Boxpert Blog

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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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: Shipping Container Office, Container Purchase, Mobile Office, Shipping Container Solution For Storage

Shipping Containers: Building Blocks that Disrupt Industries

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jan 31, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

Today, we can find a “Made in China” label on many—if not most—consumer goods, but this wasn’t the case before the shipping container revolution. When shipping containers dramatically cut the costs of overseas shipping, markets expanded from the reach of a regional trucking route to the entire globe, disrupting not just the shipping industry but the world economy. Shipping containers are now fueling disruption in another large industry: construction.

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The 317 Shipping Containers Along Energy Transfer’s Pipelines

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 09:46 AM

Imagine thousands of miles of pipeline carrying crude oil from the prairies of the Dakotas to the wetlands of Louisiana. Dotted alongside the pipeline are unmanned monitoring stations called remote terminal units (RTUs). RTUs often go months without attention, but when they do need to be serviced, snow and ice pose a serious challenge. If the RTU has a minimal bus-stop style shelter, the technician will sometimes have to dig the instrumentation out of the snow and chisel off a layer of ice.

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Tags: Industrial Applications, Equipment Enclosures

Seeing is Believing: Why Oil and Gas Companies use Modified Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Jan 10, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

We’ve said it before on the blog—modified shipping containers are a superior alternative to travel trailers and skid mounted instrument buildings for oil and gas companies—but we also realize it’s important to show you. Falcon Structures’ newest Slideshare illustrates the key points in our guide, “Seven Reasons Oil and Gas Companies use Modified Shipping Containers.” Infographics and photos of modified shipping containers performing in the real world make our presentation a great tool for visual learners who want a quick overview. It’s a fast read, but we think the images will stick with you.

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Tags: Oil Field Solutions, Industrial Applications

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions for Company Culture that Stick

Posted by Paige Welsh on Fri, Jan 05, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

It’s that time of year for making New Year’s resolutions. We hope everyone is successful in their 2018 goals, but according to a write-in study, less than 10% of people who made resolutions felt they had achieved them by the end of 2017. What’s going wrong? One reason is that making changes becomes overwhelming when those changes don’t yield results overnight. To keep resolutions manageable, we suggest reimagining change. Stop thinking about change as an on and off switch. Instead, anticipate a long path with lots of small, but achievable, stepping stones. Case in point: building a cohesive company culture around core values is a laudable resolution that will call for small, steady renewals for years to come.

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