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

Oh no! Lego’s sustainable packaging change causes angst.

January 18th, 2023 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

Visit my office at Skolnik HQ, and you will soon discover that we are big fans of Lego. We admire their creativity & engineering, and their instructions are a great example of clarity in communication. But according to a recent article in the Wall St. Journal, there is trouble in Lego land, and things are in pieces! […] Read More »

The ChemLock program helps facilities protect their chemicals from terrorist attacks

January 11th, 2023 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

Every day, thousands of businesses interact with dangerous chemicals that could be used in a terrorist attack. Do the personnel at your facility know how to handle or respond to an intentional cyber or physical attack on your facility or the chemicals your facility holds? The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has begun […] Read More »

How is the lid of an Open Head Drum Fastened?

January 4th, 2023 by Natalie Mueller

Filed under: Industry News

Properly closing a drum is crucial to the protection of the contents and the safety of the team, environment and vessel during transport or storage. There are numerous configurations of an industrial container and one such configuration option is how the container is closed. For steel drums, you have the option of an open or […] Read More »

Cheers! Cardboard Wine Bottles

December 7th, 2022 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

n the news: Last weekend while wandering down the aisles of our local grocery store a bottle of wine caught my eye. It was not what was inside the bottle that got my attention, but what the bottle was made of, cardboard. According to Food & Wine Magazine, The Frugal Bottle is a 750-milliliter bottle “made from […] Read More »

15 Years Later: Remembering Chicago’s Fire Chief John Eversole

November 30th, 2022 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

As I wrote the article about lithium-ion batteries I could not help but remember the legendary Chicago Fire Department Chief John Eversole. It has been 15 years since he passed, but his legacy lives on. If he were alive today, you know he would have a lot to say about the safety of firefighters and […] Read More »

October is Fire Safety Month

November 23rd, 2022 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

October is National Fire Safety Month and according to the International Association Fire and Rescue Services, the number of lithium-ion battery-related fires has increased fivefold in only six years. This may seem like surprising numbers since lithium-ion batteries are technically safer and less likely to fail today than a decade ago.  The increase is really a […] Read More »