Boxpert Blog

Falcon’s First Employee Returns from Oil Heads of Midland, Texas

Posted by Paige Welsh on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

The first time Chris Vivian was hired at Falcon Structures the company was still a small storage rental business.  In fact, Falcon’s co-founders hired Vivian as the company’s first employee. Both Falcon and Vivian have come a long way since then, and we’re excited to welcome him back in a new position: Falcon’s first quality assurance manager.

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Tags: Falcon News

Permitting Shipping Container Buildings Through AC462 Code Compliance

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

Permitting shipping container buildings 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, Building Code for Containers

Fortress Obetz: The Largest Shipping Container Structure in the United States to Date

Posted by Paige Welsh on Thu, Mar 29, 2018 @ 09:30 AM

In Obetz, Ohio the smoke grey silhouette of a structure looms over the grassy field. The sprawling, 71,112 square-foot public gathering space for lacrosse games and festivals resembles a medieval fortress brought into the industrial era. It exudes a sense of fortitude that rivets fans and daunts rivals. Falcon Structures is proud to have created Fortress Obetz, the largest shipping container structure in the United States to date.

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

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

WEFTEC 2017: Water Treatment Prepares for the Future

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 @ 09:27 AM

To better understand how shipping container structures can serve the water treatment industry, members of the Falcon team attended WEFTEC 2017, a conference for water treatment professionals. Brent Mayes, director of technical sales, writes about his experience in this special guest blog.

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Tags: Falcon News, Industry News, Water Treatment Solutions

New Boxpert Investigates the Art of Modifying Shipping Containers

Posted by Paige Welsh on Wed, Aug 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Just past the Falcon Structures’ office, the sound of construction hangs in the air. While construction is offsite for the future recipients of our containers, it’s very onsite for us. As a recently hired writer and boxpert in training, I wanted to investigate where the grinding and the fireworks smell was coming from to figure out what exactly I would be writing about for Falcon. So, I shadowed Falcon Structures’ senior welder, Aaron Ramirez, as he split a 20-foot shipping container in half.

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Tags: Falcon News, About Falcon Structures