AZTEC Containers Industry News

  • 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...

  • Shipping Container Industry Celebrates 60th Birthday

    Shipping containers today are used not only for overseas shipping, but as storage containers, refrigerated storage space, and even elegant homes. Everybody knows what a shipping container is. What most people don’t know, however, is that April 26, 2016 marked just the 60th anniversary of the very first shipping container. As MarineLink points out, the advent of shipping containers and dedicated container ships has made it dramatically easier and cheaper to ship goods around the globe. It was...

  • California Architects and Designers Create Amazing Shipping Container Homes

    Shipping containers are being used in more and more places as the basic structure for houses and apartments. In previous posts, we’ve talked about the affordability of shipping container homes. We featured an off the grid container home in New Zealand and an apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona made from a group of stacked shipping containers. Both of these projects provide creative, comfortable homes. They don’t however, come anywhere close to pushing the limits of creative design. Just in...

  • Expanding a Home-Prepared Food Business

    Many states offer easy licensing for small businesses offering home-prepared foods and agricultural products. Those with the right recipe or marketing ideas can become quite popular and profitable until they run into a capacity problem. Often one of the biggest problems is space. A good, dedicated workspace for the preparation of food, and the refrigerator or freezer space to store both the finished product and the initial ingredients can be expensive barriers to the growth of the...

  • Phoenix Welcomes The Oscar, a Modern Apartment Complex Built From Shipping Containers

    You may be used to seeing shipping containers sitting in the back lots of various downtown businesses either being used for storage, extra refrigerated or freezer space, or just waiting to be picked up and returned to the shipping company for another mission. In downtown Phoenix, however, if you see a stack of shipping containers, it just might be a trendy new apartment complex. Arizona’s WEVB 12 News reports that the complex houses eight apartments, including one designated as a vacation...

  • Dedicated hobby space using storage containers

    Wine making, beer brewing, woodworking, and many other popular hobbies use a good deal of special equipment and need space. Not only do you need a place to store the equipment, but you need adequate space to set it up and use it. A twenty foot storage container makes a perfect hobby shed. Traditionally, when someone decides to get into woodworking, and they start buying table saws, drill presses, planers, work tables and shelving for boards and tools, the first thing to be sacrificed is garage...

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