Our Company

Environmental Engineering - Solving Problems


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Drumbeaters of America Inc. specializes in engineering and manufacturing systems for industrial companies to reduce the volume of waste products generated in manufacturing, to transform the waste products so that the waste products can be recycled, and to preferably totally eliminate all wastes.

For more than 25 years Drumbeaters is designing and manufacturing systems that can wash, rinse, and crush drums, pack drums, remove residues from containers without increasing the waste stream, provide closed loop dispensing systems for viscous and air sensitive products, remove oil from soils, drill cuttings, and surfaces, and many more application solutions.

With Drumbeaters selection of equipment, all the necessary capabilities to properly remediate a wide range of waste products and to prevent the generation of waste are available. This is particularly important for companies wanting to achieve and maintain ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 certification.


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Drumbeaters founders have drawn from their many experiences a perspective that looks at the handling of wastes and recycling as an opportunity to innovatively solve customer’s waste problems in nontraditional ways. Drumbeaters goal is to reduce the volume of waste products and wherever possible, totally eliminate wastes through recycling or with systems that do not even create waste products. Drumbeaters systems are engineered to solve the entire problem not create new problems down stream.

Drumbeaters emerged as the result of Crown Coatings Company’s need to dispose of 55-gallon drums. Crown is another company owned by the founders of Drumbeaters and specializes in the development and application of fluid applied roofing systems to repair and rebuild industrial roofs of all types. Because of the nature of Crown’s business, Crown has continuously had a need to properly handle empty drums.

In 1991, Drumbeaters started manufacturing drum crushers to reduce the volume of steel drums for disposal or recycling not only for Crown but other companies. This is where the name “Drumbeaters” originated. From this point, Drumbeaters started on a journey that provided Drumbeaters the opportunity to develop unique systems and approaches to waste handling and recycling.

Drumbeaters not only manufactures equipment for sale but also provides recycling services to a wide range of industries. It assists food companies to recycle plastic, cardboard and out of spec food products and also provides nationwide drum remediation services. Drumbeaters is staffed with mechanical and electrical engineers and has a prototype fabrication and machine shop. Final assembly of all products and systems is performed at Drumbeaters’ facility located in Elburn, Illinois, USA.

From Drumbeaters' beginning, Drumbeaters has focused on meeting industry’s need to be waste eliminators…not waste generators and how to assist companies to meet the requirements of ISO 14001. Its products and services are designed to solve specific real world problems. By meeting specific needs, Drumbeaters has developed solutions and services that apply to a broad spectrum of disposal, recycling and manufacturing requirements.


Our journey is the direct result of experiences encountered with our customers's problems.

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Our Clients

Drumbeaters's customers include Fortune 500 manufacturers, U.S. military installations, various governmental agencies, and waste remediation contractors. Its equipment has been shipped to many parts of the world. Drumbeaters has developed contacts and sales with many European global companies and has sales representation in Europe. Drumbeaters has also developed a very active network of contacts with industrial hazard waste generators and processors along with many contacts in the environmental enforcement field. These contacts and insights have been acquired over the last 26 years of developing solutions, building machinery, and selling environmental services.


  • Elmendorf Air Force - USA
  • Akzo Chemical Company - USA
  • Akzo Nobel Company - USA
  • Polygon - USA
  • Aldrich Chemical - USA
  • Solvay Polymers - USA
  • American Cyanamid (BASF) - USA
  • Chevron - Nigeria
  • Chevron - Angola
  • Power Company - Puerto Rico
  • MagneTek  - USA
  • Delphi  Automotive Systems  - USA
  • 3M Company - USA
  • Des Moines Sanitary District - USA
  • Base Ag-Chem Equip. Company - USA
  • Eli Lilly - USA
  • Ford Motors - USA
  • General Motors - USA
  • ISP Fine Chemicals - USA
  • Knapheide Manufacturing - USA
  • Kraft Foods - USA
  • United Nations - Mauritania
  • United Nations - Mali
  • AEC - Ecuador
  • Encana - Ecuador
  • Agip North Caspian Operation Co. - Kazakhstan
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune - USA
  • Merck - USA
  • Alcan Toyo - USA
  • Lockheed Advanced Development - USA
  • Flinn - USA
  • Doane Pet Care - USA
  • Illiamiam - USA
  • Lennox Industries - USA
  • Rhodia California  - USA
  • Loctite FAS SpA - USA
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Airport - USA
  • Marine Corp Air Ground Combat - USA
  • Merck Pharmaceutical - USA
  • Naval Base - CBC - California - USA
  • Ohio Edison - USA
  • Protectoseal Company - USA
  • City of Philadelphia - USA
  • Roche Pharmaceutical - USA
  • Schering Plough - Singapore
  • Sin Tung - Tahiti
  • Allied Signal - USA
  • St. Croix Alumina - USA
  • Department of Defense Depo. - USA
  • U.S. Electrical Motors - USA
  • Wacker Chemie - Germany
  • Wellman Inc. of Mississippi - USA
  • Whirlpool Corporation - USA
  • Aero Jet Fine Chemical - USA
  • Acme Refining - USA
  • Chroma Source - USA
  • Coastal - Aruba
  • Croda - USA
  • GM Corp. - USA
  • Teledyne Brown - USA
  • Vitaquest - USA
  • Smurfit Stone - USA
  • Kencoil - USA
  • Iowa University - USA

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How's it Made

Visit our drum crusher product page to view Discovery Science Channel's "How's it Made" program episode featuring Drumbeaters of America's drum crusher. The best drum crusher made in America.