In 2007, the Stavig brothers acquired Myers Container and Container Management Services, the fourth generation of the family-owned business dating back to 1917. General Steel Drum of Charlotte, North Carolina was acquired by the Stavigs in February 2011. In September 2018, the Stavigs added North Coast Container in Cleveland, Ohio. Following their sustained plan for growth, they acquired Chicago Steel Container in Chicago, Illinois in August 2022. All companies continue to operate independently under its own name and entity.
Collectively, the companies are all brands of Stavig Group.
The Stavig family’s formula for success is building a collection of brands by acquiring successful companies, enabling their current management teams to maintain their operating independence and thrive, and providing the knowledge, assistance and capital to execute on their growth plans.
From left to right: Dan Roth, Kyle Stavig, Christian Stavig, Cody Stavig
To be the preferred container supplier to our customers by providing the best quality, value and service while leading in sustainability and safety.
Our Philosophy and Values
You can count on General Steel Drum for top quality products and services. Our quality is embedded in our business practices based on lean manufacturing, standardization, and continuous improvement. Quality is not something we turn on and off for certification – our passion and attention to quality is what defines General Steel Drum.
General Steel Drum believes in minimizing its environmental impact and developing a company culture that eliminates waste. Our vision is to be a zero discharge community participant.
Management Best Practices
The company is managed using our business system, based on industry-leading technology, human resources development, sustainability, and lean manufacturing. That means our products are delivered to you on time, with the highest quality assurance, and with a premium on customer service.
General Steel Drum is part of an active community of organizations working to create opportunity and sustainability. We work in conjunction with the following entities to benchmark and drive continuous improvement, utilizing best management practices (BMPs):
- Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI)
- Fallen Heroes Fund
- American Red Cross
- Habitat for Humanity
- University of North Carolina-Charlotte MECOP Engineering Internship Program
- Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA)