Decontamination Stations Increase Health and Safety on Jobsites

Posted on Wed, Aug 04, 2021 @ 16:08 PM

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DropBox Inc.'s Decontamination Stations are designed to allow employees to rid themselves of contaminates before leaving the worksite. Built to tackle the toughest of environments and turnkey to allow for quick connection to fresh water, waste water, and electric, the Decontamination Station is the most dependable, portable decon shower on the market.Available in 40' and 20' sizes with customization options available, DropBox Inc. has created the total solution for abatement professionals to stay safe and follow the necessary health protocols. Designed to provide employees with a dirty room, shower room, and clean room, our decontamination stations come fully insulated with finished walls, flooring, overhead lighting, and is climate controlled to provide employees the optimal environment to remove contaminates.

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With over two decades of experience, DropBox Inc. has developed a number of different designs for these portable decontamination showers. To learn more about our customization capabilities, view our custom solutions case studies here. With the help of our in-house design/engineering team, we can create the perfect solution for you and your jobsite. 

For more information on DropBox Inc., the Decontamination Station, and all of the other ISO shipping container modifications that we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 for more information.

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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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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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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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DropBox Inc. Modifies Modular Lab to Assist in Tissue Culture Process

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2020 @ 16:09 PM

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Tissue culture is the process of taking small pieces of plant tissue and placing them under controlled nutritional and environmental conditions in an artificial environment to produce clones of that plant by growing new tissue. There are four primary stages:

Stage 1: Establishment

The plant tissues (also called explants) are established in the appropriate in vitro. In order for this to be done, the explants must be sterilized and done so under the proper, sterile conditions. This prevents a microorganism from affecting the process. The explants are then introduced to the culture. 

Stage 2: Multiplication

In this stage, the plant material is divided again and placed into a material that supports plant growth (also known as the medium). The medium includes components such as regulators and nutrients. This stage is what causes the rapid development of tissue and the production of multiple shoots. Shoots are stems including their appendages, the leaves and lateral buds, flowering stems and flower buds.

Stage 3: Rooting

And in this phase? You guessed it: plant roots begin to grow! Hormones are required in order to stimulate this. During this stage, complete plantlets begin to form. 

Stage 4: Acclimatization 

In the final stage, the plantlets must be acclimatized to a normal growing environment. This typically involves moving them to somewhere like a greenhouse where they can be in open-air conditions with low humidity and higher levels of light. 

Why Is The Tissue Culture Process In Demand?

There are many advantages to using the tissue culture process. These include:

      • Speed - In a short amount of time, you can produce thousands of plantlets with a small amount of plant tissue.
      • Health - Because plants that are produced during the tissue culture process are often free from disease, this can help prevent the spread of disease and virus in new plants.
      • Flexibility - This process allows for plants to be grown all year round no matter what the season or weather is.
      • Space - Since the tissue culture process does not require an excessive amount of space, ten times the amount of plants can grow in one-tenth of the space of traditional growing operations.
      • Variety - New varieties of plants are produced, cultivated and introduced to the market at a higher speed.
How DropBox, Inc. Can Help 

DropBox Inc.'s design for a tissue culture lab is focused on separate spaces that are dedicated to each stage of the process with features that support those stages. For example, tissue culture requires a dedicated air system and separated space for temperature control. We utilize an externally mounted HVAC for dehumidification control and conditioning of the space. The HVAC is "single pass" to reduce contamination. It also can be used to create positive pressure to keep the space clean.

The sterilization/transfer section typically requires cleaner air and is separated from the prep/wash section. The sterilization/transfer air passes back through the preparation/wash space with an exhaust system. The exhaust hood, which is based on Class II biosafety, laminar flow, will extract air and any additional air will be drawn back through the door louver.

Our turn-key laboratories are available with storage space, counter space, casework, sinks, insulation, ventilation, climate control, windows, doors, and much more upon request. Need something more specific to your company's needs? Our design team can work closely with you to engineer, design, and manufacture a custom modular laboratory to meet your specific size and functional requirements. 

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s modular labs, CONTACT US HERE or call us at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox, Inc. Releases New, Interactive Product Catalog on DropBoxInc.com

Posted on Wed, Sep 16, 2020 @ 11:09 AM

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DropBox, Inc. is proud to release its all-new product catalog on DropBoxInc.com. This catalog not only includes the standard shipping container modification products that we offer, but also discusses our company's design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities, offsite building solutions, custom solutions, and more. 

Another special feature of DropBox Inc.'s online product catalog is that it's interactive. Our website's visitors now have the ability to flip the catalog's pages back and forth and click links that are within its contents. 

As a specialist in container modification, DropBox Inc. provides both standard containerized products and custom builds all over the world. Our longstanding relationships with customers have been built through products that meet their needs and a proven track record for quality and customer service.

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

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DropBox Inc. Introduces Custom Project Studies on Website

Posted on Wed, Aug 05, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

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For the last two decades, DropBox Inc. has had the opportunity to design, build, and manufacture many different custom shipping container modifications and engineered enclosures for customers all around the world! To allow visitors to see what our custom build capabilities are, we have created an all new Custom Solutions page on DropBoxInc.com featuring custom project studies.

These project studies provide information on the dimensions of each build, what our customers needed the builds for, and what DropBox did in order to complete each project. By providing this information, website visitors can have supporting material that speaks to DropBox Inc.'s custom design, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities. 

Want to see what kind of projects DropBox Inc. has been involved in? CLICK HERE to learn more!

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

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Look No Further Than DropBox Inc. for Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 @ 16:06 PM

DropBox Inc, ISO Shipping container, shipping container modifications, custom shipping container modification, custom container modification, custom ISO shipping container modification, ISO shipping container modification, shipping container modification companyAt DropBox Inc., using engineers and CAD draftsmen, we can design and build ISO shipping containers at significant savings compared to stick built structures that can't be easily transported and are more likely to be affected by harsh conditions. Whether you need a standard product like a restroom, laboratory, or blast resistant module, or a custom product that meets the specific needs of your company, DropBox has the expertise and knowledge to build the shipping container modification solution that you need.

Our container modifications can also be built to stack up to three containers high to save necessary space on your project. Options for shipping container modifications include custom sizes, single box or multi-box builds, wall/ceiling finishing, floor plans, lighting, electrical, plumbing, doors, and windows.

For the past two decades, DropBox Inc. has created the portable solutions for our customers to make their projects and businesses successful. We strive to take our customers specific needs and create custom, containerized solutions using ISO shipping containers and container modifications. Working with customers to develop customized modules DropBox Inc. has built everything from simple tool sheds to highly complex battery and inverter systems. 

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

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