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

How a 55 Gallon Barrel Measures Up

September 11th, 2018 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

If Skolnik’s selection of containers were a high school, the 55 gallon barrel or drum would be voted most popular. But it isn’t just us. The 55 US gallon steel drum is an industry favorite and the industry standard. Internationally, it is known as a 208 litre drum and it is the favored container for […] Read More »

“Forgive me, for I have Cardinal Zinned”

September 11th, 2018 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

That was Randall Grahm, owner and winemaker at Bonny Doon Vineyards, in his keynote speech at this year’s Wines and Vines Packaging Conference. He explained that when he first bottled his Californian Pinot Noir, he went with simple labels, believing that it was better to “let the wine do the salesmanship”. When he began to […] Read More »

The History of Steel

August 21st, 2018 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter

It’s ironic that the attached article about the Entire History of Steel was given to me by our very own Ken Steele in Sales! Ken thought that our readers would enjoy the Entire History of Steel, and he could not have been more correct! With raw materials that truly come from the heavens, steel, in […] Read More »

A Tariff Strategy Not to Use!

August 14th, 2018 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Skolnik Newsletter

The tariffs imposed in 2018 are causing shippers to look at money-saving options for reducing costs. Usage of steel drums continues to defy contenders as being the most reliable packaging for the shipment of dangerous goods. However, while the popularity is sustained, there are some manufacturers who are reducing metal thickness in order to postpone […] Read More »