Quality Steel Pails Since 1963

Quality Performance

Average Number of Defect Free Pails Per Year

99.792% 2013 99.896% 2014 99.750% 2015 99.783% 2016 99.746% 2017 99.818% 2018 99.814% 2019 99.919% 2020 99.901% 2021 99.637% 2022 99.880% 2023
Past 12 Months
Defect Free Average
Past 12 Months 0,000 Defects Per Million
ISO Certified
UL Applicator
UN Self Certified

The CSC Quality Difference

We Manufacture Steel Pails Only This allows us to focus all of our resources towards making the best steel pail in the industry. Making the best steel pail does not happen by accident, it takes years of machinery upgrades and continually making improvements to our operating systems.

Technology and Innovation Center – At our Technical Center, all of our innovations, process improvements, new machinery, and machinery upgrades are designed and built with a large in-house staff of engineers, fabricators, and mechanics.

Highly Recognized UN Program – The majority of our steel pails products are used to package hazardous materials. As a result, we have focused on developing the safest, strongest steel pail in the industry. We offer a wide range of UN ratings and a variety of UN pail designs. In addition, we offer a special service for our customers on the proper UN selection and use of our closing instructions.

ISO Based Quality Management System – At the heart of our quality system is our desire to continually improve on our quality and products. The process starts with insisting on the highest quality materials from our suppliers. Then we manufacture pails with the most innovative well-maintained machinery in the industry. Maintaining tight quality standards requires constant learning and training. Our learning training program and plant audits are designed to make sure the values and standards we live by today will endure in the years to come.


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All 4 of our Pail Plants are ISO 9001:2015 Certified

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Niles ISO Certificate

ISO 9001 (2015 Edition) Certification for Niles, OH

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Quakertown ISO Certificate

ISO 9001 (2015 Edition) Certification for Quakertown, PA

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Peotone ISO Certificate

ISO 9001 (2015 Edition) Certification for Peotone, IL

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Kilgore ISO Certificate

ISO 9001 (2015 Edition) Certification for Kilgore, TX

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Discover ISO 9001:2015

Kevin McKinley, Acting ISO Secretary-General, and Nigel Croft, Chair of the subcommittee that revised ISO 9001, tells you everything you need to know about the newest edition.

Guiding Principles
At Cleveland Steel Container we live by our Guiding Principles. Our Guiding Principles give us purpose and direction and are focused on four main areas:

  • Consistently Deliver Superior Products and Services
  • Support, Develop and Value our Team
  • Maintain Reliable and Efficient Operations
  • Plan, Grow and Improve for the Future