In 2019, Packaging Specialties celebrated our 60-year anniversary. We thank our loyal customers, reliable suppliers, hardworking and dedicated employees, colleagues and friends for contributing to our success over the years.
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.