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.”


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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Modified Containers Portable Solutions and More from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

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Modified Containers Portable Solutions and More from DropBox Inc. 

Using shipping containers as workable space and an alternative to traditional stick-built structures gives many workers in industrial and commercial construction the space they need in a turn-key portable solution. Shipping containers are easily converted into a wide range of ground-level offices, portable laboratory space, and blast resistant modules. There is a variety of configurations, customizations and options available. Whether you need a single-box solution or a multi-box shipping container modification, DropBox Inc. can work with you to engineer, design, and build the perfect solution. 

By utilizing shipping container modifications, you can quickly create a functional, turn-key work space for a wide range of purposes and save a significant amount of money and time on your jobsite. 

Given that shipping container modifications are portable and can be delivered from construction site to construction site, the solutions we build at DropBox Inc. are not a "one-time" solution that serve their purpose and then are discarded. Much like a bulldozer or a crane, once one project is finished the shipping container modifications we provide can be used at one jobsite and then picked up and moved to the next job. 

We offer restrooms, labs, chemical storage,
and ground-level offices that can be used for meetings, breaks, lunches, and more. Whether you need a portable solution with blast resistance, or you are on a jobsite with spatial constriction,s we have the portable solution for you. 

Once delivered, simply hook the unit up to power and get to work. 

Is it time for you to learn more about the many uses of shipping container modifications in industrial and commercial markets?

If so, CONTACT DROPBOX INC HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822. 

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Portable Chemical Labs in a BOX by DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 @ 14:01 PM

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Portable Chemical Labs in a BOX by DropBox Inc. 

When it comes to shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. the possibilities are limitless. We seek to do the right thing in all that we do. From in-house engineering and design, to manufacturing, sales, delivery and beyond even after our products have been delivered to your site. 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. 

Our modular chemical laboratories are no exception to that rule. With our wide range of portable chem labs, we allow customers to perform onsite experimentation and testing without the need to build a permanent lab and deal with the ever-increasing cost of construction. Whether your company operates locally, regionally or on a global scale, having the right lab space for chemical testing to help you monitor and control all of your processes is a key to your success. 

Regardless of whether you need a dry lab or wet lab, fume hoods, casework (cabinetry), or any combination of chemical accessories required to perform chemical analysis, testing, and experimentation, DropBox Inc. can deliver the product that’s right for you and your work space.

Customers in industrial and commercial construction projects who have experience working with shipping container modifications understand that container structures (if designed and constructed properly) are very safe, strong, and can be used for a variety of applications. Shipping container modifications like our portable, ground-level chemical labs have been used all over the world for industrial and commercial projects, the military, and companies in a wide range of industries.

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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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Posted on Wed, Jan 23, 2019 @ 09:01 AM

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Modular Chemical Labs for Refineries and Chemical Plants

Modular Chemical Labs from DropBox Inc. break the traditional standards for what a chemical lab is. By developing modular, turn-key, portable labs that can be delivered anywhere at any time, we are pushing the boundaries for where and when a lab can be utilized.

DropBox Inc. engineers and designs our modular chemical labs for the processing of chemicals at a variety of locations and climates. Our units are insulated, climate-controlled and come complete with your specified lab needs. DropBox Inc. can provide lab facilities for chemical testing and processing for a wide range of situations. 

Our modular chemical labs are site-ready for connection to power, water and sewer, and are immediately ready for operation. These mobile chemical labs are perfect for both temporary and permanent installations. 

Designed and engineered expressly for chemical laboratory use with industry standard interior finishes and mechanical systems, these modular laboratories are guaranteed to meet the demands of chemical industry standards. Our products meet engineering and design guidelines for modular buildings in all 50 states and can be shipped internationally as wellRegardless of whether you need additional restrooms, ground-level offices, or chemical labs, we have the perfect modular shipping container modification solution for you. Over the years our team has worked to develop a range of standardized floor plans for chemical labs for a variety of industrial and commercial customers.

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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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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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 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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Multi-Plex Blast Resistant Modules from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Fri, Dec 07, 2018 @ 08:12 AM

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Multi-Plex Blast Resistant Modules from DropBox Inc.

DropBox Inc. can provide standard single-box blast resistant modules or custom Multi-Plex BRM units from 1 to 8 PSI that come in a variety of sizes, configurations, and floor plans. Our BRMs are available in multi-box and even stackable designs. While our standard BRMs are 12′ x 40′ with an open floor plan, we can also include restrooms and/or offices in multi-plex, mulit-box units to meet all of your spatial needs.

In order to make sure your employees and contractors stay safe and productive in the blast zone with a Blast Resistant Module (BRM) from DropBox Inc. we have developed multi-plex BRM units that can be added to to create additional office, meeting, break-room, and tool crib space based on your site-specific needs. 

Options include:

-Portable, turn-key construction

-Custom floor plans

-Multi-Plex/Stackable options

-A 4-ton, oversized HVAC system provides climate control in any weather conditions

-8.0 PSI over-pressure 200 msec blast rating

-End wall and/or side wall entry/exit doors maximize the space you have available

-Electrical outlets and CAT-5 boxes 

-Exterior and interior lighting

At DropBox Inc., we pride ourselves on providing excellent, comprehensive customer service as well as an in-house team of engineers, CAD draftsmen, and designers to ensure you get the Blast Resistant Module (BRM) you need regardless of the job-site, climate, and spatial needs.

BRMs from DropBox Inc. are built using all-steel ISO shipping containers and/or steel kits as their base. All of the BRM units we provide are constructed to perform when and where you need them.

We are the most experienced shipping container modification company in the United States, and we are ready to take on all of your BRM needs into consideration. The products we provide are portable, secure, rugged, and ready to use in a considerable amount of time savings onsite. Built with solid Corten steel construction, marine grade plywood flooring, and standardized sizes for transportation, our modules are the perfect building block.

If you’d like to learn more about our Blast Resistant Modules or any of our shipping container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Offers Custom Modified, Designed, & Engineered Products

Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

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DropBox Inc. Offers Custom Modified, Designed, & Engineered Products
DropBox Inc. offers custom shipping container modifications that are exceptionally designed and engineered to meet our customers’ site-specific needs. Because of the steel building block that is an ISO shipping container, we begin with the perfect building block for turn-key, portable solutions for a wide range of products. Shipping containers are built to withstand the harsh conditions of ocean travel and are suitable for every environment on the planet. DropBox Inc. can take the standard shipping container and modify it into almost anything imaginable.

While typical shipping containers have doors that open on one end we are not restricted in the addition of multiple entry points for our container modifications. The other three sides of the container and even the top of the box are solid corrugated steel that can be modified to meet your site-specific needs. In order to provide additional structural integrity, we reinforce our modifications to meet modular building codes.

When designing and engineering our shipping container modifications we take great care in consideration of the final use of the product. 

We offer: Quality Craftsmanship – DropBox Inc. performs all our modifications and repairs at one of our manufacturing facilities in Worthington and Wurtland Kentucky. Our modifications are performed according to the highest standards to ensure that your container modification product will endure years of use.

We provide simple and complex modifications. By installing man-doors, or roll-up doors we can make accessing contents in a container more convenient and easy. More complex or extensive modifications and additions can transform the container into any number of high-end commercial or industrial construction products. 

When you work with DropBox Inc. the modification of shipping containers and delivery of a turn-key product is completed prior to being delivered to your site. Because of this, very little onsite preparation is needed. Simply sit in place and connect the unit to power and you are up and running. By delivering pre-engineered and designed units, DropBox Inc. expedites the building process prior to delivery, saving you significant amounts of time and money. 

Take a look around our website and see some of the projects we've completed for other customers. 

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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