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What the Navy Taught Me About Purpose, Teamwork and Leadership

Posted by Stephen Shang on Tue, Aug 09, 2016 @ 10:23 AM

Recently, Falcon’s CEO Stephen Shang shared highlights of his 24-hour visit aboard the U.S.S. Carl Vinson. He participated in the Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program, which aims to raise awareness about the Navy’s mission and shine a light on its talented people. Below, Stephen reflects on what he learned and how it applies to traditional businesses, like Falcon Structures.

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Tags: Falcon News, Military Solutions

Stephen Shang Shares Highlights of Touring the U.S.S. Carl Vinson

Posted by Stephen Shang on Mon, Aug 01, 2016 @ 10:22 AM


On Sunday, July 17, Falcon Structure’s CEO Stephen Shang embarked on a 24-hour visit aboard the Naval aircraft carrier U.S.S. Carl Vinson. Stephen was invited by the Admiral of the Fleet of the U.S. Navy to participate in the Navy’s Distinguished Visitor Program. Stephen shares some initial insights and experience from his visit below.

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Tags: Falcon News, Military Solutions

Temporary Living: Oil Field Housing & Military Shipping Container Housing

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Nov 06, 2013 @ 06:00 AM

Shipping containers can provide temporary living solutions in a variety of situations, especially as work camps for various industries, including:

  • The oil and gas industry
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • The military 
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Tags: Oil Field Solutions, Workforce Housing Solutions, Military Solutions

Creating a Military Training Facade with Military Shipping Containers

Posted by Stephen Shang on Wed, Aug 21, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

The most effective military training uses environments that look and feel true to what will exist in real-life military situations. Creating these training settings can be a bit tricky, since training often takes place thousands of miles away from active duty. In addition, military training must remain affordable as well as functional. Modified shipping containers meet all of these requirements, and for that reason the United States military has used Falcon Containers to create realistic military training sites.

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Tags: Military Solutions, Container-Based Buildings

Floating Robotic Shipping Containers for DARPA Project

Posted by Stephen Shang on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

Ingenuity and resourcefulness are great things. As time passes, our industry sees more interesting and amazing projects and solutions happening with the use of repurposed shipping containers. In my hunt for cool stories regarding the use of our conex fleet, I came upon a project at the University of Pennsylvania sponsored by The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

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Tags: Custom Conex, Military Solutions

A Soldiers Journey with a Conex Box Story

Posted by Stephen Shang on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

I was recently flying on a business trip and had the pleasure of sharing my flight with a young man who was just beginning his military career.  At the age of 18, my flight partner was excited and nervous to be experiencing only the second flight in his life. I was impressed with his eagerness and somewhat amazed at his naivety. The unfamiliar sound of the landing gear surprised him and the prospect of seeing snow on his journey would be a first. With his 18 year lifetime spent in Mississippi, this eager young soldier was just beginning a journey that would take him across the globe to serve our country.

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Tags: Falcon News, Military Solutions