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 the Pacific Coast and one of the top ten largest fairs in the United States.

Our Seattle sales team met with each vendor to get a detailed understanding of their distinctive situations, and to better provide them with the right solution to their needs. Check out our refrigerated container projects below.

Pac-Van provided four 8’x40’ refrigerated containers to a family-owned wholesale distributor who supplies fresh dairy products to food booths at the fair. These refrigerated containers are able to hold temperatures from -30 to 70 degrees F, making them ideal for milk, cheese, and even ice cream.  Each reefer comes equipped with a three-phase electrical system with a supply of 440/460 volts, to power the refrigeration systems as well as the over headlights.

Reefers at the WA State Fair                 

Pac-Van has refrigerated containers and insulated storage containers available in select office locations. Learn more about our refrigerated containers or click here to contact your local branch location for availability.

The next two projects are custom designed concession stands, built from high cube shipping containers that have been modified out of our Seattle modifications (mods) shop. This will be the first time shipping container concession stands will make an appearance at the Washington State Fair.

This custom-designed concession stand was leased by an amusement and recreation service and built from an 8’x30’ high cube container. It will provide a space to create and serve up fresh elephant ears. This high cube was custom built in three weeks at our Seattle branch and is equipped with two 12’ slide-up doors, a 220 volt single-phase for general power and lighting, and three exhaust hoods that will be mounted above the deep fryers for ventilation. This container can be moved to other locations as the need arises.
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Made from an 8’x20’ high cube container, this custom-designed concession stand was built to accommodate a local handmade candy company to serve caramel apples, ice cream, peanut brittle, whipped cream fudge and hard candy suckers at the fair. It holds two electrical systems. The front of the unit has a 4’T x 6’W display window with lit shelving and two 4’ roll-up doors from which to vend. It is equipped with a 220 volt single-phase for general power, lighting, heat, and AC, as well as a 230 three-phase for the ice cream machine. This high cube is also equipped with plumbing. Our team helped the customer with design and material options. It took just four weeks for this portable custom designed concession stand to be designed and built.

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Do you have a project that requires modifications? The team at Pac-Van can help. Click here.