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1986 FIN – Big Four Automakers Agree to Standardized Fastener Containers

February 06
00:00 2010

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1986 FIN – Big Four Automakers Agree to Standardized Fastener Containers

March 12, 1986 FIN – The four domestic auto companies – General Motors, Ford Motor, Chrysler Corp. and American Motors – have agreed to a standardized returnable container for fasteners.

The container is designed by Milford, Ohio-based plastic container supplier Buckhorn Inc.

The container development program was spearheaded by the Automotive Industry Action Group, in cooperation with the Industrial Fasteners Institute, container manufacturers and material handling engineers.

The containers are expected to provide better protection for fasteners, reduce container costs and reduce trash problems for the carmakers.

Manufacturers and suppliers are scheduled to begin implementing the container standard within the next 30 to 60 days.

If the standardized container instead of the conventional cardboard container used in the past is successful in the auto industry, it is expected that this will lead to the adoption of such standardized returnable containers by a number of other industries. ©1986/2010 Fastener Industry News.

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