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What is the best way to attach hook and loop fasteners?
13 Jan 2022
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Impact of Hook & Loop Directionality on Product Performance A common misconception is that ANY hook and ANY loop configuration will work for a particular product or device. The fact of the matter is that deciding what hook and loop configuration to best fit into a product is much more complex. Directionality plays a major […]

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YKK Fundamental Behavior 3 – Protect the environment
13 Jan 2022
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What is the environment?  Is it the earth?  Is it your home?  Is it the water you drink?  Is it the air you breathe? It’s all of these and more. The effects of not protecting the environment can be devastating.  Water is necessary for life and by polluting our water sources, it is safe to […]

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Fundamental Behavior 2: Be vigilant about safety
07 Jan 2022
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I have been given the opportunity to write about our Fundamental Behavior #2, “Be vigilant about safety.”  To me this means to be aware of danger, concerned about our surroundings changing, and responsive to unsafe situations.   This made me think about a personal situation that happened to me on vacation that I would like to […]

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Fundamental Behavior 1 – Do the right thing always
17 Dec 2021
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In a difficult year where we have faced our best challenges, I have reflected on how fortunate I have been to have the opportunity to belong to the YKK Group team. I will share my message about my experience of belonging to such a prestigious and successful group that I appreciate and greatly respect. Do […]

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Fundamental Behavior 25 – Be positive
10 Dec 2021
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I think “Be Positive” is one of the most significant Fundamental Behaviors in the current circumstances. Since the beginning of FY2020, this terrible virus keeps changing our business circumstances and our lifestyles. We can’t visit our customers like we used to and because of this, we can’t keep our style of “getting new business through […]

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Fundamental Behavior 24 – Be an Ambassador
03 Dec 2021
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When I think of this week’s Fundamental Behavior, “Be an Ambassador,” I’m reminded of past Secretaries of State or any of our many U.S. Embassy diplomats scattered across the world in various foreign countries.  An ambassador is defined by either a “diplomat or a person who acts as a representative of a specified activity or […]

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Fundamental Behavior 23 – Give Back
19 Nov 2021
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In writing about this behavior, a question arose in my mind about the meaning or significance of the word GIVE BACK, as I wondered: is it possible to give back without receiving? If I had remained only in the meaning, it would sound somewhat selfish, since I would be conditioned to give something only in […]

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Fundamental Behavior 22 – Take Pride in our Appearance
18 Nov 2021
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On some occasions I have been asked by friends and colleagues from other companies in areas completely different from the industrial one if working in production or maintenance areas means that I should not be seriously concerned about appearance in order to be remarkable in the things that are done every day, that is to […]

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Fundamental Behavior 21 – Be a lifelong learner
12 Nov 2021
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For me, writing a message regarding the YKK Fundamental Behavior 21 “Be a lifelong learner” was a great challenge since I never have had the opportunity to express myself in something so big and seen by so many people. I take it as a way to learn as well. I think that in life one […]

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Fundamental Behavior 20 – Pay Attention to the Details
05 Nov 2021
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This is one of the most important Fundamental Behaviors not only for manufacturing; you can apply it in many things.  You have heard about Apollo 13 , the seventh crewed mission in the Apollo space program and the third meant to land on the Moon in April 1970. After 2 days of travel one defective cable caused an explosion […]

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