What is “Purpose-Built”?
December 17, 2013
Since 2009 Boxman Studios has taken decommissioned shipping containers and repurposed them to create incredible brand environments, pop up retail spaces, immersive hospitality villages, and more. Reclaiming shipping containers saves them from rusting away in a junkyard, or wasting large amounts of energy to melt them into steel beams. But in our never-ending quest to create higher quality products with more efficient processes, we’ve found that for certain projects it benefits us, our clients, and the environment to create purpose built container structures.
But what does ‘purpose built’ mean? Well, even though we use a fraction of the energy it takes to melt a container, repurposing them still requires energy. Cutting, blasting, painting, re-enforcing – a lot goes into making sure our environments are up to the highest quality and safety standards. Purpose-building container structures allows us to re-use pieces of containers, like the corrugate and the castings, to build a structure from the ground up. This allows us to customize the dimensions and features of our projects with less difficulty, implementing electrical wiring, hinges, and reinforcement. It also allows us to vary from the standard container lengths of 20-foot, 40-foot, and 53-foot. Many of our newer projects such as the Hyundai FieldHouse, have very specific needs and so purpose-built containers allow us to fulfill those needs, enhance our turnaround time, and make the safest structures possible. It’s one thing to take a welding torch to a container, it’s another thing to ensure that the end result is safe for human beings.
Here at Boxman Studios we have always been, and will continue to be, a custom fabrication shop. Our goal is to become the most efficient manufacturing facility possible. Since our inception we’ve invented and implemented the use of custom processes, tools, and systems as a way to streamline our manufacturing. Using Lean Manufacturing processes, and creating purpose-built containers allow us to offer the best service and maintain time and cost conscious experiences for our clients, plus make the safest environments possible.
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