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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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  • 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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  • 2019-04-15 Issue 92 – Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to understand

    2019-04-15 Issue 92 – Fundamental Behavior 15 – Listen to understand

    When I was asked to pick the Fundamental Behavior for this message, there was no hesitation on my part. This week’s Fundamental Behavior, “Listen to understand,” is the one that those who work...

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  • How to prevent metal zippers from changing color and staining a garment

    How to prevent metal zippers from changing color and staining a garment

    During a garment dyeing process, different types of dyestuff and auxiliaries are used depending on the nature of the garment fabric.  For example, a sulfur dye, reactive dye or a direct dye is...

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  • 2019-04-08 Issue 54 – Fundamental Behavior 14 – Invest in relationships

    2019-04-08 Issue 54 – Fundamental Behavior 14 – Invest in relationships

    As we go about our daily lives, it’s easy to think that we would be happier if only we had more money, a better car or a bigger house. But in fact, scientific research tells us that it’s not money...

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  • YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs:  Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    YKK Colombia implements the 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle as part of its environmental practices

    By implementing the 3R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, YKK Colombia encourages its employees to recycle waste.

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  • 2019-04-01 Issue 53 – Fundamental Behavior 13 – Be a team player

    2019-04-01 Issue 53 – Fundamental Behavior 13 – Be a team player

    When I was young, I thought working with friends would be the best. In my imagination, if I worked with my best friends and we had a great time every day, and if the work was fun, there would be a...

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  • 2019-03-25 Issue 52 – Fundamental Behavior 12 – Seek improvement in everything

    2019-03-25 Issue 52 – Fundamental Behavior 12 – Seek improvement in everything

    This week’s Fundamental Behavior is “Seek Improvement in Everything.”  Like most of the Behaviors we touch on each week, this week’s Behavior is connected to our other Fundamental Behaviors. My...

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  • YKK North and Central America region celebrates International Women’s Day

    YKK North and Central America region celebrates International Women’s Day

    Today and everyday we honor the work of our female colleagues around the world. To celebrate, we are joining the International Women’s Day organization as they explore this year’s theme...

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  • 2019-03-18 – Issue 91 – Fundamental Behavior 11 – Innovate

    2019-03-18 – Issue 91 – Fundamental Behavior 11 – Innovate

    Innovation is the backbone of any successful company. YKK has strong traditions and those should be respected, but we should not let those traditions hinder innovation. The goal of innovation is...

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Margaret Mimbs teaches at the company’s talent training center

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Margaret Mimbs teaches at the company’s talent training center

    Margaret Mimbs trains new hires on fastener manufacturing at the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Talent Education Center in Macon, Georgia.

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  • How to protect your workers from an arc flash incident

    How to protect your workers from an arc flash incident

    Learn all of the necessary precautions to take including making your workers wear personal protective equipment to help protect them from an arc flash incident.

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  • YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

    YKK Becomes Only Zipper Manufacturer in Bangladesh to be Certified by Alliance

    In December 2018, YKK Bangladesh Pte Ltd became the only zipper manufacturer in Bangladesh to be certified by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety...

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  • 2019-03-11 Issue 90 – Fundamental Behavior 10 – Be process driven

    2019-03-11 Issue 90 – Fundamental Behavior 10 – Be process driven

    I would like to start off this week’s Fundamental Behavior, “Be Process Driven,” with a few profound thoughts: The workplace is a teacher. You can find answers only in the workplace. Waste is...

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  • How to properly match a zipper color to your garment

    How to properly match a zipper color to your garment

    Matching your fabric color with the YKK Color Card for zippers under a D65 light source will minimize a difference in color between the zipper and the fabric.

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  • 2019-03-04 Issue 89 – Fundamental Behavior 9 – Honor commitments

    2019-03-04 Issue 89 – Fundamental Behavior 9 – Honor commitments

    As I write to you this week I am coming up on my two year anniversary of joining YKK. One of the many things that I have come to appreciate working here has been the fact that the company’s Core...

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  • YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador implements many sustainable practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK El Salvador helps to educate its local community by involving students and teachers from a local school in its annual tree planting day.

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  • 2019-02-25 Issue 88 – Fundamental Behavior 8 – Make customers a priority

    2019-02-25 Issue 88 – Fundamental Behavior 8 – Make customers a priority

    Who is a customer? I have always been fascinated by this question and the overall concept of customer. To me, it is really a philosophical question and a matter of perspective that is hard to...

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  • Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    Yoshida Scholarship Foundation – Carter Center Internship application now open

    YKK Corporation’s educational foundation, The Yoshida Scholarship Foundation, is currently seeking Japanese nationals to participate in a 9-12 month paid internship at The Carter Center in...

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