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Skolnik Salvage Drums Pass Successfully At Tobyhanna

December 9th, 2003 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Salvage Drum

For many years, the US Department of Transportation has been randomly testing hazardous materials (dangerous goods) packagings at their Package Testing Lab in Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. Designed and manufactured to meet the performance testing criteria of the DOT and the United Nations, Tobyhanna replicates the test parameters that are indicated by the markings on hazardous materials packagings. The tests include drop height, hydrostatic pressure and stacking. DOT randomly selects packagings and buys them from resellers or end users, prior to usage. In 2003, DOT focused on two Skolnik Salvage Drum products, purchased several of these drums from our customers, and subjected each drum to the UN Performance criteria. Just 3 weeks ago, we received notification from the DOT that all the drums performed in compliance with their markings. Just another reason why all our drums are made thicker, heavier and stronger then industry standards.

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