Drum It Up! Steel Drum Industry News, Trends, and Issues

DGS Symposium on Dangerous Goods will now be Virtual and Free!

May 26th, 2020 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Associations, HazMat, Industry News, Skolnik Newsletter

Hosted annually by Labelmaster, this year’s DGS Symposium (Sept 9 – 11, 2020) was planned for Chicago. However, due to the social-distancing mandates that will be imposed during the autumn months, they have decided to create the industry’s first virtual Dangerous Goods Symposium that will include live streaming panels and 1:1 conversations, on-demand regulatory updates […] Read More »

Hazardous Waste Container Regulations and COVID-19

May 20th, 2020 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

When transporting any hazardous materials or hazardous waste, it is important to know your materials, their characteristics and what containers are designed and approved for those materials. Infectious substances and materials always face very stringent packaging and transportation regulations, and, given the current challenge facing our world population with COVID-19, it is no wonder that […] Read More »

Wine Consumption Has Increased During Lockdown

May 19th, 2020 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

In a press release published in the latest “Wine Industry Advisor” it was reported that: “America’s 77 million regular wine drinkers upped their frequency of wine consumption during the pandemic lockdown, despite the closure of many on-premise establishments.” The release goes on to say: “The new Wine Intelligence US COVID-19 Impact Report polled a nationally […] Read More »

Safe Packaging and Transportation of COVID-19 Materials

May 12th, 2020 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Industry News, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

Infectious substances, such as certain COVID-19 tainted materials, can pose a risk to health, safety, and property if packaged and transported incorrectly. When transporting such materials, it is extremely important to consult PHMSA’s Hazardous Materials Regulations to help minimize risk and exposure. To assist medical facilities, clinical laboratories, and hazardous waste carriers in their efforts […] Read More »

Budding CBD and Hemp Businesses Leverage Food Grade Stainless Steel

April 30th, 2020 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Industrial containers are designed and certified for specific uses. A food grade stainless steel drum, for example, is made of steel that met the quality, durability, temperature resistance, and other criteria to be deemed safe for food preparation, storage and dining. However, food grade drums are not only used to process or contain traditional foodstuffs. […] Read More »

Virtual Wine Tasting and The New “Normal”

April 14th, 2020 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

As wine country adjusts to social distancing, producers have found new ways to reach out to wine lovers who can’t make it to tasting rooms. In a recent issue of the Wine Enthusiast, Kathleen Willcox, writes that: “The wine business in California is responsible for about 81% of U.S. wine production, employs 786,000 nationwide and […] Read More »