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Jun 10, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Press Release, Steel Industry News

Today we are announcing a decrease for our steel pail prices for Q3 2024 due to falling cold rolled steel costs and demand. This decrease will be effective with orders shipped on or after July 1st, 2024, and remain in place for the remainder of Q3. CSC has developed a reputation of being fair when it […]

May 23, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully moved production volumes across our 4 pail plants. This strategic move has helped mitigate lead times, despite our ongoing surge in litho pail demand. Our increased demand, particularly for *lithographed steel pails, stems from an unexpected rise in unforecasted lithography orders, rather than supply chain […]

Apr 23, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

As we navigate an exciting 2024, demand for steel pails remains exceptionally strong with a recent surge in new orders to all our locations. This surge in the past couple of weeks is primarily due to an unforecasted increase in *lithography orders, leading to our extended lead times. *Lithographed steel pails, especially those with 4+ color processes, require […]

Mar 12, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

2024 continues to be much stronger than last year, with our March already fully booked and our April about halfway booked as of this morning. We have had to extend our lead times for two main reasons: Demand, in general, this year is better than expected We received a large influx of orders after our […]

Feb 15, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

2024 has started off much stronger than last year, with both January and February beating our initial forecast. We have had to slightly extend our lead times to be able to keep up with the increased demand, meaning our lead times are currently at 3-4 weeks instead of their usual 2-3 weeks. ​​ I know that prompt delivery is […]

Jan 16, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Hudson, OH – Cleveland Steel Container (CSC), a global leader in the steel pail industry, is thrilled to announce Akzo Nobel as the recipient of the coveted 2023 Golden Pail Award. This prestigious accolade is presented annually to one distinguished customer who exemplifies a true spirit of collaboration and partnership. Renowned for its innovative and sustainable […]

Jan 12, 2024 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Steel Industry News

As we start 2024, it’s hard to believe some of the major stories developing within the steel industry, the biggest being the potential sale of US Steel to Nippon Steel. We experienced above forecasted volume for January, so please plan your orders accordingly. ​​​​​​ Here are a few stories we’re watching closely: US STEEL BUYOUT […]

Nov 16, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release

As the holiday season approaches, I wanted to inform you of our upcoming production schedule to ensure your year-end planning is seamless. Please note the following important dates: Thanksgiving Closure: CSC will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on November 23rd and 24th 🦃 Holiday Shutdown: Our annual holiday shutdown will be from December 20th, 2023, through […]

Nov 7, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

As we move through the final quarter of 2023, numerous developments are unfolding in the steel industry: AUTO ALLIANCE OPPOSES A POTENTIAL USS-CLIFFS MERGER SMU PRICE RANGES: SHEET SURGES ON LIMITED SPOT AVAILABILITY, PLATE DROPS ON NUCOR DECREASE U.S. STEEL UP ANOTHER $100/TON ON SHEET Below, we delve a bit deeper into these 3 key insights. […]

Sep 19, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release, Steel Industry News

We are excited to announce that we will decrease our steel pail prices for Q4 2023 due to falling steel costs and demand. This decrease will be effective October 1st, 2023, and be in place for the rest of Q4 2023. This will be our 3rd price decrease this year, following decreases in Q1 and Q2 2023. CSC has […]

Sep 12, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Press Release

You may need to do a double-take to see the difference, but we just made a small but mighty modification to the ring seal pail cover!  ​​​​​   Thanks to our internal philosophy of Continuous Improvement, where we are always working on improving your pails, our Tech Center team has modified your current ring seal cover.   […]

Aug 22, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

CSC is proud to announce that it is transitioning to a new pallet tray system for all its pail plant locations! You will start to notice the new trays within the next couple of months.  ​​​​​ The vastly improved angled corners are the most significant improvement in these new pallet trays. These angled corners are […]

Jul 12, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

As we head into the third quarter of 2023, there are several major developments happening within the world of steel: RAW STEEL PRODUCTION EDGES UP 0.9%: AISI SMU PRICE RANGES: PRICES REMAIN STEADY DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION SPENDING INCREASES SHEET AND PLATE LEAD TIMES STABLIZE BUT REMAIN HIGH LIGHT VEHICLE SALES​​​ SEE SOLID GROWTH Below we explain these […]

Jun 6, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails

Summer is our busiest time of the year, especially with Litho Pails, so our lead times are currently extended from their usual 3-4 weeks.  ​​​​ I understand that prompt delivery is crucial to you and your company! Whether you are placing a large or small volume order, you can expect to receive your products on time and […]

May 31, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Lead Times, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Steel Industry News

We are informing you that CSC is being hit hard by 2023 price increases from the steel mills. Overall, the steel index has seen pricing increase in March, April, and May of this year. For example, Cleveland Cliffs has “announced seven increases totaling $550 per ton since the beginning of the year,” according to our friends over at Steel Market Update. We asked David Schollaert, […]

Apr 25, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Press Release

Cleveland Steel Container is excited to announce that we have decided to change our distributor representation in the Pacific Northwest territory (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana) from Chemical Distributors Inc. to Paramount Global Inc.  This change will be effective March 31st, 2023 . CSC and PG have been working together since 2008.  Together we have […]

Apr 14, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Covers, Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release

I’m excited to announce we will begin using 28 gauge (Cold Rolled) steel to replace our 29 gauge (Black Plate) steel starting in May 2023, depending on your pail plant. This means 29 gauge (Black Plate) pails and covers will be replaced with 28 gauge (Cold Rolled) steel pails and covers moving forward. You can read all about this change on our […]

Mar 8, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Steel Industry News

As we wrap up the first quarter for 2023, there are several major developments happening within the world of raw materials – particularly steel: WEEKLY RAW STEEL PRODUCTION REBOUNDS: AISI SMU PRICE RANGES: THE SHEET RALLY CONTINUES, PLATE JOINS CLIFFS UP $100/TON ON SHEET, TARGETS $1,100/TON HRC SHEET AND PLATE LEAD TIMES CONTINUE TO TREND […]

Feb 22, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release

Cleveland Steel Container manufactures rust-inhibited pails that utilize three different coating chemistries: Alkyd Urethane acrylate Clear-modified epoxy phenolic The tops/covers and bottoms use urethane acrylate and modified epoxy phenolic coatings, and the pail body uses an alkyd coating. The purpose of a rust inhibitor is to slow down the formation of rust.  It is not […]

Feb 21, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Litho Pails, Plain Pails, Press Release, Steel Industry News

Starting sometime in Q2 2023, we will begin using 28 gauge (Cold Rolled) steel to replace our 29 gauge (Black Plate) non-regulated steel pails and covers. An exact date will be based on the inventory of black plate, which will ultimately determine when we permanently roll out the change (likely towards the end of Q2 or […]

Feb 14, 2023 | By Jeff Swan | Topics: Fittings, Press Release

I want to inform you about a significant regulatory change in the industrial packaging industry this year. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) now requires cans and other fuel containers to feature a “flame mitigation device.” This new rule will be effective in July 2023.  This is directly from CPSC: ​​​​​​“The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) […]

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.