About PSI

Quality Policy – PSI is committed to providing containers that comply with all necessary customer, regulatory and statutory requirements.  We will accomplish this policy through continual process review and improvement, employee training, on time delivery and upstanding treatment of our employees and our customers

Proudly Made in the USA – All of our drums and containers are made in our Medina, Ohio facility.  Our local workforce is dedicated to quality and craftsmanship and are proud of our 95%+ on-time delivery record.  Packaging Specialties is diligent about protecting the safety of our workforce and are proud of our safety record:  well over 2,500 days without a lost time injury.


On-time Delivery Record

Days Without Loss Time Injury

Years in Business

The originator of the Overpack Drum

Packaging Specialties, Inc. was founded by Joseph Dunneback, Jr. in January of 1959.  Joe started his business in a small garage modifying steel drums with customized ports and fixtures for resale.  As his success and customer base grew, Packaging Specialties moved to a larger facility on Richmond Avenue in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood.  Over time, PSI added to its product mix and saw steady expansion in customers and markets served.  In the early 1960’s Packaging Specialties developed the Overpack Drum and provided both Salvage and Overpack Drums to help clean up the Rocky Flats Nuclear Plant.  The reputation of proven quality and reliability of Packaging Specialties Drums spread and the business flourished.

Protecting What Matters Since 1959

After seeing his business grow and prosper over the years, Joe decided to retire in 1983 and sold the business to Robert Syme, a long-time colleague, and friend who had represented Packaging Specialties as an independent manufacturer’s representative and had been an integral part of sales growth and new product development for Packaging Specialties.  Bob continues to lead PSI with his vision of high quality, state of the art technology and engineering, cost-effective manufacturing, commitment to schedule and strong customer relations.
In 1990 Packaging Specialties moved to its current location on Lake Road, in the southwest Cleveland suburb of Medina, Ohio.  A former newspaper vending machine factory, the 56,000 sq. ft. building came with additional metal bending equipment, a 5-stage washer, and access to a growing skilled labor market.  Our talented group of local employees ensures that our customers can have the peace of mind knowing that their PSI packaging meets the highest quality standards and will protect their products and cargo under the most arduous conditions.

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300 Lake Road
Medina, OH 44256-2459


Toll-Free 800-344-9271
Phone 330-723-6000
Fax 330-725-8180

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