DropBox Inc. Secures Major Supply Contract with the Department of Homeland Security

Posted on Wed, Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

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Worthington, KY-based DropBox, Inc., today announced it has entered into an approximately $2.15 million contract with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD).

The new contract -- the culmination of a nearly decade-long development process between DropBox and the DHS -- calls for DropBox to produce and deliver multiple specially engineered and designed shipping container modifications, known as the On-Dock Rail Straddle Carrier Portal (ODRSCP). DropBox plans to add up to 30
full-time jobs to fulfill the requirements of this project.

The specialized container-based scanning units will be positioned at U.S. ports and will be deployed specifically to scan incoming overseas shipping containers for nuclear material that can be found in “dirty bombs” and/or other potential weapons of mass destruction.

The ODRSCPs will be manufactured at DropBox’s Worthington production facility.

“We congratulate DropBox, Inc. on this significant DHS contract award, and we thank the company for its commitment to the commonwealth in acquiring its facility in Wurtland,” Gov. Matt Bevin said. “Not only will this project create quality jobs in Northeast Kentucky, it will play a key role in keeping Americans safe at our international ports of entry. We are proud that a Kentucky company is supporting this vitally important effort, even as we further solidify our reputation as the nation’s center for engineering and manufacturing excellence.”

U.S. Senator Rand Paul echoed Gov. Bevin’s sentiments: “When I visited DropBox, Inc., in Worthington just a few months ago, I was truly impressed with the tremendous success of this Kentucky business,” “As a strong supporter of Right to Work, it’s always exciting to see companies economically benefit and create more jobs here in the Commonwealth due to business-friendly policies and getting government out of the way. It’s why I have always fought for tax cuts, and was thrilled that we were recently able to pass historic federal tax reforms that are helping businesses throughout Kentucky and all across the country. Congratulations to Robert Slagel and his team on their well-deserved accomplishments and growth.”

The Root of the Matter

The Sept. 11, 2001, coordinated terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people brought a renewed commitment to border security and led to the creation of the federal cabinet department known as the Department of Homeland Security, which is responsible for ensuring the country’s public safety.

In the aftermath of 9/11, a series of major initiatives to combat terrorism were advanced across the U.S. Securing America’s ports was one such priority initiative, with a sharp focus on analyzing shipping containers for radioactivity.

In 2010, only about 5% of all overseas shipping containers were being scanned at U.S. ports for radioactive material, leaving 95% of inbound shipping containers potential ticking time bombs. Around 2010, Congress mandated the DHS commence work to reverse these percentages. And that’s where this story, and the aforementioned DropBox contract with DHS, begins.

A Look at the Current Shipping Container-Scanning Process

Upon a ship’s arrival at a U.S. port, containers are randomly selected and placed on large straddle carriers up to 40 feet tall, a necessary step for moving cargo containers from the dock to railroad cars or trucks. On their way, the straddle carrier must stop and place the container on the ground for manual scanning by individuals with wands. This process is labor-intensive and often creates a bottleneck, particularly at the busiest ports.

A Look at the Streamlined DropBox Scanning Process

The DropBox On-Dock Rail Straddle Carrier Portal streamlines the current process by reducing the need to stop and place the container on the ground for manual hand-wand scanning. With the ODRSCP, both the straddle carrier and shipping container pass through the ODRSCP’s high-tech, automated scanner tunnel on their way to the railroad car or truck. The process flow is continuous and seamless.

By streamlining the hand-off of containers from the straddle carrier to the railroad car or truck, higher percentages of containers can be scanned. It also strips time and cost out of the supply chain, unclogs bottlenecks and helps speed merchandise to market, thereby reducing inventory carrying costs.

ODRSCP: Nearly a Decade of Tests and Refinements

The ODRSCP development project has been a nearly decade-long labor of love and perseverance. Indeed, DropBox’s path to securing the DHS contract began in 2010 when it was selected to build an ODRSCP prototype for the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in Aiken, SC.

The Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site (SRS) is a 310-square-mile secure site located on the border between South Carolina and Georgia. Here, the SRNL has the capability to provide multiple venues in support of projects related to the defense of the U.S. homeland. In partnership with the SRNL and the DHS, DropBox helped engineer, design and construct the original ODRSCP model.

After completing initial testing at SRNL in 2011, the ODRSCP was disassembled and delivered to Norfolk, VA, where it was reassembled and required to pass secondary testing, in full function, at the city’s shipping port.

In 2016, the prototype was shipped back to DropBox’s manufacturing plant in Worthington for minor modifications, refurbishment and still more testing.

After the refurbishments were made, the prototype was delivered to the Port of Tacoma in Washington state, where the unit is currently in full operation, scanning containers coming into the U.S. from overseas.

In the coming months, DropBox will begin production of more of these ODRSCPs, now fully designed and vetted, for deployment to more of the country’s busiest container ports.

“Senator Paul and Governor Bevin are to be commended for their vision for Kentucky,” said Robert Slagel, President and CEO of Portable Solutions Group, parent company of DropBox. “On behalf of our nearly 130 dedicated employees, we are honored to do our part to help validate the governor’s bold vision to make the Commonwealth the engineering and manufacturing hub of excellence in the world.

“To Senator Paul, I certainly thank him for his unwavering support of Right to Work. As an entrepreneur and small businessperson, this support is certainly what inspires me to keep driving forward to create more and better-paying jobs for the citizens of eastern Kentucky and all of Appalachia.

“And I’d be remiss if I didn’t also recognize our dedicated employees, in particular those individuals whose persistence, positivity and commitment to excellence over these past nine years ultimately were what was needed to engineer, design, construct, test and deliver-to-market this unique security portal -- a product that will play a major role in ensuring the safety of the United States and its residents in the immediate years ahead.”


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Custom Shipping Container Modification: Showers & Lockers

Posted on Wed, Jan 09, 2019 @ 07:01 AM

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DropBox Inc. recently completed construction on two custom 20' shipping container modifications for one of our repeat customers. Customers from all over the world repeatedly contact us with their own set of jobsite circumstances, seeking out our expertise in industrial/commercial construction site solutions which are portable, turn-key, and often custom built to be delivered for temporary or permanent installation.   

These custom units come complete with lockers/storage, overhead/handheld shower systems, climate control, and containment for fresh and wastewater. Designed to facilitate end-of-day cleaning prior to leaving the jobsite, units like these could be highly useful in an abatement settings and major industrial outages/turnarounds. 

While typical shipping containers have doors that open on one end, these custom shipping container units have doors on both ends with one dedicated to access the electric/hvac equipment in one end, and a man-door for entry on the other in order to provide the maximum amount of space available on the intended jobsite.

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The walls and ceiling are stainless steel, and we rubberized the floor to make it tough and durable enough to withstand the rigors of an industrial construction site. 

Do you have an idea or a need for a shipping container modification on your next project? Do you need something turn-key and easily installed from jobsite to jobsite? Have a limited amount of space? 

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If you have a shipping container modification idea, need, or simply a want, do not hesitate to CONTACT US or call 740.532.7822 to speak with someone on our team. 

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Happy New Year from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Mon, Dec 31, 2018 @ 14:12 PM

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Shipping Container Modifications for Ground Level Offices, Hunting Cabins, Houses & Beyond. The Possibilities are Endless.

Posted on Fri, Dec 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

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Shipping Container Modifications for Ground Level Offices, Hunting Cabins, Houses & Beyond. The Possibilities are Endless.

Whether your shipping container modification needs are large or small, for work or for home DropBox Inc. has the expertise and capabilities to meet them. Need something a little extra, just let our shipping container modification experts know. A custom shipping container container modification may be just what you need to house your employees or your family.

We offer design, engineering, and manufacturing that is top notch regardless of your needs. DropBox Inc. has been building a fine line of standard shipping container modification solutions for industrial and commercial construction companies around the year for more than a decade. 

Shipping container modifications that are engineered and designed to meet construction needs are just one of the many custom options we offer to our customers. Many of our products have been located in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. 

If you need a containerized lab, ground level office, hazardous chemical storage or a portable work space we have the expertise to take your needs and turn a shipping container into the product you need. 

Our customer and our experience in the industry have helped us to build a wide range of products. We like to work with our customers to create custom modified shipping containers to provide the right solution to the site specific challenge they’re facing. Regardless of whether they are storing equipment, tools, and creating workspaces or need meeting/lunch space rest assured that DropBox Inc. has the expertise to meet your needs.

When it comes to developing shipping container modifications the possibilities are endless.

If you have a shipping container modification idea, need, or simply a want, do not hesitate to CONTACT US or call 740.532.7822 to speak with someone on our team.

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Shipping Container Modification Products & Jobsite Solutions

Posted on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

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Shipping Container Modification Products & Jobsite Solutions

At DropBox Inc. we offer a wide range of shipping container modification products and can ship our units anywhere in the United States and around the world. In an effort to make the engineering/design process as smooth as possible for our customers we offer specification documents, engineering, drawings, and can provide the credentials needed to make sure you know the product you get is the product you need to provide the required solution to your site-specific concerns.

Whether you need additional restroom space, locker space, laboratories, blast resistant modules, or just a ground-level office, DropBox Inc. has the experience and products to meet your needs. 

We have a long running relationship building products for industrial and commercial construction companies as well as the military and government entities. We have become the go-to, one-stop shop for project managers, procurement professionals and end users when it comes to supplying their projects and jobsites with top-of-the-line solutions to help make their projects run smoothly. 

Shipping container design, engineering, and manufacturing professionals on major industrial and commercial construction sites have found the reuse of shipping containers more and more advantageous because they can be built into a wide range of products. 

If you have a shipping container modification idea, need, or simply a want, do not hesitate to CONTACT US or call 740.532.7822 to speak with someone on our team.

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Shipping Container Modifications, DropBox Inc. Design & Engineering

Posted on Wed, Nov 14, 2018 @ 13:11 PM

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Shipping Container Modifications, DropBox Inc. Design & Engineering

At DropBox Inc. the experience and quality of service that come standard with our custom storage container modifications rank with the best in the world. Our team of shipping container modification specialists look forward to providing you the expertise in design, engineering, and manufacturing that your project demands. We are the experts in our industry, specializing in shipping container modifications from start to finish, regardless of the specifics of your needs. 

Over the years we have designed, engineered, and built shipping container modifications for ground-level offices, self-contained running water restrooms, modular chem labs, hazardous chemical storage, Blast Resistant Modules, and more. When it comes to shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. the possibilities are endless. We are committed to bringing you the quality and customer service you need. 

Whether you want a Blast Resistant Module, a containerized battery/inverter storage solution, ground-level office, running water restroom, hazardous chemical storage, or a modular chem lab we have the expertise and can build it for you!

At DropBox Inc. we are not just building things out of shipping containers, we're ReInventing the Box.

To download a product brochure of DropBox Inc. products CLICK HERE and CONTACT US with any questions.

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Do the Right Thing in All that We Do: Quality Shipping Container Modification

Posted on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

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Do the Right Thing in All that We Do: Quality Shipping Container Modification 

At Portable Solutions Group, parent company to DropBox Inc. and Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI), we strive to do the right thing in all that we do. In the process of living out our quality policy we are dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of our customers statutory and regulatory requirements, continuously improving our processes to provide increasing value to all stakeholders, and cultivating a positive, satisfying work environment. 

PSG management defines the sequence and interaction of processes required to meet customer satisfaction, along with metrics to determine the system’s effectiveness. The system is implemented through quotes, purchase orders, and contracts including drawings, workmanship standards, work instructions, checklists, and training. Upper management develops goals and objectives annually, which are translated into actionable items for each team member through the S.M.A.R.T. goal process. Managements review of the system is conducted at least annually to compare results against goals and objectives and foster continuous improvement.

Our sales and design team partner with our customers to select a standard product, modify a standard product, or develop a new product design. From start to finish the design is jointly created and developed with our customers via drawings and quotes for the work, to build and deliver the product specifically to meet their needs. When required, drawings are reviewed and approved for manufacturing by a third party or applicable state authority having jurisdiction to determine code compliance with modular building codes. Quality and engineering processes performed by PSG companies ensure the design complies with applicable codes.

The vast majority of purchased materials are readily available, standard commercial products. Their design is largely defined by industry standards, building codes, and independent certification bodies. Design requirements for custom purchased materials are conveyed to the supplier by purchase orders and/or drawings. Relationships are cultivated with vendors based on their ability to provide the requisite level of service at a price that reflects delivered value. Priority is given to local vendors.

At PSG, manufacturing personnel are qualified via third party certification and/or on-the-job training during their probationary period or when re-assigned. During that time they are given progressively complex tasks to complete. At the end of the probationary period, the team leader and Manufacturing Management determine if the person is qualified, requires more training, or will be re-assigned. Welding is performed by and under the supervision of certified welders. Electrical wiring is performed by and under the supervision of licensed electricians. Any needed plumbing is performed by and under the supervision of licensed plumbers. 

For PSG to do the right thing in all we do and to ensure the satisfaction of our customers, all products and processes are monitored to assess their effectiveness in meeting with our quality standards. 

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container modifications feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.   

 

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Shipping Container Modifications and More from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

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Shipping Container Modifications and More from DropBox Inc.

At DropBox Inc. we take great pride in making sure that we provide a safe, well designed, and perfectly engineered line of shipping container modification products. Working with our customers we coordinate every step of the process from inception to completion and on to delivery. Developing a strong relationship with a wide range of vendors over the years has allowed us to build and deliver our shipping container modifications on time, and at a competitive price compared to other shipping container modification companies.

The standard ISO shipping container has been perfectly designed for the transport of cargo and is the perfect building block for a wide range of portable solutions. DropBox Inc. can manufacture any custom shipping container modification. Whether you need man doors, roll up doors, vents, windows, insulation, HVAC, electric, paint, and/or exterior facades, look no further than DropBoxInc.com.   

If you have a shipping container modification idea, need, or simply a want, do not hesitate to CONTACT US or call 740.532.7822 to speak with someone on our team.

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Customers Needs Become Solutions Through Shipping Container Modification

Posted on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 @ 14:09 PM

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At DropBox Inc. we take the needs of our customers and create solutions custom designed and engineered to be the solution for their problems.  

DropBox, Inc. has a longstanding relationship serving the industrial, military and commercial markets with products that meet the customer’s needs. We have become the go-to, one-stop shop for project managers, procurement professionals and end users when it comes to furnishing their jobsites, plants, and man camps, with the best solutions to help make their projects run smoothly. DropBox, Inc. has roots in the industrial and commercial construction industry with a proven track record for quality, turn-key, portable shipping container modification solutions, and outstanding customer service.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container modifications feel free to CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.  

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The Advantage of Shipping Container Modifications from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 @ 14:08 PM

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The Advantage of Shipping Container Modifications from DropBox Inc.

Customers who know and use ISO shipping container modifications for portable, turn-key jobsite solutions in industrial and commercial construction are familiar with the many advantages of the products. When it comes to utilizing the portability, endurance, and longevity of shipping containers as a building block for a wide variety of products, DropBox Inc. is in a league of its own. In this week’s edition of the Shipping Container Mods Blog, we'd like to take a look at some of the advantages of using shipping container modifications for a wide range of products in the industrial and commercial construction industries. 

Quick and Easy Storage
The most obvious benefit of using ISO shipping container modifications on an industrial or commercial jobsite is that they can be used with little-to-no modification as storage units that can quickly and easily be delivered to your construction project. These steel containers offer the perfect space to store tools and equipment throughout the duration of a construction project. They provide a significant amount of space for a wide range of items for as long as you need
, are great if you need to keep anything safe from theft or vandalism overnight, and during down times and can easily be delivered quickly to your jobsite.  

Secure and Safe from the Elements
Another great advantage of using quality shipping container modifications is the security aspect that they provide. It's a steel box! You can have your shipping container modification installed with a number of doors and windows
(or no doors and windows outside those standard on the box itself) to ensure that all your valuable items are protected regardless of the jobsite they are on. 

Durability
Regardless of the weather outside or the geographic location of your industrial or commercial jobsite
, DropBox Inc. has the shipping container modification with the durability to meet your needs. Restrooms, ground-level offices, chemical storage, labs, and more... No matter how brutal weather conditions might be, or if any outside damage occurs to your shipping container modification it will remain the thing it was meant to be. As long as these our shipping container modifciations are taken care of with regular maintenance, they will last for decades. 

Transportation
Moving your shipping container modification from one jobsite to the next is a cinch. Built from the perfect building block
, that is an ISO shipping container, our modifications have forklift pockets, and corner castings that make them easily loaded and unloaded from one jobsite to the next. Designed and standardized for shipping on trucks, trains, trailers, or boat, the shipping container modifications we deliver can be transported with the equipment already available on most industrial or commercial jobsites.  

Is i
t time for you to learn more about the advantages of shipping container modifications? If so, CONTACT DROPBOX INC HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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