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  • YKK Canada Inc. celebrates 50th Anniversary

    YKK Canada Inc. celebrates 50th Anniversary

    YKK Canada’s 50th anniversary celebration took place last month in Montreal, Canada. The event was attended by long-time friends of the company, community leaders and YKK’s  leadership team. The...

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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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  • David Kelly with YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products follows in his father’s footsteps

    David Kelly with YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products follows in his father’s footsteps

    David Kelly, YKK USA Snap & Button Products Industrial Fastening Group manager for sales and marketing, manages the company’s fastening business in the North and Central America region.  This...

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  • The Carter Center welcomes Yoshida Scholarship Foundation recipient, Masatoshi Ono

    The Carter Center welcomes Yoshida Scholarship Foundation recipient, Masatoshi Ono

    This month, the Carter Center will welcome the new Yoshida Scholarship Foundation recipient, Masatoshi Ono.  Masatoshi is a graduate student at the University of Bradford in Bradford, West...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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