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 has no limitations.

Today it’s hard to tell the difference between at “stick-built” building and a modular relocatable building, thanks to state-of-the-art planning, design and use of construction materials. In the end, one difference is clear: a modular building is built with relocation in mind.

Because Modular buildings are relocatable they can be placed almost anywhere. ANYWHERE.

Pac-Van recently worked with a (weekly meal delivery service) on a unique project in Valmeyer, Illinois. The (delivery service) was in the process of setting up a distribution center and needed administrative offices during the build out of their permanent facilities.

How is this project unique you ask? The distribution center is located underground in a formerly excavated limestone cave!

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Pac-Van will place a modular building in a cave??? Yep- that’s what we call excellent customer service!

The center is located in what’s known in the area as “Rock City”. Rock City Admiral Parkway development, with over 5 million square feet of underground storage is an underground warehouse district. This space was a limestone mine in the late 1800s and its harvested rock was used for roads and (as barriers?) along train tracks. There have been many uses of this space since it was a quarry. For instance, mushrooms have been commercially grown in the excavated areas. During the cold war, areas of the cave served as a fallout shelters, but it now also houses several business including the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
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Our customer came to Pac-Van with a special need. They estimated that the build out of their permanent facilities within the underground warehouse district would take roughly five months, but they wanted to get their employees up and running with little to no downtime. So, within 30 days of their request, Pac-Van was on-site delivery and installing their 24’x60’ modular building as well as an 8’x30’ mobile office and two 12’x48’ sales offices. This in-turn kept the businesses up and running, saving the customer both time and money.

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Just another day at Pac-Van.

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