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Celebrating 300 Years and Giving Thanks

As November rolls around and the holiday season nears, we are reminded of the things we are grateful for. Con-Tech has many reasons to be both thankful and celebratory!…Read More

Long-Lost Silent Films Travel Home in Steel Drums

A series of long-lost silent films are making their way home back to America with the help of the steel drum industry. A major discovery of some of films earliest productions brings good news, as these movies return home to their right place, via steel barrel drums….Read More

Pallets and Packaging Innovations

Pallets and Packaging Innovations Keeping up with the latest news in manufacturing, steel, drums and supply chain management is a big undertaking, one Con-Tech is happy to tackle. Being a thought leader in our industries in hugely important to us, which is why our VPs, sales team and product managers are continuously meeting with industry…Read More

Con-Tech – Global Parts Supplier Mastering American Tariff Regulations

As a global parts supplier specializing in imports for more than 35 years, Con-Tech’s strong relationships with global suppliers and manufacturers and our logistics expertise allow us to master the recent changes in American tariff regulations. Let’s break these down and address how we tackle some of the most important issues include sourcing, pricing, transportation,…Read More

Louisiana Imports and GSP Tariff Savings

  In the state of Louisiana for the year 2016, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) imports totaled $228 million, with GSP tariff savings of $5.9 million. The 2017 year-to-date savings amount to $12 million, a substantial increase over the previous year. The lapse in the GSP cost Louisiana $1.4 million dollars in taxes during the…Read More

Changes in Legislation re Import Tariffs Affect Steel Industry

Recent changes I legislation with respect to import tariffs have greatly affected the steel industry. U.S. President Trump in April 2017 ordered an investigation into the national security implications of foreign imports of US steel. Days later, he signed a memorandum for a similar investigation on aluminum. Both were efforts undertaken by the Commerce Department…Read More

Industrial Pack 2018 Con-Tech Charting New Territory

Con-Tech is always ahead of the curve regarding industry innovation. We collaborate with customers in the industrial, transit and protective packaging and other areas toward our mutual goals of providing quality products and service with competitive pricing. We have a long history in the drum and related packaging industries and are constantly evolving to meet…Read More

How Can I Get Parts Made for Me?

Do you wonder, “How can I get parts made for me?” If one needs a part, prototype, or product made it would be very costly in time, manpower, equipment, and tooling to get up and running to make it. Hiring someone else to make it is both the solution and another problem because knowing where…Read More

New Orleans Custom Parts Supplier’s Thirtieth Anniversary

For Immediate Release Celebrating Thirty Years of Making Things Complete New Orleans-based industrial parts company Con-Tech International reached 30-year milestone in June 2013 June 30, 2013 – New Orleans, LA – Locally-owned and operated, Con-Tech began selling industrial steel drum parts out of a garage in 1983 and, thirty years later, has grown to an…Read More

Your Reputation is Only As Good As Your Weakest Link

Is there a weak link in your supply chain? The cost of failure is very high these days. Increasingly difficult to control supply chains cause great pains for companies and even bring on failures. Risk management association, Airmic, asserts that firms outsource more than just production, they outsource their actual reputation. If companies do not…Read More