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Zipper domination

Have you ever taken a long look at a zipper? Most likely, it will have a small "YKK" on it. YKK is the world's largest zipper manufacturer. The Japanese company was founded in 1934 and the American plant in Macon, GA produces 1,500 styles of zippers in 427 standard colors for use on clothing and other items, such as tents or boat covers.

"YKK" stands for Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikikaisha, the name of the company. The letters were stamped onto the zippers and eventually became the trademark and official name of the company. Today, the company is so well-known for their zippers, there is even a market for counterfeit YKK zippers. Also, read the history of the zipper. Pretty random, but pretty interesting.

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posted by Michael Tavani @ 1:04 AM |


At 10:08 AM, Blogger Mazzy said...

You're correct about the domination in the market place. However over the past few years its getting less and less.
Check out more at www.ykkzipper.blogspot.com


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