East Brunswick, NJ, USA | October 19, 2017

MAUSER USA LLC Announces Closure of Manufacturing Facility in Gahanna, Ohio

MAUSER USA LLC announced the closure of its metal drum manufacturing operation located outside Columbus, OH in Gahanna effective Friday, October 20, 2017.  After extensive analysis and major investments, MAUSER USA completed its reallocation of steel drum manufacturing capabilities to better supply North American customers as efficiently and reliably as possible.  MAUSER has been the largest manufacturer of steel drums in North America since its acquisition of Berenfield Containers in April of 2016. 

“This was a very difficult decision to make as our Columbus plant has made tremendous progress in terms of safety, quality and productivity over the last year. We are very proud of our employees’ accomplishments and this decision is in no way reflective of their efforts,” stated Glenn Frommer, President and CEO of MAUSER USA. Mark Sullivan, General Manager of the Division, stated that the Company would provide opportunities for its employees to apply to positions at its other Ohio-based operations and noted several employees had already been offered similar roles.

About MAUSER Group

MAUSER Group, founded in 1896, is a worldwide leading producer of industrial packaging with more than 5,000 employees. A subsidiary of Stone Canyon Industries, MAUSER serves a portfolio of customers in the chemical, agrochemical, petrochemical and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as the food and beverage industries. MAUSER products include plastic packaging, fiber drums, steel drums, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) and reconditioning services through the National Container Group (NCG), a MAUSER holding. MAUSER provides sustainability-oriented, full-cycle services – from production to recycling (ECO-CYCLE®). With more than 100 Mauser/NCG sites and multiple joint ventures in Europe, the Americas and Asia – plus two licensee networks for plastic and steel packaging – the company is a presence around the globe. For more information, visit www.mausergroup.com.


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