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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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  • 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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  • 2019-12-10 Issue 80 Fundamental Behavior 25 Be Positive

    2019-12-10 Issue 80 Fundamental Behavior 25 Be Positive

    Psychologists, through their studies on the evolution of humankind, believe that we are hardwired toward negative thinking — the fight or flight premise. While the fears and threats of today are...

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  • 2019-12-03 Issue 79 Fundamental Behavior 24 Be An Ambassador

    2019-12-03 Issue 79 Fundamental Behavior 24 Be An Ambassador

    When I was 14 years old, I traveled to Japan for the first time as an exchange student. Foreigners were a rarer sight in Japan at that time than they are now, especially in rural Hiroshima, and my...

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  • 2019-11-26 Issue 78 Fundamental Behavior 23 Give Back

    2019-11-26 Issue 78 Fundamental Behavior 23 Give Back

    “No one prospers without rendering benefit to others.” Our founder Tadao Yoshida put it best when he established our corporate philosophy, the CYCLE OF GOODNESS. Mr. Yoshida was dedicated to this...

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  • 2018-11-19 Issue 77 Fundamental Behavior 22 Take Pride In Our Appearance

    2018-11-19 Issue 77 Fundamental Behavior 22 Take Pride In Our Appearance

    Before I came to YKK, and before I even went to law school, I was a commercial real estate broker. As is typical of kids coming out of college with a degree in Foreign Affairs, two things were...

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  • 2018-11-12 Issue 76 Fundamental Behavior 21 Be A Lifelong Learner

    2018-11-12 Issue 76 Fundamental Behavior 21 Be A Lifelong Learner

    The poet and philosopher Paul Valéry once wrote, “The future…is no longer quite what it used to be.” Try explaining a social media manager, ride share service driver, or drone operator to someone...

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  • 2018-11-05 Issue 75 Fundamental Behavior 20 Pay Attention To The Details

    2018-11-05 Issue 75 Fundamental Behavior 20 Pay Attention To The Details

    Nick Saban, one of the all-time great college football coaches with the University of Alabama, said, “It’s not human nature to be great. It’s human nature to survive, to be average and do what you...

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