The easiest solution for your container needs is one that combines superior container quality with complete life-cycle service. Everything you purchase from CMS is collectible for reuse or recycling. CEO Kyle Stavig, his brothers, and everyone at CMS share the vision of operating an innovative and sustainable company.
From left to right: Dan Roth, Kyle Stavig, Christian Stavig, Cody Stavig
In 2007, the Stavig brothers acquired Myers Container and Container Management Services, the fourth generation of the family-owned business dating back to 1917. General Steel Drum of Charlotte, North Carolina was acquired by the Stavigs in February 2011. In September 2018, the Stavigs added North Coast Container in Cleveland, Ohio. Following their sustained plan for growth, they acquired Chicago Steel Container in Chicago, Illinois in August 2022. All companies continue to operate independently under its own name and entity.
Collectively, the companies are all brands of Stavig Group.
The Stavig family’s formula for success is building a collection of brands by acquiring successful companies, enabling their current management teams to maintain their operating independence and thrive, and providing the knowledge, assistance and capital to execute on their growth plans.
To be the preferred container supplier to our customers by providing the best quality, value and service while leading in sustainability and safety.
Our Philosophy and Values
You can count on CMS for top quality products and services. Our quality is embedded in our business practices based on lean manufacturing, standardization, and continuous improvement. Quality is not something we turn on and off for certification – our passion and attention to quality is what defines CMS.
CMS believes in minimizing its environmental impact and developing a company culture that eliminates waste. Our vision is to be a zero-discharge community participant.
Management Best Practices
The company is managed using the Myers/CMS business system, based on industry-leading technology, human resources development, sustainability, and lean manufacturing. That means our products are delivered to you on time, with the highest quality assurance, and with a premium on customer service.
CMS is part of an active community of organizations working to create opportunity and sustainability. We work in conjunction with the following entities to benchmark and drive continuous improvement, utilizing best management practices (BMPs):
- Northwest High Performance Enterprise Consortium (NW HPEC)
- Southern California Lean Consortium
- Energy Trust of Oregon
- Energy Trust of California
- Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA)
- Industrial Steel Drum Institute (ISDI)
- Fallen Heroes Fund
- American Red Cross
- Habitat for Humanity
- Oregon State University MECOP Engineering Internship Program
- Industrial Packaging Alliance of North America (IPANA)