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" Strength, Reliability and Safety "
" Triplex™ Technology exceeds standard testing "
" Feel the Strength of Steel "
" Quality, Service and Value "
" Over 50 years of making steel pails "
Founded in 1963 by current Chairman & CEO Mr. Christopher I. Page and Mr. Edward F. Crawford.
First pail line built and installed by Mr. Page in original factory in Cleveland.
1969 – Purchase of Globe Steel Barrel in Cleveland to enter the steel drum business.
Steel pail operations moved to larger Cleveland plant.
1970 – Open steel pail plant in Quakertown, PA.
1973 – Purchase Republic Steel Container Division in Niles, OH.
Early 1970’s – Open plastic pail plants in Cleveland and Los Angeles; new steel pail plant in Omaha.
Late 1970’s – Economic conditions forced restructuring. Steel pail plant in Cleveland closed and moved to Niles. Niles drum line sold. Omaha and LA plants closed.
1980’s – Era of maturity and stability with steel pails at Quakertown, Niles and plastic pails at Cleveland; North Pak founded in 1987.
1992 – Build Streetsboro, Ohio Technical Center with room for future manufacturing operations.
1993 – Trade Cleveland plastic pail plant for Bennett Industries’ steel pail plant in Peotone, Illinois. New pail line built and installed within first year.
1996 – Open metal stamping plant in Streetsboro, Ohio.
1997 – Niles pail plant reopens after 1995 strike.
2001 – Acquire Carando Machine Works’ steel pail division.
2002 – Acquire Norton Packaging’s steel pail business in Oakland, CA.
2008 – Cleveland Steel Container completes an acquisition of Southline Metal Products steel pail division
2008 – Cleveland Steel Container completes an acquisition of Greif’s steel pail division.
2009 – Cleveland Steel Container closes Oakland, CA plant due to the economy and the West coast market.
2009 – Cleveland Steel Container opens our Kilgore, TX plant in December.
2011 – Implements Triplex
Technology at all pail plants.
2013 – Cleveland Steel Container Celebrates 50 Years in Business.
2014 – After 50 plus years of ownership by Christopher I. Page creates an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company. This guarantees that we will never be sold or “flipped” to another entity.
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30310 Emerald Valley Parkway
Glenwillow, Ohio 44139
Email Sue Bush,
Cleveland Steel Container
“A Company Driven By Customers First”