30 years for Buckhorn

by MM&D staff

FROM THE MM&D JULY/AUGUST 2011 PRINT EDITION: Buckhorn Canada, based in Brampton, Ontario, celebrated its 30th anniversary in June. The reusable packaging products and services supplier has come a long way from a 200sqf location in Brampton to its current 43,000sqf facility, says Jim Morrison, vice-president and GM.

It’s also a company with many firsts under its belt. Buckhorn was first to launch a plastic bakery tray, plastic attached lid distribution container, plastic bulk seed-handling container and a reusable, integrated plastic container and pallet system for the automotive industry.

Morrison says witnessing the rise of the trend to environmentally friendly solutions was exciting. He also took pride in showing customers how to be more cost effective. Selling them Buckhorn’s solutions was about “getting involved with [the customer’s] whole system.

And operating like a consultant,” he says. “I also have a number of plaques and stories that customers have given me in appreciation of good service. That has been very rewarding.”