Founded in 1874, YORK® has been an industry leader since the beginning. A revolutionary YORK® "air washing" system installed in 1914 was the precursor to modern-day air conditioning. In 1924, the world’s first air-conditioned office building used YORK® equipment. And today, YORK® products are heating and cooling iconic structures, including the Empire State Building, the English Chunnel, the U.S. Capitol Building and the Sydney Opera House.
In 2006, YORK® became a brand of Johnson Controls – a Fortune 100 company and a leader in world-class manufacturing. This has allowed us to invest in industry-leading research and development to deliver a wide range of products built with world-class quality. In fact, YORK® home comfort systems undergo performance and reliability testing that is unmatched in our industry, ensuring energy savings and lasting performance for years to come.
Adam is an automated machine operator at our Norman, Oklahoma, factory, and he exemplifies the YORK® commitment to American quality. Cleaning and testing his machine each shift before the first piece is produced, Adam ensures consistent results. But Adam brings more than a good process. He knows he’s making a difference by being one hundred percent committed to exceeding the expectations of YORK® customers.
Chris is a senior test technician in our Wichita factory — but that job title doesn’t completely describe what he does for the YORK® team. His pride at work comes from knowing he’s one of the first to see new designs in production, assuring quality and reviewing testing procedures. See how Chris brings his passion to work — and to each unit YORK® makes.
Vicki is the plant manager in our Norman, Oklahoma, factory. A second-generation employee, YORK® has been a part of Vicki’s family her whole life. Her mother has worked at the factory for 45 years, and Vicki started her successful career with YORK® as a temporary employee during the summer. Deeply involved in the local Norman community, Vicki recognizes the impact YORK® has in her hometown. She sees her role at YORK® as fundamental to meeting customer expectations and empowering her team to make an impact, every day.
Interested in learning more about the processes and passion that make YORK® an industry leader? Download these resources to find out how we never stop working to produce units that are as reliable and innovative as our customers have come to expect.