Category: About Us

Spring Will Be Full of Daisies

Last year I wrote a blog that was titled “Spring Isn’t All Daisies”. It detailed the devastating loss of our yellow lab Aubrie. Many of you have seen pictures of Aubrie on our Facebook page or in pictures we sent of containers for customers. She was usually seen with her nose under a container on […]


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Introducing Our New CamoTainer

Inspiration comes in all form here at USA-Containers. Usually it involves a brainstorming session at the end of the day as we sit around the table with snacks and beverages just reflecting on the day and catching up with everyone’s life. The CamoTainer came to life at one of these sessions. We recently hired a […]


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Hunting Containers

Okay hunters your dreams are about to come true.  A lot of you call us and ask about shipping containers being converted into economical hunting container cabins that can left deep into the woods to be used seasonally. Well, we heard you. As the saying goes, “If you build it –They will come” is about […]


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Knowledge Is Power

Knowledge is Power. Ignorance is Blissful. Not sure which of these two saying is better, correct or truthful, but if I had to pick, I would pick Knowledge is Power. Knowledge and continuing to learn has served me well in my life. I suppose I am the type of person that has to know the […]


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Super Trucker

For those of you familiar with the Superman series we need your help. As part of our friendly comradery with each other here at USA-Containers, we have created an alter ego for our President Mike Alecock. He has many titles here, wearing multiple hats, but the last few weeks he has become “Super Trucker”. This […]


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We Have The Show & The Go

Beauty is not only skin deep, sometimes it radiates down to the core. How many of us have looked at the outside of something and think it is beautiful? Take a used car for example. It is newly polished and waxed and the tires have a new coat of Armor All making them look like […]


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Good Does Prevail

Your word is everything. It defines who you are both in business and in life. It forms your reputation. In the past your word and a hand shake were all that were needed. Hell or high water- you kept your word, and when you couldn’t, it ate you up inside and left you with sleepless […]


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What Our Containers Have Been Doing Lately

It continues to amaze me how functional and useful shipping containers are. Yes, I see them, sell them and rent them on a daily basis, but I think my favorite is to watch how the guys in the shop and others transform them. Last week the shop was really humming with 2 ten foot custom shipping […]


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This Terrible Midwest Weather

“Sharknado 3 – Oh Hell No!!” A comical title for a stupid movie concept. I would have to say that someone out in Hollywood has a sense of humor. I’ll admit I haven’t seen the movie, but I am sure I will catch glimpses of it on the TV when my 19 and 20 year […]


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Baby and Backs

The 4th of July holiday is behind us. We hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family and friends, we sure did. We attended a 3 day family reunion and got to spend time with family members we hadn’t seen in years. The event was filled with fun games, site seeing and of course […]


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Stay Cool This Summer

The view from my office window is looking beautiful. The pasture grass is swaying in the breeze resembling the waves on the ocean. It is hard to focus on the task at hand. That task involves the cold, which this time of year, is hard to fathom. Luckily, I don’t have to relive winter and […]


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Spring Isn’t All Daisies

Spring is finally here and it seems that it always brings more than just new life at the farm, green grass and morel mushrooms. It also reminds us that after a long tough winter there will always be a spring to renew our faith in everything will be all right with the world and blessing […]


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What’s With the Humming?

I am sitting here listening to a hum coming from the shop room. No, it is not our shop Refrigerated Shipping Containers Manager Mike Doss happily humming, although I am sure he is prone to on occasion. The sound is coming from one of the various tools used in the shop to maintain and repair […]


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Powering Through Tax Season

Ever notice those Facebook post where the person puts ….feeling blessed or feeling anxious? Today I would put…feeling stressed. Why? Well, tax day is fast approaching, and I oversee the finances of a disabled sister, which means I get to do her taxes for her. That and I “volunteered” to do my college age daughter’s […]


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Inspiration Comes from an Interesting Phone Call

We got an interesting call this morning from a gentleman named Brandon. We love to field phone calls from young, enthusiastic entrepreneurial people. The ideas they share help to inspire us here at USA-Containers. We often push ourselves to think outside the box as we discussed in the last blog. Brandon gave us a good […]


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The World’s Largest Container Ship

The MSC Oscar has recently been crowned the world’s largest container ship and has a capacity of 19,224 standard containers. The ship recently arrived in Felixstowe, which is located in the United Kingdom. People came from all over just to get a glimpse of the ship and maybe take a couple of pictures. One man […]


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Growing Crops In Used Shipping Containers

Freight Farms is using used shipping containers in a new unique way. They are growing crops year round inside their used shipping containers. Their overall goal was to cut down on the number of miles it takes to get greens from farm to table. Some plants they are currently growing inside the containers are kale, […]


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Build Your Used Shipping Containers Home

This article talks about building your home out of used shipping containers and what the benefits are. Price is obviously the number one benefit that most people know about, but there are much more that this article discusses. It doesn’t show too much bias as it also discusses potential downsides. If you have ever wondered […]


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More than a Box (Or Shipping Container!)

Thinking outside of the box is a term you often hear, but in terms of our company thinking of your shipping container as MORE than a box is more fitting. We brainstorm on a weekly basis on how we can use a shipping container or insulated containers in a new and different way. We have […]


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Giving Back

February is the month that celebrates all things heart related. It is the time we celebrate our loved ones and look at giving to others. USA-Containers is a family owned business, and we pride ourselves in giving back to our community. With several daughters involved in community projects like 4-H, FFA, and the Family Outreach […]


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Why We Started USA-Containers

Serendipity. Webster defines it as finding something valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. A silver lining of sorts. Not many companies would think of that word when it comes to describing their company, but for USA-Containers it fits us perfectly. Our company was formed in April 2010 by Mike and Ann Alecock. […]


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