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  • National S.T.E.M/ S.T.E.A.M Day Series

    National S.T.E.M/ S.T.E.A.M Day Series

    According to the National Center for Women in Technology, the number of U.S. computing-related job openings expected by 2026 will be 3.5 million. However, only 17% of these jobs can be filled by...

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s Business Process Excellence pillar improves business processes and employee engagement.

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  • Myth: Manufacturing only does traditional advertising

    Myth: Manufacturing only does traditional advertising

    This article debunks the myth that manufacturing only involves traditional advertising and talks about YKK AP's "I Am An Architect" video series.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tape Craft Corporation’s comprehensive recycling program is dedicated to reducing its footprint

    Tape Craft Corporation’s comprehensive recycling program is dedicated to reducing its footprint

    Tape Craft is another YKK company that has a comprehensive recycling program to help reduce its impact on the environment.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products has an extensive recycling/reuse program, and has developed green element finishes for its snaps and buttons, which help to reduce its water usage.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    This article talks about the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility installing solar panels on its roof, which has resulted in a CO2 offset of 896 tons per year.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s building automation system, TREND, has helped the company reduce its gas, water and electrical consumption and save money.

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  • YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    This article talks about The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Field Tech Center's recycling and energy saving programs which are designed to protect the environment.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. saved $ 2 million through its Total Productive Maintenance program and how it improves productivity and q

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  • Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

    Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

    Unique Medical Exchange Fosters Partnership, Idea Exchange Between Sister Cities On October 15, Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine welcomed six physicians, two nurse, and one...

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  • QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    In an award ceremony on September 25, 2018, YKK Corporation received the Prime Minister’s Award, the top prize in 12th Kids Design Award organized by the Kids Design Kids Design Association in...

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  • 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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  • High Demand for Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

    High Demand for Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

    Since Manufacturing Day is on October 5th, we are doing a series on the misconceptions concerning manufacturing, and one of those misconceptions is that the demand for manufacturing jobs is low. ...

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  • One Conversation at a Time- National Hispanic Heritage Month series

    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), we want to recognize and celebrate the contributions of our Hispanic colleagues throughout the North and Central America region....

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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