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  • Make sure your luggage contains a quality zipper

    Make sure your luggage contains a quality zipper

    With summer already here, we know that many of you will be taking trips these next few months.  Here are some things to consider when you are shopping for a new piece of luggage for your next...

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  • Before you go on your next camping trip, check your sleeping bag zipper

    Before you go on your next camping trip, check your sleeping bag zipper

    Summer is a great time of the year to go camping, but before you go on your next excursion, make sure your sleeping bag is still in good condition and that the zipper is still working properly.  A...

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  • YKK employees make a positive impact on the environment

    YKK employees make a positive impact on the environment

    As we continue to celebrate World Environment Day throughout the month, we wanted to take the time to share this great story from our colleagues at YKK (U.S.A) Inc., New York City office. This...

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  • Military, Wet Suit and Fast Food Uniforms Go Eco-Friendly

    Military, Wet Suit and Fast Food Uniforms Go Eco-Friendly

    At YKK we are constantly looking for ways to make our fastening products more eco-friendly.  We were excited to learn how several industries are making an attempt to make their uniforms...

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  • A brief history of YKK’s Corporate Culture

    A brief history of YKK’s Corporate Culture

    When the founder of YKK, Tadao Yoshida, was a boy, he read a biography of Andrew Carnegie and was deeply influenced by Carnegie’s philosophy that those with great wealth must be socially...

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  • Supporting young talent from all over the world

    Supporting young talent from all over the world

    At YKK, we celebrate creativity and embrace innovative thinkers.  That is why it is important to us to support young designers who are revolutionizing the industry and pushing boundaries with...

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  • YKK El Salvador is chosen as one of the top 10 national dental clinics in El Salvador

    YKK El Salvador is chosen as one of the top 10 national dental clinics in El Salvador

    Due to the good administrative management of its company clinic, YKK El Salvador was chosen as one of the top 10 national dental clinics in El Salvador by the Itinerant Dental Clinic Program of...

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  • Hundreds gather in Macon to celebrate Cherry Blossom season

    Hundreds gather in Macon to celebrate Cherry Blossom season

    A child smiles and stares in awe as the colorful floats parade in front of her. She waves hello and cheers loudly when she sees her mom waving back at her from YKK’s float. The excitement is...

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  • YKK: Employing sustainable practices in everything we do

    YKK: Employing sustainable practices in everything we do

    What is the first image or thought that comes to your mind when you think of sustainability? Is it an image of a green forest? Or a recap of last night’s TV special on the environment? Typically,...

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  • Technology and Apparel Leaders Develop Unique, Smart Clothing and Wearables for the Future

    Technology and Apparel Leaders Develop Unique, Smart Clothing and Wearables for the Future

    YKK always tries to stay one step ahead of our competition by developing unique new fasteners to meet the changing needs of our customers. As a zipper manufacturer that provides fastening products...

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  • Making quality personal- Tim Harvey’s story

    Making quality personal- Tim Harvey’s story

    What we do is much more than simply making windows or doors, or zippers, or straps, or buttons. We make things so well that we can be entrusted to make the things that keep people safe, and that...

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  • YKK sponsors USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs Japan’s Collegiate All-Star Team game in Macon, GA

    YKK sponsors USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs Japan’s Collegiate All-Star Team game in Macon, GA

    On July 8, YKK sponsored the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team vs Japan’s Collegiate All-Star Team game at Macon’s Luther Williams Field. Home of the Macon-Bacon baseball team. The day started...

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  • Is your group struggling with communication? Try team building

    Is your group struggling with communication? Try team building

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  • The Outdoors Series

    Summer is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate the great outdoors. Here, at YKK we make products for all your favorite outdoor activities, from hiking, camping to diving and white water...

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  • World Environment Day Series

    World Environment Day Series

    To celebrate World Environment Day, we hosted a social media series throughout the month of June to highlight how we are working toward a sustainable society in cooperation with customers,...

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  • YKK North and Central America Group celebrates the environment

    YKK North and Central America Group celebrates the environment

    Throughout the month of June, YKK North and Central America Group staff members planted trees to honor World Environment Day. At YKK, protecting the environment is part of our DNA and it is one of...

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  • YKK North and Central America Group- 2018 Core Values Awards winners

    We challenged the 2018 Core Values Awards winners to share what YKK’s Core Values mean to them in six words. The responses have been truly inspirational and showcase how these individuals embrace...

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  • What are the advantages of having zippered sofa covers?

    What are the advantages of having zippered sofa covers?

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  • Promoting healthy work environments and active lifestyles

    Promoting healthy work environments and active lifestyles

    In honor of Women’s Health Week, we’d like to showcase the efforts of our companies in the YKK North & Central America region which promote active lifestyles and healthy work environments. We all...

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  • Jeans manufacturers and Berkeley scientists discover new ways to make earth-friendly blue jeans

    Jeans manufacturers and Berkeley scientists discover new ways to make earth-friendly blue jeans

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series

    There are three major parts of a zipper: (1) the elements, which mesh with each other, (2) the slider, which is the part you operate with your hand and (3) the tape, which is made of cloth. Here...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #4

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #4

    Every year, YKK produces enough zippers to wrap around the world 50 times. That’s 1.2 million miles of zippers! The National Manufacturing Center of YKK in Macon, Georgia produces around 65,000...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #3

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #3

    Have you ever wondered how YKK tests the quality of our zippers? We asked Greg Alexander, Quality Engineer, to explain how his department ensures the quality of our zippers and other products. ”...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #2

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #2

    YKK produces 582 standard colors. About 10 million colors have been registered worldwide. Robin Barnhill, Dye Lab Manager, shared her insight into her department’s role in the overall production...

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  • Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #1

    Interviews with the experts- National Zipper Day Series #1

    As part of our National Zipper Day series, we are interviewing experts from our very own National Manufacturing Center in Macon, GA to shed some light on what it takes to create a zipper. Here at...

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  • YKK USA’s San Francisco Global Marketing Group participate in The North Face Endurance Challenge Series

    YKK USA’s San Francisco Global Marketing Group participate in The North Face Endurance Challenge Series

    At YKK we believe in supporting our customers by participating in events that they offer to the public.  On November 18 and 19, 2017, Rachel Schildkraut and Sunny Choy from YKK’s San Francisco...

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  • YKK AP sponsors FIRST Robotics Team, “The ThunderBotz,” for third consecutive year

    YKK AP sponsors FIRST Robotics Team, “The ThunderBotz,” for third consecutive year

    On February 22, 2018 Dublin-Lauren’s FIRST Robotics Team, “The ThunderBotz,” hosted an open house to unveil their latest project to the public. For the past six weeks, students and volunteers have...

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  • International Women’s Day Series 2018

    International Women’s Day Series 2018

    Throughout the month of March we shared a series of blogs, videos and posts highlighting the work and contributions of our female colleagues from our companies within North and Central America....

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  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in...

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  • Ingredient Brands Add Value to End Products

    Ingredient Brands Add Value to End Products

    In a recent article in Forbes, “What ‘Ingredient Brands’ Are And Why They’re Important,” Richard Kestenbaum writes about how the use of ingredient brands can help a brand communicate the quality...

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