How Storage Containers and Mobile Offices can Help Rebuild After Disaster

Disaster relief trailers can help get communities back on their feet

How can storage containers provide disaster relief?

United Rentals' fleet of storage containers and mobile offices are an invaluable resource to communities recovering from disaster. Rapid response is crucial when bringing relief to an affected community, and our nationwide network of modular buildings and storage containers is always on standby. A disaster relief trailer or mobile office can be used for organizing and distributing relief resources, providing temporary housing, offering temporary offices to businesses and more.

United Rentals provides emergency response solutions, mobile disaster recovery trailers, ground-level container offices and more to support communities after various natural disasters, from floods to tornados.

What storage and mobile office solutions are best in an emergency?

United Rentals has experience working with our customers to supply tailored solutions. Understanding what a disaster response trailer can provide and how it would be suitable for emergency aid and disaster recovery can help a business owner quickly make the right decisions. Our disaster recovery trailer products can come outfitted with quality-of-life features that are generally lacking in devastated communities, like HVAC units and electrical outlets. United Rentals works with our customers, hearing your needs and sharing knowledge about our storage container and mobile office products, so you can better understand what options are available to you.

Easy to transport and pick up, mobile offices and storage containers can help communities quickly return to normal. From when first responders arrive on-site until permanent structures can be rebuilt, portable structures like modular buildings and ground-level offices (GLOs) can bridge the gap between recovery and rebuilding to help communities recover faster.

In the last several years, the team has provided mobile office trailers for those impacted by natural disasters across the country.

  • For the Duckett wildfire near Westcliffe, Colorado, that destroyed roughly 2,300 acres in June 2011, the team brought in four mobile office trailers that housed fire crews near the command center.
  • In June of 2014 the Junkins wildfire near Pueblo, Colorado destroyed almost 700 acres; The team provided a temporary mobile office trailer to house air tanker crew and other staff.
  • The team was there to help out in Colorado, and we were also there to help out in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee back in January of 2013 when a tornado touched down and destroyed the office building of a local business. The team brought in two 12 x 60 mobile office, both of which were delivered and set-up within one day.
  • In May of 2016 the Flying J Truck Stop in Indianapolis, Indiana was destroyed by a 3-alarm fire. The team worked with the contractor for the rebuild. A 12 x 60 wide open mobile office was brought in to serve as the truck stop’s retail store and a 12 x 60 restroom & shower trailer was provided for drivers. Both units were equipped with ADA compliant ramps and steps.

Disaster recovery offices and mobile storage trailers allow you to minimize downtime while your permanent facilities are repaired and remodeled. With a national network of resources, United Rentals can quickly mobilize our storage and office space solutions when and where you need us most. Our team can even help supply necessary office equipment, furniture, customized storage containers and other products and services needed to continue your company’s day-to-day operations.

Contact our Storage Containers and Mobile Offices team to learn about United Rentals' disaster relief solutions.

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