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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.

Five months after the fire, we move into our new facility at 4900 S. Kilbourn Ave. in Chicago. Howard is carried over the threshold by Ernie Bruzzichesi and Raphael Toro and everyone dresses in Black Tie to celebrate. The following day, as Harold Borkus watches, Howard Skolnik pours champagne over the first drum manufactured in the new location.

Skolnik History