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Shipping container modification companies have emerged as viable competitors in the construction market and container-based structures continue to increase in popularity and demand. If your business wants to utilize containers for workspace, storage space, equipment enclosures, and more, it’s important to understand both how to work with container modification companies and how these companies can work better for you.
I can think of hundreds of diverse, specific, and unique questions that businesses ask me when they contact Falcon. During my time with Falcon, I’ve come to realize that each of these questions presents a new way to think about container projects. Based on the many customer conversations I’ve had, I’ve compiled a list of five things you should know before working with any shipping container modification company – including us here at Falcon:
1. We are interested in your project, and we love creativity.
One of the fun parts about working for a container modification company like Falcon Structures is that I get to see the unique ways businesses plan to use container structures. From pop-up shops to living quarters, we say, “the sky’s the limit,” and we mean that. We are excited to help you develop your plans into reality.
2. Container modification companies are just that – modification companies.
We get tons of questions from people new to container modification projects asking about our capabilities to create a concept from scratch. While we can create many unique structures, we start with shipping containers and there are inherent constraints with these premade building blocks. If you’re looking for a highly custom structure, we prefer that you provide a set of drawings or sketches to help us stay on the same page. Even a hand-drawn sketch works.
3. Each container is manufactured to order.
Some companies mass produce a “one-size-fits-all” type of building that is intended to cover everyone’s needs. However, at Falcon, we understand that your project will have unique requirements, so we modify containers to order and make sure you receive exactly what you are looking for. Make sure to ask the container modification company you plan to work with how flexible they are with their designs so you can get exactly what you need, not what the company wants to sell you.
4. When it comes to building codes and permits, we need your help.
Since most container modification companies work within different jurisdictions around the world, it would be nearly impossible for us all to create a single container that met every existing permitting requirement. During the conceptual phase of a project, we ask that you bring us a list of all applicable requirements deemed necessary by your local authorities. This upfront communication will ensure we properly design and modify your unit, helping us minimize potential issues once your container arrives on site.
5. Our number one priority with your project is safety.
While we would love to fulfill any and every idea that comes across our desk, we have a very high standard when it comes to safety at Falcon Structures. First and foremost, we make sure that your container is safe. We want to build a better world by pioneering the use of shipping containers – and do it safely.
If you’ve thought about purchasing a modified container structure, or if this is your first time learning about container modification companies, I hope this provides you with more insight into our process here at Falcon and the many roles we play in creating container structures. If you’d like to learn more, you can speak directly to me at 877-704-0177 or Sales@FalconStructures.com. I’ll gladly discuss your container project and see how we can assist you with your next steps.
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