” Its work will allow for the creation of engineering and supply chains in a virtual space, aiming to create a “digital twin.”

“YKK AP Technologies Lab (NA) Inc. is a great fit alongside the advanced manufacturing and robotics companies at RIDC Mill 19,” said Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC President. “Their focus on solving immediate industry issues meshes well with the missions of their neighbors Catalyst Connection, Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute and Manufacturing Futures Institute. RIDC Mill 19, which also is home to autonomous vehicle company Motional, is an innovation hub ripe with opportunity, particularly as we near completion of our third building – Building C – at the site.”

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About RIDC:
The mission of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern PA is to catalyze and support economic growth and high-quality job creation through public policy initiatives, real estate development and finance of projects that advance the public interest. A not-for-profit entity, RIDC has developed over 2,800 acres in 14 industrial and innovation parks and manages over 7 million square feet. www.ridc.org


Media Coverage:

Pittsburgh Business Times – RIDC adds technology lab as new tenant at Mill 19

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Opportunity knocks: Tech-oriented door and window manufacturer joins Mill 19 line-up in Hazelwood