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

1,774 Haz Mat violations found during Road Blitz

February 1st, 2023 by Laura Denk

Filed under: Industry News

According to Fleet Owners Magazine, commercial motor vehicle inspectors examined 6,204 vehicles transporting hazardous materials/dangerous goods and 6,668 packages. This occurred in the U.S. and Canada during an unannounced five-day enforcement initiative in June for the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. By the numbers: Held June 13-17, inspectors found 1,774 hazardous materials/dangerous goods violations. During the Road Blitz, […] Read More »

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 »