About Us

Who We Are

The Leading Provider of Metal Packaging Solutions

As the largest provider of metal food packaging in the United States, Silgan Containers is trusted by America’s most respected brands. Our reputation is based on a foundation of quality, excellence and unsurpassed technical expertise, enabling us to be a dedicated solutions-based partner to our customers.

The History of Silgan

Carnation Company (then Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company) opens its first self-made can operation in Kent, WA.
Union Can Company, Hoopeston, IL, joins American Can Company.
National Can Company established.
Campbell's Soup company begins manufacturing cans.
Hormel Spam® canned luncheon meat feeds WWII Allied troops.
Del Monte begins manufacturing cans.
Canned Carnation Spreadables® go to the moon on Apollo 11.
Easy-open food beverage ends cans developed by Carnation’s Dayton Reliable Division.
First D&I (Drawn and Ironed) food cans were produced in the USA at the St. Joseph, MO plant.
American Can Company begins commercial sales to Green Giant. That same year, the industry is revolutionized with the introduction of aluminum pet food cans by Carnation (later acquired by Silgan in 1987).
Carnation’s Can Division converts to welded side-seam technology in Menomonee Falls, WI.
American Can and National Can Companies merge to form American National Can Company.
Silgan Containers Corporation was created with the purchase of Carnation’s Can Division.
Silgan Containers acquires Ft. Madison Can Company.
Del Monte’s Metal Container manufacturing division acquired.
Northern Can Systems’ Menomonie, WI manufacturing facility acquired.
American National Can Company food metal and specialty business acquired.
Finger Lakes Packaging Company acquired.
Kraft’s Tarrant aluminum plate processing and Alcoa’s aluminum closure facilities are acquired.
Campbell Soup Company can manufacturing operations acquired.
That same year, the company saw the first launch of Easy-Open ends and converted sanitary ends to Quick Top©.
Can of the Year® award from The Canmaker magazine for the Hormel Spam® 2-piece aluminum container.
Pacific Coast Producers container manufacturing facility acquired.
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Co. steel can assets for pet food products is acquired.
Silgan acquires Van Can Company assets.
Embossed 3-piece welded tinplate can for Pacific Coast Producers earns the Gold Award, Food 3-Piece category from The Canmaker magazine.

Giving Back

We care about the communities we operate in and feel strongly about giving back to them. As part of this commitment, Silgan supports United Way as well as several other charities in our communities.

‘Project Spammy’ Mission Trips to Guatemala
Food Drive Match at Silgan's Ft. Madison and Burlington Plants
We Can Make a Difference
Woodland Hills Support for The Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission
Woodland HIll's School Supply Drive for The Family Rescue Center

Silgan Divisions

The range of our packaging products and services is continually expanding to accommodate the growing needs of our customers. To go directly to a particular segment of our operations, click on the appropriate link below.

‘Project Spammy’ Mission Trips to Guatemala

We are a strong supporter of Hormel Foods Project SPAMMY®, a shelf-stable poultry product fortified with vitamins and minerals to help prevent childhood malnutrition in Guatemala. Our yearly donation of over 2 million cans of SPAMMY® gets to 10,000 children.

Silgan employees have joined a group from Hormel Foods on trips to Guatemala. We are grateful for the opportunity to experience first-hand Hormel’s ongoing efforts and the overwhelming needs in Guatemala.

Learn more and support this organization HERE.

Food Drive Match at Silgan's Ft. Madison and Burlington Plants

Our staff in Iowa at the Burlington and Fort Madison plants hold charitable matches for a good cause. In 2019 alone, it yielded over a ton of non-perishable food items.

Ft. Madison’s donation went to the Lee County Food Pantry. They received 981 items for a total weight of 1,110 pounds.

Burlington’s donation went to the Des Moines County Food Bank. They received 1,045 items for a total weight of 1,256 pounds.

We Can Make a Difference

The Mendota Heights, MN regional office, collaborated with Habitat for Humanity on a landscaping project in St. Paul on September 14, 2019. Once built, Habitat Homes in this area receive landscaping design and assistance from professionals and volunteers.

A Silgan cross-functional team led by Daniel Popple dug holes, planted flowers, removed sod, laid mulch, weeded, and mowed the lawn. The homeowner, who has five children and works nights, was grateful for her new, low maintenance yard.

Woodland Hills Support for The Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission

The staff at the Corporate Office in Woodland Hills, CA, participates in the annual canned and perishable food drive for the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission.

In December 2019, twenty employees and their families volunteered to cook and serve a meal to the hungry and homeless at their shelter in Pacoima, CA. Silgan donated the spaghetti on meat sauce, salad, dressing, garlic bread, and drinks to about 80 individuals. Pacific Coast Producers joined us in this effort by donating the pasta sauce and fruit cups.

Learn more and support this organization HERE.

Woodland HIll's School Supply Drive for The Family Rescue Center

It is a tradition amongst the staff at Woodland Hills, CA, to hold an annual school supply drive to benefit the Family Rescue Center. This organization is located in the San Fernando West Valley, and it serves individuals and families in need by providing food, clothing, medical, vocational training assistance, and referrals.

Silgan’s Estefani Ashbrook, Abby Knight, and Dora Sitar filled over 650 filled backpacks grouped by grade and gender in August 2019.

Learn more and support this organization HERE.