Myers Container, General Steel Drum, North Coast Container, and Chicago Steel Container unite under a single name, North Coast Container

13 November 2023

The largest independent manufacturer of sustainable steel drums in North America is uniting its four companies under a new name, North Coast Container. The name change signals the start of a new era for the 106-year-old, family-owned business as it continues to expand as an industry leader in steel drum packaging.

“We are proud to continue the family tradition of making the highest quality industrial steel drums,” said Kyle Stavig, CEO of North Coast Container. “Our new name will make it easier for customers to understand we provide a nationwide, redundant footprint, we are entrepreneurial, and easy to deal with by providing the best service in the industry.”

Kyle Stavig’s great grandfather founded the company in 1917 as Myers Drum (later called Myers Container) in Richmond, California. Since 2007, the Stavig Group, which includes Kyle and his brothers, has acquired three more companies across the country, growing into the nation’s leading independent steel drum maker, seller, and reconditioner.

The following four companies are now known collectively as North Coast Container and work out of regional hubs that allow the company to serve customers throughout the country:

  • Myers Container (Portland, Oregon and Los Angeles, California)
  • General Steel Drum (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • North Coast Container (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Chicago Steel Container (Chicago, Illinois)

North Coast Container manufactures 100% recyclable steel drums for packaging liquids and other products, such as: specialty chemicals, paints and coatings, lubricants, hazardous materials, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, and government and military.

North Coast Container’s mission is to be the preferred container supplier to our customers by providing the best quality, value and service while leading in safety and sustainability. We are a forward-thinking company with a lifecycle approach to industrial packaging solutions. By putting our customers and team members first, NCC fosters a continuous improvement philosophy in our community and the industries we serve.

By consolidating under a new name, North Coast Container plans to expand its national reach, helping more customers resolve supply chain issues with sustainable steel drums that help the planet and their business.

Liz Fuller, Gard Communications,