Ká = man ; naak = stand. The word expresses the uniting of companies, standing together for the benefit of our customers. Kánaak Corporation embodies principles developed over millennia and speaks to trade and commerce for which the Tlingit have always been known.
Kánaak Corporation is a subsidiary of
Sealaska Corporation and a certified diversity supplier. Kánaak holds
the Corporate Plus diversity supply status designated by the National
Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The primary
purpose of the NMSDC is to provide a direct link between corporate
America and minority-certified businesses, often referred to as
"diversity suppliers." Out of more than 15,000 members,
Kánaak Corporation is one of only 85 companies to achieve this
prestigious Corporate Plus status.
Kánaak Corporation is
a partner of Nypro, Inc., a leader in plastics design, molding and
manufacturing. The joint venture Nypro Kánaak provides fully
integrated plastics injection-molding services, with the added value of
technological innovation and speed-to-market integrated solutions,
taking products from concept to completion. Nypro Kánaak draws upon the
combined expertise and resources of Nypro Inc. and Sealaska, and also
offers the diversity supply benefits of Kánaak Corporation.
are three Nypro Kánaak facilities, located in Mexico, Iowa and Alabama,
providing world class solutions in a variety of sectors including
electronics and telecommunications, healthcare, consumer industrial,
automotive and packaging.
Our Name: The Legend of Kánaak Legend tells of a Tlingit clan leader who entered a bay as salmon began to group. The salmon began to come out of the water in a frenzy, appearing as if they were standing on their tails together in the cove. “Kánaak!” said the leader. “Just as our people stand together, so do the salmon.” Sealaska and Nypro, Inc. stand together to provide diversity supply solutions in the plastics industry through Nypro Kánaak.