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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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Portable Storage Containers VS Self Storage Facilities

Here is helpful resource guide and comparison of why using Portable on-site storage is better than using self storage facilities.When you are looking for storage solutions at the most convenient and best possible prices,  portable storage containers are the best solution. It does not matter if it is for residential or commercial use! Learn why Great Lakes Kwik Space can provide a more convenient cost effective solution with on site…

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One Trip Containers vs Used Shipping Containers for Chicago, IL

Lets compare the pro’s and con’s of “One Trip Containers” vs “Used Shipping Containers”  for purchase or rent in Chicago, IL. For years we have been selling both new and used containers for customers who have applied the container to countless applications. We have been asked over the years, which is better, and why buy a newer, “one trip container” vs a used container. Here are a few points that…

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KWIK SPACE BIKE BOX

The Kwik Space Bike Box can be set up in either a 20’ or 40’ portable storage container. Your Bike Box uses a specially designed, patented bracket along with security strapping and a very well designed, functional hanging hook for easy storage. The 20’ Bike Box only takes up one parking stall and safely and conveniently holds 34 bicycles, 17 on either side with an aisle down the middle. The…

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