GRAND RAPIDS, MI —The Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Assn. (BIFMA) International announces approval and release of the latest edition of the voluntary safety and performance standard for Vertical File, ANSI/BIFMA X5.3-2007, which replaces the 1997 edition.

The new edition reorders test procedures to be more user-friendly, while also simulating rough-handling of the product through a new “Drop Test.” Other new tests have been added, as well as revisions to the old tests, and the new edition harmonizes applicable procedures with BIFMA’s Storage Units Test Standard, ANSI/BIFMA X5.9-2004. 

A copy of X5.3 will be provided complimentary to all BIFMA members and those individuals who participated in the ANSI Canvass of X5.3-2007.  Additional copies are available from Dick Driscoll at BIFMA Intl.; please email:, or phone: 616-285-3963.

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