YATES Factory Tour


YATES GEAR has been in business now just over thirty years, we have always been located here in the center of Northern California. YATES GEAR has resided in its current Redding, California location for over 15 years. We started out in the back 5,000 sq. ft of this building. Over the years as we grew, we took over more and more of the space. Currently we operate in three different buildings on this location which span over 30,000 Sq. ft.

YATES GEAR currently has employees almost 60 personnel in our production facility. We pride ourselves in producing US Made products and by supplying valuable jobs to our local Northern California community.

YATES GEAR currently operates over 85 various types of sewing machine equipment. Many of the machines used for harness production are highly specialized computer controlled machines. See artical about Yates Gear - "Made in shasta County" at http://www.shastaedc.org/shasta-edc-blog/made_in_shasta_county_-_part_5_yates_gear

Factory outlet

YATES Production Facility.

Yates Employees

show room

YATES Factory Outlet Showroom.

Production Floor 01

Main Production Floor

production floor

Main Production Floor

sewing spec pak

Sewing Spec Pak's

Secondary Production Floor

Secondary Production Floor

production sewer01

Operator running computer controlled sewing machine

sewing operator.02

Operator running manual sewing machine

Operator sewing military lanyards

cutting table

Cutting Table


Sewing Harness Waist Belt Assembly


Sewing Spectra Webbing

clicker press

Hydrailic Clicker press for stamping out harness padding.

Assembly of Rescue Clip Poles in shop.

foam storage

One of many wharehouse areas for storage of harness foam paddings and webbing.


Harness final assembly area

Harness final assembly of a run of RopeWorks Harnesses


Final inspection of finished products.



test machine 01

YATES 15,000 (67 kN) Hydraulic Test Machine

test machine o2

YATES 15,000 (67 kN) Test Machine

drop tower

YATES Drop Tower for Dynamic Testing