Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles - [Narrator] Two-and-a-half hours outside of Seattle, in this sleepy little town of Yakima, Washington, lies a hidden empire. And what they've been making you've used your entire life. - It's like one of those things that you go, “Oh my God!” “That was invented? “Oh, yeah, wow!” My name is Stephanie, and I'm the oldest of the Paxton women. - My name is Kimberly and I'm in the middle. (laughing) - My name is Melissa, and I am the baby. We are the three sisters behind the Kwik Lok corporation and the little bag closures that you see just about everywhere. - [Narrator] And by everywhere, she means everywhere. - Typically around bread, but it can be found on a variety of packages from produce to potatoes. We sell billions of Kwik Loks a year, billlllions. (group laughing) - [Narrator] The invention of the little closures that could dates back to their Grandfather, Floyd Paxton. - The story certainly is that our Grandfather whittled his first Kwik Lok out of a credit card. Whether or not that is actual fact will probably never be discovered. - [Narrator] But the bag closure business isn't all fun and games. - I would say our biggest competition is the wire tie. You know the thing that you twist, that you can't untwist or get it all mixed up. - [Narrator] Oh, yeah, those things. Never thought about it, but if we're being honest, I guess I never really thought about bag closures in general. - It's always so fun telling the story of the Kwik Lok. It's this little plastic square closure that was invented in Yakima, Washington, and has gone from this little town to being sold globally and internationally.