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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Modular Chemistry Labs Offer Onsite Assistance with Testing and Analyzation of Liquid Natural Gas

Posted on Tue, Aug 20, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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Throughout the years, DropBox Inc. has been on a mission to create products that can satisfy companies' needs within numerous industries all over the world. Industries such as the military, refineries, and the liquid natural gas (LNG) industry. As we continue this mission, we’ve discovered that there is a need for modular chemical labs in the LNG industry that hasn’t been completely satisfied. By offering these modular chemical labs to this industry and others, we can provide companies with fully functioning chemistry labs onsite.

As the LNG industry continues to grow, the need for the analyzation and testing of natural gas grows as well. This requires services such as quality control testing, trace analysis, troubleshooting, unknowns identification, and contamination analysis to detect components like carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and methane. However, most companies within the LNG industry must send the natural gas off to be analyzed and tested because their drilling sites don’t have the facilities or space to do so.

To help with this issue, DropBox Inc. has created climate-controlled, modular chemical labs that come with a wide range of lab accessories including storage space, cabinetry, counters, fume hoods, sinks, vents, and even restrooms when requested. Whether they are hooked up to existing building connections or functioning independently, our modular chemical labs provide a turn-key solution to lab technicians by allowing strategic positioning to wherever they're needed. And by offering standard and customizable floor plans, DropBox Inc. is able to meet the demands of your current operation.

For more information on our modular labs and other DropBox Inc. products, CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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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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CBD Oil Extraction Techniques: What Happens In An Extraction Laboratory?

Posted on Tue, Aug 06, 2019 @ 10:08 AM

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DropBox is continuing its pursuit to become more involved in the cannabis industry. By offering our modular labs, we can provide companies within this industry a place where they can test cannabis and extract CBD onsite. But once these companies have a lab to work in, how exactly do they extract CBD oil from the cannabis plant? Today’s blog will discuss the two primary extraction techniques that lab technicians use for this purpose.

The first, and most common, method that will be discussed is the supercritical CO2 extraction method.

The reason that this method is used so often is because it’s the safest way to extract CBD for human consumption. It's also because its high efficiency results in less waste during the process. However, the equipment that’s used to perform this method is very expensive. The most basic setups can cost around $40,000 to $100,000.

In order to extract CBD using the supercritical CO2 method, the liquid carbon dioxide’s temperature and pressure must be increased past the point where the liquid becomes ‘supercritical’ by using a compressor and heater. Being 'supercritical' means that the CO2 obtains the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This allows the supercritical CO2 to extract the CBD without damaging it and making it dangerous to consume. Next, the cannabis must be placed in an extractor and the supercritical CO2 is passed through it. This allows the supercritical CO2 to pull out the trichomes and terpene oils from the plant. The solution gets passed through a separator and is broken down into individual parts. The trichomes and terpene oils are sent to be collected while the CO2 goes to a condenser and is turned back into a liquid. The liquid CO2 is then placed in a storage tank so that it can be used for the process again.

In order to isolate the CBD, the chemical mixture goes through the processes of chromatography, winterization, and short path distillation. These processes allow lab technicians to remove unwanted phytochemicals, plant matter, and other compounds in order to have CBD in its purest form.

The second extraction method that’s used by professionals is by using ethanol to obtain CBD from the cannabis plant.

The process of ethanol extraction that is primarily used involves heating the cannabis plant to achieve something called decarboxylation. Decarboxylation is when carbon atoms are removed from a carbon chain. Once this occurs, the plant material that remains is soaked in ethanol for a long period of time. After a certain amount of time has passed, the liquid is filtered out of the plant material and left out in the open for the ethanol to evaporate. This removes water and oil-soluble compounds, such as chlorophyll, that can cause a bitter taste.

The downside to this extraction method is that not all of the ethanol can be removed from the CBD oil without the use of another filter. This can lead to the CBD oil losing more of its purity and effectiveness. However, the upside to this method is that it allows for the formation of esters. Since esters are easily absorbed by our bodies, they allow CBD to be easily absorbed by our bodies as well.

DropBox’s Class 1, Division 1 modular lab units have cleanroom process areas and laboratory/R&D space that provide the proper environment for CBD extraction. 

Configured to meet the demands of your current operation, both standard models are customizable and configured to provide the ideal workflow. The extraction techniques that we discussed require large, heavy equipment. Our modular labs provide large, durable counters in order for lab technicians to work in a safe environment while avoiding damage to costly equipment. By using our product, companies are able to have an extraction lab that is easily transportable, quickly installed, ready to connect to power, water, and sewer, and finished in about half the time of traditional construction. DropBox Inc. allows lab technicians to perform their duties and quality control protocols in a remote setting!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and our modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us today at 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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DropBox Inc. and Custom 20' ISO Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 @ 09:03 AM

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DropBox Inc. and Custom 20' ISO Shipping Container Modifications

Custom designed and engineered shipping container modifications can be built to be shipped to any remote location in the United States or around the world. Built to stand the test of time, shipping container modifications can be used as break rooms, offices, blast resistant tool cribs, modular chemical labs, and hazardous chemical storage.

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. Our shipping container modifications serve their purpose at one location and can then be easily transported to the next location for easy installation and use.

Our customers and our experienced team of shipping container modification specialists have helped us to build a wide range of products in a variety of climates and locations around the world. At DropBox Inc. we 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 and tools and creating workspaces, or whether they need meeting/lunch space, rest assured that DropBox Inc. has the expertise to meet your needs.

We have a long list of long-running relationships building products for industrial and commercial construction companies, as well as the military and government entities. 

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. Hosts Appreciation BBQ Luncheon for Employees

Posted on Fri, Mar 01, 2019 @ 12:03 PM

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DropBox Inc. Hosts Appreciation BBQ Luncheon for Employees

A lot of fantastic things have been happening for DropBox Inc. and parent company Portable Solutions Group. With major contracts awarded and work underway to meet the needs of our customers, we took time yesterday (at our Wurtland facility) and today (at our Worthington facility) to celebrate all of the hard work our employees and manufacturing team have put in to make things happen. 

Special thanks to the team from The Armory Smokehouse in Ironton, Ohio. Bobby, Josh, Hershel, and Donnie from The Armory went out of their way to provide our workers with delicious food and excellent service.

THANK YOU TEAM!

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DropBox, Inc. has a longstanding relationship serving the Industrial, Military and Commercial markets with products that meet the customer’s needs. Dropbox Inc. has become the 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 planted firmly throughout industry with a proven track record for quality and 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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