In 1975, Mike came on to work full time for the company. Mike recognized the need for a more efficient way of shipping the drums and began purchasing semi trucks and trailers. He also adjusted to both customer’s needs and changes in technology by beginning to carry plastic drums, pails and intermediate bulk containers. Through these changes, the company was able to increase its volume greatly and begin to take on larger corporate clientele.
In 1991, B. Stephen Cooperage joined the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association. Through RIPA, the company was able to increase its exposure beyond California to all of North America. More importantly, after twenty years of membership, RIPA has given us true friends all over North America.
Ben passed away in 2006, but the company maintains his namesake and remains family owned and operated. B. Stephen Cooperage continues to thrive because of the foundation and culture Ben instilled in the company. The company focuses on ensuring the needs of it’s customers are met and continuously invests in the future.