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    Biden Names Buttigieg Nominee for Transportation

    President-Elect Joe Biden named Pete Buttigieg December 16th as his nominee for Secretary of Transportation and, thus, head of the sprawling Department of Transportation “Although Mr. Buttigieg has almost no actual background in transportation issues, as evidenced by his Presidential run, he is bright and a quick study” says RIPA President Paul Rankin. He adds […]

    RIPA Issues New Historical Data on Drums and IBC Production

    RIPA has released new historical data on drums and IBC production covering the period 2001-2019 (beginning 1997 for steel drums). The data reveal a close correlation between reconditioning and manufacturing. Click on this post’s title line for the full report.

    RIPA Publishes Production Statistics and Industry Survey

    RIPA’s biennial report on industrial container reconditioning in the U.S. presents summary data on the annual production of reconditioned steel and plastic 55-gallon drums as well as 275- and 330-gallon composite “intermediate bulk containers” (IBCs).   Data reported are for calendar year 2019.  This report also profiles the container reconditioning industry in terms of industry practices, […]

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