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.”


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Modified Containers Portable Solutions and More from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Feb 07, 2019 @ 10:02 AM

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Modified Containers Portable Solutions and More from DropBox Inc. 

Using shipping containers as workable space and an alternative to traditional stick-built structures gives many workers in industrial and commercial construction the space they need in a turn-key portable solution. Shipping containers are easily converted into a wide range of ground-level offices, portable laboratory space, and blast resistant modules. There is a variety of configurations, customizations and options available. Whether you need a single-box solution or a multi-box shipping container modification, DropBox Inc. can work with you to engineer, design, and build the perfect solution. 

By utilizing shipping container modifications, you can quickly create a functional, turn-key work space for a wide range of purposes and save a significant amount of money and time on your jobsite. 

Given that shipping container modifications are portable and can be delivered from construction site to construction site, the solutions we build at DropBox Inc. are not a "one-time" solution that serve their purpose and then are discarded. Much like a bulldozer or a crane, once one project is finished the shipping container modifications we provide can be used at one jobsite and then picked up and moved to the next job. 

We offer restrooms, labs, chemical storage,
and ground-level offices that can be used for meetings, breaks, lunches, and more. Whether you need a portable solution with blast resistance, or you are on a jobsite with spatial constriction,s we have the portable solution for you. 

Once delivered, simply hook the unit up to power and get to work. 

Is it time for you to learn more about the many uses of shipping container modifications in industrial and commercial markets?

If so, CONTACT DROPBOX INC HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822. 

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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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DropBox Inc. Mobile Container Modifications. Mobile Friendly Website.

Posted on Tue, Jul 17, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

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Regardless of whether you're at home, at work in an office, or on a busy construction site, information on our custom ISO shipping container modifications is readily available on our mobile friendly website, DropBoxInc.com.

DropBox, Inc. is a container modification company that provides both standard containerized products and custom builds for shipment worldwide. Standard products include but are not limited to Blast Resistant Modules (BRM), Sanitation Stations (Commercial Quality Running Water Restrooms), Shower Trailers, DropOffice™ (Mobile Office), Mobile Tool Cribs, Decontamination Stations, Chemical Storage Units, High Security Storage, Wet & Dry CHU's, Laundry Units, and Welding Stations.  The DropBox Design Team can modify any of our current products or start from scratch to meet your specific requirements. The custom options are limited only by your imagination and the total interior square footage of the chosen layout. 

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 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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Shipping Container Modifications & Custom Container Mods from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2018 @ 14:06 PM

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Shipping Container Modifications & Custom Shipping Containers from DropBox Inc.

When your shipping container modification needs require a little something extra, contact the best in shipping container modifications, DropBox Inc. We have the design, engineering, and manufacturing expertise to meet your needs. 

Standard shipping container modifications like our Blast Resistant Modules (BRM), Running Water Restrooms (RWR), and Ground Level Offices (GLO) are just a few of the many options we offer. Our in-house team of engineers, CAD draftsmen, and manufacturing team have decades of experience in creating custom shipping container solutions that are turn-key, portable, and built to meet our customers’ site-specific needs.

Our shipping container modifications include but are not limited to: 

Electrical outlets

HVAC

Insulation

Interior finishing

Man doors

Roll-up doors

Windows

Ventilation systems

Plumbing

Restrooms

Shelving

Interior/exterior lighting

Do you have specific questions about our custom shipping container modification capabilities? 

CONTACT US HERE or call us now at 740.532.7822.

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Reinventing the Box with DropBox Inc. Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Wed, Feb 08, 2017 @ 11:02 AM

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When it comes to shipping container modifications, DropBox Inc. encourages our customers to Reinvent the BOX.

ISO (International Standards Organization) shipping containers are containers that have been engineered, designed, and standardized for international transport across varying shipping avenues (ships, trucks, trains, etc.). These containers are rigid, durable structures that are usable far beyond their originally intended purpose.

DropBox Inc., located in the Ohio River Valley, and our partner companies, Modular Security Systems Inc. and Portable Solutions Group, have standardized modifying these ISO containers for uses from portable office space to industry-tested restrooms, showers, battery/inverter housing units, chemical storage containers, blast resistant modules, portable welding training stations, and portable perimeter security solutions. 

Along with offering standardized products, we are able to work with clients to build custom modifications specific to their needs and requirements. Our experienced and knowledgeable team here at DropBox Inc. have decades of combined experience with custom shipping container modifications, engineering, design, and manufacturing to help provide your turn-key portable solutions from start to finish. Our shipping container modification abilities are in no way limited to the standardized products and options found on our website. Choose from our wide selection of standard products or give us your individual ideas as a starting point and we'll come up with a portable shipping container modification product to not only meet, but also exceed your needs. 

DropBox Inc. realizes your specific business needs are unique to you and your company. We have utilized our expertise to create a line of standard modification solutions, and we pride ourselves on step-by-step communication with our customers while building custom shipping container modification solutions – solutions which are used around the world by the military, major industrial and commercial construction companies, and small businesses.

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. Shipping Container Modifications that are MADE IN THE USA

Posted on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 14:01 PM

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Over the last several years, Portable Solutions Group has provided jobs for many people in the Tri-State Area of Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky, touting nearly 150 employees across all four operating companies. Portable Solutions Group (DropBox Inc.’s parent company) has recently begun placing “MADE IN THE USA” stickers on every unit that leaves its manufacturing facilities.

Company Owner/CEO/President, Robert Slagel, set this new initiative in place in an effort to show the company’s pride in being a company that creates jobs for hard-working Americans right here at home. Slagel says, "We just want folks to know that we are proud to be doing everything we can to help create jobs for our fellow countrymen – and that we’re doing what we can to help make America great again.”

For more information on 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. Participates in the Worthington, KY Christmas Parade

Posted on Fri, Dec 09, 2016 @ 11:12 AM

 

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Last night Portable Solutions Group, DropBox Inc. and MSSI participated in the first inaugural Worthington Christmas Parade in Worthington KY. The parade was recently brought up and approved by the Worhtington city council and councilman James "Monkey" Compton who introduced the idea. 

Unanimously approved by the council the parade was held December 8th with city councilmen Compton and city clerk, Kathy Elliot acting as the event organizers. With more than a dozen local businesses as well as the Raceland- Worthington Fire Department displayed in the parade it was a tremendous success.  

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As a local business that participated in the first inaugural Christmas Parade all of us here at Portable Solutions Group, DropBox Inc. and MSSI would just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in the community for all of the support and wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!

For more information on Portable Solutions Group, DropBox Inc., and all or our shipping container modifications CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

 

 

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