How a Conex Box Can Help Your Projects Run Smoothly

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Whether you’re working on a home renovation project or a large-scale commercial construction site, there’s undoubtedly a lot of moving parts to manage. You may have multiple areas being worked on at once — electrical wiring, plumbing installation, and so on — all while more supplies and materials are being delivered. Not to mention, the multitude of workers, tools, and equipment on the job.

Without a secure holding place for everything, it’s easy for important tools or expensive materials to go missing — and to no fault of the workers or project managers. It’s just simply too much to physically keep track of unless you have a secure storage solution you can trust. 


What Are Conex Container Boxes?

Conex boxes, sometimes also referred to as Conex containers, are large, durable, and secure storage containers that are commonly used at construction sites. The exterior of a Conex box is made of durable steel, which helps deter potential break-ins and can withstand extreme elements, like rain, hail, and snow. Conex boxes are usually designed with double doors for convenient access to stored tools during work hours, and a lockbox for security. 

While incredibly useful to construction projects, Conex boxes were actually invented for another purpose. They were first developed in the 1940s by the Transportation Corps of the U.S. Army to ship supplies to troops during the Korean War, and then later used commercially for shipping goods under the name “Container Express,” later shortened as “Conex.” 

Over time, people have realized many more uses for Conex boxes — even building sustainable tiny homes using them. And when it comes to renovation and construction projects (especially long-term projects with costly supplies, tools, and equipment) the Conex box has been found to be an incredibly valuable addition. 


Benefits of Using a Conex Box for Renovation and Construction

Conex boxes can help your renovation and construction projects run smoothly in a number of ways. Below are the top five reasons you should consider using a Conex box for your next construction project.


Secure Storage Solution

When it comes to storage you can trust, nothing is as strong, convenient, and cost-efficient as a Conex box. There are other portable storage units out there, but not all are made with steel to provide the security and protection you can rely on. At Anderson Rentals, our Conex boxes are made of 12 gauge corrugated steel.

Using a Conex box instead of a storage unit at a facility also has its advantages. It’s much more convenient to have all of the tools, equipment, and supplies you’re using directly on the job site. You don’t have to worry about tasking employees with bringing or delivering tools daily, because everything is already there. Not to mention, using a Conex box is often more affordable than renting a storage unit while still providing a high level of security. 


Keep Tools Organized

Construction sites can be dangerous — there’s a reason hard hats and steel-toed boots are issued to workers. In a busy construction site, it’s important to keep tools and equipment out of the way when they’re not being used. Without a designated holding area for all of the tools, it can quickly get unorganized. In this case, being disorganized obviously isn’t just a sight for sore eyes — any misstep, even as simple as tripping over a tool, can cause serious injuries.

This is where having a Conex container comes in handy. Leaving unused tools and equipment out on the ground creates unnecessary hazards. Conex boxes, which usually come in 20 feet to 40 feet in length, have more than enough room to safely store all tools and equipment. Most Conex boxes are usually 7 feet in height or greater, which also means it’s easy for workers to walk in and out to grab tools when they’re needed. 


Weatherproof Workspace

Bad weather can severely impact a construction team’s project timeline. Nobody ever likes seeing a whole day’s worth of work go down the drain unexpectedly because of rain or other weather issues. If you live in a climate that receives a lot of rain, that could cause unexpected delays on your project.

The upside of having a Conex container onsite is that you can create a temporary workshop to get some tasks done even when it’s raining, so your whole day isn’t wasted. For example, workers can stage parts of their projects in a Conex box or assemble small fixtures. While you may not be making progress in terms of erecting walls or laying down concrete, your team can likely assemble lighting fixtures or cabinetry inside of a Conex box and get it ready for installation on a day with clear weather. What’s more, it will keep your project’s expensive materials and tools protected from the elements. 


Office Space

Construction is hard work, and that includes lots of paperwork, meetings, logistical planning, and more. For all of these tasks, foremen and project managers need a place to meet together and work. 

With how large Conex boxes are, there’s more than enough room to repurpose part (or all) of the storage box into an office space. After all, people are turning Conex shipping containers into full-fledged homes. Add a few extension cords, desks, and lighting, and you have yourself a comfortable workspace that is conveniently onsite.


Bring It Anywhere

Some of the top benefits of using a portable storage unit are convenience and flexibility. Let’s say you’re working on a few construction projects within close proximity to one another. Or let’s say you’re working on a large site that is being tackled in phases based on location. With a Conex box, you can move your set-up from one place to another as needed.


Find a Quality Conex Box for Your Next Project

When you purchase a storage solution for your next renovation or construction project, quality is not something you want to sacrifice. At Anderson Rentals, we’ve provided quality service and products to communities throughout Florida since 1967. 

Our Conex boxes are constructed of 12 gauge corrugated steel and flooring that is reinforced with cross beams every 12 inches. To ensure that your tools, equipment, and other belongings are stored safely, our containers are also wind and water-resistant with cross-ventilation on both sides.

The cost of a Conex box varies from project to project, so contact us today for a free quote on our Conex boxes and other portable rentals you may need for your construction project.

The Essentials for Your Home Improvement Project

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Home improvement projects are an opportunity to make your house feel that much more like your home. While it can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of a home makeover and start on your project as soon as possible, proper planning and preparation is the key to a smooth, successful home improvement project. 

Home renovations can create a lot of trash, and proper waste disposal is one thing many people may not think about before starting a home improvement project. You don’t want to wait until you’ve started your project to realize you haven’t thought about how to get rid of all of the debris it’s going to create. 

Read on as we discuss the best way to handle renovation waste disposal. 

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How Much Does It Cost To Rent a Portable Restroom Trailer?

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Portable restroom trailers are ideal for large, upscale events where you want to provide a seamless guest experience such as festivals, weddings, or other special occasions. When it comes to selecting your portable trailers, choosing a high-quality product is critical, however, you also want to make sure you get great value out of your investment.


Read on as we discuss the factors that may impact the cost of your restroom trailer rentals and the importance of partnering with the right vendor.

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What Portable Rentals You Need for Your Event

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With the needs of your guests, legal requirements, and wanting your event to run smoothly, it’s important to know what portable rentals you need for your event. Whether you’re looking for portable rentals for your wedding, festival, or another special event, every occasion requires specific rentals.

Read on to learn the types of portable rentals you need for your event.

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How Does Junk Removal Work?

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Whether you’re removing yard debris, decluttering before a move, making home improvements, or anything in between, any kind of project that generates a large volume of trash needs a proper disposal method. Finding a proper junk removal solution beforehand can save you the headache of dealing with it during your project.


Using standard curbside trash bins or removing all of the junk yourself is a hassle. Standard bins are usually not large enough for big projects and taking on junk removal yourself can be difficult and impractical. Choose a junk removal solution to easily dispose of your trash after a project.

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Why Quality Matters in Portable Rental Services

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When it comes to portable restroom rentals, you get what you pay for. Choosing a good vendor — one that offers high-quality products and services — is key to helping your special event run smoothly.

Continue reading to learn why it’s important to choose a quality portable rental vendor, and how to find one.

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Why You Should Rent a Holding Tank

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Holding tanks, also known as portable waste holding tanks or black water holding tanks, are sealed compartments constructed with plastic or fiberglass. These tanks are attached to job site office trailers, and in some cases, to portable restroom or shower trailers in order to collect and hold waste until it can be disposed of properly.

Learn what holding tanks require, why you would need one, and when you should rent a holding tank along with your office trailer, portable toilet trailer, or shower trailer rental.

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Guide to Portable Restroom Rental Costs

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Whether for a wedding, festival, construction project or disaster recovery, portable restrooms are a convenient alternative when a location doesn’t have on-site plumbing or enough restrooms to accommodate everyone. Along with the restrooms themselves, you’ll also need to consider other necessary rentals, local and state regulations, and the different services each rental company provides.

Learn the ins and outs of portable restroom rental costs, where you can find rentals for your event, and how to go about the rental process.

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How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Portable Restroom?

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Portable toilet rental solves problems for outdoor events, construction sites, disaster relief, and any other situation where access to plumbing is limited.

If you are considering renting portable restrooms, aka “porta potties,” you will want to understand the options, how the process works, how much they cost, and. This rental guide will answer all of your questions, so that you can make the right decision.

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Everything You Need to Know About Portable Handwashing Stations

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More than ever, people understand the importance of washing their hands frequently, especially out in public. As an event organizer, you need to enable this important behavior.

Northstar Meetings Group reported in August 2020 that safety protocols are considered “industry standards” for meetings and events because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC calls handwashing the best way to protect yourself from getting sick.

If you organize any type of event or gathering where sinks with running water are not readily available, renting portable handwashing stations handwashing stations is the solution. Providing a way to wash their hands shows event goers you care about their health and safety and lets them feel more comfortable. When they feel comfortable, they are likely to stay longer and spend more money at your event.

There are special considerations you need to keep in mind when ordering portable sinks for your next event, so continue reading to learn about regulations, how many to order, and more.

great thing about handwashing stations is that they are easy to transport and use anytime, anywhere, and they require little maintenance. Anyone can easily set up these convenient stations. Each comes with a freshwater tank that can be filled with clean water from any tap or hose, so it doesn’t need to be hooked up to a water supply. Foot pumps are a great feature, since they prevent the need to touch sink handles.

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