Connecting Shipping Containers for Your Business

Connecting Shipping Containers for Your Business

Repurposing shipping containers into new structures is a high-demand service.  They are strong and durable. These structures can be converted into any type of building.  Slight modifications result in useful and profitable structures.  But what if you need more room? 

Great news!  You can connect multiple shipping containers together to create a single, spacious structure. All it takes is a little bit of engineering and a little bit of extra setup time. 

Creating A Multi-Container Unit From Connecting Shipping Containers 

Creating a structure out of multiple containers starts in the engineering department. To begin, our engineers will look at the purpose of the structure.  In addition, they will consider any special needs you may have for the interior.  Finally, they will create a support system for the containers. 

One side of each container will be removed.  They will be connected together at their final destination. While they are being modified, new supports will be put into place according to the specs given by the engineering department. This ensures the integrity of the container remains durable for years. 

When the containers arrive at the new location and are put into place, our assembly team will either weld or caulk the two containers together to form a single unit. When completed, they will install a threshold cover in the interior to protect the seam.  This will also improve safety. Next, they will place a ridge cap on the roof of the container unit over the seam to prevent any potential water from seeping into the unit. 

Now electricity and plumbing are hooked up.  The new building is ready to be used.  The process of connecting shipping containers is efficient.

If the building needs to be moved at a later date, the weld or caulk can easily be removed.  The pieces can be separated and the building shipped by truck to its new location. 

Benefits of Connecting Shipping Containers

As you can see, the process is straightforward.  Connecting shipping containers into a new building structure will save your business money.  Building a new space takes more time. Connecting shipping containers is cost- and time-effective.  Additionally, you can secure two or more containers together.  You decide the amount of space needed.  In some cases, you can even connect shipping containers on top of each other to make multi-layered units.  

Repurposing storage containers is not only an environmentally friendly way to build a new structure, it is also cost-effective. Depending on the space you are making, using a container can be 50 percent less expensive than building a brand new structure. 

We look forward to speaking with you and determining the best application for your business.

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has left many medical businesses struggling to keep up with the demand for space. Medical facilities around the world have been filled to capacity with patients, and testing centers are overwhelmed by these facilities to process necessary testing for these patients.  Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide working together to help manage the virus.

Add to this the need to have testing centers for the general public and testing centers for antibody testing, and the need for medical space quadruples.

Quest Diagnostics has addressed this problem by having portable shipping containers converted into portable testing facilities and storage centers. Working with Portables360, Quest Diagnostics was able to have additional testing space created at 5 of their locations nationwide by repurposing used shipping containers.

Quest Diagnostics was also able to create a secure storage facility for COVID testing equipment and samples by having Portables360 customize a shipping container. The result was a secure space that is portable if necessary.

Portables 360 Supporting Quest Diagnostics Nationwide

Storage Containers Are Useful For More Than COVID Testing.

Shipping containers have been converted into triage centers for medical facilities to help separate COVID patients form other patients. Private testing centers have found a way to have on-site testing in remote areas by using a portable office setting. Government agencies have used the containers as a way to distribute personal protection equipment. The list is long in ways these shipping containers have helped fill a need during this crisis.

Converting a shipping container into an office space, testing center, or secured storage space can be done quickly. All of our container conversions are completed on-site and to our client’s specifications. The containers are then delivered to your preferred location.

Repurposed containers do not have to be permanently secured to the ground. The weight of the container will provide all of the stability you need to have a safe and secure space. When you are done with the project, you can have the container moved to the next location quite easily.

Modifying shipping containers is a cost-effective way to create more work or storage space in a hurry. You can create a solid and secure structure that will meet your needs and remain portable for future projects. If you have a need for more work or storage space, Portables360 can help you customize a container to meet that need.