Shipping Container Modification 101

Shipping Container Modification – Custom Made Portable Buildings

(Toronto, Ontario) Here at Storstac, we have been modifying shipping containers for over 40 years. We haven’t just been modifying shipping containers for over 40 years, we’ve been pioneering industry firsts that have gone on to change the way we live, work and interact with one another. Through the 1980’s and 90’s the company’s President (Vincent) utilized shipping container modification’s to house the electrical equipment for thousands of cell towers right across Canada. These towers, which are still in use today, now provide Bell, Rogers and Tellus with cell phone coverage that stretches from coast to coast. When a standard ISO shipping container couldn’t be utilized for a site, custom built portable buildings were built constructed to meet the customers needs. Although these portable buildings may sometimes resemble shipping containers (corner castings, corrugated panels ect), they are made from the ground up to meet the customers specifications.  The two images below demonstrate the wide range of applications custom built portable buildings can be utilized for. The first image is a portable building used to house a vast array of electronics for an on site power station. Custom built from the ground up, this unit was built to meet the customers demanding electronic’s specifications. The second image depicts and completely different use for our custom built portable buildings. This green custom built kiosk was the just delivered to a customers restaurant in downtown Toronto which he intends on using as a raw bar that will be serving various kinds of raw seafood. Again, completely custom built from the ground up, this unit was built to capture the look and feel of a typical iso shipping container. Yet at the same time has some striking design elements (like the slanted roof line) added into the design while also being sized to fit within the existing patio area (something a standard container would not have been able to achieve). These are just two examples of how a custom built portable building might be more suitable then a standard iso shipping container for your next project. Feel free to email, call or drop by anytime to discuss how we can put our modification experience to work for you.

Portable Shelters - Portable Energy

This 40′ long custom built (by Storstac) portable shelter will be used to house electronics for an on site power station

Bar Raval Custom Kiosk

This custom built (by Storstac) portable shelter was built specifically to fit within the dimensions of the patio at Bar Raval in Downtown Toronto

 

3 replies
  1. Jorge
    Jorge says:

    I’ve been hearing a lot about shipping containers being made into buildings. I think it’s cool that there are services like this that have been working on ways to modify these containers to be able to be made into things like this. I can see this becoming a trend and being a good way to make buildings that are easy to transport and efficient at the same time.

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous says:

    You did a great job on the patio kiosk made out of a shipping container. We love custom modifications that combine steel with wood and other elements. Keep up the great work!

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