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What Can a Shipping Container Structure Interior Look Like?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jul 18, 2018 @ 10:17 AM

Many people initially imagine the interior of a shipping container structure would look like its exterior— corrugated steel walls — but this is rarely the case. As discussed in our blog post about insulation, plain steel walls get hot in the summer and cold in the winter. To create climate-controlled spaces we always  install insulation. If the container will be occupied, we add interior framing and paneling. Once the wood or drywall is installed and painted, container structure interiors look like those of any other building. To demonstrate, let’s take a look at common wall paneling options.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics, Mobile Container Office, Container-Based Buildings

The Sudbury Community Food Pantry Scales up its Services

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Hunger is not just a problem for distant nations. It happens right here in the United States. More than one in ten (12.3%) American households were uncertain they would have enough food for all members of their household at some point in 2016, and of those households, around two out of five had members who missed meals (USDA ERS).  The Sudbury Community Food Pantry has been working for 28 years to move the needle on hunger in the Boston Metro West Region of Massachusetts.

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Tags: Storage Solutions, Climate Control Solutions

Six Reasons Shipping Container Offices are Ideal for Warehouses

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, Jul 03, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

When people think about warehouses, they imagine forklifts, pallets, and tall storage shelves. Warehouses are designed to facilitate efficient loading and unloading, but they often don’t include office space. Even if the vast majority of warehouse activity centers on moving and organizing products, there will be times when employees need to manage emails and paperwork or conduct meetings.

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Tags: Mobile Container Office

Is a One-trip Container New? A Field Guide to Types of Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Used. Recycled. One-trip. Purpose-built. What does it all mean? Where exactly has your container been and what does it mean for your container structure? This week we’re walking you through the different types of containers you may encounter as you design a container structure.

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

Three Ways Shipping Containers Scale Up Rapidly Growing Companies

Posted by John McAlonan on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

While the CEO thinks about long-term strategy, the COO, chief operating officer, focuses on the internal side of the company. If the company is a steam engine, the CEO is mapping the course, and the COO is the mechanic that keeps the train running. According to John McAlonan, Falcon’s COO, his job means knowing something about everything.

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Tags: Storage Solutions, Mobile Container Office

NATiVE Answers Your Burning Questions About Containers and Solar Power

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

This week I sat down with David Dixon, Business Development Director and co-owner of NATiVE to ask your burning questions about adding solar power to container structures. NATiVE constructs net-zero energy homes and installs solar on existing homes and businesses. Its mission is to build a market for solar power in Texas. Our conversation focused on the particulars of installing solar in Texas, but much of the information is widely applicable throughout the United States.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability, Conex Container Basics, Modified Containers in Texas