Category: Insights

Types of Shipping Containers for Storage

Shipping containers are the ideal solution for your storage needs. With a large array of container choices and customizations, the options are limitless! In addition to the various types of shipping containers for storage, containers also have a number of benefits, including: Durability Rodent Resistance Affordability Before purchasing a container for storage, get to know […]


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Benefits of Using a Container for Your Job Site Office

There are many benefits of using a container for your job site office. Not only can you customize the container to fit your needs, you can transport the office wherever you need it. Our OfficeTainers are excellent solutions for your job site office. Here are 4 benefits of using an OfficeTainer for your job site […]


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Get Your Container Doors Working Like New in 4 Steps

After owning your storage container for a few years, you might find the doors getting hard to open and close. In many cases, some WD-40, grease and maybe a little Armor All can get them back to working like the day you bought your container. Use this drawing to identify the various components on your […]


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Top Uses for Dry Shipping Containers

It’s the ones that started it all – dry shipping containers. These containers are a great affordable storage option for a number of applications, no matter what you need to store or where you need to store it. In addition to the low cost and versatility, there are a number of benefits that come with using […]


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Shipping Container Winter Storage Options

Winter storage is critical for many businesses and farming operations. Unfortunately, many storage options are expensive and timely. A shipping container is a fantastic solution for storage, and winter storage is no exception. Here are a few shipping container winter storage options. Insulation Insulation makes a big difference in winter storage, especially if what you […]


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Choosing the Right Shipping Container for Your Custom Build-Out

One of the most important steps in building your custom container is choosing a shipping container for your base container. There are many different features and aspects of your custom build-out you that may affect your decisions. Here are 4 things to take into consideration when choosing the right shipping container: The Size of Your […]


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Puppytainer 2.0: Reusing a Refrigerated Shipping Container

Thanks to our awesome customers we continue to have some really cool projects to build. We are currently working the Puppytainer 2.0 for a repeat customer, reusing a refrigerated shipping container, as well as working on improving our Ice Cubz containers. These builds have given us the chance to take some past projects and improve […]


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4 Ways to Use Concession-Style Custom Shipping Containers

Over the years, we’ve created a variety of custom shipping containers for a number of applications, but the most versatile of our containers has to be concession-style custom shipping containers. When we first crafted a concession-style container, we realized the potential it had to be used in many different ways. Since then we have created […]


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The KilnTainer: an Alternative Wood Drying Kiln

Is it the KilnTainer, the LumberLiquidatorTainer or the DehumidiTainer? Call it what you will, it was another fun and unique project! For this project, we modified a used refrigerated container to provide our client with an affordable solution for their wood drying needs. What is a Wood Drying Kiln? Wood drying kilns are used to […]


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Freezer Meets Cooler: Our Portable Cold Storage Room

The best part about designing custom containers for our customers is helping create solutions that fit their needs and stay within their budget. Shipping containers are an affordable solution for storage needs, as well as many other applications! One of our most recent projects was a combination freezer and cooler container that met our customers needs […]


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Other Uses for Used Shipping Containers: The Puppytainer!

There are so many uses for used shipping containers, and one of our favorite things to do is create custom containers for our customers. Just this year we created our line of ICE-Cubz Cold Storage Containers, a BARtainer, and a custom climate controlled storage unit. We’re now pleased to introduce the newest member of our […]


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NEW Custom Climate Controlled Storage Unit

As the months begin to get colder, now is the time to start thinking about investing in a climate controlled storage unit. If you have goods that need to be kept at a specific or consistent temperature, our climate controlled storage units are an easy, affordable option! Customized Climate Controlled Storage Unit We recently completed […]


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Our Newest Custom Container: The BARtainer!

We recently finished an awesome project for a bar in the Chicago area – we call it the BARtainer! The BARtainer We had the pleasure of building the BARtainer for a great customer with a tavern in the Chicago area. He needed a bar/service area for an outdoor patio area and came to us in […]


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6 Custom Containers You’ll Love

One of our favorite things at USA-Containers is creating innovative designs and adaptations to our containers to build custom containers that fit the needs of all our customers. We’re currently working on some new containers, including a “BARtainer,” an outdoor bar for a night club in Chicago, and a 16′ x 40′ hunting cabin! Looking […]


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Small but Mighty! The New ICE-Cubz Cold Storage Containers

USA-Containers is proud to introduce our newest custom design – The ICE-Cubz cold storage container! ICE-Cubz are custom-built reefer containers, ideal for seasonal demands, such as festivals, fairs, farmer’s markets and more. These small mobile containers are the perfect solution for your cold storage needs! In addition to seasonal demands, ICE-Cubz are the answer to emergency cold […]


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Consider Ugly Ducklings for a Cheap Shipping Container Solution

They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts and those words couldn’t be truer in regards to our “Ugly Duckling” Shipping Containers. These containers are usually a little banged up on the outside but still function perfectly as storage or work spaces. Ugly Ducklings are a great option if you are looking for a […]


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Building Startup Work Spaces with Custom Containers

One of the best things about our company is having the opportunity to work with customers starting new business ventures. Just in recent memory we’ve done our part in helping with a number of startups. This includes building startup work spaces for a dog kennel and Hydroponic grow rooms. Our latest project was a custom […]


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5 Reasons to Rent a Storage Container

If your storage needs change from season to season or you’re working on a one-time project, purchasing a shipping container for storage might not the best choice for you. For these types of projects, a more temporary solution can be more convenient and economical. While purchasing a used shipping container has quite a few benefits, […]


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Leave Us a Review!

Greetings from USA-Containers! We would like to encourage our past and current customers to leave a review of our services here. We want to hear from you on your experience with our company. Even if you have never used our company and have only inquired into our services, we want to know what you’re thinking! We […]


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Alternative Solutions: Refrigerated Shipping Containers

Summer is just around the corner! It’s a good time to start thinking about your cold storage needs. Our refrigerated shipping containers are a great alternative to some of the more conventional cold storage options. They are portable, require no foundation and are delivered fully functional. With a simple flip of a switch your unit is up […]


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Storage Solutions That Fit Your Needs

  USA-Containers provides solutions for farmers, contractors, retailers and industry. Depending on your need we can customize our shipping containers with doors, electricity, heating, and cooling. Different uses for our containers include guard shacks, portable offices, secure storage for seasonal inventory and more. On the farm, our shipping containers provides secure rodent-proof storage and temporary shelter […]


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6 Reasons Used Shipping Containers For Sale Might Be Your Best Bet

So, you’ve seen an ad for used shipping containers for sale and it may be the solution you’re looking for. You need extra storage for your small business but don’t want to construct an addition to your building or rack up costly storage rental fees. Or possibly, you want your storage to be mobile. Used […]


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Meet Johnny!

My name is Johnny Ryffel and I started working at USA-Containers in June 2016. I’m from Oquawka, Illinois, and recently moved to Stonghurst, Illinois. I have known the Alecock family for about eight years. Let’s just say there aren’t many families like this one. On several occasions, they have treated me like their own kid, like […]


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Looking Forward to 2017

Happy New Year! As we begin 2017 at USA-Containers, we wanted to share some things we’re looking forward to in the coming months. All Work and No Play Makes Mike a Dull Boy You have to have a little fun from time to time. One of our projects is to get our boat – the “Sea Dancer” […]


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