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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.

November 24th to 28th, 2014 — The Brookings Institute brought together 40 business, civic, and government leaders from across the United States to Munich and Nuremberg, Germany for the third annual global convening of the Global Cities Initiative (GCI). Participants from Chicago included Brian Hand of Skolnik Industries, former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, Haven Allen of World Business Chicago, Steve Kase of ASK Power, George Barnych of the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and Karin Norington-Reaves of Chicago-Cook Workforce Partnership. The purpose of the program was to better understand the twin drivers of the two Bavarian metropolitan areas’ advanced industry sectors—a robust dual model of vocational training and powerful public-private collaborations on applied research and technology commercialization.

Skolnik History