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Carreen Gibbons

Carreen Gibbons
Carreen Gibbons is the Communications Specialist at RedGuard. With a natural curiosity toward all things technical and a love of learning new things she writes content for the SiteBox Storage and RedGuard websites and spends her days learning new things about the industries that the companies serve.
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Top Five Problems With Storage Units

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on October 9, 2019 at 4:40 PM

Storage unit facilities are a booming industry with good reason. Businesses frequently need separate storage units. Perhaps they have extra inventory, or they need temporary space during renovations. Whatever the reason, a growing number of people depend on the extra storage at some point. Before you start searching for "storage units near me," there are some things to consider.

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6 Ways To Avoid Overheating On A Worksite

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on September 3, 2019 at 4:34 PM

After a long hot summer, cooler temperatures may finally be right around the corner. Of course, we know that in some areas of the Midwest United States it can still get unbearably hot in the fall. The reality is even worse for those working outside in warmer states. Sun exposure and physical labor can create heat safety concerns well into November. How can managers ensure the health and well-being of employees working outside? 

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Using Portable Storage to Prepare for Uncertainty

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on July 29, 2019 at 11:50 AM

It happens to everyone. You can research, plan, and prepare, but surprises still occur. How you deal with those surprises can be the difference between failure and success. 

Most businesses know the basics of preparation. We use alarms and cameras to prevent product theft. Individuals and organizations need insurance to cover structural damage from fires and storms. Managers use safety and emergency training to help employees make wise decisions. In this time of uncertainty, is there more you can do?

Here are some ways you can use portable storage to protect against unforeseen situations:

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How To Prep an Area for Portable Storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on July 18, 2019 at 9:43 AM

It happens to everyone. Sometimes you are trying to fit another box in the basement. Other times you are deciding where to place the new baby crib. Sooner or later pretty much everyone needs more room.

For those in the retail or construction businesses, it may happen even more often. Construction sites need mobile offices to conduct onsite business. They may need a storage container to organize and store tools after a shift. Clothing stores may utilize the same time of portable container storage as a place to store seasonal items that won't be popular for a few months.

Those familiar with storage container rental or buying may know the routine. The rest of us might need a little help. Below are a few tips to consider before you search for a Conex box for sale or rent.

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5 Ways a Retail Business Can Benefit from Portable Storage

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on June 25, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Retail businesses are closing across the country. Within the first four months of 2019, the number of retail store closures exceeded the number that closed in all of 2018, according to Coresight Research. Does that mean that in 2019, the retail industry is not as strong as it was in 2018?

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Keep Your Job Site Protected: Severe Summer Storms

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on May 28, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Summer is synonymous with severe storms. If you are in the construction industry or work in or own a retail business, then you know severe weather can wreak havoc on not only on your equipment or product but also with completion dates and sales.

Though the impact of severe storms will be mostly felt by the construction industry, other businesses experience it too. Below are examples of what can happen during a severe thunderstorm and how using container storage (in conjunction with your safety plan) may be the solution to these problems.

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It's a Busy Time on Construction Sites: 5 Ways to Improve Productivity

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on May 8, 2019 at 3:49 PM

As it is with all forms of business, profit is dependent in part on productivity. The more productive you are -- it goes without saying, the more you stand to gain. Now that the start of the busy season in the construction industry is upon us, of course it's important that you are productive. But what does it take to be productive or, rather, what does it take to optimize your productivity? 

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The Benefits of a Truck Fleet in a Portable Storage Company

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on April 23, 2019 at 12:20 PM

Portable storage containers are a convenient way to safely store your items, whether it’s for a specific or indefinite duration. One common commercial use for these containers includes storing tools and equipment at a construction site. This strategy eliminates the need to transport these items from a central storage facility to the job site each day.

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How to Protect Your Tools and Heavy Equipment

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on March 27, 2019 at 11:02 AM

The theft of construction equipment continues to increase, making its protection a growing priority for fleet owners. The frequency of these thefts combined with the low probability of recovery makes this problem a big one for construction companies.

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Portable Storage vs Traditional Storage - Which is better?

Posted by Carreen Gibbons on February 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Portable storage has been popular among many businesses – such as construction companies and retailers - to keep things secure at their sites. They're able to use containers right on site, for a specific use period, sometimes indefinitely.

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