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What’s DG? — A fun, new video from Labelmaster!!

October 23rd, 2018 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: HazMat, Skolnik Newsletter

At the recent Labelmaster Dangerous Good Symposium in Chicago, a professional camera crew took to the streets of Chicago to find out how much the public knows about Dangerous Goods, aka Hazardous Materials. Armed with placards, labels (never stickers!) and some great questions, the results are hilarious! Certainly, the public knows that they need the […] Read More »

PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Shipping Hazardous Materials

October 19th, 2018 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: HazMat, Safety

Earlier this week, The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) , in consultation with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a final rule on shipping hazardous materials. This much anticipated rule aligns the U.S. Hazardous Materials regulations with other current international standards for the air transportation of hazardous materials. By aligning with international standards, […] Read More »

Steel Drums are affected by the Global Tariffs

October 16th, 2018 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

In the past year, the price of steel in the US has risen due to the tariffs that have been placed on products being imported in to the US. In most cases, steel drum manufacturers and reconditioners have passed on the increase to the end user. There is always the belief that when steel prices […] Read More »

Green is the new Pink

October 9th, 2018 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Writing for the “Beverage Media Group” in an article in the “Wine Industry Advisor”, Pam Strayer writes: “While the wine industry has been busy riding the pink wine wave, it is becoming clear that the “green wine” wave is worth catching as well. Millennials’ interest in organically grown wines is leading to double-digit growth in […] Read More »