History of the Shipping Container

It’s easy to take for granted the steel containers that quickly move by as we wait impatiently in our cars for a train to pass. As children you may have even made a game of it, counting the containers as fast as you could, trying not to miss a single one. It’s easy to overlook […]

2017 Awards of Distinction

  We are honored and excited to announce that we’ve earned two first place Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute’s 2017 World of Modular Annual Convention and Tradeshow. Our Modern Times Brewery Kiosk received 1st place in the Relocatable Modular Single-Wide category. We also received 1st place in the Greatest Renovation category for […]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Can You Fit in a 40′ Container

In celebration of the first day of spring we once again created an infographic. Take a look at some examples of how much you can fit in a 40′ storage container.  

Modified Shipping Containers

We know we’re biased, but we at Pac-Van think shipping containers are pretty incredible. Shipping containers have been repurposed for over 2 decades. These steel structures can be reused in a multitude of amazing of ways. The large quantities available and the cost-effective prices has made them appealing to architects and designers worldwide. Shipping container […]

Unique Modular Building Project

Modular buildings are known for being time efficient, cost-effective, and relocatable. They are a “greener” way to build because the factory-controlled process generates less waste and creates less site disturbances. They are a “smarter” way to build because the indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents, and the endless design opportunities mean the customer […]

Rebuilding After Disaster

After a natural disaster, rapid response is crucial to bringing relief into an affected community. Continued support is needed to get the community back on its feet. Whether it’s organizing and distributing relief resources, providing temporary housing, or offering transitional offices to businesses, organizations must quickly come together for effective relief and recovery. Pac-Van is […]

How to Choose a Site for a Shipping Container

In our Renters Guide, we discussed many things to consider when renting or leasing a storage/shipping container.  Once you’ve made the decision that you need a shipping container, you will need to figure out where to place it.   There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a site.  They include: Accessibility Clearance Grade/Surface […]

Shipping Container Sizes & Dimensions

Shipping containers come in many different sizes.  All of our locations carry our standard 40 foot shipping containers and our 20 foot shipping containers.  However, we have access to other unique lengths.  What are these other shipping container sizes?  With our modification (mod) shops around the United States, in some markets, we have the ability […]