The steel drum has been the favorite container for shipping bulk cargo for a century, so the steel drum manufacturing industry has been around a long while as well. In fact, there are over 129 steel drum manufacturers in the United States today. But only one has a decades-long reputation for sharing and spreading their expertise: Skolnik.
Skolnik Industries is a steel drum manufacturer that has become synonymous with steel drum excellence. That reputation stems not only from the quality of our products and team, but from our long-standing commitment to sharing pertinent information with our industry and our partners. First in a physical newsletter, then an email, and now also through years and years of blog posts and articles, we’ve proudly published regular updates on policies and regulations, informational pieces on products and trends, and anything else our colleagues and even competition might find pertinent to their work.
On our website, you can find a PDF of the first ever bulletin of the National Barrel & Drum Association, an organization formed to keep steel drum manufacturers up to date about changes that affect operations and other industry news. This bulletin, dating back to 1943, reflects the same commitment to information sharing that we hold near and dear to our mission, culture and values as a player in the steel drum manufacturing industry. It calls members to “send in any news that [they] feel will be helpful to others.” A call we’ve been proud to answer.
It’s amazing how our industry and the shipping and transportation industries have evolved and grown since steel drums first started being used for industrial containment. We are humbled to have had the opportunity to play such an active and collaborative role thus far and look forward to continuing to share and contribute to the next century of steel drum manufacturing.
Whether you just found us today or have long trusted Skolnik for quality products and information, we wanted to thank you all for reading. We look forward to sharing news and information with you for years to come.