PORTLAND, OR – The owners of Myers Container LLC announce the acquisition of General Steel Drum (GSD) of Charlotte, North Carolina. Myers Container, and its sister company Container Management Services LLC, are headquartered in Portland, Oregon with multiple facilities servicing the new steel drum, reconditioned steel and plastic drum, and IBC needs of the western United States. This new entity will be "General Steel Drum LLC".
"We are excited to add the expertise of General Steel Drum to our portfolio of companies." states Kyle Stavig, CEO of Myers Container. "We are fortunate to retain the professional skills of Terry Lynn and Ed West who will be in charge as General Manager and Director of Sales respectively for the GSD operation." Established in 1979 by Robert Bradford and Ed West, General Steel Drum has been the leading steel drum manufacturer in the southeastern United States. "I thank my 30-plus years with Bob and we look forward to continued success with Myers Container and the Stavigs. We will continue to serve the needs of our customers with outstanding quality and customer service," said Ed West
Myers Container LLC and Container Management Services LLC were purchased in October 2007 and have been affiliated with the Stavig / Myers family since 1917. The management team combines Kyle Stavig's 24 years of industrial container experience with his brothers' global management skills cultivated in the high tech world with companies such as Intel and Daimler-Benz. This talented management team brings the high tech sophistication to the industrial business based on guiding principles of developing a championship team, commitment to lean manufacturing, and creating a sustainable culture. Our formula for success is to acquire successful companies, enable the current management team to thrive, and provide knowledge and capital to grow the business.