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Myers Wellness 360

Myers Industries has been hosting an annual employee health fair for many years. The fair has always focused on nutrition and exercise as a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Earlier this year when the committee met for the first time, the committee chair tossed out the idea of taking the focus off nutrition and exercise and placing it on whole life wellness. The committee loved the idea, and Myers Wellness 360 was born.
Posted: 7/28/2016 1:10:45 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, EmployeeEvents, MyersIndustries, UnitedWay


Exploring Canada from Coast to Coast in an RV

Come along as we take you on a coast to coast, National Park camping tour of Canada.  Load up the RV, fill up your gas can and let's hit the road.
Posted: 6/23/2016 9:52:50 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Camping, RV, Scepter


Battling the Water Crisis, One Drop of Water at a Time

Did you know that one in ten people in the world goes without clean water?  That’s approximately 663 million people.  Did you also know those 663 million people spend an average of 40 billion hours per year walking to collect water for their families?  Don’t feel bad I didn’t either.  At least not until last month when Scepter employee Ryan reached out to me about an organization called Charity Water.  Click here to read the rest of the blog and learn more about this amazing organization and it's relationship with Scepter.

Posted: 5/6/2016 1:24:10 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
CharitableGiving, Corporate, Scepter


Out and About with the Material Handling Segment

Spring tradeshow season is upon us.  Find out where you can visit Buckhorn, Inc. and Akro-Mils to learn about the latest and greatest in storage, transportation, and organization products.  Ice cream anyone?

Posted: 3/29/2016 2:01:21 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Buckhorn, FoodHandling, FoodProcessing, Healthcare, MaterialHandling, SupplyChain


Custom Plastic Manufacturing Part 2: Thermoforming

Myers Industries’ portfolio of companies utilize a number of different types of plastic molding including injection-molding, blow-molding, structural foam molding, rotational-molding, and thermoforming. Today, in Part 2 of our Custom Plastic Molding blog series, we are going to discuss Thermoforming, and why it is an exceptional option for the manufacturing of custom plastic parts.
Posted: 2/19/2016 1:46:58 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Custom Plastic Manufacturing Part 1: Rotational Molding

In today’s world we are surrounded by plastic. Myers Industries Material Handling Segment is comprised of a group of plastic manufacturing companies. Companies that make everything from consumer and military fuel cans, to bulk containers, to storage bins, to water tanks, to boat seats. This is Part 1 of a 2 Part blog series on custom plastics manufacturing. With custom plastic manufacturing a customer can come to us with a concept, and our engineers work with those customers engineers to develop the plastic part that fits the exact product specifications.

Posted: 2/5/2016 1:37:40 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Increase Healthcare Efficiency and Organization with Akro-Mils and 5S Lean

Learn how to apply 5S Lean methodology to healthcare supply storage, and how Akro-Mils products can transform your medical supply and storage areas from their current state, into well-organized work areas.

Posted: 1/28/2016 4:10:53 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
5SLean, Akro-Mils, Healthcare, Organization


5 Myers Tire Supply Products to Keep Your Car Winter Ready

After a very mild December, winter has definitely arrived across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region.  Frigid temperatures and falling snow make winter travel difficult, and it's always a good idea to be prepared.  Myers Tire Supply carries over 10,000 products for servicing passenger cars and trucks, and while many of the products are designed for the professional service technician, there are a few (thousand) that any car owner will find handy.
Posted: 1/15/2016 11:28:40 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Automotive, MyersTireSupply


Getting Organized after the Holidays, with Akro-Mils!

The holidays have come and gone – the food has been served, the gifts have been distributed and the decorations were enjoyed by all. Now it’s time to think about putting it all away until next year. That’s where we come in. We’re here to help so you don't have to worry about how to store your decorations after the holiday chaos has come to an end.
Posted: 1/4/2016 2:05:23 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Organization, PlasticsManufacturing, Storage


2015 Summit County Children's Services Holiday Party

Summit County Children’s Services held their annual caregivers holiday parties on December 12, 2015. Employees of Myers Industries volunteered to help during the parties.
Posted: 12/21/2015 10:51:38 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, MyersIndustries, SummitCountyChildrensServices


2015 Seed Expo

Last week, I attended the American Seed Trade Association 2015 Expo in Chicago and learned a big lesson ... Farming is Technology.
Posted: 12/18/2015 9:06:21 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Buckhorn, BuckhornServices, SeedBox, SeedExpo


5 Thanksgiving Desserts that aren’t Pumpkin Pie!

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and since it’s a time for family and togetherness and thankfulness, we’ve decided to break away from our typical corporate-themed blog posts to instead talk about something that’s just plain fun – desserts!
Posted: 11/25/2015 9:13:49 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
ChocolateBrownie, Corporate, Desserts, LemonBars, MyersIndustries, OreoTruffles, PumpkinPie, Recipes, SaltedCaramel, Thanksgiving


Give Thanks by Giving Back

Happy Thanksgiving! Myers Industries strongly believes in supporting community agencies. In the spirit of the season, I thought this week we would talk about fun ways to volunteer this holiday. With the official kick off to the holiday season later next week many people start thinking about what they can do with a group of friends, or with their families to celebrate the season. Here are few suggestions that will not only allow you to enjoy a good time with your family and friends, but will also give back to the community and those that might need a little lifting up during a time of year that can be very lonely and difficult.
Posted: 11/20/2015 3:10:10 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
ACCESS, CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, MyersIndustries, SummitCountyChildrensServices


5 Home Uses for an Industrial Cart

Jamco Products is known as a manufacturer of industrial grade, fully welded carts, cabinets, tables, and more!  And especially with the industrial carts, there are more uses than you can count, whether in an office, warehouse, factory, parking lot, garage or medical facility.  Here are five fun home uses for an industrial cart!
Posted: 11/10/2015 9:40:35 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments


2015 Pack Expo

Last month, the Buckhorn Marketing, Sales, and Engineering team was part of Pack Expo 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  With our three new product launches and hundreds of customer engagements it was our biggest year at Pack Expo ever!
Posted: 10/20/2015 8:39:52 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments


2015 United Way Wrap Up

The Myers Industries 2015 United Way event wrapped up on Friday, October 9 with a catered luncheon celebration.  The campaign kicked-off on Tuesday, September 29 and centered on the theme All In for United Way.  We focused on educating employees about United Way and the agencies which they support.
Posted: 10/12/2015 11:28:19 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Corporate, Giving, UnitedWay


Scepter Fuel Containers

When Scepter joined the Myers Industries family of brands, we gained a well known, easily identifiable product – the Jerry Can.  We’ve all seen them on store shelves, at boat docks and of course in our own garages.  Best known as a red gas can, there are actually a ton of different variations, functions and liquid uses for this container.
Posted: 9/18/2015 10:51:01 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Consumer, FuelContainers, Scepter


Myers Industries Charitable Giving

At Myers Industries, we believe that sharing our success in the communities where we do business is a key to community development. With the help of our employees, we strive for a positive impact on our communities, making them better places to live and work. One of the best ways to accomplish this is through charitable giving.
Posted: 9/2/2015 10:43:43 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
ACCESS, AkronMarathon, CharitableGiving, Community, Corporate, SoapBoxDerby, SummitCountyChildrenServices, UnitedWay


5 Back to School Tips with Akro-Mils

The end of summer means one thing – back to school for the kids!  Whether they’re about to enter preschool or heading into their senior year of high school, kids, parents and teachers always have a list of items that need accomplished before that first bell rings.  Let Akro-Mils help with these five classroom-friendly products.
Posted: 8/24/2015 10:07:08 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments


Five Fun Places to Go RVing

Where can you take your RV and what can you see along the way?  Today we are going to talk about Five Fun Places to Go RVing!
Posted: 8/10/2015 1:47:17 PM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 3 comments


2015 Soap Box Derby

Each July, children and their families from all over the world descend upon Akron, Ohio to compete in the First Energy All-American Soap Box Derby. For kids who race soap box cars, this is the ultimate goal – competing and winning at the Derby Downs track.
Posted: 7/31/2015 8:19:53 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Community, Corporate, MyersIndustries, SoapBoxDerby, Sponsorship


5 Car Care Tips Before Your Next Road Trip

Taking a road trip this August?  Whether you’re off to some sand and surf, planning a getaway to a relaxing mountain cabin, or just driving down the iconic Route 66 highway, make sure your car is in tip-top shape before you hit the road!
Posted: 7/23/2015 3:15:12 PM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 1 comments
5Tips, CarCare, Distribution, MyersIndustries, MyersTireSupply, SummerRoadTrip


Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Scepter Toronto

On Monday June 22nd the Corporate Communications Department set off on another road trip adventure, this time to visit our neighbors to the north in Toronto, Canada. This trip proved to test my long car ride tolerance, as getting across the border and Toronto traffic are not intended for the faint of heart. After a very long 6.5 hours in the car, we finally arrived at our destination of Scepter Canada.
Posted: 7/15/2015 1:56:02 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 2 comments
FuelContainers, MaterialHandling, Military, PlasticsManufacturing, Scepter


Akro-Mils Wadsworth Expansion

As part of Akro-Mils long term growth strategy, a streamlined approach to the plastics production was top on the list of priorities.  Join the Corporate Communications Team on their recent site visit to see how the expansion at the Wadsworth plant is coming along, and learn what benefits the change brings to the Akro-Mils business.
Posted: 7/2/2015 9:53:50 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


United Way Day of Action 2015

Every year, a group of dedicated Myers Industries, Myers Tire Supply, and Akro-Mils employees volunteer in the local Akron community for the United Way of Summit County’s annual Day of Action.
Posted: 6/23/2015 8:41:28 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
CharitableGiving, DayOfAction, MyersIndustries, UnitedWay


Corporate Office Exhibit Hall Redesign Project

The Corporate Communications Department recently undertook a complete redesign of the main Exhibit Hall area of the Myers Industries corporate office. From banners to display units to product, everything was revamped and refreshed.
Posted: 6/12/2015 9:40:11 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Corporate, Distribution, ExhibitHall, MaterialHandling, MyersIndustries


The Five Best Lakes for Boating in North Eastern Ohio

Tomorrow kicks off Memorial Day weekend, the official start to the summer season and in North East Ohio, the official start to boating season. Since Myers Industries Material Handling companies Ameri-Kart and Scepter both serve the marine industry, I thought we would kick off the holiday weekend by talking about my five favorite lakes in North East Ohio.
Posted: 5/21/2015 2:35:03 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 4 comments
Ameri-Kart, Boating, Marine, Scepter


5 Ways to Store & Transport Food … with Recipes Included!

Thanks to Buckhorn, Inc., there are sustainable and reusable storage and transport options to get food where it needs to go.  Here are five food-handling products, complete with delicious recipes!
Posted: 5/15/2015 9:42:46 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 4 comments
Buckhorn, FoodHandling, FoodProcessing, MaterialHandling


5 Tips to Spring Clean & Organize Your Garage

5 Tips to Spring Clean & Organize Your Garage – Featuring all the Akro-Mils Products you need to make things neat and easy to locate.
Posted: 5/8/2015 10:16:38 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Organization, Storage


2015 Health Fair

Myers Industries supports employees in their journeys toward good health in many ways, the most notable of which is the yearly health fair. Held each spring, the Myers Industries health fair showcases a wide range of vendors offering advice, ideas and samples – and encouraging all things healthy.
Posted: 4/17/2015 9:57:32 AM by Amanda Hoggarth | with 0 comments
Corporate, EmployeeEvents, HealthAndWellness


Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Buckhorn Springfield

It has been awhile since the Corporate Communications team hit the road to visit one of our companies, but with the artic blasts and snowmageddons behind us we thought it was time to once again head out to see the sites. Next up on our tour of facilities – Buckhorn in Springfield, MO.
Posted: 4/1/2015 2:37:05 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Buckhorn, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Growth & Innovation Conference 2015

Every March, the Myers Industries marketing and engineering teams come together at our headquarters in Akron, Oh for the annual Growth & Innovation Conference.  Each year the topics of discussion are different, but they always revolve around how to grow the business and provide innovative products and services to the customers.  This year the conference focus was marketing.  To find out how marketing and innovation go hand and hand click to read more.
Posted: 3/20/2015 8:45:11 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Corporate, Innovation, Marketing, ProductDevelopment


Off-the-Road Tire Repair and Retread

OTR tires are very large and can be very costly.  In many cases it would be better for companies operating heavy equipment to have damaged or worn-out tires repaired or retreaded instead of investing in brand new tires.  Join the Myers Industries Corporate Communications Team as we spend the day learning about the dirty job of OTR tire repair and retreading.
Posted: 2/18/2015 3:21:19 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
MyersTireSupply, OTRTireRepair, PatchRubberProducts, TireRetreading


Building a New Corporate Website

In today’s fast paced digital world, new websites seem to pop-up overnight. But is that really the case? How long does it really take to develop and launch a new website? I guess that depends on who the new website is for, what functionality the sitewill have, how many pages it will be, and how much of a budget is available to invest.
Posted: 1/20/2015 11:48:26 AM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Corporate, MyersIndustries, Website


SCCS Annual Caregiver Party

A holiday tradition that has brought joy to many area children continued on December 13, 2014.  Summit County Children Services held their annual caregivers holiday parties, and Myers Industries’ employees were there to volunteer.
Posted: 12/18/2014 8:38:53 AM by Brian Kochman | with 0 comments
CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, MyersIndustries, SummitCountyChildrensServices


Ameri-Kart Launches New Website

Ameri-Kart recently launched a new company website at www.ameri-kart.com, featuring their enhanced product search and online Recreational Vehicle (RV) product catalog, easy-to-navigate product categories for the marine and custom molding markets, and refreshed content and a new user interface.
Posted: 12/8/2014 4:05:01 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Marine, RecreationalVehicles, Website


Myers Tire Supply, Patch Rubber, and Scepter Take on SEMA Show 2014

SEMA Show 2014 descended upon fabulous Las Vegas, NV during the first week of November and as always, Myers Tire Supply was there letting the world know why they’re still the industry experts in tire supply products… and so much more!
Posted: 11/18/2014 4:03:57 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
MyersTireSupply, PatchRubberProducts, Scepter, Tradeshows


Ameri-Kart and the 2014 IBEX Trade Show

Guest blog post by: 

Dany Meier, Sales & Marketing Rep for Ameri-Kart Corp.

The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition & Conference, also known as IBEX, took place in Tampa, Florida from Sept. 30th- Oct. 2nd 2014 and getting there was quite a feat for the Ameri-Kart Marine sales team!

 
Posted: 10/22/2014 10:33:31 AM by Brian Kochman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Marine, Tradeshows


Myers Milers: The 2014 Akron Marathon Relay Teams

Myers employees were challenged to once again #runtheblueline #runakron and participated in this year’s #akronmarathon, held on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
Posted: 9/29/2014 4:01:28 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
AkronMarathon, CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, EmployeeEvents, HealthAndWellness, MyersIndustries


2014 United Way Campaign

Myers Industries once again pulled out all of the stops to support The United Way of Summit County for their 2014 campaign, complete with games, prizes and a lot of delicious food!
Posted: 9/17/2014 11:13:10 AM by Brian Kochman | with 0 comments
CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, EmployeeEvents, MyersIndustries, UnitedWay


Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Ameri-Kart Bristol

Bright and early the morning of July 22nd my colleagues and I once again met in the parking lot of Myers Corporate to hit the road for another stop on our Myers Industries facility road trip. The day’s trip took us to Ameri-Kart in Bristol, IN, a short four-hour drive across Northwestern Ohio.
Posted: 8/28/2014 3:58:05 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Ameri-Kart, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Buckhorn Bluffton

On July 8, 2014 my colleagues and I hit the road at 7:00 am to make the three and half hour drive to our Buckhorn, Inc. facility in Bluffton, IN for a video and photo shoot. The drive out of Akron down 71 South was pretty uneventful, but somewhere along Route 30 in the middle of Ohio corn field flatness the ride got significantly more interesting, thanks to the torrential rain and wicked wind that I was trying to drive through at 70 miles per hour.
Posted: 8/15/2014 3:56:53 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Buckhorn, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Access and Myers Industries, Inc.

ACCESS is an organization dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. The agency encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through it’s programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.
Posted: 2/4/2014 3:48:34 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
ACCESS, CommunityEnvolvement, Corporate, MyersIndustries


New from Buckhorn! Intrepid 48" x 40" Specialty Bulk Box

Check out the new Intrepid 48″ x 40″ Specialty Bulk Box from Buckhorn, the perfect addition to an extensive offering in the food and distribution markets!
Posted: 1/28/2014 3:50:48 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Buckhorn, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


Akro-Mils Dual-Purpose Hand Trucks Video

Check out this video on the Akro-Mils Dual-Purpose Hand Trucks! These trucks easily convert from a 40″ tall hand truck to a platform truck with a 37″ bed.
Posted: 1/21/2014 3:52:52 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


New Product from Akro-Mils: The Multi-Load Tote

The Multi-Load Tote from Akro-Mils is a next-generation tote ideal for maximizing space in automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).
Posted: 1/8/2014 3:54:02 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
Akro-Mils, Corporate, PlasticsManufacturing


The Environmental Benefits of Tire Retreading

Want to learn more about the Environmental Benefits of Tire Retreading?
Posted: 1/6/2014 3:55:02 PM by Jennifer Bowman | with 0 comments
MyersTireSupply, PatchRubberProducts, TireRetreading


About the Blog
Our blog is intended to provide employees, customers and others insight into Myers Industries and our portfolio of companies.  Topics might include Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, such as charity events, health and wellness events, or recycling information; other topics could be new products, trade shows, special projects, or manufacturing.  The Myers Corporate Communications Department is open to suggestions, so if you have an idea for a blog post, contact us!
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Recent Posts
Myers Wellness 360
Exploring Canada from Coast to Coast in an RV
Battling the Water Crisis, One Drop of Water at a Time
Out and About with the Material Handling Segment
Custom Plastic Manufacturing Part 2: Thermoforming
Custom Plastic Manufacturing Part 1: Rotational Molding
Increase Healthcare Efficiency and Organization with Akro-Mils and 5S Lean
5 Myers Tire Supply Products to Keep Your Car Winter Ready
Getting Organized after the Holidays, with Akro-Mils!
2015 Summit County Children's Services Holiday Party
2015 Seed Expo
5 Thanksgiving Desserts that aren’t Pumpkin Pie!
Give Thanks by Giving Back
5 Home Uses for an Industrial Cart
2015 Pack Expo
2015 United Way Wrap Up
Scepter Fuel Containers
Myers Industries Charitable Giving
5 Back to School Tips with Akro-Mils
Five Fun Places to Go RVing
2015 Soap Box Derby
5 Car Care Tips Before Your Next Road Trip
Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Scepter Toronto
Akro-Mils Wadsworth Expansion
United Way Day of Action 2015
Corporate Office Exhibit Hall Redesign Project
The Five Best Lakes for Boating in North Eastern Ohio
5 Ways to Store & Transport Food … with Recipes Included!
5 Tips to Spring Clean & Organize Your Garage
2015 Health Fair
Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Buckhorn Springfield
Growth & Innovation Conference 2015
Off-the-Road Tire Repair and Retread
Building a New Corporate Website
SCCS Annual Caregiver Party
Ameri-Kart Launches New Website
Myers Tire Supply, Patch Rubber, and Scepter Take on SEMA Show 2014
Ameri-Kart and the 2014 IBEX Trade Show
Myers Milers: The 2014 Akron Marathon Relay Teams
2014 United Way Campaign
Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Ameri-Kart Bristol
Corporate Communications Road Trip Diary, Buckhorn Bluffton
Access and Myers Industries, Inc.
New from Buckhorn! Intrepid 48" x 40" Specialty Bulk Box
Akro-Mils Dual-Purpose Hand Trucks Video
New Product from Akro-Mils: The Multi-Load Tote
The Environmental Benefits of Tire Retreading
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