Inventory Management: Getting a little help from your friends

The Beatles sang, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” And never a truer lyric was sung. None of us get by on our own. We all seek out help, advice and assistance, especially when it comes to running a business and your inventory management. And while we don’t think the Fab Four had … [Read more...]

Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)

A Flexible Solution to Complex Problems - Intermediate Bulk Containers Rigidity and inflexibility flies in the face of industry. To innovate, we have to bend. To create, we have to flex. It’s new ideas, new ways of thinking and the ability to adjust to circumstances that brings success. When we … [Read more...]

Plastic Drums Into Rain Barrels – Another Way to Recycle Plastic Drums

Most people who buy our plastic drums usually use the drums to contain food, oil, chemicals and acidic products. The poly drums hold up well to these liquid products and last for a long time. Plus, we can easily clean and repurpose the plastic drums for a different product or recycle the drum once … [Read more...]

Necessity is The Mother of Invention

Throughout human history, necessity has driven invention and innovation, necessity is the mother of invention. Fire allowed us to cook our meat. The wheel, lever and pulley became essential tools to drive industry. The incandescent light bulb ushered in a new age of production. Our modern age is … [Read more...]

Reconditioned Steel Drums Following the Life of a Drum

Imagine a versatile life, one filled with adventure, travel and of helping others. Sounds like a dream come true, right? Well, that’s pretty much the life of reconditioned steel drums. From the beginning to the end of a reconditioned steel drums life span, it could cross the globe, hold … [Read more...]

Recycling Plastics: Ahead of the Curve

A news item came across our desk the other day that made us smile. Canadians recycled 24 percent more plastic in 2011 than they did in 2010, according to a report from the Canada Plastics Industry Association. The increase comes from both an increase in the amount of plastic goods added to the … [Read more...]

50 Best Managed Companies – Going for Gold

The Bodtker Group of Companies Achieves Gold Status as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies – for the Fifth Consecutive Year! We are delighted to announce that The Bodtker Group of Companies (formerly GWC Services Ltd.) has requalified as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies ─ Gold … [Read more...]

Food Grade Plastic – What is it?

Take a quick look around your home and office and notice just how many products have different forms of plastic in them. There’s your recycling can, the kids’ fire truck in the corner, the bottle of aspirin in your medicine cabinet and your water bottle on the counter. Each of these products is … [Read more...]

Great Western Containers Launches New Website

Great Western Containers, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of our new website. We remain as committed as ever to great people, great products and great service and our new website makes it easier than ever to meet our clients’ needs and fulfill our mission to develop innovative packaging … [Read more...]


The Bodtker Group Of Companies, formerly GWC Services Ltd., acquires Reliance Products LP in Winnipeg, MB. CALGARY, Alberta (11 January 2013) – The Bodtker Group of Companies (Bodtker Group), an industrial packaging/oil and lubricant blending and filling company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, … [Read more...]

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