While you might only think of shipping or moving when you think of portable storage containers, many types of businesses actually use them for everything from file storage to permanent product storage. In fact, they’re frequently used by commercial and residential contractors.
These versatile, heavy-gauge stainless steel boxes are built to securely hold everything that a contracting company would need for building homes, offices and other types of facilities and structures – all at the job site as opposed to a separate, more costly and far-away storage facility or warehouse.
They also streamline the construction process, eliminating the time wasted and added expense of transporting equipment, supplies, records and other worker essentials between the main office and the job site. Cutting out transportation time by workers also reduces workflow issues and the potential for auto accidents and subsequent workers’ compensation claims.
Most Common Storage Container Uses at a Construction Site
- Construction Tools and Equipment: Mobile storage containers keep contractor tools and generators protected, as well as easily accessible at the job site.
- Job Site Materials and Building Supplies: Contractors keep everything they would need for the length of a project, from drywall, paint, shingles, carpet, glass/windows, lighting fixtures, lumber, steel and wood beams, cement blocks and rebar to nails, screws and wires.
- Pipes and Plumbing Supplies: With copper theft on the rise at many building sites, having a safe, on-site storage area for expensive pipes is crucial.
Many times containers used at construction sites are outfitted with storage cabinets, tool racks, shelving and more to keep everything easily within reach and better organized.
Locks coupled with heavy-duty steel construction deter potential thieves who case construction sites for tools, copper, computers and other expensive assets. The addition of on-site security guards and cameras allow foremen and construction company owners to further protect their job site tools, equipment and materials for the duration of the project. This added security further limits the likelihood of potentially hazardous job site materials and equipment from being misused.
Mobile storage containers also keep construction materials and tools from being destroyed by wind, rain, snow and fire.
Contact A.B. Richards, the leading supplier of ground-level storage containers in the Northeast since 1982, today at (800) 597-5971 to learn more about our storage container renting and leasing options. Our expert staff can work with you one on one and review your specific needs, whether it’s for business, retail, construction, industrial or residential purposes, and guide you to the exact portable storage containers that work for you and your contracting business.