Container News

Just by searching on the internet, it’s easy to see that there are a variety of distributors around the nation which sell these containers, otherwise known as storage containers. AZ Containers has yards in Phoenix http://azcontainers.com/az-containers-yard-location and Flagstaff http://azcontainers.com/flagstaff-yard-location. There are benefits to buying a container from a local company. The staff likely has a vast knowledge of the units, which is beneficial to someone who has never purchased one before. They can probably provide a great variety of sizes and conditions, making it easy to buy exactly the storage box that you want and need. Also, going with a local distributor like AZ Container can be convenient for the purposes of seeing the unit before purchasing it. When it comes to delivery options, these businesses typically provide on-site delivery where you need it, shipping easily on their own fleet of trucks and trailers. This can be a help because most people are not equipped with their own truck and trailer. Sometimes they may also provide other options such as renting or lease-to-own. Many of the companies might offer container modifications as a service, such as installing a window or door. (see http://azcontainers.com/modifications)  The benefit to all the options and service is that the company like AZ Container can deliver exactly what you are looking for.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

We find that at least 50% of all of the new containers purchased for resale have "lock boxes". Simply put, this is a box that is welded onto the edge of the right door of the container which, when the door is closed, covers a hasp which is welded to the left hand door. This allows you to lock the hasp within the box with a padlock that is now unaccessible to the jaws of a bolt cutter, hack saw, or cutoff wheel. Generally speaking, it's been our experience at AZ Containers that lock boxes added are just one of the many modifications we can add at our yards prior to delivery. Fireproof steel strongboxes provide increased protection for the container's contents. Alarm system: For additional security, a monitored alarm system can alert authorities to a potential break-in.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

▪    Secure On-Site Storage
▪    Temporary or Permanent
▪    Weatherproof Storage

AZ Containers can deliver storage containers on-site to special events through out Phoenix and Flagstaff. Our secure storage containers offer wind and water tight storage for your valuables and products. If you are selling goods at a flee market or local fair or if you are part of a bigger event in Arizona,  a storage container from AZ Container is the perfect solution. Rent a Storage Container for temporary storage, or purchase a storage container today for use as a permanent storage solution at any location. AZ will deliver what and where you need it.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

What we’re referring to are the handles used to open the container. They will typically be at one of two heights. We've found that containers built specifically to be used for one trip (from Asia to the US) and then resold once unloaded will have "high" locking gear. Conversely, storage containers built specifically for shipping lines to be used for 10 or more years both on ships and tractor trailers, will have "low" locking gear. I can only surmise that the reason for this is that a container with "high" locking gear is more difficult to open when it is on the chassis of a trailer as the handles are high up off the ground. If you're buying a container to use for ground level storage, high locking gear is preferable as you don't have to bend over as far to grab the handles to open the container.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

A modern day pioneer is doing some interesting work in Alpine, Texas. The builder is living off the grid and building an interesting live/work space of storage containers.A couple years ago, he built a tiny house, which is powered by 270 watts of solar and four 100-watt small wind turbines. Now, the builder’s current project is the construction of a live/work space made from four 20-foot shipping containers.  He hopes to finish his 1,600 square-foot space for less than $20,000 and has some helpful pointers for others looking to take on a container project.

Here are 10 things to consider if you’re thinking about using storage containers in your next project:

1. Even with all the hype, containers are difficult to obtain and expensive to ship long distances, buy locally. In the state of Arizona, AZ Containers has a location in Phoenix and Flagstaff. They will deliver.

2. Fill out your info on their website for a competitive quote.

3. The price for a 20′ shipping container can range from around $2000 and up depending on the condition.

4. Containers provide an extremely secure storage structure which requires a blow torch or dynamite to break into, and they are too heavy to walk off with.

5. AZ Container will delivery by tilt bed roll off truck. A 20′ shipping container weighs almost 5,000 lbs.

6. Rust is the only natural predator that can harm a shipping container, so don’t scrimp on a good paint job.

7. These metal monsters become ovens or freezers depending on the outside temperature, really good insulation and ventilation is a MUST! AZ Containers has all types of modifications. Visit http://azcontainers.com/modifications

8. The real bonus to using a storage container is the new green phrase “adaptive reuse.” Our trade deficit with the rest of the world is causing these to pile up in our country.

9. If you are going to use one for a structure, stay true to the form. Don’t cover the exterior with other building materials – show it for what it is.

10. While searching the web for how containers are being used, most sites either show computer renderings, and actual completed structures that have also been built. We would recommend consulting an architect for this type of investment.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

AZ Containers has worked with several area municipalities, schools and town/city service facilities to provide storage and workspace. Our secure storage containers offer wind and water tight storage for several different scenarios including document storage, large item recycling storage, temporary workspace, on-site construction storage, etc.

Rent a storage container for temporary storage, or purchase one today for use as a permanent storage solution.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

Disused grain silos long considered an eyesore in Johannesburg, South Africa are now topped with four layers of reclaimed storage containers and ready to house hundreds of eager students. Mill Junction is an innovative housing project offering secure, comfortable, reasonably priced housing that could help raise the number of students who actually earn a degree.

The 11-story grain silos make up the bulk of the complex, with many apartments contained within. Windows have been cut into the silos and a paint job will help unify them with the colorful containers stacked on top. Mill Junction will contain 375 individual apartments as well as libraries, lounges, computer rooms and study facilities.

The height of the complex will give students some of the best views in the city, especially those lucky enough to get the storage container units with balcony space. About half of South African undergraduate students drop out of school, partially due to the high cost of living. This project offers energy-efficient, low-cost accommodation with details like motion-sensor lighting and common green space on the roof.

Construction was completed in January 2014 and students are now in residence.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

AZ Containers can be found on-site at several Arizona construction sites. Our secure storage containers offer wind and water tight storage for your tools, materials and the home owners valuables. If your projects need extra storage space or temporary storage during construction a storage container from AZ Container is the perfect solution. Rent a Storage Container for temporary storage on your construction site, or purchase a storage container today for use as a permanent storage solution for your business.

Some of the uses to keep in mind are:

    ▪  Secure On-Site Storage

    ▪  Temporary or Permanent

    ▪  Weatherproof Storage

    ▪  Equipment Storage

    ▪  On-Site Workspace

    ▪  Materials Storage

    ▪  Tool Storage

    ▪  Homeowners Goods

    ▪  Renovations

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

A tiny slice of real estate in Brooklyn is now an affordable, low-impact multi-level residence made of five stacked and renovated storage container. A Williamsburg couple bought a 6×12-meter lot that had been vacant for 60 years, squeezed between two brick buildings. Conventional building materials would have stretched their budget, so they set out to design and build a storage container house with a total cost of just $50,000 (not including the lot).

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.

AZ Containers are the perfect solution for commercial and retail outlets in need of extra storage or work space. Our secure storage containers are wind and water tight and can be modified to suit your needs. 

Some reasons for our Storage Containers to benefit you could be :

    Secure On-Site Storage

▪  Temporary or Permanent

    Weatherproof Storage

If you are remodeling, moving or need more space for inventory and seasonal products a storage container from AZ Container is the perfect solution. Rent a Storage Container for temporary storage right on your property, or purchase a Storage Container today for use as a permanent storage solution for your business.

For additional information regarding our storage containers for rental or sales, contact Rolando @AZ Containers at 602-723-9608.