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Modified Shipping Containers in Austin

Oct 1, 2010

I've helped customers with modified shipping containers in Austin for the last few years, and I thought I'd seen every use for for a shipping container, from an art studio to a full bar.  But, this week I saw something new.  I had a customer call me and ask if we could make a few basic modifications to a 20' shipping container.  The modifications included a personnel door in the side, lights, power and an exhaust fan. 

After discussing the project for a while I asked him what he was going to do with the shipping container once it was modified.  He replied matter of factly, "I'm going to expand my lab" and produced some pretty interesting drawings.  By the time this project is finished next week they are going to have shaker tables, sieves, two ovens and double the lab space they currently have.   I'm not going to to pretend to understand his business but I do know that this is a very unique use for  a 20' modified shipping container.

I feel lucky to live in south Austin around a lot of very creative people.  Many of them are thinking inside box and using modified shipping containers to expand in ways I would not have dreamed of a few years ago.  For more information, contact me at

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