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  • Meet the Interns: Mohammadreza Talebzadeh Milani

    Meet the Interns: Mohammadreza Talebzadeh Milani

    This summer we welcomed four interns to different offices within the North and Central America region. Throughout the next few months we will be sharing interviews with them as they tell us about...

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  • YKK Launches New Product “click-TRAK®”

    YKK Launches New Product “click-TRAK®”

    YKK announces the launch of click-TRAK®, a zipper that makes opening and closing operations easier by replacing the insert pin with a snap button that you press together when closing the zipper....

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  • Be Positive

    Be Positive

    Family, customers, and employees easily represents and describes YKK! These principles and foundations were and still remain the heart and soul of what our founder Tadao Yoshida visualized for...

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  • YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK Begins Sale of GreenRise™ Plant-derived Zippers

    YKK  announces the launch of GreenRise™, a new plant-derived zipper. The launch of this product signals YKK’s commitment to the development of environmentally friendly products aimed at...

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  • YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK Tackles Plastic Waste with Zippers Made From Recycled Bottles

    YKK is tackling the plastic waste issue with its materially recycled NATULON® zipper, which has saved millions of plastic bottles from landfills in the past five years. This is just one of the...

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  • 2019-06-17 Issue 101 – Fundamental Behavior 24 – Be an ambassador

    2019-06-17 Issue 101 – Fundamental Behavior 24 – Be an ambassador

    In order to “Be an Ambassador,” let’s see what an ambassador is based on the Dictionary by Merriam-Webster.  “Ambassador” is defined as “a person who acts as a representative or promoter of a...

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  • YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

    YKK Experts Talk about the Latest in Zipper Innovation at 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market

    YKK will showcase its expertise in zipper innovation at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, to be held June 18 – 20, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. On Wednesday, June 19 at 10:00 AM in booth...

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  • 2019-06-10 Issue 100 – Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give back

    2019-06-10 Issue 100 – Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give back

    Our Fundamental Behavior this week instructs us to express gratitude for the help we’ve been given by reaching out and helping others. Jim Reed asked me to prepare this message to all of us during...

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  • 2019-06-03 Issue 99 – Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take pride in our appearance

    2019-06-03 Issue 99 – Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take pride in our appearance

    The workplace has changed a great deal since I started my legal career years ago.  When I first started out as a young lawyer, at the law firm I worked for, and at most other law firms and banks,...

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  • Women Designers Series: Ndeye Gueye, “The Zipper Queen”

    Women Designers Series: Ndeye Gueye, “The Zipper Queen”

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK® products into their unique creations. Meet Ndeye Gueye AKA The Zipper...

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  • 2019-05-27 Issue 98 – Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be a lifelong learner

    2019-05-27 Issue 98 – Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be a lifelong learner

    “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” This quote was said by one of the most creative and curious...

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  • 2019-05-20 Issue 97  – Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay attention to the details

    2019-05-20 Issue 97 – Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay attention to the details

    I have always enjoyed trying to figure out ways to do things more efficiently. As a child, whether unloading the dishwasher, or doing laundry, or weeding the garden, I always tried to get my work...

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  • Women Designers Series: Debora Crichton

    Women Designers Series: Debora Crichton

    Our women designers series is an on-going project to highlight innovative designers across the world that incorporate YKK products into their unique creations. We were first introduced to Debora...

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  • 2019-05-13 Issue 96 – Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be proactive

    2019-05-13 Issue 96 – Fundamental Behavior 19 – Be proactive

    Suppose that you are going to Japan for the first time. Do you go with no plan? Or do you do solid research in advance? When you want to get a fresh viewpoint or give priority to the impression of...

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  • 2019-05-06 Fundamental Behavior 95 – Issue 18 – Take ownership

    2019-05-06 Fundamental Behavior 95 – Issue 18 – Take ownership

    A strong “sense of ownership” is essential to showing initiative and taking responsibility. Today I would like to think about this “sense of ownership.” A “sense of ownership” is one of the...

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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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  • 2019-04-29 Issue 94 – Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving

    2019-04-29 Issue 94 – Fundamental Behavior 17 – Practice blameless problem-solving

    It’s only human nature that when something goes wrong, our first instinct is to look for where the blame should be placed and who is at fault.  Personally, I give 100% of the credit to my parents...

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  • Popular Misconceptions About Caring for Jeans

    Popular Misconceptions About Caring for Jeans

    For decades, YKK has been supplying jeans manufacturers with zippers as well as other fasteners.  As a major supplier to this industry, we thought you would find the following articles concerning...

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  • 2019-04-22 Issue 93 – Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide meaningful appreciation

    2019-04-22 Issue 93 – Fundamental Behavior 16 – Provide meaningful appreciation

    Dear YKK NCA Group team, “Bless your heart.”  It’s a phrase used in the Southeast U.S. that has multiple meanings.  It can be used as a sincere expression of sympathy or genuine concern.  It can...

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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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