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Cargo Containers: Strong Enough to Move Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs might not still roam the Earth today, but certain zoos around North America are bringing them to life thanks to a certain traveling exhibition. Dinosaurs Unearthed, for instance, is essentially a mobile showcase of dinosaur skeletons, fossils and animatronic dinosaurs. Portable Storage Containers given their portability and security were selected to store and move the exhibit from one location to the next throughout North America. Dinosaurs Unearthed’s three different…

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Chicago Match Cup Series Creates Unique Container Ideas for Sailing Races

In the sport of sailing, match racing is considered by most to be the purest form of competing. All match racing sailboats are designed exactly the same—teams do not decide which boat they will race, nor do they have the ability to make any modifications to the boats. It’s the purest form of sailing, based only on the talent of the crew and helmsman. Every year some of the best…

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Schools Rush to Remodel – Containers become the perfect means for portable storage

Overview: When summertime rolls around, schools and colleges all over the country remodel and build onto their campuses.  A common dilemma in this process, is where to store all of chairs, desks, etc.  Where can you store the track and field equipment for the upcoming season? Well, the answer to that would be a Portable Storage Container that you could conveniently keep in the parking lot or easily move to…

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Refurbished Containers: The New Trend

Overview: In general containers are built to last the test of time. However, when used containers come out of international shipping service, they are typically between 10-15 years old. As expected, the containers have dents, dings, surface rust and can use a little TLC. Refurbishing or reconditioning a container can add years to the life of a container. It can also give a used container a substantial aesthetic upgrade from a…

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Heavy Duty Solutions:  Auto Repair Shop & Tire Storage

The automotive industry has a lot of heavy product in need of durable storage.   Shipping Containers are built to carry cars so it would make sense to re-purpose them for auto shop storage, wouldn’t it? Overview In the Automotive industry there is no real need for custom size containers because auto and repair shops are typically in large, industrial areas.  Standard size containers are the most common for use…

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Ocean Freight Containers: One of The Most Important Inventions of Our Time?

The Ocean Freight Container is a huge component of international trade, and has been an extremely important aspect of how cargo transportation has taken shape through the years. In the most recent decade, the volume of global ocean going cargo reached more than 8 billion tons. This fact, coupled with an annual average growth rate in this respect of 3 percent proves that the Steel Shipping Container was an invention…

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Dave Werner Elected Chairman NPSA Board of Directors

December 1, 2012 Local Aurora area businessman Dave Werner has been elected to become the 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Portable Storage Association The National Portable Storage Association (NPSA) formed in 2003 to represent the interests of companies and employees in the portable storage industry. The portable storage industry rents, and sells storage containers, shipping containers, storage trailers for countless applications. These companies rent, lease,…

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The Amazing One-Trip Storage Container

In the world of Shipping Containers, the “One Trip” Storage Container is considered a new container.  Although it has brought over one cargo load from where it’s been manufactured in Asia, it is essentially new.  Typically built within the last couple of years, these immaculate steel boxes are definitely in a class all their own. The One Trip Container is very often used in applications where concerns of exterior condition…

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Residential Storage: Shipping Containers vs. PODS®

Portable storage solutions come in various shapes and sizes, and customers have options when looking to store personal belongings on residential properties. Considering two very common portable storage units used for short or long term; ISO shipping containers and the PODS® units that have become prevalent in the last few years. Customers are typically looking for affordable, secure and easy to use storage that can be either rented for a…

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Commercial Construction & Residential Remodeling Storage Solutions

Serving storage needs in Chicago and it’s vast metropolitan area, Great Lakes’ on-site portable storage containers are the absolute premier, efficient and affordable solution for commercial and residential construction sites. Remodeling locations require several attributes. Consider the need for portable on-site construction storage space.  The portable storage container is easily accessible for safe storage of materials such as high-end tools and job site clean up equipment.  Durable warehouses and units…

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