Watch DropBox Inc.'s First Time-Lapse Video of Manufacturing Process

Posted on Wed, Apr 28, 2021 @ 12:04 PM

  

Watch DropBox Inc.'s First Ever Time-Lapse Video

For the first time ever, DropBox Inc. has created a time-lapse video of its manufacturing process. A time-lapse consists of taking a sequence of pictures at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. When the frames are shown at normal speed, or in quick succession, the action seems much faster. 

In this video, our manufacturing team is creating a modular restroom for a customer in Virginia. You will be able to witness the different steps of the process and the craftsmanship of our skilled laborers in a matter of seconds. To watch more of our videos that showcase products, engineering/manufacturing capabilities, and more, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel here

For more information on DropBox Inc. and its product offerings, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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Got Some Questions? Our FAQs Can Help

Posted on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 @ 15:04 PM

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Got Some Questions? Our Faqs can help

Our team understands that you have many questions running through your head when you are purchasing a DropBox Inc. shipping container modification. We continuously work to make our process as easy as possible for current/potential customers. As a result, here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) that our team members receive when working with a customer.

Q: Where is your facility located?

A: We are located at 1033 Port Road, Wurtland, KY 41144.

Q: How can I contact you?

A: To contact DropBox Inc., please call 740.532.7822 or email sales@dropboxinc.com.

Q: Do you have a unit available right now?

A: We build to purchase order (P.O.). Therefore, customers must order a product first in order for it be built and received.

Q: What colors can you provide?

A: Our products are manufactured with the following five (5) standard paint colors to choose from at no additional cost. If you need to match a specific color, we can have custom paints mixed, based on your paint number specifications for an additional fee.

Q: What container sizes do you offer?

A: Our standard height or high cube sized shipping containers are ten (10), twenty (20), and forty (40) feet long. If you need a custom size to meet the needs of your operation, our team can do so for an additional fee. For more details, check out the blog post that we wrote about this subject.

Q: How much does a container weigh?

A: Within your Customer Drawing Set, refer to the Center of Gravity page. This will provide you with the calculated product weight, COG, and approved lifting methods.

Q: How do I schedule pickup/delivery of my unit?

A: To schedule the delivery of your unit, please contact the Shipping & Receiving department by emailing bsanjuan@dropboxinc.com or call 740.237.4602 for more details.

Q: How do I offload my unit?

A: Within your Customer Drawing Set, refer to the Center of Gravity page. This will provide you with the calculated product weight, COG, and approved lifting methods. The products are typically offloaded by either Forklift Pockets or Corner Lifting Blocks using a crane. Rigging and/or riggers are not provided.

Q: How do I place/set up my unit?

A: When placing your unit onto your jobsite, you must make sure that it's placed on a level, solid, compact surface. For more details, check out the blog post that we wrote about this subject.

Q: Where are the keys to my unit located?

A: The keys are zip tied to the exterior door lever. 

 

Don't see the question you have on this list or have more to ask? CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate for more information.

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Employee Spotlight: Meet Katie Clark

Posted on Wed, Apr 07, 2021 @ 12:04 PM

EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: MEET KATIE CLARK

Here at Portable Solutions Group (PSG) and its family of companies (MSSI, DropBox Inc., Portable Solutions Manufacturing), we have some of the smartest and most talented minds on our team. However, these are not the only things that make our employees an asset to our company. Our team members have a wide array of hobbies, talents, and interests that make them truly unique. The goal of this Q&A is to introduce our readers to many of the bright, kindhearted, and funny members of the PSG family. Welcome to the first of our Employee Spotlight series. Make sure to come back next month to see who will be featured next.

Our first interview is with Katie Clark, our team's Marketing Manager who is responsible for all things marketing including social media management, development of marketing material, marketing campaigns, market research, and more. 

Employee Spotlight - Katie Clark

 

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Questions to Help DropBox Inc. Build Your Shipping Container Modification Product

Posted on Thu, Mar 25, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

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At DropBox Inc., we can modify any of our standard products or build a completely custom solution to meet your job-specific needs. However, it's important for us to understand what the application of your shipping container modification product is in order to develop scope. For our team to do this, we must ask our customers some important questions. 

1. Which class, regulations or other standard must your need comply with?

Depending on your industry and application, there are many standards that you may have to comply with. This can include standards such as ISO 5 to 8 class standard, FDA and ISO-14644 regulations, GMP, etc. By answering this question, we can ensure that your product meets all of your code requirements.

2. What are the required operating conditions?

Depending on what you are planning on placing in your shipping container modification, it may be beneficial to install an HVAC system. HVAC design is driven by cleanliness of the room but also by the required temperature, humidity, and pressure differential. We’ll need to know how many people will be working in the space, the equipment in place, the heat it generates (watt), and where the unit will be placed geographically. 

3. Do you have a sketch of the product that you're considering?

Illustrations of the product that you're considering gives us a visual idea of what features you wish your product to have. By illustrating the movements/flow inside the room as well the entrance and exit of both material and personnel, it will help us gain an understanding of what you had in mind. Other design elements you can include are how many doors and windows you would like, where work benches would be located, if you need airlocks, etc.

4. What will you be installing into the product that you're considering?

If you're installing something such as a fume hood, casework, or other cabinetry to your product, are we to provide and install or will your team be doing so? If you choose to have our team provide and install the features, we must also know if you would like our in-house design/engineering team to come up with the solution or not.

5. What space will you be working with? 
In order for our team to manufacture a product that works best for your jobsite, it's important for us to understand where it is going to be placed to prevent sinking, violations of code requirements, rusting, etc. To gain this understanding, we ask our customers to answer the following: 
          1. Inside or outside an existing structure
          2. Permanent, semi-permanent or temporary application
          3. Site location (zip code)
          4. State or local code requirements
          5. Foundation type
          6. Input power available
          7. Power consumption or need by piece of equipment
          8. Interior wall finishes preference
          9. Overall interior footprint needed (square foot)
          10. Casework or other cabinetry requirements
6. What is the overall timeline for your project?

Another important question that we ask is when are you wanting to receive your product from the receipt of the purchase order (P.O.) to it arriving on your jobsite. This will allow us to develop a timeline and decide whether or not the project time will need to be increased.

Are you ready to take the next steps? Speak to one our knowledgeable sales associates by calling 740.532.7822 or filling out a form here.

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Blast Resistant Modules Offer Site Portability and Turnkey Features

Posted on Wed, Mar 03, 2021 @ 15:03 PM

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Blast Resistant Modules Offer Site-To-Site Portability and Turnkey Features

At DropBox Inc., we provide blast resistant modules (BRM) that are ground-level and require no major onsite installation. As long as your site has a level surface of concrete, asphalt, or hard packed gravel, you can have a BRM from DropBox Inc. delivered directly to you and in use within minutes of arriving on site.

Available for purchase or rent, this product is designed to protect individuals against the risks associated with working in blast zones rated 1, 2, and 3. All of our blast resistant modules are PE Certified 1.5, 3.0, 5.0, 8.0, 10.0 PSI Over Rating and can be used as portable offices, break rooms, and tool cribs. This solution for customers in the petrochemical industry, energy industry, refining industry, and more. 

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We can provide standard single-box blast resistant modules or custom BRM units that come in a variety of sizes, configurations, and floor plans. BRMs are also available in multi-box stackable designs. Our standard BRMs are 12′ x 40′ with an open floor plan, but we can include restrooms and/or offices as needed.

Benefits of a Blast Resistant Module from DropBox Inc. include:

      • An HVAC system to provide climate control in any weather conditions
      • End wall and/or side wall entry/exit doors maximize the space you have available
      • Electrical outlets and CAT-5 boxes 
      • Exterior and interior lighting

Keep your employees and contractors stay safe and productive in the blast zone with a Blast Resistant Module (BRM) from DropBox Inc. 

If you’d like to learn more about our Blast Resistant Modules or any of our shipping container modifications, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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How To Prepare Your Shipping Container Modification For Cold Weather

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2021 @ 13:02 PM

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How to prepare your shipping container modification for cold weather

As many states are experiencing cold weather conditions, it's important to prepare for the extremely low temperatures. This is especially true for people who are considering purchasing a modified shipping container! At DropBox Inc., we offer many different customization options that will keep your shipping container modification product warm. And with proper preparation, you can protect your shipping container modification from harsh climates and increase its life span as a result. Here’s what you need to know to prepare your unit.

Insulation

Insulating your shipping container modification offers both immediate and long-term benefits such as reducing energy costs, preventing moisture condensation, safety and protection of personnel, and much more. Here are the benefits of different types of insulation.

Closed-Cell Spray Foam

Closed-cell foam insulation has the highest R-value of any insulation which measures an insulation's thermal resistance. The higher an insulation's R-value, the greater the effectiveness. When closed-cell foam insulation is applied, the insulation creates an air barrier to prevent air leakage. This prevents moisture and reduces the risk of mold. It's also a rigid material that helps reject water and is recognized as a flood-resistant material by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Closed-cell foam insulation has many other advantages including being able to be applied at very low temperatures, adding wall racking strength as well as impact resistance, and higher bond strength.

Mineral Wool

Mineral wool insulation has many benefits. It has a very high R-value and contains 70% recycled material, making it a greener product compared to the other insulation types. With a large density, mineral wool has superior sound-deadening properties. The stiffer batts don’t tend to flop over as easily, making it easier to put in place, and they don’t require staples or wire to keep them in place. It’s also hydrophobic and fire resistant, so it won’t absorb water, won't encourage the growth of mold and mildew, and can act as a fire stop.

Fiberglass

Fiberglass is a commonly used type of insulation, partially because it's affordable. Overall, it has a good R-value. Since it's popular among the general public, this insulation type is available in many different sizes and with or without a paper facing. It’s also lightweight, made with with 20-30% recycled content, and easy to install in a wide range of circumstances, often with just a tack nailer.

Generators

To support loss of power, DropBox Inc. can manufacture shipping container modifications to include generators with manual transfer switches. This will not only keep your build heated, but it will also keep your appliances and tools connected to power and functioning properly. For example, by having a generator, you can keep your HVAC running and increase your protection against mold and mildew.

PEX Piping

DropBox Inc. utilizes PEX piping for freshwater lines. There are many benefits to using PEX piping over other materials (i.e. copper, PVC, galvanized steel). PEX offers resistance to breakage caused by freezing by being able to expand. It's also flexible and easier to install, reducing the need for holes and notches to accommodate the tubing and eliminating the need for many elbows and other transition fittings. 

HVAC Systems

Another way to keep your shipping container modifications warm during the cold months is to install an HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. There are many other different benefits to having this type of system installed including improved indoor air quality and moisture consistency. An HVAC system can improve air quality by constantly exchanging the indoor air with fresh, outdoor air that is also filtered for the best quality possible. And whether you're in a climate that changes every season, or in a climate that remains constant, you can always run the risk of retaining moisture. So, to reduce the chances of mold growth, the HVAC system pulls warm, moist air out and sends dry, cool air inside.

To begin your shipping container modification journey, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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Navigate DropBoxInc.com with DropBot, DropBox Inc.'s New Chatbot

Posted on Wed, Feb 03, 2021 @ 12:02 PM

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Navigate DropBoxInc.com with DropBot, DropBox Inc.'s New Chatbot

To help those who visit our website, DropBoxInc.com, find the information that they need more quickly and easily, our team has created a new, automated chatbot that we like to call "DropBot." This feature was created as a new opportunity for our customers to communicate with our team and to provide information to them in one, convenient location. 

Available on both desktop and mobile devices, DropBot will appear on all of our website pages and provide visitors with things such as product information, the ability to schedule meetings with our sales associates, and answers to frequently asked questions. Have a question that you'd like to ask? Talk to DropBot today to get the answer!

As a specialist in container modification, DropBox Inc. provides both shipping container modifications and engineered enclosures all over the world. No matter what size your project or workforce is, our in-house engineering/design team can also create a custom build to meet the specific needs of your business.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and the products that we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate today.

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PSG Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter Major Award Winner

Posted on Wed, Jan 20, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

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PSG ANNOUNCES 2020 FOURTH QUARTER MAJOR AWARD WINNER

In honor of hard work and a "can-do" attitude, Portable Solutions Group and its family of companies (DropBox Inc., Modular Security Systems Inc., and Portable Solutions Manufacturing) recognizes William (Will) Pendleton as the 2020 fourth quarter recipient of its Major Award. Will currently serves as the Integration Manager. Over the last year, Will has continued to grow in his roles. Originally hired as a designer, he quickly showed capabilities in integrating various technologies with our existing processes. A needed position was created dedicated towards integrating technology to support Portable Solutions Group’s growth.

Will continues to bring forward his experiences from previous employers including Northrop Grumman and Machine and Components Industries as well as his current educational path in software engineering. With these experiences, we have automated systems to support our companies and their customers. With the help of the design team, Will has automated the design process and now most products can be modeled and documented in days rather than weeks. He has worked with the process engineer to implement computer workstations on the manufacturing floor. He has worked with management to consolidate our IT infrastructure into the Wurtland facility while keeping business activities unaffected. He has worked with access control partners to test and implement new technologies including the thermal systems installed in the MAC Safe-T-Check™ products.

As we move into 2021, the focus will turn towards communication. We are going to work with all departments and find ways to use existing and new technologies to make our daily work more efficient. This allows more focus on customers and their products. 

Portable Solutions Group’s continued customer focus would not be possible without Will and his leadership. We would like to congratulate Will Pendleton for winning the Major Award and wish him continued success with our family of companies.

For more information on DropBox Inc. and the products we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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Shipping Container Specifications

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2021 @ 15:01 PM

Shipping Container Specifications

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Shipping containers come in many different sizes, both standard and high cube. The most common are 10 foot, 20 foot, and 40 foot. High cube containers are very similar to standard containers, but there is one key difference. High cube containers are 9'6" tall and 8' wide, while standard containers are 8'6" tall and 8' wide.

At DropBox Inc., we use these standard and high cube shipping containers to create our standard and custom shipping container modification products. Whether you need a 10 foot standard or 40 foot high cube, DropBox Inc. is always Reinventing the Box™!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and the products we offer, visit DropBoxInc.com, CONTACT US HERE, or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate. 

*All dimensions and weights are approximate as containers vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. 

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Merry Christmas from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 @ 12:12 PM

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Regardless of the trials and tribulations of 2020, we've managed to keep the Christmas spirit alive and hope that you've been able to do the same. Even though we didn't have the opportunity to celebrate all together like years prior, we still made sure that holiday cheer was spread!

We'd like to give a very special thanks to Megan Coffey for her never-ending positivity and Christmas cheer! Megan, like years past, organized our companies now socially distanced Christmas celebrations and activities and put together nearly 100 Christmas gift bags.

We look forward to the year of 2021 and hope that it brings joy, love, and more hand sanitizer! Once again, from all of us here at DropBox Inc., Merry Christmas and stay healthy!

For more information on DropBox Inc., visit DropBoxInc.com, CONTACT US HERE, or call 740.532.7822.

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