Containers Unlimited is a family owned and operated business since 1983. The company has 64 employees and growing. Our Hayward, California location is over 140,000 sq. ft. and our location in Oakland, California is over 5.38 acres and occupies over 70,000 square feet of warehousing.
When owner Mike McGuire was previously employed as a baker, he realized the need to do something positive with all the empty plastic pails the bakery was generating. His vision turned into reality in 1983 when he started washing pails in his garage and offering them to various markets. A one man operation, Mike had only one product line, used plastic pails. His vision for recycling soon out grew his garage.
Containers Unlimited has grown to be one of the largest reconditioners of plastic pails and plastic drums in northern California. The company continues to diversify. In addition to our reconditioned products, we are now one of northern California’s largest stocking distributors of new industrial containers, food containers, and packaging products. To compliment the distribution division, Containers Unlimited has 3 service divisions: reconditioning, repacking and regrinding.
Containers Unlimited is a family owned and operated business. Mike is still actively involved in the business along with his two daughters, Michelle Anderson (CFO) and Andrea McGuire-Ocanas (Account Manager).
Even though the business and product lines have increased tremendously throughout the years, the service attitude has remained the same. Our customer’s needs are our #1 priority. We understand that without the best service in the industry we would not be #1.
Our drum reconditioning and regrind operations reduce plastic waste, help keep plastic out of landfills, and reduce the amount of plastic required for the manufacture of new containers.