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Welcome to the Great Lakes Kwik Space blog. Our goal is to provide you with the latest information, ideas, and products on portable storage containers, storage, and offers. Please check back frequently for the latest news and events.

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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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