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Shipping Container Storage that Meets Your Business Needs

Is your business facing storage challenges due to seasonal surges, company growth, and high production volume? GOContainers’ portable storage containers are the solution for you. We provide portable storage containers at affordable prices. With our shipping containers, you will be able to get a dependable storage solution and easy access to your products in a way that suits your business needs.

Shipping Container Storage that Meets your Business Needs

The storage containers come in various sizes, ranging from 20 to 45 feet in length. Shipping containers are constructed with corrugated steel and heavy-duty wood flooring, making them secure for the storage of any products and usable over an extended period.

GOContainers has been in business since 1986, and we stand out when it comes to delivering storage solutions around the needs and demands of our customers. Our many years of experience enable us to ensure that we provide you with quality and affordable containers. Therefore,  if your warehouse is not meeting your storage needs, a shipping container storage would be a quick solution.

With various locations in Texas and surrounding areas, we can quickly arrange for the container delivery to your location. We place only superior products on the market at prices that reflect our resourceful internal knowledge. Let us help get you the shipping container storage that meets your business needs. Contact us today to find a storage container that works for you.

Why You Need an Insulated Storage Container

If you’re looking for a storage container, it probably didn’t take long for you to realize how many options there are. You may have even been a little overwhelmed by the whole ordeal. But as you look, there is one feature you should demand from your storage container. Before you buy a portable building, think about utilizing an insulated shipping container. Here are a few reasons that an insulated container might be the right choice for you.

Why You Need an Insulated Storage Container

Keep your materials safe

Chances are, whatever you’re keeping in your storage container is vital to your business. You also probably have a lot of equity in the materials you store there. Protect the value of those materials by keeping the environment constant.

Stay comfortable as you work

Depending on what you use your new storage container for, you may be spending a lot of time inside. Either way, you’ll probably be there more than you expect. Why not be comfortable while you work? An insulated container not only takes care of your materials and their value, it also takes care of you.

Increase resale value

You may be planning to keep your new storage container forever, in which case, it’s definitely worth it to invest in some comfort. On the other hand, if you’re only planning on keeping it for a short period, now is the time to consider how you will resell the container when you are done with it. A plain container won’t be worth as much, but potential buyers will be willing to pay more for an insulated container for all of the reasons listed above and then some.

Need more reasons to invest in an insulated container? Contact us.

Secure Containers Go Beyond National Preparedness Month

Every fall, the country recognizes National Preparedness Month. Although that’s a positive step, we all know that emergencies aren’t restricted to the autumn months. Over the summer, there’s hurricane season to contend with not to mention tornadoes and flash flooding. And according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Disaster Declarations, there have already been more than 30 negative, weather events this year.

Secure Containers’ Usefulness Goes Beyond National Preparedness Month Events

Last year there were 9 and 2014 had more than 80. So you just know we’ll invariably have more disasters to deal with before 2016 is through. No matter how many are truly on the horizon, the big question is do you have enough secure containers to survive them all? If not, consider making a short-term investment that will bring you long-term, peace of mind.

Secure containers are an excellent way to store emergency dry goods, potable water, generators and other disaster preparedness essentials. They’re fully enclosed and may be outfitted with temperature or humidity controls post purchase. The secured containers are also capable of hosting interior/exterior lights and warning systems, should preparedness groups choose to invest in them after the sale. Building codes, installation costs and the like will obviously vary based on the chosen property’s location.

The secure containers come in a number of sizes and may either be scattered throughout a property or clustered together for bug out expediency. They’re primarily designed to be used above ground, but with the right excavation plan, they could be converted into subterranean shelters too. If you do decide to bury them, keep in mind that the weight of the dirt may jeopardize the secured containers’ integrity. Thus, it may be necessary to employ gabion baskets, truss systems and stone foundations as structural reinforcements.

With that said, to get prepared for future disasters, contact us at GOContainers today.

GOContainers Solves Your Storage Needs

Are you looking to purchase a shipping container for your personal or business storage needs? Have you heard horror stories of people buying shipping containers only to find they are in bad condition and do not live up to expectations? Look no further than GOContainers for your container storage needs.

GOContainers Solves Your Storage Needs

GOContainers started as a family business selling shipping containers in Texas. Buying a shipping container has a number of advantages over a storage unit. It is a one-time cost which is important if you plan on using the container for years as opposed to a temporary storage solution. It also can be stored on-site or wherever you want—no need to go to a storage unit in another part of town to get something out of it.

At GOContainers, it is our policy that you don’t pay for it until you see it. You don’t have to be worried about the quality of the container. We want to make sure you know you are buying an excellent quality container before paying for it. For more information about buying a shipping container from GOContainers, contact us today.

Using Cargo Containers for Business Storage

Using Cargo Containers for Business StorageIs your company outgrowing your current warehouse, but not in the market for new business storage? Are seasonal surges or high volume periods creating challenging storage situations? Using a portable storage container to solve your company’s space needs might be right for you.

A portable storage container is an affordable and simple way to solve your storage space problem. Placed on your property, shipping containers provide a dependable storage solution and easy access for your business requirements. Available in various sizes, purchasing a portable storage container is a quick solution to any growing company’s evolving warehouse needs.

GOContainers offers multiple options to satisfy your portable storage needs. Our shipping containers come in 20’, 40’, and 45’ lengths. Constructed of corrugated steel and heavy duty wood flooring, it is a secure and safe option for the storage of any product.

With thirty years of experience providing our customers with quality and affordable service, GOContainers prides itself on creating storage solutions around our customer’s needs and demands. Let our experience find the right container for you. GOContainers will also arrange for its delivery.

If you’re finding your warehouse space is not fulfilling your company’s needs and looking for a better option, a portable storage container may be what you’re looking for. Contact us today to find out which storage container can work for you.

Need A Shipping Container? Get It Delivered!

With multiple locations in Texas, GOContainers can arrange for shipping container delivery to surrounding states. Need a shipping container delivered to your home or business, we can help!

Need A Shipping Container? Get It Delivered!

Shipping Container Delivery

Our shipping containers can make any project possible with our affordable customization options and fast delivery. GOContainers has been in the container business since 1986 and we place only quality products on the market, at prices reflecting our resourceful insider knowledge.

Contact GOContainers

As one of the most trusted providers of portable storage containers in Houston, DallasSan Antonio and El Paso, many business owners and families consult with us in their quest to obtain quality containers for both small and large scale storage of their materials. GOContainers is a family-owned business and offers a personable approach in dealing with business. We’re invested in our service and we strive to gain an understanding around our customers’ shipping and storage needs. To find your next shipping container, contact GOContainers today.

A Customized Shipping Container

A Customized Shipping ContainerWhat makes a customized shipping container so versatile? A typical shipping container ranges in size from 10’ to 45’ long, 8′ wide and 8.5′ to  9.5′ tall. This fully customizable steel box has marine grade, multi-ply, flooring to withstand years of wear and tear. You can order containers with open top or open-side if you’re looking to add space with multiple containers. Overhead roll up doors, insulation, windows, and electrical can also be added to your custom shipping container. Basically, you can configure these containers almost any way you want.

The security and durability of a shipping container is perfect for storage shed and shelter solutions, they are also easy to maintain and affordable. So where do you find a customized trailer? GOContainers can deliver shipping, cargo, and portable storage containers, from one of our four locations in Texas. This means we can arrange for quick delivery to your home or business. If you have any questions or need information do not hesitate to contact us. Our professional sales staff is ready to assist you with your shipping container needs.

The Challenges of Building a Shipping Container Structure

The Challenges of Building a Shipping Container StructureIf you’re absolutely in love with the corrugated, industrial and modular look that’s distinctive of shipping-container structures, then you’re definitely right on-trend! And as it turns out, this aesthetic coupled with the extreme security against break-ins that steel containers offer might well be one of the most appealing factors when it comes to deciding to build with shipping containers.

It’s a decision that warrants careful consideration, though. For one thing, it’s debatable whether building with containers will save you money. What’s more, your construction team will require absolute competence when it comes to the science of these modular structures—not to mention a flawless understanding of various methods of insulating. Nevertheless, people are still eagerly choosing to build with containers—and they’re doing it, quite often, without regret!

Numerous current articles detail the ins and outs of container building, and even a quick perusal of the readily available literature reveals certain themes:

  1. Research and expertise are required when it comes to insulation. In fact, without a foolproof insulation plan in place before the construction work begins, issues with condensation, roof-ventilation, excessive wind noise, and of course heating-and-cooling challenges can arise. Again, the key is expertise: it’s repeatedly recommended that your contractor should have plenty of experience building with containers.
  2. Especially with a “stacked” design it’s crucial to understand a container’s structural ability and how this can work modularly—in other words, know the most efficient way to keep the load-bearing walls strong. Whenever possible, don’t cut the containers, since they’ll need to be steel-reinforced and welded when they’re cut. Again, a structural engineer with container experience will prove invaluable.
  3. Know local building codes before you buy your land. That way you can avoid as many limitations as possible and choose the best location based on how your design fits into the codes.
  4. Examine all possible hidden costs, and don’t assume that a container structure is necessarily going to be cheaper than a conventional building. It cannot be overstated that a good structural engineer can save you money. Some cost-cutting tips include minimizing cutting and therefore welding and steel-reinforcement costs, and, most important, have your entire plan in place before you begin—details that might be easily added or altered as an afterthought with a traditional structure, such as those involving holes in the steel for plumbing and wiring, frequently require invasive backtracking when it comes to container buildings.
  5. Foremost, though, know and trust the company from which you buy your containers. Many builders report preventable problems that stem from the very beginning—from the purchase of their containers. For example, make sure you understand the advantages of barely-used containers, known as “one-trip” containers, and what great savings they can offer. Choose a company with the experience and knowledge necessary to explain every aspect of possible container choices: don’t get stuck with an inappropriate container because all your options weren’t fully explained to you.

Nothing can beat the security or the novel appearance of a container dwelling, and many folks who have undergone the challenges of building such structures wouldn’t change a thing.

To make sure that you, too, are a satisfied shipping container customer, whether you’re building or simply storing or transporting, contact us before your project begins!

Should You Consider a “1-Trip” Shipping Container?

Should You Consider a "1-Trip" Shipping Container?The 1-trip shipping container is a beautiful thing in the world of shipping containers, and by beautiful we mean it’s only been used once during its journey to North America. The one trip container has actually been used for one cargo load, hence the name, but for all intents and purposes, it is new. The question is, does new matter? Here are three things to consider when choosing a new or used shipping container?

How long do you plan on using the shipping container?

The average used shipping container for sale is around 8-14 years old. If your needs are short term, such as just a few months or years, a used container will probably suit your needs just fine. If you’re looking for a container for the long term a new container may be more practical. A new container without receiving any maintenance will last for 10 years. With proper maintenance and care, they can last another 20 years beyond that. Of course, this also means a well-cared for used container could potentially last for 20 or more years as well.

How important are aesthetics?

A new 1-trip container has fresh paint and is remarkably clean inside and out. For some companies, this makes a difference, for others it makes no difference at all. Consider what the container will be used for and how important the looks are. If you are storing scrap material or used tires, how fresh the paint looks is probably not a priority.

How specific must your containers be?

For some companies, container specification is crucial. They rely on each containers being identical. They require the same manufacturer, the same wall thickness, and the exact same color. This is extremely difficult to achieve with used containers. If specifics are vital, it may be time to consider 1-trip containers.

Contact us today to begin your search for the perfect storage container. Our dedication and attention to detail ensures you receive the highest quality container every time.