Used Shipping Containers Projects

What Can You Do With A Used Shipping Container? Storage containers are commonly used in the shipping industry for the transportation of cargo. It’s what containers are known for and is the purpose behind their creation. However, just as practical as they are in transporting goods, these steel boxes can be recycled and used for […]

Modular Buildings for Construction Sites

15 Plex Modular Construction Office Efforts are under way in North Carolina to overhaul a 26-mile stretch of the oldest section of I-85 to meet current design requirements and eliminate substandard clearances. This movable building project will involve widening the highway from four lanes to six lanes. This will reduce congestion, improve driver safety and […]

Custom Elite Residential Emergency Training Facility

As written about in a past blog, Pac-Van has been working with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department in Fort Wayne Indiana to build tactical training structures for its regional training facility. Pac-Van’s Indianapolis branch has constructed a total of three structures all built using modified shipping containers. Our last blog highlighted the Residential Emergency Training […]

Washington State Fair Projects

This year Pac-Van had the opportunity to work with three vendors at the Washington State Fair, providing them with unique refrigerated container storage solutions to meet their individual needs. The Washington State Fair is located on 160 acres in Puyallup, WA, which is about 35 miles south of Seattle. It is the largest fair on […]

INFOGRAPHIC: What Can You Fit in a 40′ Container – Summer

You’ve got summer inventory; we’ve got your solution. Take a look at some examples of how much you can fit in one of our 40’ storage containers.   2,720 Inflated Beach Balls Could fit in a 40’ Pac-Van storage container As a frame of reference, these balls stacked on top of each other could reach […]

The Importance of Dewatering Tanks

  With spring comes two things: the onset of construction season for most of our country and rain- lots and lots of rain. The unpredictability of storms and the amount of rainfall is all a guessing game.  Jobsites flood, work stalls, and projects get delayed. Rain makes it hard to keep dry and on-schedule.   […]

Warsaw-Wayne Fire Department Fire Training Facility

Do you ever wonder where firefighters train and how they learn to fight fires and save lives? Mobile storage containers are becoming well known for their ability to be modified to fit a variety of industries and situations. Fire departments and training academies are choosing to create custom fire training container facilities and burn rooms […]

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 […]

Modified Shipping Containers

We know we’re biased, but we at Pac-Van think repurposed 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. Custom […]