An Inside Look at a Custom Built Modular Lab

Posted on Wed, Sep 01, 2021 @ 13:09 PM

 

DropBox Inc. recently completed a custom project that will be shipping to Halliburton in Pasadena, Texas in the upcoming days. Halliburton was founded over a century ago, in 1919, and is a leading provider of products and services for the energy industry. They serve major, national, and independent oil and natural gas companies globally. Operations derived from this company span over 70 countries.

            The custom unit that our team created for Halliburton is a 40’ Modular Dry Lab. This type of lab is typically used for analytical and research purposes, and is usually equipped with electronics, dry materials that are required to be stored, and large instruments. Computational or applied mathematics can also be performed in dry labs, while this is not typically possible in a wet lab environment. In most cases, an initial analysis takes place in a dry lab – prior to a wet lab being necessary. This saves time, resources, and money for the company.

            As with both standard and customizable models of DropBox Inc.’s modular labs, this custom unit includes large, durable counter tops, cabinetry for storage, a sanitary station, and a laboratory fume hood used to remove chemical gasses. This unit also comes equipped with a HVAC system to provide a climate-controlled area, which is essential in various laboratory settings.  

            This customer modified the unit by selecting an acid storage cabinet that was placed beneath the fume hood. They also selected the eyewash option to go with the sanitary station. Each 4’ module is customizable, which allows the customer to choose which cabinets, sink options, fume hood, and base cabinet they’d like in each location.

            We are excited to see how this addition will improve productivity at Halliburton!

 

For more information about DropBox Inc. and the modular labs, please contact us at 740.532.7822.

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PSG Welcomes New Executive Assistant to CEO, Mackenzie Hinman

Posted on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 15:08 PM

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PSG Welcomes New Executive Assistant to CEO, Mackenzie Hinman

Portable Solutions Group and its family of companies (DropBox Inc., Modular Security Systems, and Portable Solutions Manufacturing) would like to introduce Mackenzie Hinman as the new Executive Assistant to the CEO. Mackenzie will be the smiling face people see as they come through the door of our front office.

Mackenzie is local girl who has lived in Ironton, Ohio her entire life. She’s been married to Dillon, her husband for three years. They have two precious little girls, Avery (2 years old) and Ellie (1 year old), who keep them busy. When she's not working, Mackenzie enjoys cooking. Previously, she worked at King’s Daughters Hospital in Ashland, Kentucky and most recently was a Patient Office Coordinator in their Cardiology Department.

We are excited for the experience she will bring to PSG that came with that role! Mackenzie is very excited to start this coming Monday, August 23rd. Welcome Mackenzie!

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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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PSG Announces Permanent Appointment of COO/CFO

Posted on Wed, Jul 07, 2021 @ 12:07 PM

 

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PSG Announces Permanent Appointment of COO/CFO

Portable Solutions Group (PSG) is excited to announce the permanent appointment of Joe Dougherty as COO/CFO, effective immediately. Joe joined the PSG team as a part-time consultant and acting CFO in January 2018, and in October of 2020 added acting Chief Operations Officer to his responsibilities. Joe has worked alongside Robert Slagel, President & CEO, to guide PSG and its family of companies through the challenge and success of consolidation of two facilities into one permanent PSG-owned facility in Wurtland, Kentucky.

“It is extremely flattering to PSG that Joe, having been a contract CFO/COO with PSG for the past three and a half years, now wants to join the company in a full-time, permanent position. No one in our organization knows the PSG operations and finance models as well as Joe, so his desire to join our team full-time speaks volumes about our company’s current strength and future growth potential.” – Rob Slagel, CEO of Portable Solutions Group.

Joe comes to PSG from FocusCFO and has over 25 years of experience in sales, finance, and operations. Prior to FocusCFO, Joe’s roles included: Cost Accounting Manager and Cash Manager at Bridon America Corporation in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; CFO, Corporate Vice President and Plant Manager, Treasurer and Corporate Controller at The JPM company in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Executive Vice President and COO at ICCNexergy, Inc. / Nexergy, Inc. in Columbus, Ohio.

“I’m excited and honored to join PSG full time. We are putting together a great team and culture to meet the many opportunities ahead.” – Joe Dougherty

For more information on Dropbox Inc. and the products/services we offer, fill out a form, call us at 740.532.7822, or email us at sales@dropboxinc.com

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How to Stack Shipping Containers Safely

Posted on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 @ 12:06 PM

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How to stack shipping containers safely

With a limited amount of space, it's important for companies to take advantage of the space that they have. One of the many benefits of using shipping containers on your site is their flexibility. By being transportable and stackable, companies can reduce the amount of floor space and allow it be used for more important needs. However, it's important that all companies follow the proper safety guidelines and instructions when stacking shipping containers. If you're not sure where to begin, here are some helpful tips that will make stacking your containers an easy process. 

1. Confirm Weight & Number of Containers

When stacking shipping containers, it's important to know how much weight they can withstand and how many containers can be stacked on top of each other. In general, a 20' container may weigh up to 5000 pounds and hold up to 60,000 pounds. A 40' container may weigh up to 10,000 pounds and hold up to 120,000 pounds. However, it's important to know how much weight is held within the container and how many containers will be stacked. Typically, shipping containers can be stacked up to nine containers high, but it's also important to know what the maximum stack load is for the bottom container. This information can be found on the CSC (Convention for Safe Containers) plate or in the container's documentation. 

2. Lift and Stack Containers Properly

When stacking your shipping containers, your crew can use either a crane or straddle carrier to easily lift them. The benefits of this method are that it's faster, safer, and more accurate than using a forklift. In order to stack using a crane or straddle carrier, the crew must attach them to the corner castings. The corner castings are the four corners on the top and bottom of the container.

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3. Secure Containers to Each Other

So, you have your containers stacked on top of each other, but your job isn't done yet. To ensure that the containers stay safely in place, twist locks (pictured below) must be used to secure the four corners of the containers to one another. To use these locks, the twist locks are inserted into the elongated holes of the corner castings. To secure the containers, the handle must be turned 90 degrees. This process is repeated for each container that you wish to stack.

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By following these instructions, your company will ensure that your stacked containers are safely secured and ready to be used. If you have any additional questions or concerns about multi-container structures, call us at 740.532.7822, email us at sales@dropboxinc.com, or fill out a form

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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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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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