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Nov 16, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times

Lead times at all Cleveland Steel Container steel pail plants are officially back to 3 weeks! We are at the end of our extended lead times and are now back to our standard 3 to 4 week lead times we’ve become known for. What’s encouraging is that raw materials and steel pricing/lead times should be slightly better for 2023. ​​ […]

Nov 8, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Press Release

We are required by the U.S. Government, Department of Transportation (DOT) under 49 CFR to publish our UN Closing Instructions when any change or revision is made. This email is to notify you that the closing instructions for the following application have been updated: QA-FM-L256 This application had the following changes made to it: Changed torque specification on […]

Oct 13, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times

Lead times at all four Cleveland Steel Container steel pail plants are now at 6 weeks for almost all of our steel pail products!  Our goal is still to get back to our standard 3 to 4 week lead times we’ve become known for. I wanted to also give you some quick updates on events happening throughout […]

Sep 23, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Fittings, Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release

After careful consideration between the general managers at each of our pail plants, our management team, as well taking into account our reduced lead times, we have decided to adjust our company-wide order placement policy. Effective immediately, customers will not be able to place any steel pail or cover order more than four months out from the […]

Aug 23, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

I’m happy to announce the creation of a new position for our sales team, an Inside Sales Specialist.  Our very own Jeff Swan was recently selected to take on these additional responsibilities as our Inside Sales Specialist. By creating an Inside Sales position, Cleveland Steel Container will be able to provide: Increased assistance to our […]

Aug 9, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

Our Lead Times Have *Significantly* Decreased!   Lead times at all four Cleveland Steel Container steel pail plants are HALF what they were at the start of 2022! We are nearing the end of our extended lead times and heading back to our standard 3 to 4 week lead times we’ve become known for. Right now, […]

Aug 4, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Fittings, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

With summer now upon us, I wanted to share three separate ways you can prevent your steel pails from developing rust while in storage.  While they are still stronger and more durable than plastic pails, steel pails can develop rust if not correctly stored or maintained. This can lead to a few pails, whole pallets or […]

Jul 12, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded a Silver Medal from EcoVadis, the world’s most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence, and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains 🌳 The EcoVadis methodology is based on international sustainability standards (Global Reporting Initiative, United Nations Global Compact, ISO 26000), and supervised by a scientific committee of […]

May 19, 2022 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

As we head into the second quarter of 2022, several major developments are happening within the world of raw materials – particularly steel: President Biden signs higher Russian steel tariffs  Steel prices see increases across the board  Ryerson CEO predicts stronger demand and higher steel prices Domestic Steel Utilization Back Below 80% High raw material costs […]

Aug 17, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Steel Industry News

We wanted to quickly update you on 7 events within the steel industry that are impacting your steel pails: Steel Prices May Have Peaked (Or Are Close To) Steel Mill Availability Sees Big Improvements The YTD Steel Supply Looks Optimistic Increased Capacity & Imports Are On The Way Infrastructure Could Increase Demand By 3% Cold Rolled […]

Jul 28, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Cleveland Steel Container Corporation, an Employee Owned Company which manufactures steel pails used in the transport of hazardous and nonhazardous materials, proudly announces their Quality Management System has been certified under ISO 9001:2015 requirements at their Quakertown, Pennsylvania manufacturing facility. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard is the most universally […]

Jul 7, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

Are you sitting there wondering how the steel industry will impact your steel pails as we start the third quarter?  Things sure are different this quarter than even a year ago, and below, we’ve laid out 5 market forces that could impact your steel pails, not just this quarter but far into the future.  Hot […]

Jun 28, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Cleveland Steel Container Corporation, an Employee Owned Company which manufactures steel pails used in the transport of hazardous and nonhazardous materials, proudly announces their Quality Management System has been certified under ISO 9001:2015 requirements at their Peotone, Illinois manufacturing facility. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard is the most universally […]

Jun 9, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Our supplier has notified us of a change to the red iron oxide pigment used in our red phenolic lining. They are unable to get any of this pigment due to market conditions that we are all experiencing right now. The new pigment is still the same iron oxide but just a different shade. The […]

Apr 16, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Cleveland Steel Container Corporation, an Employee Owned Company which manufactures steel pails used in the transport of hazardous and nonhazardous materials, proudly announces their Quality Management System has been certified under ISO 9001:2015 requirements at their Niles Ohio manufacturing facility. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Quality Management System Standard is the most universally […]

Mar 26, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

There are 6 major events within the raw steel industry that are currently affecting or will affect the steel pail industry as we head into Q2 2021: Section 232 Tariffs Staying In Place  Steel Prices Increasing (Per Ton) Steel Mill Utilization Slipping Zinc Demand Remaining Strong Lead Times for Steel Staying Extended  Scrap Prices Staying High […]

Feb 23, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

Whenever our prices change, it's important to note that they are the only thing that's changing. Our commitment to making good pails and delivering them on-time doesn't change, no matter what our prices are at. Continue reading to see the 3 exact reasons why our pricing is changing for Q2 2021.

Jan 11, 2021 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

Are you happy to finally have 2020 behind us? ​ Last year was crazy for the steel pail industry, with demand being consistently strong the whole year, even with COVID-19 negatively affecting nearly every other industry. ​ Luckily, 2021 is already looking to be a different year for steel pails than 2020 was. Here’s how! ​

Dec 9, 2020 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

Have you noticed just how irregular the domestic steel supply has been this quarter? ​ Compared to last year, steel prices and supply have been completely different — in all the wrong ways.