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


August 31st, 2021 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News, Skolnik Newsletter

It’s no secret that in the past year, the price of steel in the US has risen by a greater percentage than in all the previous steel making years combined. And in the case of steel being the primary component of a steel drum, manufacturers of steel drums, and other products, have passed on the […] Read More »

A Look at Open Top Stainless Steel Drums

August 27th, 2021 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Just as there are many varied uses for industrial containers, there are many varied configurations of the containers themselves. From the material itself, to the size, shape, closure or more, businesses have many factors to consider when choosing the appropriate container for their use. In the world of steel and stainless steel drums, one such […] Read More »


August 24th, 2021 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

The Department of Transportation plays an active part in the United States Government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). DOT helps support the Administration’s efforts to contain and mitigate the spread of the virus, and ensure continuation of critical infrastructure support and relief for the American people. The safety of our transportation networks is vital to […] Read More »


August 17th, 2021 by Jon Stein

Filed under: Skolnik Newsletter, Wine

Writing in the Wine-Searcher, W. Blake Gray reports: “Expect to pay higher prices for wine this fall — and prepare for the possibility that your favorite wines may not make it to your local store. The reasons have nothing to do with wine itself, and everything to do with logistics. Your favorite Burgundy could be […] Read More »

PHMSA Announces Solicits Concepts for Improving Safety

July 27th, 2021 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) in the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials (HM) Safety Administration (PHMSA), a U.S. Department of Transportation agency, solicits concepts which could eventually lead to contract awards. PHMSA is looking for innovative ideas for leading-edge research and innovative techniques to advance the safe transportation of hazardous materials (HM). This BAA […] Read More »

Quiz Your Basic DOT Knowledge

July 20th, 2021 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Safety, Skolnik Newsletter

Whether you are new to the community of hazardous materials packaging, or a long time participant, you might be surprised to learn something you don’t know! Here are 8 basic questions, hopefully you will get them all correct. 1. Which U.S. government agency regulates the packaging and transportation of hazardous materials? 2. Which of the […] Read More »