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Our History

Through the years, Skolnik Industries has become synonymous with steel drum excellence. Here is a detailed, interactive look back at our beginnings, and the journey we've taken. Click, scroll and enjoy the excursion from our inception to our present.

Oct 1, 2014 — The Chicago chapter of StartOut hosted a Chicago business and entrepreneur forum. Presenting were 4 prominent Chicago business owners in the LGBT community, each telling the history of their business career. Hosted by Mary Shea and Tash Shore at the HistoryIT offices, the purpose of the gathering was to offer advice to aspiring business people. The panel consisted of Dr. Kristen Gwinn-Becker, owner of History IT; Jordan Dolin, owner of Emmi Solutions, Shelley Young, owner of The Chopping Block; and Howard Skolnik, President and CEO of Skolnik Industries, Inc. The evening was a tremendous success for StartOut and I believe all that panelists formed a unique bond based on hearing the passion and experience that all have brought to their businesses.

Skolnik History