Buckhorn® celebrates 50th anniversary of the first plastic bakery tray

The best thing since sliced bread

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Milford, Ohio – Buckhorn Inc., a leading provider of reusable plastic packaging and material handling systems is celebrating a major milestone this year – the 50th anniversary of the first plastic bakery tray.

1965, Buckhorn created the first plastic bakery tray (29” x 26” x 6”) for a major grocery retailer, starting an industry-wide conversion.  Today, Buckhorn offers a complete selection of bakery trays to reduce transport costs, improve product protection and increase productivity in bakery manufacturing and distribution.

“Buckhorn has a history of innovation,” says Rob Tieman, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We also manufactured the first attached lid tote for distribution in the ‘70s and the first modular containers for automotive in the early ‘80s.   We are continuously pursuing new product ideas and markets.”

Kris Roach, Market Manager for Buckhorn commented, “There aren’t many products more difficult to protect than bread or bakery items.   And to this day, one of our main goals continues to be helping customers protect their most valuable assets, whether in storage or transport.”

Join Buckhorn in celebrating 50 years of innovation.  Visit buckhorninc.com to learn more.

About Buckhorn

Buckhorn, a Myers Industries, Inc. company (NYSE: MYE), is one of North America’s leading providers of reusable plastic packaging systems, helping customers in the manufacturing, distribution and food industries improve supply chain performance and reduce material handling costs. Focused on customer-driven innovation, Buckhorn offers a broad selection of bulk boxes, hand-held containers, intermediate bulk containers, pallets and specialty boxes. Call (800) 543-4454 or visit www.buckhorninc.com for more information.

Media Contact:
Toni Soale, Marketing Communications Specialist
Phone: 1-800-543-4454, ext. 3249
E-Mail: tsoale@buckhorninc.com
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