DropBox Inc. Continues Custom 30' by 10' Portable Office

Posted on Fri, Oct 28, 2011 @ 12:10 PM

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DropBox Inc. recently reported in the Shipping Container Modification Blog about a project to manufacturer three custom 30' long by 10' wide modular offices. Since the original post the project has seen a great deal of progress and is nearly complete. Once the steel frame of these units was built the outer wall of these soon to be portable offices were welded on using massive steel sheets. For the interior of the walls aluminum 2" x 4" were studded in before insulation and the wood wall finishings. Once the walls in the modular office were installed they were painted to meet customer specification.

 

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Once the walls of the 30' x  10' custom shipping container office were painted all electrical conduit, over head lighting, and other electrical components were installed. All that's left for these custom shipping container offices is to be painted and shipped to the customer. These custom offices from shipping containers are an intregal part of DropBox Inc. business model. "By being able to meet customer specific needs, even if it's to build something we haven't before, we continue to get repeat business and bring in new customers as well", stated Matt Vonderheide, Business Manager for DropBox Inc. 

For more information on DropBox Inc. and all of our custom shipping container modifications feel free to contact us and check back as our Shipping Container Modification Blog is regularly updated.

 

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Dropbox Answers the Question: What is a Shipping Container?

Posted on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 @ 11:06 AM

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What is a Shipping Container?  At Dropboxinc.com, we get a high volume of traffic and a number of people asking this very question. More often than not our answer is "a solid steel box" or a "heavy duty connex container". In lay terms a shipping container is a steel box consisting of roofs and walls, floors, paint and corner castings.

Roofs and Walls:

Typically roofs and walls of ISO Shipping Containers are constructed by two kinds of materials. Most commonly containers use 16 gauge corrugated steel as the primary component for construction. Corrugated steel is often used because it is cost effective and is easy to repair. From time to time Dropbox Inc will also come across aluminum sheet shipping containers. As and alternative to corrugated steel, aluminum has a lower tare weight but can be easily dented or scratched and is harder to repair.

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Flooring:

The floor of shipping containers is primarily made of wood planks or plywood with steel support beams. The standard thickness for international shipping containers flooring is 1 1/8" thick. Even though wood is relatively expensive, it has significant advantages over other materials; it is strong and resilient, does not dent, and may be easily replaced during repairs. Along with the wood, below the floor are steel cross members or beams that increase the strength so that you can put up to 28,000 kg in a single 20' container.

Paint:

Due to the long-term exposure to the marine elements, containers are manufactured with highly durable, long-lasting paint. The exterior and interior of the bare steel container surface is primed with a zinc rich primer and dried. Once the primer has finished drying a final top coat of marine paint is then applied. The marine paint used to paint shipping containers typically contains zinc phosphate and is based on acrylic resin and non-chlorinated plasticizers.

Corner Castings:

Corner castings are the steel corner supports of a connex container which bears all of the weight when containers are stacked. ISO standards state that the corner posts of an ISO shipping container or milvan should be tested to a load of 86,400 kg. The load barring properties of these units makes them stackable up to 8 high.

For more information on shipping containers and custom container modifications contact Dropboxinc.com and check back as our blog is regularly updated.

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Dropbox Inc. Manufactures The DropOffice and Office/Storage Combos

Posted on Wed, Jun 16, 2010 @ 16:06 PM

 

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The DropOffice, Shipping Container Office modification is our highest-security portable office. Constructed from modified storage containers, these construction office units offer the same strength and durability as our steel cargo units. Our portable office containers are 8' 6" tall, 8' wide, and are available in a range of lengths from 10' to 40'. These portable offices have ground level access meant to eliminate the need for stairs and underpinning. Typical Dropbox portable office units are fully insulated, climate controlled with HVACs and include a steel personnel door, window, vinyl tile floor, lighting and electric outlets. Dropbox Inc. can also provide partitions within our portable office units to create separate office areas or office/storage combinations; tell us what you need and we'll design your portable office to meet your needs. Click here to see our custom shipping container modifications page.

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Dropbox Inc also modifies shipping containers into DropOffice/Storage Combo unit. Measuring 8' 6" tall and 8' wide, the unit's 40' length can be configured to provide an office from 10' to 15' with a adjacent 30' to 25' storage area. These portable ground-level office units do not require steps or underpinning. A wide range of features are available with DropOffice/Storage Combination units. Typical Dropbox portable office units are fully insulated, climate controlled with HVACs and include a steel personnel door, window, vinyl tile floor, lighting and electric outlets. Don't limit yourself to a standard floor plan. Click here to contact a custom container modification specialist for some of our other modifications capabilities.

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Dropbox Inc. Portable Sanitation Improving Health and Safety On Site

Posted on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

 

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It is the goal of the Dropbox Inc to expand and improve portable sanitation services and facilities on construction sites around the world and to be recognized as the authority within our industry.

Dropbox Inc is recognized around the United States as a credible, authoritative voice of the portable sanitation industry and continues to educate the industry, general public and government entities and provides tools to promote safety and health. Dropbox represents the improvement of sanitation and hygiene on major construction sites by setting the standard for climate controlled, self contained running water restrooms and showers. Through our efforts, construction sites across the US and around the world have become a cleaner more sanitary place to work.

The portable sanitation industry has developed into a 1.5 billion dollar a year business. Worldwide, there are an estimated 1,400,000 portable restrooms in use, serviced by a fleet of 9,400 trucks.

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Dropbox's Sanitation Stations, Decontamination Stations, Laundry Boxes, and Shower Shacks can be used in a wide variety of applications:

• Construction and various work sites- commercial, industrial, residential, etc.
• Parks and recreation- parks, campgrounds, pools, private homes, etc.
• Government agencies- military facilities, etc.
• Sporting events- stadiums, auto races, golf tournaments, etc.
• Outdoor public gatherings- concerts, festivals, fairs, etc.
• Disaster relief- hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes
• Permanent living quarters

For more information on Dropbox check back at our blog as it is regularly update and feel free to contact us here.

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Dropbox Inc: Container Modification Engineering and Manufacturing

Posted on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 @ 13:06 PM

 

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The focus of Dropbox Inc business is to design buildings made from shipping containers or connex containers.  Shipping containers have evolved over the years to a standard design and set of dimensions that allow them to be loaded with cargo, and carried by cargo ships, trucks, or trains. Roughly 7.5 million shipping container are imported into the US from places like China yet only about 2 million are exported back out of the country.    

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The ultimate destination for many used shipping containers or milvans may be the scrap yard, where they are shredded, and sent to be melted down to raw steel.  Dropbox Inc however has found a number of uses for both new and used shipping containers. Reuse of the containers allows for a more green application than melting them down.

Recently the popularity of using containers for construction has risen greatly.  For Dropbox these containers can provide a green type of construction with major advantages in cost savings and strength.  The containers are extremely strong in all dimensions, and allow Dropbox to build extremely strong buildings without expensive steel fabrication and assembly.

 

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"Shipping Containers are our business, and we aim to be the best", stated Matthew Vonderheide, Business Manager for Dropbox Inc.  "We not only do the structural design, engineering and manufacturing, but we can provide you with the complete package, Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing".

For more information on Dropbox Inc contact us here and check back at our blog as it is updated regularly.

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Dropbox Inc. Sanitation Station Written into Construction Specs.

Posted on Fri, Jun 04, 2010 @ 10:06 AM

 

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Recently Middle Tennessee State University began construction on a new $77 million Student Union and wrote Dropbox Incs Sanitation Station into the specification documents for the construction project. A major concern for massive construction projects like this is providing restroom facilities for laborers on site during the construction. Having used traditional portable polyethylene toilets on construction projects at the university in the past project managers wanted to provide a better more sanitary unit for workers on site.  

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Taking sanitation into the future on major construction sites around the country these modular running water restrooms are climate controlled with finished walls, spray in rubberized flooring, and HVACs. The Sanitation Station only requires a 110 single phase quick connect to power the entire unit and can be shipped anywhere in the US using a flat bed or hydraulic roll off trailer. The portable Sanitation Station is also built to be versatile in that it can be plumbed into existing water and sewer lines on site or it can be used as a self contained restroom that has holding tanks for both fresh and waste water.  

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Like the project at MTSU more and more construction bids are including the Sanitation as a hygienically sound, sanitary step into the future when it comes to managing restrooms for construction workers. For more information on the Sanitation Station and Dropbox Incs line of custom container modifications contact us at 888-388-7768 or visit us back here at Dropboxinc.com.   

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Dropbox Inc. Demand for Portable Construction Site Offices is Up

Posted on Wed, May 26, 2010 @ 15:05 PM

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Over the past few weeks Dropbox Inc. has seen an increase in interest from construction sites around the U.S. for their trademarked portable office, the DropOffice. The DropOffice is a modular office unit built out of corten steel milvans or connex shipping containers and come fully insulated with finished walls, over head lighting, electrical outlets and either a tile or spray in rubberized flooring. These units are also climate controlled and have been used as both offices and break areas for employees on construction sites including power plants, chemical plants, refineries, and nuclear facilities.    

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The stackable DropOffice comes in both 20' and 40' units. The portablility of the DropOffice combined with its durability make it perfect for industrial construction projects at refineries, power plants, and nuclear facilities. The DropOffice is perfect for major industrial construction projects because it provides employees and management a climate controlled area to get out of the weather for breaks and meetings. Made from corten steel these shipping container modifications also provide an added layer of safety and blast protection for employees on site. 

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DropOffices are stackable up to two high and have also been stacked on top of existing structures to give employees and managers the office and break space they need, where they need it. For more information on the DropOffice contact Dropbox Inc.  

 

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