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Shipping containers have more use than just transporting items. A new trend has arrived with retrofitting shipping containers into various businesses or living areas. Duramax PVC Panels are the perfect interior for any one that is looking for a bright white, clean, and waterproof surface.

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Case Study

Unique Designs , Seattle, WA

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  • Type: Shipping Container Drive-Thrus
  • Location: Seattle, WA

Adam Clark takes used shipping containers and designs drive-thru fast food restaurants for his clients. He utilizes the space in each container allowing for a optimized workflow. Duramax PVC Panels are used in the ktichen area because of its water resistance and low maintenance. With a smaller space to work in, it is much easier to use a low maintenance material that can absorb impacts or bumps.

Adam has experience designing fast food chains and drive-thru restaurants for big chains like TacoBell and Starbucks. His creative approach and use of storage containers gave him world-wild recognition to design for other international companies as well. The lucrative storage container business is not just used for transportation of goods but also designing commercial properties.

During his beginning stages of constructing drive-thru restaurants, Adam experienced many issues with the interior design process because of the small space the storage containers offered. Humiditiy was one of the biggest obstacles that occured in the first few drive-thru restaurants. Even with a de-humidifier the walls were starting to absorb water and warp. Adam had to think about how to adjust to this issue.

Adam found Duramax PVC panels as an alternative interior walling material for his storage container drive-thrus. He liked the poreless and seamless surface that Duramax PVC panels offered which made it easier to clean and to prevent water damage in the kitchen area. After every shift, cleaning the stains and grease off the walls was much easier and faster. The kitchen area stayed looking bright white and clean, which helped health inspections too.

Overall, the storage container business is here to stay. Retrofitting storage containers give many businesses a unique and modern look. Duramax PVC panels allowed for these businesses to operate smoothly for years to come. The easy installation process of Duramax PVC panels are perfect for storage containers. Without needing a wooden backer, Duramax PVC panels screw directly into the storage container walls and interlock each other.Even if the storage container is no longer being used, you can reuse the panels by unscrewing them.

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Elite Builders Construction LLC, Medford, OR

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  • Type: Shipping Container Grow Room
  • Location: Medford, OR
  • Quantity: 357 sq. ft.

Greg Lopes has been in construction for many years. His company Elite Builders Construction LLC provides high quality service to various clients. However, he started to notice a lot of clients were interested in getting into growing marijuana but did not want to invest too deeply into real estate. With terms such as the green gold rush, Greg knew this was a lucrative market to get into.

After listening to his clients and noticing a need in the market, he wanted to find a solution that can allow his clients to grow marijuana in a controlled, scalable way. One day he realized that storage containers are durable, easy to move, and allows enough space to grow. Shipping containers would allow him to build and set up grow rooms that could be easily shipped to any client due to its structure.

He researched different ways to obtain shipping containers and retrofit them. During his research project, he knew grow rooms needed specific environments and materials to withstand those environments. Greg found Duramax PVC Panels. These interior PVC panels are water resistant and perfect for the type of environment needed to grow marijuana in small humid areas.

Many grow rooms require environments that are temperature controlled and thrive under humid and warm temperatures. However, if the walling material is not water resistant, the structure may not last too long. One thing you want to avoid doing is allow mold to grow on the walls because it may ruin the entire batch of plants being grown. Mold growth can be dangerous to both the product and people in the grow environment. In a small space like a storage container, the area must be kept clean and safe.

Greg figured out that shipping containers were the answer to his clients' problems. He now specializes to converting usable shipping containers into grow rooms, dry rooms, and extraction rooms for marijuana. After he designs these shipping containers, he ships them out across the country. Duramax PVC panels help make that happen by offering a water resistant, bacteria-free interior.

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