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  • A 20' or 40' shipping container makes a great storage shed, and with a little planning and thought it can keep everything inside safe and secure for a long time. Using a shipping container for on-site storage means a shorter built out period, reduced labor and material costs, and very secure, fireproof building. Before you get started, you'll want to consider your specific requirements. Making sur ...
  • Stiff swinging, hard to open doors on a used shipping container can be a frustrating problem. Many people buy a shipping container for some type of storage, and they are going to be in and out of the unit on a regular basis. One thing they don’t want is to cringe in fear of a full body workout every time they need to open the doors. Luckily, the problem of stiff doors can be quick to diagnose ...
  • We all know that shipping containers are durable steel boxes, but you really considered why they're so durable, even long after they're no longer being used to carry cargo around the world? Shipping containers are designed to be carried back and forth across the oceans carrying the things that make our everyday life more convenient; things like clothing and bedding, flat screen televisions and ...
  • We take a lot of questions about whether or not it's a good idea to put a shipping container directly on the ground, or to place it on some type of a foundation. We've posted a few times about this in the past, and the most popular article is about "putting a shipping container on concrete footings". In this post we're going to share some of the more recent updates, questions, and ideas. Doe ...
  • COVID-19 isn’t in the rear view mirror yet, but it seems like much of the United States is loosening up a little as we go into the Memorial Holiday weekend. New container production is still tightening up due to the issues in China; and trickling into the used container market this is also still causing some lower inventory in the market. Our office will be and closed on Monday, May ...
  • There are a lot of great opportunities to set up a small business these days, and a business model that’s growing in popularity is providing storage other people’s things.  Self storage facilities are very common as people move from one place to another and need extra space to keep the belongings which they no longer use on a regular basis.  Rather than part with them, either f ...
  • It seems like shipping containers are popping up everywhere these days –portable storage units, jobsite offices, they're even being used for modular housing, greenhouse conversions, and shopping mall projects!  A used container converted to a new life can be called many things – refurbished containers are cleaned up, retrofitted containers are equipped with doors and windows, and ...
  • It's getting more and more common for people to use a shipping container as an on-site storage unit.  New and used shipping containers are designed to keep their contents secure, protected from wind and rain, be portable.  However, there are a couple of points to keep in mind when converting a commercial shipping container into a residential storage unit. High Locking Gear vs. Low Locki ...
  • So you’ve decided to buy a shipping container, and now you need to start planning the delivery.  In many cases, the company selling the container has either their own trucks for delivery, or contacts in the immediate area of the depot that can help get the container to you.  If they don’t provide logistical support, keep reading and makes notes on all of the points below as y ...
  • Rapid Deploy Manufacturing Containers We’ve read about the residential and commercial housing, retail space, even hydro-farms built out of recycled shipping containers; it was only a matter of time before some innovative company began to apply used shipping containers to micro-manufacturing, and that company is re:char. Re:char has developed a product called “Shop-in-a-box”.  ...
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