Update: DropBox Inc. Nears Completion on $2.5 Million DHS Contract

Posted on Thu, May 23, 2019 @ 10:05 AM

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Update: DropBox Inc. Nears Completion on $2.5 Million DHS Contract

Back in February, DropBox Inc. announced the award of a major contract with the Department of Homeland Security Division (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD). The contract for the production of multiple shipping container modifications known as the On Dock Rail Straddle Portal (ODRSP) is the culmination of a partnership with Savannah River Nuclear Laboratory (SRNL) and the DHS that dates all the way back to 2010. These portals are designed to scan shipping containers that enter US ports for nuclear materials or "dirty bombs.” The prototype ODRSP was delivered to Akin, SC back in 2011.

After years of testing in South Carolina and Virginia, the purchase of these new ODRSP was approved and the contract for their construction was award earlier this year.

A few short months later, work modifying the multiple shipping containers is nearly complete and workers at DropBox Inc. can see the finish line for the project. However that doesn't mean these will be the last ODRSP modules to be built at our facility in Worthington, KY.

John Sturm, Vice President of Engineering, Design, and Risk Management for Portable Solutions Group, parent company to DropBox Inc,. stated, "This project is a great opportunity for our company and I'm excited to see what it will bring in the future.

As the scanning devices and electrical components are installed, visitors from the DHS and SRNL are expected to be at the manufacturing facility in Worthington for factory acceptance testing. Once that initial round of testing is complete, the unit will be disassembled and delivered piece-by-piece for permanent installation at one of the country’s largest ports of entry. 

Through engineering, design, construction, delivery, and testing, DropBox Inc. and its employees have played a critical role in this national security project from beginning to end. Robert Slagel, President/CEO of DropBox Inc. recently said, “We have played a part in creating this unique security portal that will help protect our country’s ports of entry, and it's something to be very proud of.”

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our shipping container modification capabilities CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Your Shipping Container Modification Experts

Posted on Fri, Apr 26, 2019 @ 13:04 PM

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DropBox Inc. Your Shipping Container Modification Experts

ISO shipping containers such as those modified by DropBox Inc. are constructed from COR-TEN (or weathering) steel for its durability and longevity. Designed to weather the passage overseas, the shipping containers are renowned for their strength, portability, and long life. In addition to the natural strength of the steel being used to construct the containers, the steel is formed into corrugated walls. These corrugated sides help add additional strength and helps to make the containers strong enough to be stacked up to 10 high. All of these features make shipping containers the perfect building block for a wide range of portable jobsite solutions. 

The re-use of shipping containers as portable jobsite solutions makes perfect sense for companies like DropBox Inc. and for our customers. All around the world shipping containers are used for imports and exports. Due primarily to the growing U.S. trade deficit with shipping container producing countries like China, roughly 7 million shipping containers come into the U.S. every year while only about 2.5 million are shipped back out.

When looking for shipping container modifications and a shipping container modification company it is important to do your research to make sure you are working with a company that is experienced in shipping container modifications and the engineering and design process. At DropBox Inc. we are the most experienced shipping container modification company in the United States, and we take your shipping container modification projects to the next level. The products we provide are turn-key, portable, and ready to deliver for use within a short amount time upon arrival to your location.

If you have a shipping container modification idea and would like to talk to one of our design and engineering experts
, we here at DropBox Inc. can help you bring your idea to life, CONTACT US or call 740.532.7822 to speak with one of our shipping container modification experts.

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DropBox Inc. Why We Work!

Posted on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 @ 14:03 PM

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DropBox Inc. Why We Work!

Visitors to Portable Solutions Group and DropBox Inc. will notice a little something new when they approach our facility. In an effort to maintain focus on a long-running standard of excellence in robust safety and quality a new set of banners and signage are now prominently displayed right outside our front door. 

According to Mark Fields, VP of Sales and Marketing, "This is our family focus for 2019. On Monday we will kick off the Why We Work campaign. The pictures inside the Why We Work letters are pictures of family members and people that matter to our employees. We have also placed additional banners like this around our manufacturing facility to remind everyone of Why We Work” and the need for safety every day. There are people who want and expect us to come home safe and well. And that's what we are trying to emphasize for our employees and visitors to our facility."

We'd like to give a special thanks to Megan Coffey, Executive Assistant to CEO/Owner Rob Slagel, for all of her assistance in getting this program going and putting together the banners, which were designed and printed by Speedy Signs in Ashland, Kentucky.

At DropBox Inc. we offer a wide range of shipping container modification products and can ship our products anywhere in the United States and around the world. 

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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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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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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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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