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Another Change in Skolnik History

December 12th, 2012 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: Industry News

As we approach nearly 90 years in the drum community our presence has grown from being regional, to national to international. With a rich history of people, events and products, we have compiled a pictorial history of our company with photos, product brochures, and news events that date back as far as 1943. “Skolnik and Son”, Abraham and his son Sol, originally started circa 1925 as peddlers of wooden barrels. In 1940, with the passing of Abraham, Sol and brother Jack took the company into steel drum reconditioning and as of 1960, solely manufacturing new steel drums. In 1985, the company was sold to Howard Skolnik, son of Jack, and Edward Elins and the focus was to develop the niche or “boutique” markets which were not being served by conventional 55 gallon steel drum manufacturers. In 2012, Elins retired and Howard’s long time friend and entrepreneur, Brian Hand became Howard’s business partner. With a background in engineering, finance and internet start-ups, Brian is also the CFO for Skolnik. Skolnik continues to aim for the highest levels of quality manufacturing with a vast array of products and services. We participate in the global regulatory arena to “save lives” by helping to prevent hazardous material accidents. If you would like to see what we’ve been doing for these past 87 years, check out OUR HISTORY at Skolnik.com. We’re proud of our past, working hard in our present, and looking forward to a stimulating future.

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