A group of five independent steel drum manufacturers announced the launch of a joint venture, Containers America LLC, designed to offer single-source supply to drum users. The group said the venture allows member companies to supply drums to customers “almost anywhere in the USA.” The companies are CP Louisiana Inc., New Orleans; General Steel Drum Corp., Charlotte, NC; Nesco Container Corp., Fenton, MO; North Coast Container Corp., Cleveland; and Trilla Steel Drum Corp., Chicago.