New Site Launch

Welcome to DKM Manufacturing’s new Affordable American Containers website. The site’s been online for a few years, but we’ve given it a little facelift and added some convenient functions:

  • Request For Quote Form – We placed a new Request for Quote form for customers who already know what they want and are in a hurry. No login needed to just open the site, select to use the Quote Request Form, make your selections, and send!
  • Shop and Add To Quote. If you need to shop our buckets and lids, please do! We have now organized our buckets to make you click less, but view more options. 
  • Price List – We added a price list page that shows you a table of our buckets and lids, their options and price range. Ordering cannot be initiated from the price list page but this gives you an overview of all our available items. 
  • Direct link to for less than pallet size orders. We know not everyone needs a pallet or more of buckets, so we are including a link to our partner site up front, and easy to find. 

We aim to make your experience as painless and convenient as possible so you can focus on running your business! Thank you for visiting the new Affordable American Containers website. 

What is Blem?

stack of blem buckets
Blem product packaged for delivery.

Blem is our less than perfect color product. Blem containers and lids are the first or last run of a color cycle. They come out with a blend of colors. Buckets and lids with bleed or a combination of colors that make them unique equal our Blem product. Some colors are very close to the exact color, but a touch too light or too dark.

Because we are so picky, no imperfect color matched buckets go out the door with a normal order. That leaves us with spare product at the end of a run. The items that fail our stringent quality color review still pass all other quality reviews. Odd colorations do not impact quality of our product, but we don’t like to be wasteful. And it would be a waste to just throw them away. So we sell them at a discounted rate.

Odd Colors = Savings

If your business can benefit from discounted prices and you don’t need perfect color, then check out our Blem products. If you are unsure and want to compare, then let us know!

Our new quote request forms have comment sections. To get a quote that compares this less-than-perfect color with a regular color, let us know. Blem product is an additional way to keep costs under control while still getting quality product and service.

Fill out your bucket request today and indicate you want the Blem color!