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About Western Container Sales, About Us, Railbox Consulting

About Western Container Sales

Western Container Sales is a division of Railbox Consulting, LLC. We're an employee owned and operated company based in Minneapolis, MN, and one of the largest buyers of used shipping containers in North America. We work directly with global intermodal equipment providers to sell off their end of life shipping containers. We offer those containers to our customers at a wholesale mark-up, and make the process of buying or renting shipping containers simple.

Learn more about Railbox Consulting, and our other services, at RailboxConsulting.com



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News About Our Company:

Railbox Consulting Ranks #37 on the 2021 List of Minnesota's Fastest Growing Companies

Railbox Consulting (parent company for Western Container Sales & Northern Container Sales) was once again named to the list of fastest growing private companies in Minnesota in 2021.

Railbox Consulting Wins 2020 Tekne Award with Team of Mostly Interns

We won the 2020 Tekne Award for Retail, Supply Chain, & Distribution for our shipping container sales and rentals software. Learn more about how we did it.

Green Business Bureau Article on Western Container Sales

We're proud to be a certified platinum green business (we've been a paperless business since 2015). Check out this article on our green business practices by the Green Business Bureau.

Railbox Consulting is a 2020 Tekne Award Finalist

We're proud to join some of Minnesota's most innovative companies as a Tekne Award nominee (presented by the Minnesota Technology Association).

"Western Announces Rental Fleet Acquisition"

"...Announces Rental Fleet Acquisitions in Texas, Discount Program With PODS - Western Container Sales has added 20′ and 40′ steel shipping containers to their portable storage rental fleet in Dallas and Houston."

"Northern Container Sales Launches" in Canada

We're excited to expand our service area to Canada: "Northern Container Sales launches service across Canada, posts live shipping container prices by market to website."

"Railbox Consulting offers reefers online"

World Cargo News picked up our announcement of Reefer Container Pros, a mutli-year digital marketing partnership with ITS ConGlobal (the largest intermodal services provider in North America.

50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota

Railbox Consulting was honored to be recognized as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota for 2019 by the Business Journal in our first year of eligibility.

Bloomberg: "Railbox Seeks Digital Partnership in Canada"

Bloomberg recently published our announcement that we were seeking a digital marketing partnership in Canada and Europe (as well as our being named to the Fast 50 list).

LA Business Journal "Shipping Supplies" Article Quote

From the Article: “Of all the containers at the port, 99 percent of those are cycling through for trade. Only a small handful retire from service. That’s where we get involved,”  

"Home Sweet Shipping Container" NPR News Radio Story

From the Article: “The container is a byproduct of a completely segregated, multi-billion dollar industry,” Norton said. “So to assume that it’s always going to be there...”

Minnesota DOT Freight Advisory Committee Member (2016-17)

Our company president, Mike Norton, was honored to have served on the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee in 2016-17. Mr. Norton served as a representative of the Transportation Club.