YKK entered the U.S. market in 1960 as Yoshida International, a
zipper distributor. In 1972, YKK Corporation purchased 54 acres
in Ocmulgee Park in Macon, Georgia to build its National
Manufacturing Center, which opened in 1974. Today, YKK (U.S.A.)
Inc. occupies 300 acres in Macon and offers more than 1,500
styles of plastic and metal zippers, the automated equipment to
install them, as well as hook and loop self-closing tape
fastening systems as well as for the personal protective
equipment, tactical equipment, transportation, personal care,
luggage, furniture, and sporting goods industries. Join GCEE for
this interactive tour and discussion with YKK employees.
This is a live manufacturing facility so no open-toed shoes are
allowed. There will be significant walking so dress comfortably
with appropriate footwear.
Audience: Teachers, Grades 7-12