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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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In The News:

"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

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

"Railbox seeks digital partnership"

Bloomberg recently published our announcement that we were seeking a digital marketing partnership in Canada and Europe (as well as our being named one of the fastest growing private companies in Minnesota).

"Shipping Supplies"

“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,” said Mike Norton, president of Western Container Sales...

"Home Sweet Shipping Container"

“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 and reliably so, every time you want to grab one, I think is not really appreciating the full scope of the market.”

Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee

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 of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Other Services:

Western Container Sales offers reefer containers, jobsite equipment rentals, and custom shipping container modifications through our partner companies.

Refrigerated Container Sales & Rentals

We offer nationwide reefer container sales and rentals at ReeferContainerPros.com. Powered by the the professionals at ITS ConGlobal, the largest intermodal services company in North America.

Construction Equipment Rentals

For customers who need to rent dumpsters, toilets, office trailers, & more, there's JobsiteRentalPros.com. Powered by Mobile Mini, the world's largest portable storage provider.

Custom Container Modifications

Have an idea to build something out of a shipping container? CustomContainerMods.com can make that a reality. Powered by ConGlobal, with professional welders on staff nationwide.

What Makes Western Container Sales Different?

We're one of the largest buyers of used shipping containers in North America.  By working directly with some of the largest intermodal shipping container companies in the world, we help our customers leverage our buying power and quality standards to buy quality shipping containers at a fair price. We also believe in providing up-front and transparent pricing. We're proud to have helped thousands of customers buy conex containers and rent storage containers throughout North America.