And the 2020 Third Quarter Major Award Winner Is...

Posted on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

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In honor of hard work and a "can-do" attitude, Portable Solutions Group recognizes Jennifer Caldwell as the 2020 third quarter recipient of its Major Award. Jennifer currently serves as the Assistant Design Manager. Over the last year and a half, Jennifer has continued to grow in her design role and has led the design team on some of Portable Solutions Group’s largest projects.
 
Towards the end of 2019, Jennifer took the lead design role for the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory B191 Chemical Storage Building. Not only was it the single largest footprint to date, but she also coordinated the designs of multiple engineers and architects into highly customized design documents. Jennifer followed that project by leading the Ramsey, NJ project for AdEdge Technologies. She coordinated the design of seven different custom enclosures in seven weeks to meet a very aggressive design schedule.
 
During 2020, Jennifer led Design 3.0 design efforts. Using custom automation tools, she created a content center that linked to our manufacturing inventory system. Jennifer and the rest of the design group are currently finishing up efforts to redesign all MSSI MAC products to be design and manufacturing sustainable into the future.
 
Portable Solutions Group is continuing to ship products to its customers, and it would not be possible without Jennifer and her design leadership. We would like to congratulate Jennifer Caldwell for winning the Major Award and wish her continued success with our family of companies.

For more information on Portable Solutions Group's family of companies, visit www.DropBoxInc.com or www.SecuredByMAC.com.

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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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PSG Announces 2020 Second Quarter Major Award Winner

Posted on Thu, Jul 16, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

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In honor of hard work and a "can-do" attitude, Portable Solutions Group recognizes Ronnie Kearns as the 2020 second quarter recipient of its Major Award. Ronnie is the Head of Manufacturing and Procurement. Over the last year, Ronnie has successfully implemented the 6S lean manufacturing methodology, implemented monthly and quarterly awards for employees to reward safety and attendance, merged two manufacturing facilities, supported the recent ERP (enterprise resource planning) initiative, and continues to work through the requirements of COVID-19 in the manufacturing workplace. Ronnie coordinates with all departments to ensure that when our products are released to customers, they are manufactured in a safe work environment, fabricated to scope and produced to a high quality, and shipped on time.
 
Portable Solutions Group is continuing to ship products to its customers, and it would not be possible without Ronnie and his leadership. Our third-party welding inspector recently stated that the facility “...looked like a world class shop” and commented on how much the welding has improved since he first started inspecting our work. We would like to congratulate Ronnie Kearns for winning the Major Award and wish him continued success with our family of companies.

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

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The Journey of a DropBox Inc. ISO Shipping Container Modification

Posted on Tue, Jul 14, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

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When a standard ISO shipping container arrives onto our manufacturing floor, it must go through a few steps before it's ready to be shipped to our customers. In today's blog, we will be discussing the journey a shipping container takes to become a DropBox Inc. shipping container modification.

Once it's determined what the shipping container is going to be and our CAD department releases the manufacturing drawing set, the cutouts are made and reinforcements are put into place to support doors, windows, or anything else that's going into the cutouts.

After welding and fabrication is complete, the shipping container is sandblasted to prepare the surface for paint or other coatings by spraying sand at a high speed to remove any dirt, grime, and/or rust that may have formed. It's then taken to our state-of-the-art paint booth that has heated air to fully dry or bake in the finished paint. The manufacturing team then begins the internal carpentry, wiring, insulation, interior walls, and plumbing.

Finally, the surfaces, fixtures, electric, and HVAC systems are installed. Then, once the quality inspection is completed to ensure that everything has been done properly, the product is ready to be loaded onto a flatbed or roll-off trailer to be shipped to its final destination. 

For more information on DropBox Inc. and its manufacturing capabilities, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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What are the Benefits of Offsite Construction?

Posted on Tue, Jul 07, 2020 @ 09:07 AM

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DropBox Inc.'s offsite manufacturing facility allows us to assist companies with overcoming numerous obstacles that are associated with traditional construction techniques. Offsite construction, also known as modular construction, is defined as the planning, design, fabrication, and assembly of building elements at one location and relocating them to another location where they will be quickly and efficiently installed into a permanent structure. So how does this construction method benefit companies? Here’s what we know:

Altered Timelines

When working with large construction projects, most of them have a tendency to take longer to finish than originally planned due to unforeseen delays such as scheduling errors, weather, and more. One of the benefits of offsite construction is that it's completed in nearly half the time of traditional construction. Unlike traditional construction, offsite construction allows the structure to be built in a controlled location once it arrives on site while the site is being prepared.

Less Site Disruption

When working on an offsite location, project managers will experience reduced costs associated with setup, personnel, materials, and equipment.

Guaranteed Craftsmen & Workers

By using a modular approach, each build is handled through fully staffed manufacturing practices including welding/fabrication, painting, carpentry, electrical, HVAC, and plumbing.

Design-Build vs. Design-Bid-Build Process

By combining both design and construction services within the same entity, project owners will receive faster delivery, less associated risk, cost-effective materials and methods, and integrated services all under one contract. 

For more information on DropBox Inc. and its offsite building solutions, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822. 

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Happy Social Media Day from DropBox Inc.

Posted on Tue, Jun 30, 2020 @ 16:06 PM

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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 the products that we offer, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate today.

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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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What are the Benefits of Building with Shipping Containers?

Posted on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 @ 14:06 PM

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When deciding whether or not a shipping container modification is right for you and your company, it's important to understand how they're built and what benefits they offer.

Shipping container modifications provide a greater strength than traditional stick-built construction because they are made of corrosive resistant, high-strength, low-alloy steel. The ISO shipping container is built to withstand the harshest conditions and be reused for different needs when necessary. Other benefits include:

        • Durability: Shipping containers are able to withstand most natural events and heavy weather conditions such as snow, wind, fire, etc due to being built out of weathered steel
        • Ease of Use: Their portability allows them to be transported from site to site and stacked to increase space 
        • Speedy Construction: Compared to traditional construction, shipping container modifications can be completed in half the time due to many details being able to be completed at the production site

To learn more about DropBox Inc.'s shipping container modifications and what they can offer you, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to a sales associate.

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