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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Casa Grande, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Casa Grande, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


Building additions to your home can be very expensive and requires going through the hassle of securing permits and waiting for construction. You can save money, time and stress by modifying a shipping container instead. Whether you need additional space for a home gym, recreation or storage, we can convert steel containers into anything you can imagine. Our custom container gyms, man-caves or she-sheds, garages and more give you the extra space you need without the hassle, cost and wait that comes with home renovation.

Renting shipping containers for temporary storage, either when moving or dealing with restoration from a fire or flood, provides a secure, convenient way to keep your belongings close for accessing them whenever you need to. Plus, renting mobile storage containers for moving costs less than traditional movers and allows you to take your time packing, reducing the stress that comes from moving. You can also rent portable offices for your home to make working remotely distraction-free.

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With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Casa Grande, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Casa Grande, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Casa Grande, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Latest News in Casa Grande, AZ

KPCT plans $200M semiconductor chemical facility in Casa Grande

KPCT Advanced Chemicals, a joint venture between Kanto Group, a leading semiconductor chemical supplier based in Taiwan, and Chemtrade Logistics Inc., the leading North American producer of electronic grade sulfuric acid, announced today plans to build an electronic grade sulphuric acid manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The site will occupy 10 acres and is expected to be operational by 2025, creating approximately 65 jobs.KPPC Advanced Chemicals Inc. CEO, Jerry Lu commented, “...

KPCT Advanced Chemicals, a joint venture between Kanto Group, a leading semiconductor chemical supplier based in Taiwan, and Chemtrade Logistics Inc., the leading North American producer of electronic grade sulfuric acid, announced today plans to build an electronic grade sulphuric acid manufacturing plant in Casa Grande, Arizona. The site will occupy 10 acres and is expected to be operational by 2025, creating approximately 65 jobs.

KPPC Advanced Chemicals Inc. CEO, Jerry Lu commented, “Kanto Group is pleased to partner with Chemtrade and to leverage both parties’ strengths to bring new high-quality sulphuric acid capacity to serve the growing North American electronic chemicals market. The facility in Casa Grande is based on the sulfuric acid technology currently supplying the most advanced semiconductor fabs in Asia and will be an integral part of the advanced semiconductor ecosystem in the United States.”

The Casa Grande facility will have a total annual capacity of 100,000 metric tons of electronic-grade acid, serving the growing North American semiconductor market. This facility will be the first greenfield construction of an electronic-grade sulfuric acid plant in North America and is expected to provide superior reliability and consistent quality while minimizing emissions.

Beyond the current project scope, Kanto and Chemtrade jointly recognize their role in working toward a more sustainable future for the industry. As such, they are studying the possibility of incorporating a sulfuric acid recycling system at the Casa Grande facility. The goal is to recover and purify used sulfuric acid from the semiconductor waste stream so the industry can use it again.

“We’re excited to welcome another globally-recognized manufacturing operation to Arizona’s robust semiconductor supply chain,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Arizona continues to attract the world’s leading semiconductor companies. We thank CEO Lu and the entire team at Kanto and look forward to supporting their success in Arizona for many years to come.”

KPCT’s facility will produce chemicals critical to semiconductor manufacturing, expanding our supply chain and fueling Pinal County’s rapid economic growth.

Kanto and Chemtrade jointly decided to invest in Arizona as it is the center of advanced semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. Choosing a location close to the customers allows them to better supply products and services with quality, reliability, and consistency. The proximity also minimizes the carbon footprint from transportation and enables sulfuric acid recycling, making responsible use of water and chemical resources.

“This joint venture, bringing KPCT Advanced Chemicals to Greater Phoenix, is critical to the market and will strengthen our semiconductor ecosystem by bolstering the local supply chain while allowing uninterrupted service to a burgeoning hub of semiconductor suppliers and fabs in the region,” said Chris Camacho, President, and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “We’re excited to see another semiconductor supplier investing in Casa Grande and look forward to partnering in their continued growth and success.”

“Casa Grande looks forward to KPCT Advanced Chemicals making the heart of Arizona’s innovation and technology corridor its home,” said Mayor Craig McFarland. “Our local economy welcomes the potential increase in job and revenue growth.”

“On behalf of the entire Board of Supervisors, I want to express our appreciation for KPCT’s significant capital investment in the county,” said Stephen Miller, Pinal County Supervisor for District 3, “The County’s strategic location in the state makes it an outstanding area to serve the nearby semiconductor industry. We look forward to working with the partnership to help ensure their long-term success.”

The KPCT facility adds to Pinal County’s economic momentum. In the last few years, companies including Solvay, Chang Chun, Lucid, Kohler, Nikola, and Owens Corning have commenced or announced manufacturing operations in Casa Grande, Coolidge and Eloy.

Casa Grande Ruins continue to mystify visitors and experts

By Timothy Rawles / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZCasa Grande Ruins is a mysterious prehistoric village located in Casa Grande. This large primitive area has been around since 1350 C.E. It’s one of the largest ever built in North America.Archeologists are somewhat baffled by its existence because there is no written history of its origins or the Sonoran people who lived there.It wasn’t until 1694 when Padre Euseb...

By Timothy Rawles / NewsBreak Pinal County, AZ

Casa Grande Ruins is a mysterious prehistoric village located in Casa Grande. This large primitive area has been around since 1350 C.E. It’s one of the largest ever built in North America.

Archeologists are somewhat baffled by its existence because there is no written history of its origins or the Sonoran people who lived there.

It wasn’t until 1694 when Padre Eusebio Francisco Kino happened upon the ancient site that he called it “Casa Grande,” which translated means: big, or great house.

Eighty years after Kino’s discovery, Lt. Col. Juan Bautista de Anza visited the spot, and in 1846 Brig. Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny and his troops found the ruins. As people became more curious, and the land wasn’t protected at the time, vandals took their toll; the old landmark was in danger of being decimated.

A busy railroad and stagecoach route didn’t help. They brought in careless people who took more than they left causing conservators concern. With the help of philanthropy and historians, in 1892 Casa Grande and the mile-wide section of land surrounding it was deemed prehistoric, making the ruins the first cultural reserve in the United States.

Frank Pinkley became the first custodian of the land in 1901. Several repairs were made, and cultural archeologists studied the ruins extensively. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed that the Casa Grande Ruins were an official national monument and under government conservatorship. Still, Pinkley remained as the custodian.

Today the park is open to the public and remains pretty much as it was in the 1940s after a visitor’s center and parking lot were installed. The visible shelter over Casa Grande, the highest tower in the lot, was also built at that time.

Many have read that the ruins were inhabited by the Hohokam, which archeologists say is a general cultural term and has nothing to do with an actual tribe since that word isn’t a part of any native vernacular. It’s still unclear which tribe, or people, lived in the small desert community. One theory is that it was the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People (mistakenly called Hohokam).

Since this time in history is uncharted, experts are unsure whether the Desert People were related to any local tribe in the familial or political sense.

Archeologists found a wide-scale irrigation system at Casa Grande. These waterways were used to grow crops of corn, tobacco, beans, and cotton. This agricultural engineering spread to surrounding villages across central and southern Arizona. Trade connections made between the villages lasted over a thousand years.

If you are visiting the monument, the first thing you will notice is the “Great House” towering into the Sonoran Desert sky. This centerpiece is nearly four stories high, and experts are still not sure what it was used for.

Some speculate that it was a place of worship. It has an open layout interior where one center room is surrounded by several smaller rooms. The center hub is four stories tall, while the outlying rooms are only three stories.

Visitors walking into the outside compound also may notice a large section of space that resembles an arena. It is believed that the Sonoran People adopted a sport from the Mesoamerican culture, it utilized a hard rubber ball thrown between two teams.

The Casa Grande Ruins are a part of Arizona’s prehistoric past that gives a little insight into what the desert and its people were like nearly seven centuries ago. Considered the desert heartland with a thriving agricultural society, Casa Grande continues to perplex visitors and archeologists alike.

The Casa Grande Ruins are located at 1100 West Ruins Drive, Coolidge.

Admission is free, and it is open to the public 7 days a week. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information visit the Casa Grande Ruins website.

Backus man wins Polaris Ranger in Faith in Action drawing

HACKENSACK — Faith in Action for Cass County celebrated a successful raffle fundraiser with the raffe drawing held Nov. 10 at the Faith in Action Office in Hackensack.A handful of people gathered to nibble on soup and snacks and witness the drawing. At 5 p.m., Larry Bryngelson, owner and CEO of Hackensack Lumber and Hardware, gave the raffle drum several good spins, drew the 18 winning tickets and read the winners' names. Assistant Cass County Attorney Jon Eclov provided assistance.A call was made to the grand prize winne...

HACKENSACK — Faith in Action for Cass County celebrated a successful raffle fundraiser with the raffe drawing held Nov. 10 at the Faith in Action Office in Hackensack.

A handful of people gathered to nibble on soup and snacks and witness the drawing. At 5 p.m., Larry Bryngelson, owner and CEO of Hackensack Lumber and Hardware, gave the raffle drum several good spins, drew the 18 winning tickets and read the winners' names. Assistant Cass County Attorney Jon Eclov provided assistance.

A call was made to the grand prize winner - Lynn Orth, of Backus, who was surprised and excited. Orth bought his red winning ticket from the Southside Station in Hackensack this summer.

He won a 2022 Polaris Ranger 570 and Karavan Trailer.

Second prize of $1,000 in cash went to Darrell Bower, also of Backus.

The top ticket sellers were Faith in Action volunteers Dennis and Paul Abbott, Marilyn Bonk, Jamie Wolske and Doug Wardell, and local business Southside Station of Hackensack.

“Volunteers really stepped up to make this raffle fundraiser a huge success this summer. They came very close to selling all the tickets,” Faith in Action Executive Director Theresa Eclov said in a news release. “A big thanks to all our ticket sellers for their efforts.”

The raffle is Faith in Action’s largest fundraiser of the year and proceeds directly support the Faith in Action programs helping people in need in Cass County.

For more information about the raffle or about Faith in Action programs, call 218-675-5435 or visit .

Other 2022 raffle winners are:

Third prize: $500 gift card for Hackensack Lumber and Do-It-Best Hardware won by Kristi Brandt, of Valley City, North Dakota.Fourth prize: $200 gift card from Full Stringer Bait & Tackle of Longville won by Lonnie Olson, of Casa Grande, Arizona.Fifth prize: Golf package for two from Tianna Country Club in Walker won by Diane Zaske, of Hackensack.Sixth prize: $100 gift card from Southside Station in Hackensack won by Peg Toms, of Swisher, Iowa.Seventh prize: $100 gift card from Swanson’s Bait & Tackle in Hackensack won by Jim Plass, of Hackensack.Eighth prize: $75 gift card from Long Pine Store & Pizza won by Shane Hannon, of Dayton.Ninth prize: $60 gift card from Rendezvous Brewery in Hackensack won by Coty West, of Hackensack.10th prize: $50 gift card from Piggy’s BBQ in Walker won by Mark Erbstoesser, of West Fargo, North Dakota.11th prize: $50 gift card from Godfrey’s in Backus won by Pine River Lions Club.12th prize: $50 gift card from Mark’s Market in Hackensack won by Jeff Stordahl, of Minnesota.13th prize: $50 gift card from Pine River Family Market won by Thrivent Financial, of Walker.14th prize: $50 gift certificate from Woman Lake Lodge east of Hackensack won by Jana Fick, of Backus.15th prize: $50 gift card from Clem’s Hardware in Cass Lake won by Scott Schubbe, of Backus.16th prize: $50 gift card from Portage Brewery in Walker won by Paul Langton, of Akeley.17th prize: $50 gift card from Bites Grill & Bar in Pine River won by Annie Gielarowski, of Longville.18th prize: $50 gift card from Birchwood Char House in Hackensack won by Theresa Heinen, of Pequot Lakes.


Passionate Riders Say "Let Us Ride!" Throughout Social Media and Write Thousands of Letters in Response to CPSC's Effort to Take Away All Onewheel BoardsSANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Motion, the California based sma...

Passionate Riders Say "Let Us Ride!" Throughout Social Media and Write Thousands of Letters in Response to CPSC's Effort to Take Away All Onewheel Boards

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Motion, the California based small business that proudly designs and assembles Onewheel electric skateboards in the USA, today thanked the large and growing Onewheel rider community for its loud and energetic public support in response to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) harsh and unwarranted attack on Onewheel boards.

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Kyle Doerksen, CEO and founder of Future Motion, said, "We have received an overwhelming amount of support from the Onewheel community since the CPSC took such unwarranted and unprecedented action. The people who actually ride Onewheels understand them best. They know Onewheels are safe when operated with common sense riding practices and a helmet and that they are no riskier than other motor and boardsports. We hope the Onewheel community's resounding response will continue. We also hope that this response will help the CPSC understand the ramifications of their proposed actions and demonstrate the need for common sense safety practices for recreational activities like Onewheel."

More than 3,000 letters to the CPSC have been received from enthusiastic riders in the past two days, in addition to a mass of positive comments about Onewheels across most major social media platforms – from Instagram and YouTube to Twitter and Facebook. The following are examples of these "Let Us Ride" messages in support of Onewheel and preserving the ability of adults to ride them:

"Onewheel is so much more than a board sport. It's a culture, movement and family. This sport and the community it comes with literally saved my life during a really dark time in my life."

Sincerely,Timothy P.San Diego, CA

"Onewheeling is a fun, constructive, therapeutic way to experience a little adventure every day. I have better connections with friends as a result of onewheeling and consider it the most important purchase I have made for my well-being in quite some time. As long as I respect the safety and autonomy of others, [it] is my choice and my choice alone how I choose to get around town."

Sincerely,Will S.Madison, MS

"Let us ride! It is no different than any other motorized sport. Use of proper protective gear and staying within your limits is an individual responsibility, not the governments."

Sincerely,Alicia L.Casa Grande, AZ

"Started riding a year ago... I needed a reason to get outdoors more and I can't even begin to tell you how much this board sport has improved my mental health. I look forward to my daily ride to clear my head and enjoy my surroundings. As with every board sport... there's a danger to it, but these boards aren't faulty in their design. If you follow the info provided by Future Motion when you purchase the board, it outlines how to ride safely and to not push the board past its design limits. It's common sense. Wear a helmet, and enjoy the ride."

Sincerely,Jarret B.Coventry, RI

"We have been inspired at how passionately Onewheel riders are defending their right to ride," Kyle concluded. "We're proud of our community today. We understand their frustration and their passion to let the CPSC know that its assertions against Onewheels are absolutely unfounded. As our community expresses its passion for Onewheel, we ask for everyone to be respectful to the people involved. Future Motion is disappointed in the CPSC's actions but remains eager to collaborate with the agency on common sense safety principles that allow this movement to thrive.."

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PRESS CONTACTSJack Mudd (650) 400-3123 KARV Communications (212) 333-0275

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Arizona Corporation Commission approves daytime solar EV charging plan

The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted 4-1 in favor of a charging tariff for Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to incentivize electric vehicle charging during the day. EV owners are eligible for a discount when they charge their cars between 9 am and 3 pm, with the goal of increasing charging while solar energy production is highest.“Programs like this ...

The Arizona Corporation Commission has voted 4-1 in favor of a charging tariff for Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to incentivize electric vehicle charging during the day. EV owners are eligible for a discount when they charge their cars between 9 am and 3 pm, with the goal of increasing charging while solar energy production is highest.

“Programs like this are vital to ensuring that our utilities can support the growing adoption of electric vehicles with renewable solar energy,” Corporation Commission Chairwoman Lea Marquez Peterson said. “By encouraging businesses to install charging stations, the program can make it easier and more affordable for employers to offer workplace charging.”

The new tariff works in tandem with another program that encourages residential customers to charge late at night, during off-peak hours. EV owners now have the ability to receive a discount for charging at home late at night and at their workplace during the day.

Beyond EV charging, the new tariff will support and strengthen the electric grid as a whole. The tariff will even out energy production levels throughout the day by increasing load during off-peak hours. Evening out energy production will ultimately save customers money by decreasing the total cost of electric utilities.

According to Chairwoman Peterson, the tariff both supports solar energy programs and benefits the grid by “shifting energy use to the times of day that we have abundant and inexpensive solar energy.”

This move comes at a time where EV popularity around the state is growing quickly. Nearly 29,000 electric vehicles were registered across the state as of June 2021. The Phoenix City Council has already made multiple moves to increase EV ownership, including installing 800 more charging stations and setting a goal of 280,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030.

With EVs making up 5% of all car purchases in 2021, EV popularity in Phoenix surpasses nearly all cities in the South or East Coast.

Governor Ducey has made attracting businesses in the EV space to Arizona a priority. Between 2015 and 2020, Atlis Motor Vehicles, ElectraMeccanica, Lucid Motors, and Nikola Motors have all made major investments in Arizona.

Last year, Lucid Motors began producing its new EV models at its Casa Grande factory. Lucid projects that its factory will create around 15,000 jobs by 2024.


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