United Rentals - Tacoma

Storage Containers & Mobile Offices 1701 PORT OF TACOMA RD

Branch ID: AK4
1701 PORT OF TACOMA RD
Tacoma, WA 98421-3714
Fax: 253-275-0534
Manager: MICHAEL MOCERI
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Your Tacoma Storage Containers & Mobile Offices Partner

If you need storage solutions, United Rentals is ready to help you access equipment at moment's notice. No matter where you are, we can support your needs as we have locations across the nation ready to provide several services - timely pick-ups, deliveries, maintenance - whatever you may need! We can provide renovation, restoration, transportation or even modifications for new or used storage units including basic storage, containers, ground-level office and refrigerated shipping container types.

When deciding on a storage option from our selection of equipment, you can count on the undeniable quality of our containers. Choose from storage containers, refrigerated containers or ground-level office containers measuring 8 ft. wide by 8.5 ft tall. We offer options at 20 ft. in length and 40 ft. options for twice the space. Additionally, our storage containers are available as PV3 safety containers, providing a key and lever configuration and emergency door for safety and ease of use. Similarly, our refrigerated units can be equipped with several features like interior lighting, emergency egress, remote monitoring systems and much more. No matter your industry, United Rentals is your single source supplier of storage containers,  ground-level office containers and refrigerated shipping containers. 

On any given day, we might deliver a refrigerated shipping container to a food production plant, provide storage containers to a “big box” retailer prior to the holiday season or finish modifications on a ground-level office container building (GLO) to be used on a construction site. Whatever your needs, United Rentals has a storage solution to support your work.

United Rentals is the largest equipment rental and end-to-end work site solutions company in the world. Backed by a robust fleet of rental equipment and a team of experts ready to engineer a custom solution for projects of any size, we’ve got you covered. United Rentals offers trucks and trailers, power and HVAC solutions, air compressors and tools, earthmoving equipment and much more. Plus, with almost 1,200 locations across North America, we have the tools and equipment you need, where you need it. Reserve your rental equipment online and leverage digital tools to manage and optimize your fleet, control costs, access invoices and have total control over your projects. United Rentals is here to help you keep projects on track. Learn more about our storage containers and mobile office solutions today.

 

Pac-Van
Pac-Van joins United Rentals

Pac-Van has grown from one Columbus, Ohio location to joining the extensive network of United Rentals. We work with diverse industries, providing storage and office solutions for construction sites, healthcare, retail and other applications. Our best-in-class customer service team will ensure you have the storage containers, modular container buildings and mobile offices you need. 

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More About Storage Containers & Mobile Offices in Tacoma

Do the containers come in a variety of sizes?

Yes. Standard sizes are 20’ & 40’ are available at all Storage & Office Solutions locations. Other sizes may be available and may include 10’, 16’, 24’, 45’ and 48’. Other sizes may need to be modified from standard sizes. These modified containers will not be CSC plated unless otherwise discussed.

Standard size specs below. Please reach out to your local representatives for other size specs.

DimensionsInterior (Sq Ft - Width x Length x Height)Door Opening (Width x Height)Weight
20' std148 - 7' 8" x 19' 4" x 7' 10"7' 6" x 7' 5"5,000 lbs.
40' std300 - 7' 8" x 39' 5" x 7' 10"7' 6" x 7' 5"8,500 lbs.
40' high cube300 - 7' 8" x 39' 5" x 7' 10"7' 6" x 8' 5"

9,000 lbs.

 

 

How much can a storage container hold?

A standard 20' container will hold about 1,150 cubic feet. A standard 40' container will hold about 2,400 cubic feet. A standard 40’ High Cube container holds almost 2,700 cubic feet.

What materials are used in constructing a container?

Most standard containers are manufactured using corten steel frames with corrugated sides and marine plywood floors. Containers have forklift pockets and are stackable by securing the four corner castings. Some earlier containers were manufactured with plank floors. Reefer containers (if available) have aluminum "T" section floors. A small percentage of new containers are manufactured with steel floors.

What kind of modifications are available for containers?

Custom paint jobs, extra doors, shelving, turbine vents, partitions, insulation, HVAC and much more are available in select locations. Please reach out to your United Rentals Storage & Office Solutions representative for more information.

Can containers be stacked?

Yes. Containers are built to be stacked and, through the 4 corner-posts, most containers can safely support over 300 tons static weight. The roof panels and side top rails can support only lightweight items without causing permanent distortion/damage.

Are there certain items I cannot store in a container?

Storage containers are not to be used for storing hazardous materials, ammunition, guns, illegal substances or perishables.

What locking options are available?

All United Rentals storage containers are equipped with four cam rods and four padlock hasps. Optional rod locks can be added for a monthly fee. Our unique PV3 Safety Containers utilize interior locking rods and a solid brass lock with a hardened steel pin to which you also have the option adding an additional standard padlock.

What if the container I rented needs repair?

United Rentals will maintain the unit throughout the term of the rental period. If you need maintenance, give us a call, and we will come out promptly. Many maintenance repairs are free of charge for the life of the rental term as indicated in your lease.

How much space is needed for delivery?

A 20' storage container needs approximately 75' of straight clearance. A 40' storage container needs approximately 100' straight clearance. The width requirement is approximately 12', and a minimum of 20' overhead clearance is required at the drop off location. Any obstacles like trees and overhead wires must be cleared prior to delivery.

How do you deliver a portable storage container?

United Rentals can deliver your container to you via a tilt-bed truck to your desired location. The driver will back the trailer and lower the end of the container until it touches the ground, then will pull straight out from under the container. Your representative will ask you if we should load the container with the doors facing to the cab or to the rear of the truck. You must make that decision based on the desired location of the container door at your site. In confined areas, a lift truck or crane can be used to set the containers.

Is there any site preparation necessary, and where can a container stand?

The only thing to be concerned about is that the surface is level, smooth, and firm. Our truck and trailer weigh over 30,000 lbs; a concrete pad, asphalt paving or other sturdy surface is preferred, and most drivers will not drive off a road or paved surface. If you need an off-road delivery, please discuss the road condition in advance with your sale representative.

In considering the resting location of the container, asphalt, gravel, grass, earth, concrete surfaces are all acceptable. The container is self-supporting at the four corners. Therefore, on soft, unstable surfaces we recommend each corner casting be supported with a concrete footing, railroad ties, asphalt or a bed of gravel to spread the weight. This is also very important for container doors to operate smoothly.

What if I want to move the container later?

We can move the container for you. United Rentals storage containers and ground-level container offices are portable, can be lifted with a forklift, and can be stacked; however, certain weight restrictions and damage liability limitations do apply. Always consult with your United Rentals representative before attempting to move the container yourself.

What is a GLO?

GLO stands for Ground Level Office. GLOs are modified from our standard storage container, creating a portable jobsite office. Since GLOs are delivered and set level to the ground, stairs, blocking and anchors are not needed, which allows for quick set up and ease of access. GLOs are designed to meet the customer’s jobsite needs and come in a variety of combinations. Though regional differences in models may exist, common types are 20’ All Office, 20’ Office/Storage Combo, 40’ All Office, 40’ Office/Storage Combo and 40’ Double Office.

What comes in a GLO?

Our GLOs come standard with HVAC units, lighting, electric hookup and outlets, data ports, sliding windows with screens and steel bar window security guards, steel security door(s) with deadbolt(s), built-in work surfaces and file cabinets, planning space, finished floors and insulated walls. GLOs with a restroom are available in select locations.

Can GLOs be customized?

Yes. Available extras include shelving, enforcer locks, workbenches, ramps, lighting, etc. GLOs can be outfitted with any extras necessary so they are fully equipped upon delivery. Modifications include:

  • Custom paint colors
  • Built to customer design with professional workmanship
  • Doors - man doors, roll-up doors, double doors, hatches
  • Lighting - fluorescent, incandescent, low voltage
  • HVAC - proven climate control systems protect materials & supplies from freezing and heat
  • Insulation - offering savings in heating/cooling
  • Partitions - solid walls, partial walls, removable walls, fencing, pass through windows, and counters

 

How do you deliver a portable ground level container?

Just like our storage containers, United Rentals can deliver your container to you via a tilt-bed truck to your desired location. A variety of site conditions can be accommodated; however, solid surfaces are required to drive on for delivery/set-up. GLOs should be placed on solid well-drained locations. Trucks and trailers will need approximately 100 feet of clearance to deliver, including the space that the GLO occupies.

What if the GLO I rented needs repair?

Any service or repair can be made on-site by United Rentals Storage & Office Solutions service staff or through our nationwide network of vendors. Please reach out to your United Rentals representative with any repair requests.

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