Modifications Are Our Specialty


Here at Southern Fabrication Specialties, we have the experience and capability to modify shipping containers into many different products, such as Ground Level Offices (GLOs), Department of Defense (DoD) modified containers, fire training modules and more.

Ground Level Offices

Since 2015 our team has modified over 1,000 storage containers into Ground Level Offices of all sizes and descriptions.

Ground Level Office Container

We’ve built the following types of ground level offices:

  • 8’ X 10’ all office container
  • 8′ x 20′ all office container
  • 8′ x 20′ combo unit with 10′ of office space and 10′ of storage
  • 8′ x 40′ all office container
  • 8′ x 40′ combo unit with 12′ of office space and 28′ of storage
  • 8′ x 40′ double office unit with two (2) 10′ offices and a 20′ common area
  • 8′ x 40′ all office container with a restroom
  • Security guard shacks

Special features of our office containers include:

  • Heavy 14-gauge all-steel construction
  • Solid steel doors
  • Sturdy welded steel security bars on windows
  • Can be furnished with a plan table, desk and file cabinet
  • Wall mounted J-box for phone/data connection
  • R11 insulation in office areas, which are impervious to humidity and moisture
  • Air conditioned and heated
  • Fully lined with interior finish
  • Lighting

Department of Defense

We have also modified shipping containers for Department of Defense contractors.

DoD modified containers

  • Standard 20Ft ISO Container (Std Height)
  • Standard wood framed interior with marine grade plywood covered with short nap carpeting
  • R-13 Batt and 2” Rigid Foam Insulation
  • Exterior portion of interior entry wall to be of steel construction
  • Steel Commercial entry door with KABA Mechanical Cipher Lock & KABA X-10 High Security Lock
  • NUDO ceiling covering
  • Dual 2-Ton 19 Seer Mitsubishi ductless mini split HVAC system
  • 100A Ø3 208/240V with female camlock supply connections @ bulkhead connection
  • (2) 48” Linear LED lighting
  • 6-head Track Lighting
  • Low-profile Triangular Raised Access Flooring

Fire Training Modules

We have also modified containers into fire training modules. Some training modules are mobile units used to travel around for demonstrations. Others are fixed units up to 4 stories high with multiple containers and multiple training scenarios built in.

Fire Training Modules

Other Uses

Other standard storage container modifications that we offer include:

  • Foam insulation
  • HVAC systems (BARD, GE and mini splits)
  • Personnel doors
  • Window
  • Rollup doors
  • Burglar bars
  • Security doors

Window modification

Custom work is in our wheelhouse as well. For instance, we have modified containers into:

  • Concession stands
  • Online grocery pickup stations 
  • Security guard shacks
  • Donation boxes to collect donation items or recyclable materials
  • Tool room distribution and storage
  • Locker rooms, deer camps and more

If you can dream up a way to modify a storage container for your business or personal needs, we can certainly create it for you.

Contact us today and let us help you design the product best suited for your needs.