DropBox Inc. Provides Containerized Power Systems as a Power Solution for Customers

Posted on Thu, Sep 12, 2019 @ 11:09 AM

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As companies and their employees work hard to create and distribute their goods for consumers to purchase, this process can cause strain on their power grids. DropBox Inc. has created containerized power systems that are designed to tie into any existing power grid and store 0.5-1 MW of energy or more. 

These portable power solutions work by storing electricity when the demand of a power grid is low. Once the demand for that power grid becomes greater, the stored energy is then redistributed. By offering these systems in multiple sizes and floor plans, each company can meet their own specific needs. They also can come pre-installed with inverters, a PC system for monitoring, integrated transformers, and switch stations. Other solutions that this product offers include:

    • Integrator of Customer Specified Systems
    • Full design HVAC group that meets mechanical & structural needs
    • Computational fluid & thermal dynamics
    • 3-D Modeling
    • Finite element analysis

By offering containerized power systems both domestically and internationally, DropBox Inc. has been able to provide companies from all over the world with a turnkey solution to their energy storage needs. As a result, these systems help prevent the unnecessary use of energy and store it until it's needed the most. This allows company leaders to conserve their resources whenever necessary. 

For more information on DropBox Inc.'s containerized power systems, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Top 5 Shipping Container News Stories from Around the World

Posted on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 11:11 AM

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DropBox Inc. Top 5 Shipping Container News Stories from Around the World

We're not the only company in the shipping container modification business. In fact, there are a lot of companies that modify shipping containers into a wide range of solutions. While we may be a little biased in saying that we’re the best at what we do, we can't help but be humbled by the fantastic creations other shipping container modification companies are building these days. With that in in mind, we'd like to use this week’s Shipping Container Mods Blog to share some stories of shipping container modifications from around the world. 

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1: This Stunning Shipping Container Home Can Be Yours for $125K

An architect from Seattle wanted to design an off-the-grid shipping container home in the picturesque landscape of Montana. Well, he did it – and from the pictures it looks fantastic! Click the above link, read the article, look at the pictures, and contact your mortgage broker. This beautiful home can be yours!

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2Plans for Container Homes in Hong Kong get a Mixed Reaction from Experts.

Give this article a read to gain insight on what some different opinions are when it comes to using shipping containers as housing. As with anything else there are always going to be pros and cons, and this article discusses many differing views on proposed shipping container solutions to address Hong Kong’s growing population and economic challenges.

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3Invention Solving Worldwide Sewage Woes, Producing Clean Water, Power and Food.

In order to help address some of the concerns created by “rapid, unplanned urbanization” the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $1.14 million to install a product called a “NEWgenerator” alongside government-provided modified shipping containers that include showers, sinks, and toilets in Durban, South Africa. The project seeks to alleviate strain that temporary settlements have placed on sewer systems. To learn more about how the NEWgenerator works and why it makes such a great pairing with the shipping container modifications, click the link above.

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4: How Shipping Containers are Transforming Housing for the Homeless.

Along the lines of the second article we shared today, and of a very different opinion than some of those represented in the above article, the Los Angeles County Department of Health in California and Aedis Real Estate Group believe that shipping containers will be an efficient and economical way to address chronic homelessness. If you want to know more about what they’ve teamed up to do, click the link above.

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5: City Tweaks Rules Affecting Wynwood Arts District

Down in Miami, Florida planning and zoning rules can be pretty strict when it comes to "pop-up” businesses. Della Heiman, the founder of The Wynwood Yard (a community pop-up “hub” of sorts in Miami) recently asked city commissioners to amend current legislation to extend time limits on temporary business structures in order to help spark entrepreneurship and community growth. This article addresses many different types of start-ups, and specifically mentions a full-service restaurant built from modified shipping containers, and a model container home used as a showroom and for event rentals.

We hope you enjoy these stories as much as we did, and if you have some ideas in mind for your own shipping container modifications, feel free to point-and-click and explore our site to see what we can do for you. You can CONTACT US HERE or give us a call at 740.532.7822.

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DropBox Inc. Supplies Custom Modified Shipping Container Solutions

Posted on Wed, Jul 05, 2017 @ 15:07 PM

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At DropBox Inc. we like to say we are "ReInventing the Box" one shipping container modification at a time. When your shipping container is not just going to be used for storage and you need something a little different DropBox Inc. has what it takes to get the job done.

Our shipping container modifications can become a wide range of portable solutions from simple ground level offices and work shops to highly complex battery/inverter storage systems. The shipping container modifications we build can come in a variety of floor plans with a countless number of duty-specific purposes.

Our shipping container modifications can include:

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Custom Floor Plans Custom Sizes
Insulation Climate Control
Man Doors Roll Up Doors
Flooring Wall Covering
Ventilation Lighting
Shelving Windows
Electrical Connections Showers
Restrooms Blast Resistance
Offices Break Rooms
Decontamination Chemical Storage

When it comes to shipping container modifications we like to work with our customers to create the modified shipping containers they need to provide a solution custom built to meet their job-specific needs. When customers in the battery/inverter and energy storage industry came to us with the challenge of creating portable battery and inverter storage solutions to be used on solar fields and wind farms we helped to engineer, design, and build custom shipping container modifications to meet their needs. Creating custom shipping containers that are fully engineered to meet our customers needs we have become the biggest name in container modification in the US.  

Do you have an idea for a shipping container modification? Do you have the need to integrate job specific functionality into a portable solution? 

If so call DropBox Inc. today!

For more information about 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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5 Things You Need to Know About Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jun 29, 2017 @ 14:06 PM

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At DropBox Inc. we build almost anything out of ISO shipping containers. We get a lot of requests and questions about shipping container modifications. This week in the Shipping Container Mods Blog we'd like to take a look at the top 5 things we think you need to know about shipping container modifications before you make a purchase. 

1. Don't go just buying the cheapest container you can find. Much like anything else when it comes to shipping container modifications, you pay for what you get. Make sure you thoroughly inspect any shipping container or shipping container modification you purchase before you purchase it.

2. Make sure you're not going to violate any building codes in your area. Every state, county, and/or municipality has their own rules for the use of "modular building". Prior to investing a lot of money into any type of shipping container modification it is important to find out what the rules are in your area.

3. Make sure you get a reliable contractor or container modification company. Yeah most anyone with a welder can cut a hole in the side of a box and put in a window or door but much like any other craft shipping container modification comes with its' own set of concerns. When building anything from an ISO shipping container it is important to know that the people building yours have experience and can be trusted to know what they are doing.

4. Know the limits of your box and understand the containers structural limitations. Here at DropBox Inc. we have in-house engineers and CAD draftsmen that help us assure that what we build is fully engineered to both function as need and to be durable during shipping and while in use. If you plan on doing your own shipping container modification work make sure you have your box engineered and designed by an expert.

5. Don't expect to save some exorbitant amount of money. Truth is shipping container modifications aren't as cheap as you might initially expect and like we mentioned earlier, you get what you pay for...

For more information about 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. Are Shipping Containers Cheap and Widely Available?

Posted on Wed, Jun 21, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

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Not a week goes by that we don't get a call or form submission from folks looking for shipping containers for super low prices. One of the more common statements is some variation of: 

“I just got back from the beach and there were shipping containers stacked five or six high almost everywhere, with all those containers just laying around I should be able to buy one cheap!”

Unfortunately things are not always as they appear. 

Yes, there are a lot of shipping containers stacked up at ports and shipping container lay down yards around the world, but the majority of these shipping containers aren't actually for sale.

In reality there it is estimated that there are anywhere from 10 million to 16 million shipping containers on the planet.  The biggest players in shipping container ownership are, for obvious reasons, international shipping companies like Maersk, Hamburg Sud, COSCO, and container rental/leasing companies like Textainer, Sea Cube, and Blue Sky Intermodal.

In recent years shipping companies have increased the number of years they use these shipping containers and typically try to keep them in rotation via imports and exports around the world. In doing so these companies save money by not having to build new containers but this also means that fewer containers are available to people interested in purchasing them for their own personal storage or shipping container modification project

The majority of shipping containers seen along the coast are either in route to their final destination, or are waiting to be loaded with goods before being sent to their next location. Just because they are seen sitting in port does not necessarily mean they are for sale and are not in use.

These factors lead to shipping containers not being in such a surplus as some might think, but worry not DropBox Inc. is here to meet all of your shipping container and shipping container modification needs.

Here at DropBox Inc. we have built relationships with international shipping companies, container rental/leasing companies, as well as shipping container manufacturers in the US and around the world. We can get the shipping container you need for your project. Whether you are looking to simply purchase an ISO shipping container or to create a shipping container modification we have the people and expertise to meet your needs.

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. Ships New Custom ISO Shipping Container Modifications

Posted on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 @ 16:06 PM

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DropBox Inc. just sent a new custom shipping container modification to be delivered to Kazakhstan. This along with nearly 70 other units will be delivered this year in support of refinery construction and operations.

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. ReInventing the Box by Recycling What Might Otherwise be Discarded

Posted on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 @ 11:04 AM

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As result of imports from other countries almost 7.5 million shipping containers are brought into the United States each year but only 2.5 million get sent back out for exports. Therefore a stockpile of shipping containers can be found in ports around the coastline of the U.S. The ultimate destination for many of these used shipping containers is often the scrap yard, where they are shredded, and sent to be melted down to raw steel. However, Dropbox Inc.  has found a number of ways to recycle both new and used shipping containers to create a wide range of products. By reusing the containers DropBox Inc. allows for a more green application than melting them down. The surplus created by the U.S. trade deficit has lead to the start up of a number of shipping container modification companies like DropBox Inc. that manufacture anything from self storage units, modular offices, portable running water restrooms, and shower facilities.  

One use for these otherwise unused shipping containers are what we call the Running Water Restroom (RWR). A commercial quality, portable, and containerized RWR will take the waste management of your site to a whole new level. These portable units are designed to meet the sanitation needs of the man power both in and around your site. These industrial grade units provide the jobsite an added advantage to attract the higher quality craftsmen to get your project completed on time and on budget.

Another use for these containers are DropBox Inc.’s  blast resistant modules. These safety shelters are designed and engineered to meet customer safety needs for work space, break rooms, lunch rooms, meeting areas, and additional storage space. The BRM is perfect for plant outages, turnarounds, temporary offices, tool cribs, offshore drilling and other construction projects. Our standard BRMs are built to withstand 8 psi/200 milliseconds, and include 8' 6" ceilings, 2 entry/egress doors, climate control, insulation, emergency signs, lighting, and electrical outlets.

These are just a couple uses that DropBox Inc. has been able to come up with when it comes to shipping containers. 

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our ISO shipping container capabilities, CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. 4 Important Questions to Ask Before ReInventing Your BOX

Posted on Wed, Mar 22, 2017 @ 10:03 AM

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Do you have plans to purchase a shipping container? 
A standard ISO shipping container measures 8' wide and 8' 6" tall, and typically comes in 20' or 40' lengths. A third option offers higher ceilings; these are called high cube containers and measure 9' 6" inches tall. A shipping container often makes a perfect starting block for a wide range of purposes including modifications such as homes, business, or cabins. Before beginning any type of modification of shipping containers, it is important to ask yourself a few questions in order to avoid any trouble along the way.

1) Do I have to have a permit for my shipping container?
Depending on your use for the container, you may or may not need several permits. Some areas don’t allow residential construction using shipping containers, so if you're interested in turning your shipping container(s) into a home, you’ll need to first check in with your local planning department. However, if you are not going to be living in the box and will just be using it for storage, you probably won't need to have a permit. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so be sure you do your homework on what (if any) permits are needed in your area. 

2) How will the weather in my area affect the integrity of the box?
Insulating a shipping container can be tricky and may cause problems, depending on your plans for the container. Other potential issues include extreme weather changes that may lead to interior moisture condensation, as well as moisture seepage up through the bottom of the box. Remember, the walls and ceiling of the containers are steel but the bottom of a container – while steel beam studded – is built from marine grade plywood that may rot over time. Make sure the area where you plan to put your box has good drainage, and that moisture does not sit under the box. 

3) Once I find a container, how will I get the container onto the property?
An empty 20-foot container can weigh almost 5,000 pounds. You’ll probably need to have your container delivered by a professional. Make sure a large truck may easily enter your property and place the container on-site, or else you may have to deal with renting a very expensive crane to lift the container and put it where you want it.

4) What was housed in this container before it was put up for sale?
Buyers be forewarned – the contents of many containers are often sprayed with pesticides and protective coatings to prevent deterioration during ocean travel, and some shipping containers that are currently for sale have previously transported toxic chemicals which may cause problems with your intended finished container project. Do your research on what the container was used for before you decide to buy it.

More information on DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modifications may be found online at www.DropBoxInc.com. If you'd like a quote CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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DropBox Inc. REINVENTING THE BOX in 2017

Posted on Thu, Mar 16, 2017 @ 08:03 AM

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More information on DropBox Inc. and all of our shipping container modifications can be found online at www.DropBoxInc.com. If you'd like a quote CONTACT US HERE or call us toll free at 888.388.7768.

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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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