YATES CYLINDERS TIMELINE

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 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.

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

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.

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YATES CYLINDERS TIMELINE

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 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.

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

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.

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Going Strong SInce 1972

Growth

Yates Industries is a manufacturer and rebuilder of hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders of world-class value. Established as a fluid power distributor by William H. Yates II in 1972, Yates has evolved into a state-of-the-art company with over 300,000+ sq. ft. of manufacturing and repair space. In 1993, William H. Yates III took over the business, and his innovative vision of making Yates a leading manufacturer and repair facility in the U.S. became a reality. In just five short years, the viable demand for Yates quality products and services continued to grow, prompting several expansions in Georgia and Alabama. Adding these facilities gave Yates greater capacity for our welded and mill duty cylinder lines; enabling us to provide faster turnaround times and increase our service area throughout the southern U.S. Yates strives to maintain our reputation as one of the largest most complete cylinder manufacturing companies in the country.

Expansion

Going strong for over 47 years; we proudly serve all industries from agriculture, aerospace, and defense to construction and steel. Our goal has always been to offer our customers the utmost in quality, service, and reliability. We achieve this through our most valuable resource, our people. Operating with the highest degree of quality and pride, we strive to be the standard by which our competitors are judged.

What Sets Yates Apart

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

Yates Industries began with the goal of providing exceptional products with superior customer service. 47+ 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 per day, 7 days per 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.

At YATES, Customer Service Means:
VALUE-ADDED QUALITY
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Yates Industries is an ISO 9001:2015 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.

ENGINEERING EXPERTISE
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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.

MACHINING FOR ALL APPLICATIONS
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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.

INVENTORY ON DEMAND
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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.

IN-HOUSE WELDING
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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.

TESTING: ABOVE & BEYOND
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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.

FULL SERVICE FACILITIES
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With our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, we build your cylinders faster and with better quality than our competition. With over 300,000 square feet of production area, we are capable of handling small jobs on a rush basis up to your largest production runs.

COMPETITIVE PRICING
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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.