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Staying The Course & Saying Thanks

It’s been an interesting and successful year for Con-Tech International and we’re so grateful for it. We’ve met some amazing new customers, witnessed colleagues and friends maneuver ever-changing business protocols and pricing, and survived supply chain woes. Despite all those challenges, we came out the other end as winners, more wise and well-seasoned and so…Read More

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Sustainability and Steel Drums – Our Newest Podcast

Industry experts expect podcasting to grow significantly in 2022-23 as on-demand audio increases in popularity. In fact, current estimates project that listeners in the U.S. could increase from 75.9 million to 100 million listeners in the U.S. by 2024. Because we want you to stay informed, we are keeping up with trends and  created the…Read More

Listen Up! New Con-Tech Podcast

Our Deep Dives into subjects that matter and pertain to your business in the industrial manufacturing and global supply chain industries continue with our newest marketing tool, the Industrial Mfg Deep Dives Podcast. In our first episode, we talk with our President and CEO, Barbara Ryniker Evans, an entrepreneur who started her own law firm…Read More

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Celebrating Manufacturing Day

Early on this month, we recognized National Manufacturing Day, a holiday created to celebrate those who proudly stand behind our goods and services in America. Despite not actually manufacturing products ourselves, we supply thousands of manufactured goods to companies around the world and across the country, and proudly support our suppliers and manufacturing partners. It’s…Read More

India Moving Up in Manufacturing for U.S.

India has moved into 5th position as a top exporter to the U.S. Does your company do business there?Con-Tech has been partnering with businesses in India for decades and we are proud to be work with leading manufacturer, Technocraft. Our decades-long relationship with this manufacturing powerhouse has resulted in a stellar reputation for providing high-quality…Read More

Drum Products and accessories

Steel Drum Market – No Signs of Slowing Down

Steel drums have been a leader for the industrial packaging industry for decades and show no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Steel drums are an essential American industry for which buyers carefully assess every detail. Available in various sizes and configurations, steel drums have several practical uses, and have been used in many other ways including as housing supports, musical instruments, rain barrels and barbeque…Read More

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Markets in Flux & More Sustainability

The Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) market is experiencing a high right now with sales up that could, however, easily come crashing down as supplies become scarce, resulting in very real interruptions to the US food and supply chains. Many factors contribute to the flucuating market including the War in Ukraine and relations with other Urea-producing…Read More

2021: year in review

Sustainability = Future of Manufacturing Success

Climate change is real and it’s having devastating effects on our planet and our future. We are constantly bombarded with negative stories about climate disasters, resulting in many of us questioning what exactly we can do to make change for the better. The good news is, we can affect change. Thankfully, the demand for better,…Read More

Manufacturing Sector Keeps Adding Jobs

 Employment in the US is up, especially in some manufacturing sectors. Manufacturing companies in the U.S. added 29,000 jobs last month, slightly beating the sector’s last pre-pandemic employment numbers in February 2020. Employment in the economy overall rose by 372,000 jobs as the employment rate and labor force participation rate—3.6% and 62.2%, respectively—remained stable. U.S….Read More

Women Leaders – May We Raise & Support Them

On International Womens Day, we recognize and celebrate the strong, smart women at Con-Tech who are the reason our company is so successful. From sales to accounting to steering the ship, these ladies continue to bring their intelligence, insight, tenacity and patience to the office day after day after day. Shout out to our President…Read More