About Us

Our Story

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.

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. The Stavig Group rebranded its new steel drum manufacturing companies as North Coast Container to help illustrate its nationwide footprint with redundant capabilities in 2023.


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 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.