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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Shipping Container Modifications and More from DropBox Inc.

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

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Shipping Container Modifications and More from DropBox Inc.

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

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

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

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Customers Needs Become Solutions Through Shipping Container Modification

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

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

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

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

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DropBox Inc. Design, Engineer, and Build Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Wed, Sep 12, 2018 @ 10:09 AM

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DropBox Inc. Design, Engineer, and Build Shipping Container Modifications.

Over the past few years trends in shipping container modification have pushed for new and improved building methods. Shipping container design, engineering, and manufacturing professionals on major industrial and commercial construction sites have found the the reuse of boxes becoming more and more advantageous. Through the use of engineering and design there are a wide range of temporary and permanent structures that can be built out of shipping containers. 

The durability of a shipping container makes it the perfect building block.
You might already know
, but shipping containers are designed to last for decades and live a long life at sea for import/export purposes. Unfortunately, most end up taking a one-way trip to their destination and then end up stored in container yards at ports around the world. Given massive trade deficits in many countries, it can actually cost more to have the container shipped back as opposed to storing it and building a new one. This deficit is the main factor contributing to the quantity of unused containers that are available for shipping container modifications.

The structural integrity of shipping containers is unmatched when it comes to modular construction. 
Shipping container modifications are built to be very sturdy and easily
transported via ship, truck, and rail. A steel frame is welded together and wrapped with corrugated corten steel as the walls and ceiling. Complete with marine grade wood flooring, containers are designed for the corners to bear all loads, which allows them to be very strong, easily shipped, and have the ability to be stacked up to 10 high.

Professionals in industrial and commercial construction projects with 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 have been used all over the world for industrial and commercial projects, the military, and companies in a wide range of industries.

To learn more about shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. CONTACT US HERE

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The Advantage of Shipping Container Modifications from DropBox Inc.

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

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The Advantage of Shipping Container Modifications from DropBox Inc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shipping Container Modification: The Possibilities are Endless

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

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Shipping Container Modification: The Possibilities are Endless

When it comes to shipping container modification the possibilities are endless.

We like to work with customers to make their ideas a reality and to create modified shipping containers to not only provide the right solution to the challenge they’re facing, but also exceed their expectations from start to finish. When customers from the water filtration, energy, and construction industries come to DropBox Inc. with their needs, we work to create custom shipping containers for everything from battery/inverter storage to water filtration, restrooms, ground offices, and much more.

In the construction industry, DropBox Inc. has worked since the early 2000s to build portable, self-contained restrooms, showers, ground level offices, custom storage facilities, blast resistant modules for petro chemical plants, and a wide array of portable welding training and testing modules, work spaces fully stocked with an assortment of shelves, work benches, over-head gantry cranes, and environment conscious climate control. 

When it comes to the energy industry, we have worked to fully design, engineer, and manufacture climate-controlled housing for battery and inverter systems designed to keep battery systems cool and maintain grid stabilization for solar and wind farms.

When approached with a customer’s need for portable solutions for water filtration systems, our in-house team of designers and engineers went back to the drawing board to develop solutions regardless of the site installation.

Whether our customers need standard 8' wide, 20' or 40' long shipping container modifications or 12' wide multibox solutions, DropBox Inc. has the customization expertise to meet their needs.

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

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When Just Any Box Just Won't Do... DropBox Inc. Shipping Container Mods

Posted on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 14:06 PM

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When Just Any Box Just Won't Do... DropBox Inc. Shipping Container Mods  

Over the past few years, thanks to a rise in the popularity of modifications, ISO shipping containers have evolved to become more than just a box for shipping goods from one location to the next. The ISO container itself has been recognized as the perfect building block for an entirely new movement in architecture and portable solutions – ground level offices for construction projects, portable self-contained restrooms, mobile chemical storage solutions, and laboratories are just some of the many things that have been built with shipping containers.

DropBox Inc. has been at the forefront of designing, engineering, and manufacturing during this evolution of the shipping container modification industry since the early 2000's, developing products for big names like the Pentagon, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, NASA, Fluor, Marathon Sunoco, Dupont, and many others.

In recent years, shipping container modifications from DropBox Inc. have made their way all around the world. No other shipping container modification company has played a bigger role in the advancement of shipping container mods than DropBox Inc. Completing projects in single boxes, multi-box complexes, and even stacked multi-story builds, we have helped our clients not just think inside the box but we've also helped them ReInvent the Box™.

When “just any box” just won't do, customers in the know call DropBox Inc. 

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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