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Modified Shipping Containers - Compare Your Options

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 07:00 AM

office boxLet’s take a few minutes this week and talk about exactly what it means to ‘modify’ a standard ISO shipping container.  These containers are manufactured to standards set by the Intermodal Organization for Standardization.  Each 20 and 40 foot container is made to the same exact specifications by dimension and construction.  You can refer to our site for measurements and diagrams of each.

The process to modify a container is essentially the addition of features to enhance the use of the container for the business purpose or function. The modification of the container can include a variety of additions to include doors, windows, different levels of insulation and interior finishing.  Plumbing, electrical and climate control can also be added to the container making this structure extremely versatile in it’s use.

The options that can be added are:

  • Painting of Interior and Exterior
  • Lighting and Power
  • Doors, Windows and Vents
  • Interior Partitions
  • Climate Control
  • Interior Finish Out
  • Plumbing

At Falcon Containers, we have developed a set of Modified Products to meet the needs of most business uses. With our years of experience, we have developed a set of four products:

Each product begins with a base Conex Box in either a 40-foot container size or 20-foot container size.  Most customers ask us to modify a box in the Type 1 category for rating which attests to its condition and its wind and watertight certification.  Depending on your needs, we have a container that will accommodate your storage, office or industrial living requirements.  The use of a modified repurposed shipping container in your business, living or storage, need may be the right decision as you work to simplify your operations.

Click below to see a chart that compares all the modification possibilities and the Falcon product that best meets your needs.

Created on 08/08/12 at 09:32:05

 Additional modifications beyond these are possible and one of our Boxperts will work with you to add any of these additional modifications you may need.


Tags: Falcon Living Box, Modified Shipping Containers, Shipping Container Office, Falcon Utility Box, Climate Controlled Storage