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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

A Shipping Container Primer on Paint Application and Maintenance

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

Painting and maintaining your container’s exterior goes a long way to ensuring your container looks sleek and professional. The paint is especially important if the shipping container is a mobile ambassador for your business’ brand, say as a mobile store front or office. Most container modification manufacturers, including Falcon Structures, will offer to paint the exterior of your container. However, should you decide to tackle painting yourself, we have the following guidelines on what you need to know to apply and maintain tip-top exterior paint.

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Tags: How Tos, Conex Container Basics

Rocket Electrics Launches New Container-Based E-Bike Rental Location

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 30, 2018 @ 11:39 AM

On a sunny Friday afternoon, Rocket Electrics cut the ribbon and opened an auxiliary location Austin’s Mueller community for their e-bike rental business.  Opening the location marks another step in Rocket Electrics’ mission to save Austin from the woes of traffic by introducing e-bikes, bicycles with rechargeable electric motors. Based in a bright red shipping container modified and painted by Falcon Structures, the new rental location is 100% solar powered so Rocket Electrics can stay green as they grow.

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Tags: Going Green: Container Sustainability, Commercial and Retail Solutions

How to Build B2B Trust Through Process

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, May 23, 2018 @ 09:00 AM

When customers take the plunge with a new vender, they send a silent prayer to the universe, “Please, no hiccups.” There’s a domino effect in B2B.  The promises you make to your customers will impact the promises they’ve made to their own customers. Trust is key, especially since B2B sales often focus on a relatively small number of high value accounts. We asked ourselves what makes us confident in the venders we count on, and how can pass more confidence to our own customers? After much discussion a key factor emerged: clear process.

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Tags: About Falcon Structures

Who Says You Can’t Permit Container Structures? Introducing Falcon Structures’ AC462 Code Compliant Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 09:08 AM

Permitting container structures is about get much easier for our customers. After hundreds of hours of research, meetings, and evaluations of our manufacturing process, we received Evaluation Service Report (ESR) 4163 certifying that Falcon Structures can supply shipping containers fit for use as building materials as outlined in AC462. ESR 4163 also makes Falcon Structures the first in-house modified shipping container manufacturer using code compliant containers.

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Tags: Falcon News, Industry News, Container-Based Buildings