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1980 FIN – Can You List 3 Similarities Shared by Donuts and Washers?

November 08
00:00 2011

April 25, 1980 FIN – Can you list three similarities shared by donuts and washers? If you can, you can win a dozen donuts courtesy of your local Garrett/Joliet fastener distributor.

That’s the message being carried in some splashy four-color ads being carried in such publications as Purchasing and Purchasing World, as well as some 19 regional purchasing magazines.

William W. Vogel, sales manager of both the Garrett Division of MSL (Philadelphia, Pa, and Joliet Wrought Washer (Joliet, Ill.) told FIN the dozen donuts premium is part of a new program designed to expand distributor inventory turns. As part of this program there’s an audiovisual presentation showing them how to sell washers.

As for the donuts, each of the approximately 450 distributors are provided with certificates good for a dozen of them at any Dunkin Donut store in their area.

Some 20,000 certificates have been printed.

Along with these Garrett/Joliet have initiated a 48-hour delivery program.

If you’re not familiar with the companies, the Garrett Division and Joliet Wrought Washers are both manufacturers of washers, the former producing flat washers, lock washers, spring washers and USS, SAE and round structurals. The latter specializes in flat washers.

Overall, there’s an overlap of about 60% in products.

Both are separate companies within the MSL Industries, but about eight months ago, Vogel tells FIN, they joined the sales and marketing groups. Each salesman carries two cards.

Sister companies within MSL Industries also involved with fasteners are Hunter Stevens (River Grove Ill.), which makes socket screws and Heads & Threads (Northbrook, Ill.), one of the country’s largest importers of fasteners.

Garrett is located at 8901 N. Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19136. Tel: (215) 332-6000. ©1980/2011 Fastener Industry News    For information on permission to reuse or reprint this article please e-mail:

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