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  • Fasteners for face shields and PPE to fight COVID-19

    Fasteners for face shields and PPE to fight COVID-19

    YKK can assist our valued partners in the medical community with key fastening components for medical devices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to fight COVID-19.

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  • Designer Corinea “Coco” Austin is making the sustainable fashion space more inclusive for BIPOC one fabric at a time

    Designer Corinea “Coco” Austin is making the sustainable fashion space more inclusive for BIPOC one fabric at a time

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world. In this installment, we’re highlighting Atlanta-based designer Corinea “Coco” Austin, founder...

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  • YKK Corporation of America presents the 2020 Core Values Awards Winners

    YKK Corporation of America presents the 2020 Core Values Awards Winners

    Please join us in congratulating this year’s Core Values Awards Winners. The Core Values Award winners are nominated by their peers within the North and Central America region for embracing YKK’s...

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  • From Colombia to the world! Fashion design student Lina Gómez is ready to take on the fashion world with her global perspective

    From Colombia to the world! Fashion design student Lina Gómez is ready to take on the fashion world with her global perspective

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. In this installment, we introduce...

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  • YKK’s innovative zippers help make fashion accessible to all

    YKK’s innovative zippers help make fashion accessible to all

    Here at YKK we’re are constantly thinking about innovative ways to engineer products that are not only stylish but also functional. We were inspired by the work teen designer Leah Zelaya is doing...

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  • YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. builds a wall at a local school to protect students from crime

    YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. builds a wall at a local school to protect students from crime

    YKK El Salvador S.A. de C.V. recently completed a project supporting Tecpan School, a local school with a student population of 290, from kindergarten to 9th grade. The school needed support...

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  • 2020-04-03 COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    2020-04-03 COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    We want to provide you with an update on our situation today. On April 2, 2020 Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued an executive order requiring Georgians to...

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  • YKK Partners with Customers to Manufacture Products for COVID-19 Relief

    YKK Partners with Customers to Manufacture Products for COVID-19 Relief

    As COVID-19 strains the healthcare and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) industries in the United States, YKK is proactively partnering with existing customers as well as reaching out to new...

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  • 2020-03-16 COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    2020-03-16 COVID-19 – Letter to our customers

    We want to thank you for your patience during this very challenging situation and provide you with an update on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” is a PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalist

    YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” is a PR Daily’s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social Media Awards finalist

    We’re excited to announce that YKK Corporation of America’s campaign “One Conversation at a Time” has been selected as one of Ragan Communications and PR Daily‘s 2020 Digital Marketing & Social...

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  • YKK is one of 150 global corporations to urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19

    YKK is one of 150 global corporations to urge world leaders for net-zero recovery from COVID-19

    We are proud to join more than 150 companies — with a combined market capitalization of over US$ 2.4 trillion and representing over 5 million employees — in signing a statement urging governments...

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  • YKK Sri Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. employees rally their community to reduce plastic waste

    YKK Sri Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. employees rally their community to reduce plastic waste

    In this installment of “A Journey Around YKK Global Facilities,” we take you to YKK Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. where our team is doing incredible work to help reduce plastic waste. Current situation with...

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  • YKK India- Empowering young women through vocational training

    YKK India- Empowering young women through vocational training

    In this installment of “A Journey Around YKK Global Facilities,” we introduce you to YKK India’s Social Development and Vocational Training Center. According to the United Nation’s Sustainable...

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  • Women Designers working to meet critical needs

    Women Designers working to meet critical needs

    We’re inspired by the work of many companies and independent designers that have come together during these difficult times to help their community members, especially those in the healthcare...

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  • Talking about YKK with Lee Smith

    Talking about YKK with Lee Smith

    We asked Lee Smith, vice president manufacturing operations  at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc., to talk about his 40+ year career with YKK and to share his advice for people wanting to start a career in this...

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  • George Wilson talks about his knack for problem solving

    George Wilson talks about his knack for problem solving

    We continue to celebrate the innovative minds behind our products. Meet 2020 Patent Award Winner George Wilson, progressive die engineer at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Products. George has...

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  • Kozue Childress talks about her professional journey at YKK

    Kozue Childress talks about her professional journey at YKK

    Meet Kozue Childress, director-supply chain management at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. She’s been with the company 30 years. We asked Kozue to tell us how her journey at YKK got started and to share her best...

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  • Jonathan Sharp talks about what drives him to be innovative in the workplace

    Jonathan Sharp talks about what drives him to be innovative in the workplace

    Jonathan Sharpe, product design engineer at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Products, has been working at YKK for 13 Years. He has always enjoyed figuring out what makes mechanical things work...

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  • From paper drawings to real problem-solving products- Chuck Lecompte discusses his latest inventions

    From paper drawings to real problem-solving products- Chuck Lecompte discusses his latest inventions

    Chuck Lacompte, manager of new product development engineering at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap and Button Products, has been working at YKK 36 years. His love for sketching/drawing and working on...

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  • Thanh Nguyen talks about his passion for innovation

    Thanh Nguyen talks about his passion for innovation

    Meet Thanh Nguyen, director, Transportation Fastening Group at YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Thanh has been working at YKK for 13 years and is one of the recipients of the 2020 YKK Patent Awards. He’s also...

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  • Easy to Sew ® Face Mask with Filter Pocket (Pleated Version)*

    Here at YKK, we are guided by our founder’s Philosophy of the “Cycle of Goodness,” the idea that no one prospers without rendering benefit to others. We are tirelessly working alongside our...

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