Industrial Container Services Purchase

Industrial Container Services, LLC, Acquires Canadian Drum Reconditioning, Manufacturing and Distribution Operations of Great Western Containers Inc., Can- Am Containers Inc., Universal Drum Reconditioning/All Tank and Jos. Le Bel Inc. Click here to download the press release. … [Read more...]

You Are Still At Risk – Second/third Party Usage of Packaging

You spend a lot of time building up your personal brand, your image, and it’s a great investment. Your personal brand is your reputation, and the last thing you want is an unknown party riding on the coattails of your brand to gain a little weight. The problem, of course, isn’t just that they’re … [Read more...]

Glass vs Plastic: Which is Better?

Life is full of choices between two options. Coffee or tea. Coke or Pepsi. Chicken or fish. At Great Western Containers, we help our clients navigate the choice between glass vs plastic containers. Both have their advantages and drawbacks and in the end, it’s a little like choosing which came first, … [Read more...]

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...]

Green Initiatives in the Packaging World

Think about how much packaging you interact with every day. Better yet, just think about how much packaging you come in contact with when you go to a grocery store. Just look down the rows and rows of boxes, and then think about how many grocery stores there are within a one mile radius. 99.999999% … [Read more...]

The History of the Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) are a popular option for transporting and storing granular and powdered products from a wide range of industries. From food processing to rubber reinforcing, FIBCs truly have a varying client-base. But they weren’t always as useful and it took a little … [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...]

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