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Meet the Staff

Jim Jim Faber, President
Jim was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received his undergraduate degree and MBA from Grand Valley State University in Accounting and Marketing. He spent a number of years in public accounting and working in various manufacturing facilities, moving to South Carolina in 1997 to manage a manufacturing site there. Jim purchased McDonald Containers in 2005, and has thoroughly enjoyed working with and serving the funeral and cremation industries. He is married to Dawn with two children, Brad, married to Courtney, and Michelle. His wife Dawn is a professional artist and interior designer. Jim is active in his church and enjoys soccer, baking and designing/building various projects. He brings his passion for people and manufacturing to McDonald Containers and his goal is to exceed his customers’ expectations. Jim works hard to help our products "fly" off the shelf, literally.


Michelle Michelle Faber, Marketing Consultant
Michelle was born in Grand Rapids, MI and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Management and Entrepreneurship. Michelle has benefited immensely from her time at McDonald Containers by learning the inner workings of running an exceptional company from her father, Jim. Currently Michelle works in Sales and helps McDonald Containers part time. When referring to how well McDonald Containers is doing, Michelle typically answers that "Business is on fire!".

Milne Philip Milne, Production and Delivery
Philip was born and raised in West Columbia, SC. Philip graduated from University of South Carolina with a degree in History in 2009. In his free time, Philip enjoys long walks by the lake with his wife Mary Ann, playing with his dog Ginger and feasting on his favorite food, spaghetti. When not at McDonald Containers, you would most likely find Philip cheering on the Gamecocks at a sporting event.

Jonathan Thom Watson, Production and Delivery
Thom was born and raised in Charleston, SC, where he graduated from Charleston Southern University with a degree in Youth Ministry. Thom moved to Rock Hill in 2007 to begin working towards a Master of Divinity, while serving at a local church. He married his college sweetheart Amy in 2010; in 2011, they moved to Columbia, where they had their first child, Isaac. Thom is still working towards completing his Master’s degree, and brings his passion for serving others as a contribution to McDonald Containers, which he has been a part of since August 2011. Thom likes to say "We help customers put the 'Fun' back in Funeral Home".

Barb Barb Buskard, Direct Mailing
Barb is a Michigander through and through. She, being the mother of 5, grandmother of 14 and great grandmother of 5, is blessed with a lot of love. Barb escapes the cold Michigan winters and heads to Columbia, SC where she spends time with her daughter Dawn, son-in-law Jim and granddaughter Michelle. McDonald Containers is privileged to have Barb on staff during her stay here in the south. She enjoys attending sporting events of any kind, making beautiful quilts for her family members and reading a good Christian Fiction book.



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