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  • YKK sponsors North American International Auto Show 2019 Charity Preview Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    YKK sponsors North American International Auto Show 2019 Charity Preview Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    You may know YKK best for the zippers in your jeans and jackets, but did you know that YKK makes many products for the transportation industry? Take a look at this video, filmed at the 2019 North...

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  • 18th YKK Fastening Awards

    18th YKK Fastening Awards

    Each year, YKK hosts the YKK Fastening Awards, a fashion design contest for fashion design students studying in Japan focused on fastening products such as zippers, hook & loop fasteners, buckles,...

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  • Fundamental Behavior 3: Protect the Environment

    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...

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  • Fundamental Behavior 2: Be Vigilant About Safety

    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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  • YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    YKK Canada carries out sustainable manufacturing practices to reduce its environmental footprint

    The three R's, reduce, reuse and recycle, play a major role in YKK Canada's sustainable manufacturing practices as the company conserves natural resources, landfill space and energy.

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  • YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America Inc. is committed to protecting the natural environment where its plant is located

    YKK AP America's manufacturing center is located on 204 acres of land in Dublin, Georgia, and it maintains 120 acres of the land as a natural habitat.

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  • YKK Corporation sponsors Arts of Fashion Foundation’s International Competition

    YKK Corporation sponsors Arts of Fashion Foundation’s International Competition

    On Sunday December 16th and Monday December 17th, the Arts of Fashion Foundation, a San Francisco-based fashion education 501 (C)(3) non-profit, held the 2018 Symposium which culminated with the...

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  • Tape Craft Corporation’s comprehensive recycling program is dedicated to reducing its footprint

    Tape Craft Corporation’s comprehensive recycling program is dedicated to reducing its footprint

    Tape Craft is another YKK company that has a comprehensive recycling program to help reduce its impact on the environment.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products applies recycling practices to help preserve the environment

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Snap & Button Products has an extensive recycling/reuse program, and has developed green element finishes for its snaps and buttons, which help to reduce its water usage.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility runs completely on solar power

    This article talks about the YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Anaheim, California facility installing solar panels on its roof, which has resulted in a CO2 offset of 896 tons per year.

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  • The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. National Manufacturing Center in Macon, Georgia implements sustainable manufacturing processes

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s building automation system, TREND, has helped the company reduce its gas, water and electrical consumption and save money.

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  • National S.T.E.M/ S.T.E.A.M Day Series

    National S.T.E.M/ S.T.E.A.M Day Series

    According to the National Center for Women in Technology, the number of U.S. computing-related job openings expected by 2026 will be 3.5 million. However, only 17% of these jobs can be filled by...

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  • YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    YKK USA’s Field Technology Center takes YKK’s environmental pledge to heart

    This article talks about The YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. Field Tech Center's recycling and energy saving programs which are designed to protect the environment.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.’s Business Process Excellence pillar helps improve the company’s business process and employee engagement

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc.'s Business Process Excellence pillar improves business processes and employee engagement.

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  • YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. reaches $2 million in savings through its Total Productive Maintenance program

    This article talks about how YKK (U.S.A.) Inc. saved $ 2 million through its Total Productive Maintenance program and how it improves productivity and q

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  • Myth: Manufacturing only does traditional advertising

    Myth: Manufacturing only does traditional advertising

    This article debunks the myth that manufacturing only involves traditional advertising and talks about YKK AP's "I Am An Architect" video series.

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  • Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

    Macon-Bibb County Welcomes Kurobe City Hospital Delegation for 15th Year

    Unique Medical Exchange Fosters Partnership, Idea Exchange Between Sister Cities On October 15, Navicent Health and Mercer University School of Medicine welcomed six physicians, two nurse, and one...

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  • QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    QuickFree® receives Prime Minister’s Award, top prize in 12th Kids Design Award

    In an award ceremony on September 25, 2018, YKK Corporation received the Prime Minister’s Award, the top prize in 12th Kids Design Award organized by the Kids Design Kids Design Association in...

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  • National Manufacturing Day series- Safety in the workplace

    We continue our series celebrating National Manufacturing Day addressing some of the most common misconceptions about the manufacturing industry. This time we are debunking the myth that...

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  • High Demand for Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

    High Demand for Manufacturing Jobs in Georgia

    Since Manufacturing Day is on October 5th, we are doing a series on the misconceptions concerning manufacturing, and one of those misconceptions is that the demand for manufacturing jobs is low. ...

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