Posts made in May, 2016

  • Survival Shelters: Are Shipping Containers Really Bullet-Proof?

    Since the first nuclear weapons were used, people have been building various types of bomb shelters. Often, they are big, expensive underground bunkers made of poured cement with rebar reinforcement. While it’s unlikely that any of these shelters would have survived a nuclear blast, they did give the owners some measure of peace of mind. Today, people still seek that peace of mind, but are more worried about the collapse of civilization and the general lawlessness born of the desperation that...

  • Storage Containers Tough Enough to Withstand Hurricanes

    Storage containers are used for a wide variety of purposes. They can be simple storage sheds, professional jobsite office buildings, and even tiny homes or apartment buildings. Solid steel framing and walls and one inch thick hardwood floors make the basic container structure as solid as can be. In fact, they are probably more solid than is needed for most residential or commercial applications. Shipping containers are designed to be sturdy enough and weather-tight enough to protect their...

  • Open a New Bar Quickly with Converted Shipping Containers

    Shipping containers can be converted and installed quickly for either temporary or permanent usage. That’s why shipping containers were the structure of choice for two bars, one at Breese Stevens Field in Madison, Wisconsin and one in Lyttleton, New Zealand. The Gebhardt Galaxie Bar at Breese Stevens Field will function as a concession stand serving twelve different craft beers on tap and offer barstool seating. Breese Stevens Field, of course, is home to the professional Ultimate Disc team...

  • Global Shipping Glut Causes Container Prices to Slide

    The primary use for shipping containers worldwide is, obviously, shipping. Goods are loaded into the containers which are then placed onto specialized container ships so that the goods can be brought to market. When fewer goods are being shipped, therefore, fewer containers are needed. Shipping rates fall as shippers compete for fewer loads, and there is a lower demand for new shipping containers.  The Wall Street Journal reports that shippers are taking both containers and container ships out...

  • Ford Uses Converted Shipping Containers to Build Mobile Wind Tunnel

    Just in case you had any doubts about whether a shipping container can be customized to fit your specific application, take a look at what Ford Motor Company has done with two 53 foot shipping containers. Ford’s engineers have designed and built a mobile aeroacoustic wind tunnel that can produce steady, highway speed winds to test the interior noise levels of any vehicle they produce. Ford designed the wind tunnel inside shipping containers to make it easy to pack it up and move it between...

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