Steel Space Concepts’s Modified Shipping Container Solutions

Published on: March 10, 2023

Written by: Steel Space Concepts

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At Steel Space Concepts, we take pride in the work we do, and it shows. Over the years, our team has carefully listened to feedback from our clients throughout North America, using it to consistently improve our modified shipping container solutions.

Our goal is to provide high-end solutions that make your life easier when using these structures.

Like our peers in the industry, the pandemic hit us hard. As a company working in the event industry, we were among the first to be impacted by the worldwide shutdown of all activities related to experiential and event marketing.

During the two-year pause, we fabricated multiple units, preparing for when everything would return to normal. Increasing our inventory would significantly reduce our lead time, allowing us to help agencies and brands with last-minute requests.

And that is precisely what happened.

Today, we have a fleet of numerous units ready to go, greatly reducing our lead time and enabling us to accommodate last-minute requests from our clients.

Modified Shipping Container in Action

Before we dive into our family of products, are you curious to see what we can do? Check out these various activations for different brands at different events and locations around North America!

Now let’s talk about our modified shipping containers. We offer two different series of units:

  1. Lite Series (SSL8, SSL16, SSL32)
  2. Hydraulic Series (SS20, SS40)

Before we get started, it’s important to understand that our mobile structures can open on three sides, which allows them to more than double in footprint size. They are high-end products that have been completely modified for easy use and transportation.

The Lite Series (SSL)

The lite series has been designed by our team and is 100% fabricated in our facility.

In the lite series, we have the SSL8 – SSL16 – SSL32 units.

Yes, you probably guessed right. The numbers mean the length of the unit but like mentioned above – when the unit is fully deployed, it can be impressively big.

For example, the SSL8 is 8×8’ when fully closed and 24×16’ when fully open.

Here’s what they can look like blank:

The Hydraulic Series (SS)

The hydraulic series are off-the-boat shipping containers that we recycled and completely modify.

The hydraulic series include the SS20 and SS40 units:

Both series of products are very high-end products and includes the following:

  • Electricity
  • Built-in LED lights
  • Like wood flooring
  • Unique deployment & leveling system (leveling legs)
  • Awnings
  • 2nd level access

Comparison Between Our Two Modified Shipping Container Solutions

So, what are the big differences between our two families of products?

The Lite series has flat surfaces and hard top awnings. The doors can be opened manually.

The Hydraulic series has corrugated surfaces and remote-controlled awnings. The doors are opened with hydraulics.

Clients choose the Lite series for a sleek look and feel, and the Hydraulic series for a more heavy-duty and industrial look and feel.

Both options are really interesting, and there’s a structure out there that fits what you’re looking for! But don’t just stop at the blank slate. Let’s see how we can customize our units to meet your specific needs.

Customization Options

When it comes to customization, we offer two options: a full turnkey service where we take care of everything or delivering a blank unit to our clients for them to customize according to their needs and capabilities. We believe this flexibility is a huge plus for our clients as it allows us to adapt to any type of partner we deal with.

Below is a list of some of the most popular customization options:

  • Paint job
  • Vinyl branding
  • Custom awnings
  • Custom flooring
  • Custom lighting
  • Custom furniture
  • Monitors, SEG, banners, and more
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Transportation – The Secret Revealed

The same logic applies to logistics. We can either handle the transportation and field management operations or train our client’s team on how to operate the unit and make them fully autonomous.

The bottom line is, we understand that we have many different types of clients, and we adapt to any capabilities when working as a third party.

So, what is our famous secret when it comes to transportation?

All of our products have a unique deployment system integrated, allowing the unit to lift itself up from the trailer and have enough clearance for the trailer to move forward. That is the beauty of our leveling legs!

The unit will then be standing on its extension legs and ready to activate after smoothly dropping down on the ground.

In other words, we don’t need cranes or forklifts to move these structures!

Here’s a video showing the process: Lands’ End Getaway tour in Florida!

In addition, the Lite series can be transported with standard pick-up trucks, whereas the Hydraulic series requires a commercial truck and a drop deck flatbed trailer due to their heavy-duty nature.

The load-in and load-out time for both options is around 1-2 hours, which is a significant advantage for brands when it comes to setting up their activation.

Purchase or Rental – We Can Do Both with Our Modified Shipping Containers

Whether you’re looking to rent one of our structures for an event or simply want to purchase it to add an asset to your inventory, we are flexible and always work towards respecting your investment.

It’s important to note that we recently decided to offer long-term rentals (1-2-3 years). That way, once your multi-year marketing program is done, you’re not stuck with the unit paying storage fees for an asset not in use. As we mentioned earlier, we can always adapt our products to your needs.

Furthermore, even if the project is not confirmed yet or if you’re looking to win RFPs, know that we offer a 3D rendering service of what the project is going to look like in real life. We take pride in bringing your vision to life.

Innovative and Customizable High-End Shipping Containers for Your Next Marketing Event

In the end, we offer a range of high-end modified shipping container solutions for various events and marketing purposes. 

With our Lite and Hydraulic series, you have the option to choose between sleek and heavy-duty designs that can be fully customized to your needs. The unique transportation method integrated into our products also sets Steel Space Concepts apart from our competitors, allowing for smooth and efficient deployment without the need for cranes or forklifts. 

As a third-party provider, we are dedicated to adapt to the capabilities of our clients, making their life easy when using these structures. 

Whether it’s for brand awareness or other events, Steel Space Concepts has the expertise and experience to deliver top-quality solutions that meet your needs. 

Hopefully this overview of the SSC products & capabilities has sparked an idea for your next stunt or mobile tour. Check out some of our projects we did, you’ll see what we can do. Feel free to reach out to our team and chat about what you have in mind!


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