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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • YKK sponsoring San Francisco-based Arts of Fashion Foundation to Host 18th Annual International Fashion Showcase at the Asian Art Museum

    YKK sponsoring San Francisco-based Arts of Fashion Foundation to Host 18th Annual International Fashion Showcase at the Asian Art Museum

    The Arts of Fashion Foundation will welcome guests to the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on Monday, December 16, 2019 to view the grand finale of the annual Symposium, the International Fashion...

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  • YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK Begins Manufacturing Eco-Friendly Zippers in the USA

    YKK, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, announces that it will begin production of NATULON® in Macon,...

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  • Meet the Interns: Rosa Zavala Castillo

    Meet the Interns: Rosa Zavala Castillo

    This summer we welcomed several interns to different offices within the North and Central America region. In this installment of our “Meet the Interns” series, Rosa Zavala Castillo shares her...

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  • 2019-08-05 Issue 108 – Fundamental Behavior 6 – Lead by Example

    2019-08-05 Issue 108 – Fundamental Behavior 6 – Lead by Example

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  • Toni Maney has been setting a positive example for women to succeed in their careers for forty years

    Toni Maney has been setting a positive example for women to succeed in their careers for forty years

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  • Protecting firefighters from common firefighter safety and health hazards

    Protecting firefighters from common firefighter safety and health hazards

    As a manufacturer of heat and fire resistant NFPA compliant fasteners, YKK understands the importance of taking preventative measures to protect firefighters.  We thought you might find the...

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  • YKK Canada’s Alexandre Saade volunteers with the Club Lions Laval Renaissance to benefit people in his community

    YKK Canada’s Alexandre Saade volunteers with the Club Lions Laval Renaissance to benefit people in his community

    Alexandre Saade, assistant project manager at YKK Canada, is a member of Club Lions Laval Renaissance, an organization that raises money through volunteer activities to benefit people in the Laval...

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  • YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    YKK Mexicana and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico are working together to become a more sustainable manufacturing company

    Like YKK’s other manufacturing companies in the North and Central America region, YKK Mexicana, YKK’s zipper manufacturer in Mexico, and YKK Snap Fasteners Manufactura Mexico, YKK’s snap and...

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  • 2019-02-18 Issue 87 Fundamental Behavior 7 Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly

    2019-02-18 Issue 87 Fundamental Behavior 7 Clarify Expectations, Then Respond Quickly

    In today’s fast-moving world, this Fundamental Behavior, which seems straightforward at first glance, has actually become a challenge for many of us. Email and other forms of constantly tethered...

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  • 2019-02-11 Issue 86 Fundamental Behavior 6 Lead By Example

    2019-02-11 Issue 86 Fundamental Behavior 6 Lead By Example

    This week’s Fundamental Behavior, Lead by example, is very personal to me. In 1994, as a young adult, I had the privilege to personally experience the end of apartheid in South Africa. When I...

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  • 2019-02-04 Issue 85 Fundamental Behavior 5 Embrace Diversity

    2019-02-04 Issue 85 Fundamental Behavior 5 Embrace Diversity

    Globally, the barriers to people moving across boarders are increasingly being lowered, and people from all over the world visit various countries and regions and interact with the people living...

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  • 2019-01-28 Issue 84 Fundamental Behavior 4 Make Quality Personal

    2019-01-28 Issue 84 Fundamental Behavior 4 Make Quality Personal

    Some of us were lucky enough to have had one or two really great teachers when we were in school. Mine was Mr. Gupton. He taught French and English grammar in my middle school. Mr. Gupton was a...

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  • 2019-01-21 Issue 83 Fundamental Behavior 3 Protect The Environment

    2019-01-21 Issue 83 Fundamental Behavior 3 Protect The Environment

    YKK Macon manufacturing generally hosts around 40 customer tours/meetings each year. When I am presenting an overview to them, I usually make the comment that YKK was “green” before it was cool to...

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  • 2019-01-14 Issue 82 Fundamental Behavior 2 Be Vigilant About Safety

    2019-01-14 Issue 82 Fundamental Behavior 2 Be Vigilant About Safety

    Do you know how to say “safety” in Japanese? We say “AN-ZEN.” In English we use the alphabet, and in Japanese we use characters called “kanji.” Each kanji has its own meaning. The meaning of the...

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  • 2019-01-07 Issue 81 Fundamental Behavior 1 Do The Right Thing, Always

    2019-01-07 Issue 81 Fundamental Behavior 1 Do The Right Thing, Always

    While I write this message, the country is celebrating the life and legacy of George H.W. Bush. I have always thought that Bush #1 was one of the best presidents we have had in the modern age....

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