Boxpert Blog

Shipping Container Terminology Part 2: Materials and Components

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

In a previous blog, we covered the origins of shipping container names like conex box , ISO container, and sea can. It’s been one of the best received posts on the Boxpert blog, so we thought it deserved a part two. This week, we’re focusing on the materials and components that make up a shipping container. If you’re considering a modified shipping container for your business, you’ll probably encounter at least one of the following terms:

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Tags: Conex Container Basics

What’s the Difference Between a Ground Level Office and an Office Trailer?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 @ 09:16 AM

If your business works at temporary jobsites that are humming with machinery—like a construction site or an oil rig— you’ll need a quiet place for employees to step indoors to manage paperwork and emails. Searching for a mobile office space, you will likely find two options: office trailers and ground level offices (also known as a GLOs). What are the differences between these mobile office options, and how will they impact your business operations? We answer your questions below.

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Tags: How Tos, Mobile Container Office

Should I Use Porta-Potties or Shipping Container Bathrooms at my Jobsite?

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Mar 08, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

Every workplace needs toilets. While most workplaces have the convenience of bathrooms right in their offices, industries that operate in remote environments like oil and gas need mobile solutions that can travel with the jobsite. Porta potties are a cost-effective choice, but there are situations where investing in a more durable (and less odorous) option, like a shipping container-based restroom, can improve morale and lower employee turnover.

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Tags: Container Uses, Oil Field Solutions

CEO Stephen Shang To Speak At World of Modular Conference

Posted by Krista Short on Fri, Mar 02, 2018 @ 10:22 AM

Falcon Structures CEO Stephen Shang will give an informative talk about using shipping containers in construction at the 35th Annual World of Modular Conference, hosted by the Modular Building Institute. The conference will take place March 22 – 25, 2018 in Hollywood, Florida at the Diplomat Beach Resort & Spa. 

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Tags: Industry News

K-9 Conex. Local Law Enforcement Trains K-9 Recruits at Falcon’s Facility

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Feb 14, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

It was a dark and windy evening at the Falcon Structures facility, but Tyson and his handler, David Deason, deputy for the Travis County sheriff’s department, were undeterred. Tyson, a Belgian Malinois, pulled Deason through the shipping containers with a single-minded drive to find his target: a small sample of narcotics that the officers had placed earlier. There are plenty of places to hide, but Tyson can smell people and narcotics a quarter to a half a mile away. Once Tyson catches the scent, even 16-gauge corten steel can’t keep him off the track.

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Tags: Falcon News, Emergency Response Solutions

Ordering Structures from a Catalog: How Shipping Container Product Lines Make Life Easier.

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Feb 08, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

Custom container-based structures are an important part of our business, but did you know that an overwhelming majority of our customers order a pre-designed product from our catalog? Similar to how companies like Honda, Ford, and Toyota build specific models of cars, we build most of our container-based structures according to the pre-designed specs of our product lines.

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Tags: Storage Solutions, Mobile Container Office