DropBox Inc. Congratulates McGrath RentCorp on Ringing NASDAQ Closing Bell in New York Times Square!

Posted on Fri, Aug 09, 2019 @ 08:08 AM

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As a proud partner of McGrath RentCorp, DropBox Inc. would like to congratulate President & CEO, Joe Hanna, and the rest of the McGrath RentCorp team on their 40th Anniversary as a company and 35th Anniversary of its public listing on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange! In honor of these important milestones, NASDAQ chose McGrath RentCorp to ring in the bell and close the market in New York City on August 5, 2019. As the company rang the closing bell, they were depicted on one of the large screens in Times Square!

Excited about the event, Joe Hanna said "Ringing the Nasdaq closing bell is an honor for our entire team at McGrath RentCorp. We are excited to celebrate our company’s anniversaries and anticipate our continuing successes.”

Founded in 1979, McGrath RentCorp is a diversified business-to-business rental company that rents and sells portable modular buildings, storage containers, electronic test equipment, and liquid and solid containment tanks and boxes. The company operates through five divisions: Mobile Modular, Mobile Modular Portable Storage, TRS-RenTelco, Adler Tanks, and Enviroplex. DropBox Inc. works with the Mobile Modular division specifically.

The Mobile Modular division of McGrath RentCorp rents and sells prefabricated customizable modular buildings, mobile office trailers, portable classrooms, portable sales office buildings, prefab restrooms, and more. As a partner of this division, DropBox designs and manufactures Blast Resistant Modules (BRM) that their company rents out to their existing customers.  

Our team at DropBox Inc. wants to wish everyone at McGrath RentCorp continued success and thank them for a great partnership!

To learn more about McGrath RentCorp, visit their LinkedIn page or website. And if you'd like to watch the video of the ceremony, click here!

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DropBox Inc. Supplies Custom Modified Shipping Container Solutions

Posted on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 15:07 PM

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At DropBox Inc. we like to say we are "ReInventing the Box" one shipping container modification at a time. When your shipping container is not just going to be used for storage and you need something a little different DropBox Inc. has what it takes to get the job done.

Our shipping container modifications can become a wide range of portable solutions from simple ground level offices and work shops to highly complex battery/inverter storage systems. The shipping container modifications we build can come in a variety of floor plans with a countless number of duty-specific purposes.

Our shipping container modifications can include:

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Custom Floor Plans Custom Sizes
Insulation Climate Control
Man Doors Roll Up Doors
Flooring Wall Covering
Ventilation Lighting
Shelving Windows
Electrical Connections Showers
Restrooms Blast Resistance
Offices Break Rooms
Decontamination Chemical Storage

When it comes to shipping container modifications we like to work with our customers to create the modified shipping containers they need to provide a solution custom built to meet their job-specific needs. When customers in the battery/inverter and energy storage industry came to us with the challenge of creating portable battery and inverter storage solutions to be used on solar fields and wind farms we helped to engineer, design, and build custom shipping container modifications to meet their needs. Creating custom shipping containers that are fully engineered to meet our customers needs we have become the biggest name in container modification in the US.  

Do you have an idea for a shipping container modification? Do you have the need to integrate job specific functionality into a portable solution? 

If so call DropBox Inc. today!

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 14:06 PM

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At DropBox Inc. we build almost anything out of ISO shipping containers. We get a lot of requests and questions about shipping container modifications. This week in the Shipping Container Mods Blog we'd like to take a look at the top 5 things we think you need to know about shipping container modifications before you make a purchase. 

1. Don't go just buying the cheapest container you can find. Much like anything else when it comes to shipping container modifications, you pay for what you get. Make sure you thoroughly inspect any shipping container or shipping container modification you purchase before you purchase it.

2. Make sure you're not going to violate any building codes in your area. Every state, county, and/or municipality has their own rules for the use of "modular building". Prior to investing a lot of money into any type of shipping container modification it is important to find out what the rules are in your area.

3. Make sure you get a reliable contractor or container modification company. Yeah most anyone with a welder can cut a hole in the side of a box and put in a window or door but much like any other craft shipping container modification comes with its' own set of concerns. When building anything from an ISO shipping container it is important to know that the people building yours have experience and can be trusted to know what they are doing.

4. Know the limits of your box and understand the containers structural limitations. Here at DropBox Inc. we have in-house engineers and CAD draftsmen that help us assure that what we build is fully engineered to both function as need and to be durable during shipping and while in use. If you plan on doing your own shipping container modification work make sure you have your box engineered and designed by an expert.

5. Don't expect to save some exorbitant amount of money. Truth is shipping container modifications aren't as cheap as you might initially expect and like we mentioned earlier, you get what you pay for...

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. Are Shipping Containers Cheap and Widely Available?

Posted on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

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Not a week goes by that we don't get a call or form submission from folks looking for shipping containers for super low prices. One of the more common statements is some variation of: 

“I just got back from the beach and there were shipping containers stacked five or six high almost everywhere, with all those containers just laying around I should be able to buy one cheap!”

Unfortunately things are not always as they appear. 

Yes, there are a lot of shipping containers stacked up at ports and shipping container lay down yards around the world, but the majority of these shipping containers aren't actually for sale.

In reality there it is estimated that there are anywhere from 10 million to 16 million shipping containers on the planet.  The biggest players in shipping container ownership are, for obvious reasons, international shipping companies like Maersk, Hamburg Sud, COSCO, and container rental/leasing companies like Textainer, Sea Cube, and Blue Sky Intermodal.

In recent years shipping companies have increased the number of years they use these shipping containers and typically try to keep them in rotation via imports and exports around the world. In doing so these companies save money by not having to build new containers but this also means that fewer containers are available to people interested in purchasing them for their own personal storage or shipping container modification project

The majority of shipping containers seen along the coast are either in route to their final destination, or are waiting to be loaded with goods before being sent to their next location. Just because they are seen sitting in port does not necessarily mean they are for sale and are not in use.

These factors lead to shipping containers not being in such a surplus as some might think, but worry not DropBox Inc. is here to meet all of your shipping container and shipping container modification needs.

Here at DropBox Inc. we have built relationships with international shipping companies, container rental/leasing companies, as well as shipping container manufacturers in the US and around the world. We can get the shipping container you need for your project. Whether you are looking to simply purchase an ISO shipping container or to create a shipping container modification we have the people and expertise to meet your needs.

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBOx Inc. Ships New Custom ISO Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 16:06 PM

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DropBox Inc. just sent a new custom shipping container modification to be delivered to Kazakhstan. This along with nearly 70 other units will be delivered this year in support of refinery construction and operations.

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. - Why Shipping Container Modifications?

Posted on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 10:06 AM

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First and foremost, what are shipping container modifications? Well, shipping container modifications are the product resulting from the engineering, design, and modification of an ISO shipping container. Modifications may consist of welding, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, painting, and other interior and exterior finishing. Shipping container modifications have become more and more popular because of how much time they can save when it comes to onsite construction. By building these modular units off-site using a lot of the same materials and designs (while meeting various codes and standards), you can save a significant amount of time in comparison to traditional "stick-built" construction. When building using shipping container modifications comprised from individual units or multiple units that are pulled together, even larger projects can be effectively constructed.

Shipping container modification is not only faster than traditional construction, but a lot stronger as well. Each module created from shipping containers is engineered to independently withstand the environment, transportation to the site, and the lifting of the unit off the truck and into position. Once the units are delivered to their desired location, they are also easy to set up and put to work. With most units all that’s needed is a level place to set the shipping container and an electrical connection and the unit is ready to be used for its intended purpose. 

So, why are so many people going with shipping container modifications instead of traditionally constructed units? By building off-site, a great deal of the risks associated with construction can be eliminated and higher levels of quality management can be assured. Materials that are delivered to the location are securely stored in a warehouse to prevent any damage from the elements, and workers typically work in a much more controlled environment – out of the weather. At DropBox inc. we utilize an in-house engineering and design team that works closely with our project managers to guarantee that all DropBox Inc. products reflect the highest level of expertise as well as the utmost attention to detail.

DropBox Inc. has also developed a robust quality control program for cross-checking our engineering design functions. To further ensure that our designs meet client needs, several reviews with the project owner and staff are conducted on each unit prior to release. In addition, we can provide PE stamped, engineered drawings for all 50 states. Wherever you are and whatever your needs may be, DropBox can provide your solution. With combined efforts between our designers, engineers, builders, and you the customer, you can create just about anything imaginable from a shipping container. 

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. ReInventing the Box by Recycling What Might Otherwise be Discarded

Posted on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

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As result of imports from other countries almost 7.5 million shipping containers are brought into the United States each year but only 2.5 million get sent back out for exports. Therefore a stockpile of shipping containers can be found in ports around the coastline of the U.S. The ultimate destination for many of these used shipping containers is often the scrap yard, where they are shredded, and sent to be melted down to raw steel. However, Dropbox Inc.  has found a number of ways to recycle both new and used shipping containers to create a wide range of products. By reusing the containers DropBox Inc. allows for a more green application than melting them down. The surplus created by the U.S. trade deficit has lead to the start up of a number of shipping container modification companies like DropBox Inc. that manufacture anything from self storage units, modular offices, portable running water restrooms, and shower facilities.  

One use for these otherwise unused shipping containers are what we call the Running Water Restroom (RWR). A commercial quality, portable, and containerized RWR will take the waste management of your site to a whole new level. These portable units are designed to meet the sanitation needs of the man power both in and around your site. These industrial grade units provide the jobsite an added advantage to attract the higher quality craftsmen to get your project completed on time and on budget.

Another use for these containers are DropBox Inc.’s  blast resistant modules. These safety shelters are designed and engineered to meet customer safety needs for work space, break rooms, lunch rooms, meeting areas, and additional storage space. The BRM is perfect for plant outages, turnarounds, temporary offices, tool cribs, offshore drilling and other construction projects. Our standard BRMs are built to withstand 8 psi/200 milliseconds, and include 8' 6" ceilings, 2 entry/egress doors, climate control, insulation, emergency signs, lighting, and electrical outlets.

These are just a couple uses that DropBox Inc. has been able to come up with when it comes to shipping containers. 

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container capabilities, CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. Career Opportunity Available for CAD Draftsman

Posted on Wed, Jul 13, 2016 @ 10:07 AM

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Portable Solutions Manufacturing, Modular Security Systems Inc., and DropBox Inc.  are shipping container modification and fabrication companies under the Portabel Solutions Group umbrella. We have an in-house drafting department in need of a CAD Draftsman with experience in a manufacturing environment.

Title: Draftsman

Location: Worthington, Kentucky

Position Description: Support the sales and manufacturing effort by creating 3d models and 2d drawings at all levels of the project process. Analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, etc., to create sales, record, manufacturing, and permit drawings that are accurate, clear, and complete.

Requirements: Associates of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting & Design (preferred). Proficient with the most current release (or within two releases) of AutoDesk Inventor and AutoCAD or equivalent. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) Able to visualize concepts and translate to a 3d model. Able to read and understand various types of drawings and schematics. Strong attention to detail. Previous drafting and design experience in a manufacturing environment (2-5 years).

Benefits: Health Insurance, 401k with Company Match, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, and Company Sales Performance Bonus

Job Type: Full-time

Send resume with job history and references to jsturm@securedbymac.com.

Visit our websites www.securedbymac.com or www.dropboxinc.com for company information.

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5 Tools Every Shipping Container Modification Company Should Be Using

Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

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DropBox Inc. has made great strides in both growing and improving upon its business since its inception in the early 2000s. With a focus on meeting customers’ needs and delivering thought-out, custom portable solutions, we have grown both our shipping container modification processes and our customer base. Through years of experience in building portable solutions for customers in the industrial and commercial construction industry, DropBox Inc. has come to understand that there are a few things that a company in the shipping container modification industry just can't do without. In this week’s edition of the Shipping Container Mods Blog we will take a look at 5 Tools Every Company in the Shipping Container Modification Industry Should Be Using. 

1) Design and Engineering Capabilities. Regardless of your skills in welding and carpentry, without the right design and engineering people your shipping container modifications will never reach their full capabilities. Many states require modular structures like shipping container modifications be built to meet certain building codes. Without proper engineering and design capabilities, your portable solutions would not pass inspection and could potentially hinder your sales potential. Working with the customers that we have, we've also learned that meeting modular building codes isn’t the only design and engineering concern you'll have... Given the need to enclose highly technical equipment like battery/inverter systems, water filtration systems, and decontamination devices, and the need for them to function properly in their shipping container modifications, it's imperative that the design and engineering concerns are met with proper capabilities.

2)  A Supply of High Quality, One-Trip Containers. Depending on the application for your shipping container modification, it might not be of the utmost importance to start with a "one-trip" container. For most customers though, we do find that a new one-trip container is the only way to go. In general, finding shipping containers is relatively easy. A quick search on Google or EBay and you can find shipping containers for sale, but those shipping containers aren't always in the best shape. Some used containers may be really old and have a lot of damage, rust, holes, and rotting floors. When DropBox Inc. builds shipping container modifications, we build them from new, one-trip containers. With these containers the structural integrity and dependability of your initial building component is never in question.

3) Certified and Licensed Craftsmen. Any old yahoo with a welding torch and a tape measure thinks they can build a shipping container into a storm shelter or an end-of-times doomsday cabin, but regrettably that is just not the case. Professional, certified, and licensed craftsmen can mean the difference between a satisfied customer and a lost sale. Like in any business it is important to employ individuals that can build quality products and keep customers coming back time and time again for their shipping container modifications.  

4) Premium Vendors and High Quality Components. With some companies, not enough emphasis is placed on procuring the best building materials for shipping container modifications. Considering only the cost of things, corners sometimes get cut to save money, and the end product ends up being (inevitably) subpar. Finding the right vendors, vendors who can deliver high quality components in a timely fashion, can make all the difference with regards to building a high quality shipping container modification. 

5) Logistics: Product Handling and Delivery. Engineering, designing, and building the best portable solution for customers is paramount, but being able to move these products is a job in and of itself. Shipping containers and shipping container modifications are not cartons of eggs and gallons of milk, they are large and heavy. Shipping containers are typically 8' 6" tall, 8' wide, and usually 20' - 40' long. They require either a large forklift, overhead crane, or roll-off trailer to move around and deliver to customers. The right logistics for product handling and delivering capabilities can be one of the best tools a shipping container modification company can have at its disposal. 

We hope that this week’s edition of the Shipping Container Mods Blog has been informative. For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modification capabilities CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

 

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How to Solve Your Biggest Problems with Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 @ 08:06 AM

 

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Some of the biggest problems on major industrial and commercial construction sites can be solved with shipping container modifications. Whether you are in a remote location, an extreme environment, or have very little space on your jobsite for employees and/or much needed equipment, a shipping container modification may be the perfect solution for you. Shipping container modifications such as those provided by DropBox Inc. can be built into a wide range of portable jobsite solutions. Our portable solutions – ground level offices, centralized restroom/shower facilities, waste and water management solutions, complex battery/inverter and water filtration systems, etc. – are often able to meet and conquer your project’s biggest challenges. 

In this week’s edition of the Shipping Container Mods Blog we will look at some of the biggest problems major projects have – and how shipping container modifications can help solve them. 

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Is space of limited supply on your jobsite? Shipping container modifications such as those provided by DropBox Inc. are often stacked to decrease the footprint they require. If you need to provide break rooms, meeting space, and restroom facilities for your workers, DropBox Inc. will work with you to develop portable solutions that can be stacked to provide all the space you need – even in tight footprints.

Is your project in a place with extreme climate concerns? By utilizing a number of engineering disciplines, DropBox Inc. can design, engineer, and manufacture shipping container modifications with many different climate control and insulation solutions. Working with customers in Greenland and North-Western Canada, DropBox Inc. has been able to provide solutions to meet the harshness of cold climates. For our customers in scorching hot environments like the southwestern U.S. and the Middle East, DropBox Inc. has been able to keep workers cool with our shipping container modifications.  

Need mission-critical equipment on your jobsite? Many customers come to us with the need to keep and store critical pieces of equipment right where they need it: on their job. DropBox Inc. has been able to integrate shipping container modifications with custom work stations, hose repair equipment, water filtration systems, and welding equipment, saving our customers considerable amounts of time and money. By keeping employees on-site rather than sending them off-site to train and test welds, repair hydraulic hoses, and even wash PPE (personal protective equipment), DropBox Inc. has solved one of the biggest problems major industrial construction projects can come across.

Because shipping container modifications are customizable to meet our customers’ varying needs, are portable, and are standardized for shipping, they are the perfect solution for many jobsite problems.

Do you have a problem on your jobsite that DropBox Inc. and a custom shipping container modification can solve? If so, CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768 to learn more about DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modifications.  

 

 

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