Opening its doors in 1990, Pro-Tainer’s objective was to serve the refuse disposal and recycling industry with products that were affordable, well-made, and versatile. Within two years, Pro-Tainer had become a viable force in the industry. By consistently establishing high quality standards and expanding the product line, they have maintained their lead. Pro-Tainer products are all federally approved and available on DOD and GSA contracts.
On October 15, 1996, the sixth year of business, Pro-Tainer, Inc. was honored statewide as one of Minnesota’s leading new industries. By maintaining their commitment to product quality and customer service, Pro-Tainer, Inc. promises to be a leader for many years to come.
On October 1, 2001, Pro-Tainer, Inc. moved its manufacturing facility to a new location in the Alexandria Industrial Park providing employees with a state of the art working environment along with new sandblasting and paint booths.
In July 2005, Pro-Tainer Inc. added an exciting new addition at the ownership level with Shaynen Schmidt (son of Shane) joining Shane as Vice-President. This father-son team has many new ideas to add to Pro-Tainer equipment for yet another generation.
On January 6, 2009 Pro-Tainer Inc. acquired Geneva Recycling Products expanding their current market and product line.
On January 1, 2023, after 32 years, Shane Schmidt semi-retired from Pro-Tainer Inc. Shaynen Schmidt now has sole ownership and has taken over as President. Pro-Tainer Inc. still values customer satisfaction and quality product lines as it says: At Pro-Tainer, it’s not what you haul… It’s How You Haul It!