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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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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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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What Base Should You Sit A DropBox Inc. Shipping Container On?

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2020 @ 16:12 PM

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When placing your shipping container modification on your jobsite, the most important thing you must remember is to keep the structure on a dry, flat, and level base

If you rent/purchase a single-container build that will be moved often, then it's okay to place it directly on the ground. The same goes with a single-container build that will be sitting sedentary for a month to a year, but you must make sure that it remains level over time. However, if it will be placed in a location that's more long term, then it may be beneficial to place it on a gravel/concrete pad to be safe. Finally, if you choose to purchase a multi-container build, it's important to create a pier system or foundation due to the fact that the weight could case soil to shift.  

By following these steps, you can increase the life of your shipping container modification and ensure the safety of yourself and others!

For more information on DropBox Inc. and the products that we offer, CONTACT US HERE, call 740.532.7822, or visit DropBoxInc.com.

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Check out Guardhouses from Sister Company, Modular Security Systems!

Posted on Wed, Aug 19, 2020 @ 16:08 PM

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Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI) is the sister company of DropBox Inc. MSSI provides modular turn-key perimeter security solutions for a sustainable, safe, and more secure world. Products include the patented Modular Access Control (MAC) Portal, patented Vehicle Access Control (VAC) Portal, and our ground-level, climate-controlled guard offices. All of these offerings are customizable and designed to be built to meet our customers’ site-specific requirements. 

MSSI's guard booths are delivered turnkey, so onsite installation can be completed quickly. They can also be easily offloaded, hooked to power, and integrated into an existing access control infrastructure within a short amount of time. The portability and ease of installation is what makes MSSI's guard offices the perfect solution for a wide range of construction site perimeters.

Depending on your overall site security needs, MSSI can provide climate-controlled guard offices and access control products to prevent perimeter intrusion while enhancing your security capabilities. 

For more information on guard offices, perimeter security, and access control options, CONTACT US HERE or visit Modular Security Systems' website.

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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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Experience Endless Possibilities with DropBox Inc!

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

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Over the years, shipping containers have been transformed into products that serve many purposes other than storage. Many business owners have managed to take these boxes and modify them to fulfill the needs of other companies within various industries all over the world. One such company is DropBox Inc.

With two manufacturing facilities located in Worthington and Wurtland, Kentucky, we pride ourselves on being a full-service design/build partner with a focus on forward-thinking when it comes to the design, engineering, and manufacturing of shipping container modifications and engineered enclosures. We are driven to create products that push the envelope in regard to the way the industry traditionally thinks about shipping container modification. 

DropBox Inc. offers standardized ISO shipping container modification products that typically measure 10', 20', or 40' in length and are available in colors such as blue, tan, grey, and white. However, the design possibilities of are almost limitless. Whether you need a standard product offering or a custom unit built specifically for your company's needs, DropBox Inc. can help! 

No matter where you are in the world, DropBox Inc. is ready to help you Reinvent the Box™!

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

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Schedule Your Demonstration of MSSI's All-New MAC Safe-T-Check™ Today!

Posted on Thu, Jun 11, 2020 @ 11:06 AM

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DropBox Inc.'s sister company, Modular Security Systems Inc. (MSSI), has designed, engineered, and manufactured the all-new MAC Safe-T-Check™. MSSI will be demonstrating this product in Charleston, SC. and would like to extend an open invitation to anyone interested in attending during the week of June 22nd through June 26th. If you are interested in an individual demonstration of the new MAC Safe-T-Check, please contact Shane Meadows at sameadows@securedbymac.com to coordinate a date and time. 

Conceptualized to include all the makings of the original MAC Portal (turnstiles and access control in a shipping container), the MAC Safe-T-Check™ combines the portability of shipping container modification with turnstiles, access control technology, and automated thermal screening detection devices to ensure workers entering a job site are 1) healthy and ready to work, and 2) have the proper security clearance to enter the site.

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Meet Your Specific Needs by Reinventing the Box™ with DropBox Inc.

Posted on Thu, Jun 04, 2020 @ 08:06 AM

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When it comes to shipping container modifications, DropBox Inc. works directly with its customers to Reinvent the Box™. From modular laboratories, blast resistant modules, and energy storage solutions to running water restroom and portable workstations, DropBox Inc. has modified ISO shipping containers for many different uses. Along with offering standardized products, we also work with clients to build custom modifications specific to their needs.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team of engineers, designers, and manufacturers have decades of combined experience to help provide you with turn-key portable solutions from start to finish. As a result, you and your business have the ability to choose from a wide selection of standard products, or our team will come up with a custom shipping container modification product to not only meet your needs, but exceed them as well. 

DropBox Inc. understands that your business' needs are unique to you and your company. We pride ourselves on step-by-step communication with our customers while building their shipping container modification solutions. These solutions are used by the military, major industrial and commercial construction companies, and small businesses in the U.S. and abroad.

For more information about DropBox Inc. and all of our container modifications, CONTACT US HERE or call 740.532.7822 to speak to one of our sales associates.

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A Reflection on DropBox Inc.'s Twenty Years as a Company

Posted on Tue, May 26, 2020 @ 09:05 AM

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As DropBox Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary, we look back on the years and reflect on our time as a company. Throughout its development, DropBox has grown in size, product offerings, and customer reach. 

In the year 2000, DropBox Inc. was created to invent unique, turnkey tools for industry, in part, to convert and repurpose shipping containers. Robert Slagel, President & CEO, saw a need for contractors and industrial plants to have turnkey portable restrooms, portable access control for manpower, portable showers, etc. that would address specific needs on their projects. Slagel and his team have been repurposing shipping containers to fulfill these needs by Reinventing the Box for customers around the world ever since.

Slagel said, "There were challenges when I first started. As a matter of fact, there are just as many challenges today as there were 20 years ago. Probably even more challenges. As our company grows, the challenges become a bit more sophisticated. You have to be prepared for any challenges by staying focused on achieving your goals. Meanwhile, I continue to listen to the customers and let them help me 'steer the ship.' Good relationships with our customers and paying attention to them have been very valuable throughout the years in helping us grow and morph."

DropBox Inc. would like to thank the Tri State for having provided such a wonderful place to call our headquarters. It has been a pleasure for our company to operate in this area for the past two decades. We look forward to the future and continuing to operate out of the Tri State for years to come.

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

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