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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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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Learn More about DropBox Inc. Watch Our Video

Posted on Tue, Nov 20, 2018 @ 10:11 AM

Customers who know use ISO shipping container modifications for portable, turn-key jobsite solutions in industrial and commercial construction and 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. Developed through years of experience in ISO shipping container modifications, DropBox Inc. has closed the gap with major competitors in the industry by providing its brand of portable shipping container modifications that have been engineered and designed to meet rigorous standards. 

In this week’s edition of the Shipping Container Mods Blog, we'd like to offer you a look inside DropBox Inc. in a short video. 

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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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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Modifying a Shipping Container: A How to with DropBox Inc.

Posted on Fri, Oct 05, 2018 @ 13:10 PM

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Modifying a shipping container into any number of portable, turn-key solutions can save you time and money compared to traditional stick built construction. When a standard ISO shipping container is used for portable solutions like security gates, chemical storage units, and portable labs, it can withstand weather of all kinds in a wide range of climates and environments. The corten steel used in the construction of the ISO shipping container is stronger than regular steel, won’t rust or corrode, is mold resistant, and is therefore the perfect building block. Shipping containers are affordable, versatile, can help to reduce your carbon footprint, and can be quickly constructed and easily relocated from site-to-site throughout the life of the container. 

Some of the things you will need before beginning construction your shipping container modification include but are not limited to welders, grinders, hammers, nails/screws, a wide range of power tools, and any number of doors, windows, insulation, and ancillary items required for your specific build.

First things first. You have to have a plan. Maximizing your upfront engineering and design efforts will not only help you map out your ideas but also insure that you think things through prior to beginning construction.  

Once you have your plans all worked out you'll have to find and purchase a new or used shipping container, arrange the delivery and gather all the necessary building materials. At this point it may or may not be required that you have heavy machinery to move the container into location.

Now that you've got your box it's time to begin construction.

Depending on the desired outcome and purpose of your shipping container modification it may be necessary to remove or cut out portions of the walls, ceiling, and/or floor of the container using any number of grinders, saws, and/or welding equipment. 

After you've made the needed cut outs it's time to weld in any additional supports to mount the doors and windows, build walls inside of the container with either wood or aluminum studs, and frame jambs and headers around the wall openings as needed.

Install your pre-hung doors and windows into the framed wall openings. Place all of the electrical receptacles, switches and wiring as well as any plumbing needed. Coordinate with a licensed electrician or plumber if needed. Insulate all of the walls with fiberglass, mineral wool, or spray-on expanding foam insulation.

Attach the dry wall, or other wall treatment, to the studs with screws. Install interior wall, ceiling and floor finishes as desired.

Install an HVAC wall/window unit by creating an opening for it, framed similar to a window. Install light fixtures and any finishing touches based on the specific solution you're going for
and you're up and running!

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 Rise of Shipping Container Modifications for Temporary & Permanent Uses

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 11:07 AM

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The Rise of Shipping Container Modifications for Temporary & Permanent Uses

The modification of a shipping container for portable turn-key products like offices, restrooms, blast resistant modules, or modular housing for your company’s water filtration, and/or battery/inverter systems is a cinch when you partner with DropBox Inc. Our team of in-house designers and engineers will work directly with you to turn your ideas into a reality. 

In addition to a standard product line of Blast Resistant Modules, Running Water Restrooms, and Ground-Level DropOffices, we also manufacture a wide range of custom shipping container modifications with custom floor plans, and custom designs. 

DropBox Inc. has well-established relationships within the ISO shipping container industry around the world. We provide our customers with the highest quality shipping container modifications possible. Our relationships are part of what makes us the premiere manufacturer of shipping container modifications. 

The recent rise of popularity of shipping container modifications being used as portable temporary and permanent solutions, in conjunction with a focus on recycling and re-use of resources, has made DropBox Inc. the "go-to" for companies in both the industrial and commercial construction industries in the U.S. and across the globe. 

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 740.532.7822.

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