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 in […]

Modified Shipping Container Project

Pac-Van’s Little Rock branch recently worked with a global aerospace and defense company to modify a 40’ shipping container. The customer was in need of a container with an internal railing system with a hoist that had the capability to move and place 55-gallon hazardous waste drums anywhere within the container. A mechanical internal rail […]

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 past 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 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 the Pacific […]

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 […]

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

Back To School & Holiday Retail Seasons Are Right Around The Corner. Are You Ready? Contact your local Pac-Van office location at 1-800-587-1784 to secure your 40′ container for storing back-to-school and fall/holiday season inventory. Storage containers come in all sizes and can be placed almost anywhere.  They are safe, secure, portable, and durable, and can hold A […]

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 […]

Storage Container, Shipping Container, Cargo Container, Conex Box… What’s the Difference?

You’ve decided you need a storage container and you’ve begun doing research.  Looking at websites, you have found steel storage containers for sale.  You’ve also found shipping containers for sale.  On top of all of that, you’ve found cargo containers, conex boxes (or connex boxes), seacans, ISO containers, ocean containers… the list goes on and […]