Tips for the Proper Maintenance of Your ISO Shipping Container

Posted on Tue, Oct 01, 2019 @ 11:10 AM

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So you've purchased a DropBox Inc. ISO shipping container and are ready to use it on your jobsite. This product now belongs to you, and you can use it however you want. Our highly-skilled engineers work hard to ensure that each DropBox Inc. product is made to withstand the harshest conditions. However, how can you ensure that your shipping container remains in the top condition that you received it in? With anything that you own, it's important to care for your shipping container in order for you to get the most out of it. As it's used and exposed to the environment, your shipping container is going to require proper maintenance in order for it last a long time.

Luckily, DropBox Inc. has some tips on how to prevent long-term damage to your product:

1. Inspect and Repair Damages to the Container's Roof

When shipping containers are stacked on top of each other, this can sometimes cause dents to occur. As a result, dents can hold water that leads to the corrosion of the container. When these dents appear, it's important to repair each dent and paint them with rust proof paint. This makes it less likely for rust to appear and damage your shipping container.    

2. Remove and Treat Rusted Areas

Although some steel is corrosion resistant, it doesn't mean that they're completely corrosion proof. Certain locations, such as near the ocean where salt air is common, can cause rust to occur more often. Therefore, any dent or scratch that appears must be sealed and painted in order to avoid corrosion. 

3. Clean and Lubricate Doors and Handles

The more you use your shipping container, the more worn out the doors tend to get. To combat this, it's important for each door and their handles to be cleaned and greased in order to ensure that they work properly. 

4. Examine Container Modifications

When modifying a shipping container to include things such as doors and windows, it increases its exposure to water and dirt. Make sure that you check the areas of your shipping container that have been modified and clean them whenever necessary. This helps avoid corrosion and lengthens the life of your product. 

5. Make Sure the Container is on a Level Surface

When the shipping container is placed on a level surface, this prevents water from gathering and corrosion from developing underneath it. Instead, the water is able to be drained properly due to the fact that it isn't leaning to one side.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and its products, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

Reference: https://www.gatewaycontainersales.com.au/6-step-guide-to-shipping-container-maintenance/

 

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DropBox Inc. Continues to Reinvent the Box with Portable Bus Stops

Posted on Tue, Sep 17, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

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If you can think it, we can turn into a box! As DropBox Inc. continues to grow and develop, our employees find new ways to create custom shipping container products for companies all across the U.S. in order to meet their job sites' specific needs. From our running water restrooms to our modular chemistry labs, we can take a standard ISO shipping container and turn it into something innovative. In other words, we are Reinventing the Box!

So how has DropBox Inc. reinvented the box this time? By turning shipping containers into portable bus stops! These portable bus stops are being shipped to a location in Nevada and will be used to hold employees who are waiting for their company bus to take them to their project site. Since these employees are required to work day and night shifts, the bus stops also include solar panels on top of them to use the sun's energy to light the boxes at night for extra safety measures. 

This is not only exciting for DropBox Inc. because it's a new product variation, but also because Shane Meadows' (pictured above) closed his very first sale that he made as a DropBox Sales Representative! When asked about this sale, Meadows was very excited. "It was an excellent learning experience and I had a great customer to deal with. The entire staff at PSG was so helpful with answering questions and working with me throughout the whole closing process. It was a wonderful feeling seeing how excited the whole staff was for me to close on my first sale," he said. 

We would like to congratulate Shane Meadows on officially closing his first sale that he made with the company. Looking towards the future, DropBox Inc. and its employees are eager to continue taking on new projects and finding new ways to reinvent the box!

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s standard and customizable products, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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DropBox Inc. Provides Containerized Power Systems as a Power Solution for Customers

Posted on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

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As companies and their employees work hard to create and distribute their goods for consumers to purchase, this process can cause strain on their power grids. DropBox Inc. has created containerized power systems that are designed to tie into any existing power grid and store 0.5-1 MW of energy or more. 

These portable power solutions work by storing electricity when the demand of a power grid is low. Once the demand for that power grid becomes greater, the stored energy is then redistributed. By offering these systems in multiple sizes and floor plans, each company can meet their own specific needs. They also can come pre-installed with inverters, a PC system for monitoring, integrated transformers, and switch stations. Other solutions that this product offers include:

    • Integrator of Customer Specified Systems
    • Full design HVAC group that meets mechanical & structural needs
    • Computational fluid & thermal dynamics
    • 3-D Modeling
    • Finite element analysis

By offering containerized power systems both domestically and internationally, DropBox Inc. has been able to provide companies from all over the world with a turnkey solution to their energy storage needs. As a result, these systems help prevent the unnecessary use of energy and store it until it's needed the most. This allows company leaders to conserve their resources whenever necessary. 

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s containerized power systems, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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The Endless Possibilities of Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jul 18, 2019 @ 11:07 AM

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The Endless Possibilities of Shipping Container Modifications

At DropBox Inc., the experience and quality of products with our custom shipping container modifications are ranked the best in the business where many are concerned. The products that DropBox Inc. provides to customers around the world have been utilized for a wide range of uses and ranked as premiere products within our industry. For our engineering and design team, a certain level of pride is earned when a customer’s site specific needs are met with a detail-oriented solution. The possibilities are endless, and the shipping container modifications we provide show that. We are experts in providing shipping container modifications within our industry and specialize in the engineering, designing, and building of containerized restrooms, portable labs, modular water filtration systems, battery/inverter storage, and much more. This has allowed DropBox Inc. to build custom, portable solutions for the military, commercial and industrial construction companies, utility providers, and government agencies. 

We are committed to the success of not only our products but also our customers. When we build your shipping container modification products, we build them the way that you want them, when you need them, and deliver them turn-key, plug-and-play, and ready to use. The possibilities are endless with our shipping container modifications, and our commitment to quality is unparalleled within the industry. 

Do you need a containerized portable lab, restroom, ground level office, or even something custom that will require some engineering/design help?

Well look no further! DropBox Inc. is here to provide the solution for you! 

With standard floor plans, as well as custom options, we are guaranteed to meet your site-specific shipping container modification needs. For more information on all of our shipping container modification engineering and design expertise and products, CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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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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Portable Solutions Group Major Award Winner for Q1 2019

Posted on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

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Portable Solutions Group Major Award Winner for Q1 2019

At Portable Solutions Group (PSG), parent company to DropBox inc. and Modular Security Systems Inc., we work with customers around the world to build portable, turn-key solutions for a wide range of applications. From customizable guard offices with turnstiles, vehicle barrier gates, access control, and climate-controlled guard offices to restrooms, showers, and much more, we take every step needed to provide functionality, deliverability, and the optimization of a restricted footprint and make things happen. 

In recognition of all the hard work that we do, PSG has been awarding a quarterly “Major Award” similar to that received by "The Old Man" (Ralphie's dad) in 1983's A Christmas Story. The award is given to employees who go the extra mile to get the job done. 

Being open to the imagination of our customers’ needs with consideration to the products we build is a lot of work and requires the attention of a lot of behind-the-scenes folks. While our salespeople, engineers, and designers lead the charge out front, a large group of office staff keeps things rolling and makes sure the ship keeps sailing on down the river.

With those hardworking people in mind, it is with great pleasure that we have awarded the 2019 Q1 Major Award to Donna Vanover-McGlothin. Donna began her career with PSG in 2017 as our Accounts Receivable and Payroll Administrator. 

Since coming aboard Donna has worked very hard to help the companies with account balances and accounts receivable and has maintained payroll for our more than 100 employees.

We'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Donna for all of her success and hard work. Way to go, Donna! Congratulations!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and 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. 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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Re-Inventing the BOX through Re-Use and Recycling Shipping Containers

Posted on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

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Re-Inventing the BOX through Re-Use and Recycling Shipping Containers

DropBox Inc. is an ISO shipping container modification business. We work with shipping container brokers around the U.S. to procure one-trip shipping containers to build our products and promote green construction. We take shipping containers and re-invent them through modifications to create one-of-a-kind products, as well as a long line of standardized products like Blast Resistant Modules, Ground-Level Offices, Modular Chemical Labs, and much more.

The re-use and recycling of shipping containers for the construction of portable jobsite solutions makes perfect sense for DropBox Inc. and 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.

Because of this, shipping containers are being stockpiled at ports all around the country. Many of these containers go unused – and thats where DropBox Inc. comes into play. We purchase these containers and use them to build our products. In doing so we are essentially recycling containers that would otherwise go unused and left sitting at ports and harbors. 

By building our shipping container products from one-trip containers, DropBox Inc. creates shipping container modifications that prove to be more durable and stronger than other comparable products that are typically built using conventional stick-built construction.

If you have an idea for a shipping container modification product and would like to learn how 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. 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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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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