YKK USA

  • National Manufacturing Day series- Safety in the workplace

    We continue our series celebrating National Manufacturing Day addressing some of the most common misconceptions about the manufacturing industry. This time we are debunking the myth that...

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  • YKK's Global Marketing employees discuss their roles and what working for YKK means to them

    YKK's Global Marketing employees discuss their roles and what working for YKK means to them

    If you are considering a career in global marketing, this interview with YKK's global marketing employees offers great advice concerning the global marketing field.

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  • YKK QuickFree® wins 12th Kids Design Award

    YKK QuickFree® wins 12th Kids Design Award

    YKK's QuickFree® zipper enables small children to open and close the zipper due to the its improved operability and its release function.

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  • One conversation at a time- Video Series

    A few weeks ago we launched “One Conversation at a time,” an on going social media series where we share the stories of our employees, the roles they play in the North and Central America Group,...

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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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  • 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 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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  • Is your group struggling with communication? Try team building

    Is your group struggling with communication? Try team building

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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 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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  • What are the advantages of having zippered sofa covers?

    What are the advantages of having zippered sofa covers?

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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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  • 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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  • 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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