The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard about Plastic Pails

There are tons of types of containers, and there isn't a single one that can take care of all of them. What makes a container useful, however, is versatility. Of the containers regularly available for both private and industrial uses, the most versatile out there is arguably the plastic pail. This … [Read more...]


“If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results.  You have to water the flowers you want to grow”. ~Steven Covey Written by Ken Chisholm One of the key elements in effectively managing a sales team is trust.  One of the main reasons sales people leave companies is because they do not … [Read more...]


Written by Ken Chisholm Today I would like to focus on the most negative, debilitating, growth curbing, devastating emotion humanity faces every day; FEAR. Sorry for the negative tone but it’s not a very happy subject. If we were to all look inward it would not take the greatest memory to … [Read more...]

Making the Best of It

Written by Ken Chisholm Turning the Bad into Great Back in September of 2006 I was traveling with some colleagues to New Jersey for some plant tours and meetings with some of our key partners.  Everything was going smoothly as our early AM flight from Calgary left on time and the connecting flight … [Read more...]

Increasing Our Sustainability Initiative Through the EarthMinded Brand

Over the past twenty years, efforts to make companies more environmentally responsible have started causing some serious changes for the better, and not just on a bureaucratic level. It’s not that companies are just maintaining a certain standard of Green practices because of regulations, but now we … [Read more...]

Inventory Tailored to Our Customers’ Needs

Finding the right container or packaging for your product can be a hassle. The more specific the container, the fewer places are going to have it in their inventory, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. At GWC we have a great selection of products, but we know we can't possibly have every … [Read more...]

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Reconditioned Steel Drums

Reconditioned steel drums are great containers for almost any need you have, from hazardous materials to harmless fluids. However, this doesn't mean that they are always perfect. They come with their own maintenance needs and issues just like everything else in the world, but if you've got some … [Read more...]

7 Things About Glass Bottles You Should Know Before You Order

Glass bottles. Not much to them, right? All our vinegar comes in glass bottles, classic Coca-Cola came in glass bottles, and even our perfumes, colognes, and aftershaves come in them. We're experts in using them, so there’s no need to check ourselves when ordering from glass bottle suppliers, right? … [Read more...]

We’re Celebrating 35 Years in Business

From a single Calgary location with 3,000 sq ft and 10 employees generating $150,000 gross revenue, we have grown to become Canada-wide with 18 locations, more than 500 employees and $150 million in revenues. This process has included expanding industrial container products and services offerings, … [Read more...]

I Got The Pickle

Many years ago our gregarious and intrepid sale rep from Ropak, Gordie Webb presented a video at one of our Manager’s meetings titled Give em the Pickle.  The creator of this video (yes it was video as DVD was not around at that time) was Bob Farrell founder of Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlours in … [Read more...]

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