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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 90,000 sq. ft. facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers are 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. Gilbert, AZ, offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

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When you choose mobile storage containers over traditional storage facilities, you get more space for less, plus the convenience of onsite, 24/7 access to your valuables. And if you can't keep a container at your location, we offer you the flexibility to store it at our place instead. Rest assured, our high-quality storage containers will keep your items safe from weather, pests and break-ins. When you need to rent, buy or modify mobile storage containers in Gilbert, AZ, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.

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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. Renting or buying storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. If you're in need of a custom conex solution, we'll modify shipping containers into whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's new paint with your branding, a durable container laboratory for scientific research, or mobile wastewater treatment units,our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification expertshave you covered.

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We know how important it is for your construction company to have reliable, secure storage and comfortable office space at your jobsite. All our storage containers for rent in Gilbert, AZ, come standard with first-rate multi-point locking systems, so you can rest assured your tools, equipment and materials are safe and secure. We also understand that construction can run long or finish early. We'll accommodate your schedule, even on short notice, and will prorate your rent after your first 28 days, so you don't have to pay for more than you actually need. With us, you also won't have to deal with the hassle of a large call center. Instead, you'll have dedicated sales representatives who will work with you for the entirety of your business with us.

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Our ground-mounted mobile offices provide comfortable, temperature-controlled workspace without the extra expenses associated with portable office trailers, like stairs, metal skirting or setup and removal fees. Whether you only need one workspace, storage to go with it, or separate rooms in one container, we've got you covered. With our 500 years of combined container fabrication experience, rest easy knowing your mobile office is of the highest quality craftsmanship when you choose Southwest Mobile Storage.

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Salt & Straw to open first Arizona ice cream shop

Cult favorite ice cream chain Salt & Straw will open i...

Cult favorite ice cream chain Salt & Straw will open its first Arizona store at Epicenter at Agritopia in Gilbert this summer.

State of play: The shop's arrival will mark the full leasing of Epicenter — an ambitious development with 50,000 square feet of retail space that's been decades in the making.

What to expect: Salt & Straw has a solid list of classic scoops (don't miss the Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons), but it's mostly known for the monthly rotation of artisan flavors featuring local ingredients and creative partnerships.

Case in point: This month they're serving up:

Zoom out: Two cousins in Portland founded the shop 13 years ago.

The bottom line: The company's presence "not only elevates our culinary landscape but also reinforces our dedication to creating spaces where people can come together and enjoy the simple pleasures in life," said William Johnston, CEO of Epicenter's development company Johnston & Co., in a release.

How did the 'Hay Shipping Capital of the World' become the largest town in the country?

Gilbert is the largest town in the country, and it has no plans to become a city. Here's what that means for the town, and how it got there.GILBERT, Ariz. — Gilbert residents are often quick to correct anyone that calls their town a city. Because, even with a population that almost outstrips St. Louis, Missouri, Gilbert isn't a city.It's a town: the largest town in America, according to the United States Census Burea...

Gilbert is the largest town in the country, and it has no plans to become a city. Here's what that means for the town, and how it got there.

GILBERT, Ariz. — Gilbert residents are often quick to correct anyone that calls their town a city. Because, even with a population that almost outstrips St. Louis, Missouri, Gilbert isn't a city.

It's a town: the largest town in America, according to the United States Census Bureau. Gilbert was a late-bloomer compared to its neighbors, like Glendale and Scottsdale, but its explosive growth over the last 30 years quickly outsized both cities.

Previously saddled with worries of "blighted" economy and scarce investment opportunities, Gilbert managed to buck the common trappings of being a town surrounded by cities.

So how did a town of roughly 5,000 known as the "Hay Shipping Capital of the World" go from a small spur on a burgeoning railroad to the largest town in the country? And does its status as a town actually make a difference?

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When the Arizona Eastern Railway sought to link Phoenix to Pinal County it needed to pass through William Gilbert's land. Just southeast of Phoenix and surrounded by farms, the land was the prime spot for a spur where cars could load and unload their cargo.

Gilbert agreed to provide his land on one condition -- that the spur be named after him. So in 1902, the company built their railroad and businesses began to crop up around the spur.

A few years later, several Mormons displaced from Mexico settled in the area, more people came to work the farmland, and by 1912 the community had its own post office. But it was World War I that really put Gilbert on the map.

"That was a war that was fought on horseback," Denise Lopez, HD South's President and CEO explained. "So you needed, as a cavalry war, food for your stock, for your horses, and your cattle and your mules and that sort of thing. Because this was such a predominant and productive area when it came to alfalfa, we sent more alfalfa out of here than anywhere else.

"In fact, in World War I, Gilbert was known as the 'Hay Shipping Capital of the World,'" she said.

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Dirt roads and scarce buildings marked the historic heart of downtown Gilbert.

Gilbert was incorporated as a town in 1920. Its population, however, didn't reflect its WWI importance. The town didn't even have 2,000 residents until 1970, according to the United States Census. But by that point in time, Gilbert's neighbors were growing,

"In 1975, the mayor at the time, who was Dale Halleck, he and the town council really saw the need for Gilbert to protect its boundaries," Lopez explained, "And by protecting, I mean he saw Mesa coming in, he saw Chandler coming in -- they were moving in and if Gilbert didn't do something soon, then there would be no Gilbert."

Look at a map of Gilbert's town boundary. It's weird, isn't it? All jagged and stair-stepping down the western edge. Some areas slope in on themselves. One section in the southeast looks like a bite was taken out of it. Why is that?

In the 70s, Mayor Halleck went on a campaign of annexation. As Lopez tells it, he and his councilmembers went door-to-door with every farmer in the area to ask if they wanted to be part of the Town of Gilbert.

Some agreed, some didn't, and their decisions shaped the town's unusual borders. More importantly, Gilbert now had roughly 50 square miles to work with. By 1980, the town sat at a respectable 5,700 residents.

"We only had one streetlight in Gilbert until 1983," Lopez said.

When the Superstition Freeway's connected to Gilbert Road in 1981, the town became a comfortable option for people to live in while working in Phoenix's urban center. And people swarmed the tiny town.

By 1990, the number of residents had grown fivefold to roughly 29,100 people. The adjustment came with some growing pains.

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"When I moved here in 1995, I think there were somewhere between 55... 56,000 people. And today, we're talking 282,000 people," Gilbert's current mayor, Brigette Peterson said.

She described how concerned residents pushed to slow the growth, stop new developments, and feared that Gilbert would lose its status as a small town. And those fears weren't unfounded.

By 2000, Gilbert's population sat at roughly 109,700 people. By 2010 it had nearly doubled to around 208,500 people. As of 2022, Gilbert is home to 275,346, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Analysts expect the town to have around 306,700 people by 2030.

"It was, as we like to say, a 30 year overnight sensation because it took that long to get to the point that we're at today," Peterson said.

"I think it's important for people to realize how much pressure our leaders were under," Lopez said of those explosive years. "There was so much growth, and we had to keep up with the infrastructure."

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Peterson says that the city was able to install more modern infrastructure than most of its Valley neighbors. Better roadway materials, buried electric lines and more modern piping are some of the things Peterson said Gilbert uses to stay ahead of the curve.

But there was one thing Gilbert never got around to: incorporating as a city.

Despite its runaway growth, Gilbert never voted on whether or not to become a city, and as such remains a town. Does that distinction make a difference for Gilbert?

In short, no... But also yes.

Mayor Peterson didn't shy away from the fact that Gilbert used to struggle to attract investors. When people think 'town,' they think tiny.

"When I was elected to town council, back in 2015, my friends back East were like 'Oh that's so cute, she was elected to her town council,'" Peterson said. "When I went back and told them how big our community was, so many people were shocked."

In the 80s, local publications reported on anxieties residents had about lackluster funding. These days, Gilbert has no issue attracting new business -- occasionally to the locals' chagrin. So is there anything they lose out on by not incorporating as a city?

Only cities are permitted to split into districts, which means that residents in a town can't elect a councilmember to represent their area specifically. Instead, the town holds "at large" elections which means that elected officials represent the entire town.

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"Residents are so used to moving here from other parts of the country, where they have a councilmember that is dedicated to their district," Peterson said. "Well, here they have six."

Secondly, only cities are allowed to adopt charters -- essentially constitutions for the city that residents choose. These give the city more legislative control over municipal affairs. Of Arizona's 91 cities, only 19 have charters. They're not necessary for a city, but can be a helpful tool.

Ultimately, being a town instead of a city poses few legal obstacles for Gilbert. But from a public perspective, it's a question of identity.

"You know, we're still a small town. We still really harbor that small town feel, which is really important to our residents and our community here," Lopez said.

When Gilbert's centennial came and went in 2020, incorporation as a city wasn't on the table.

"We are staying a town as far as I'm concerned," Peterson said. "I haven't had anyone come up to me and ask us if we would like to change to a city."

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Beloved ice cream parlor Salt & Straw to open first Arizona location

GILBERT, Ariz. — Arizona is getting a sweet new way to beat the heat. Salt & Straw, the beloved Portland ice cream store, is coming to the Valley.A new Salt & Straw location will round out the lineup of storefronts at the Epicenter Agritopia in Gilbert this summer. The cult-favorite confectionery had a humble start as a food cart in Portland, Oregon. Since then, it's boom...

GILBERT, Ariz. — Arizona is getting a sweet new way to beat the heat. Salt & Straw, the beloved Portland ice cream store, is coming to the Valley.

A new Salt & Straw location will round out the lineup of storefronts at the Epicenter Agritopia in Gilbert this summer. The cult-favorite confectionery had a humble start as a food cart in Portland, Oregon. Since then, it's boomed into a flavor sensation with locations in California, Florida, Nevada and Washington.

They'll be serving up some of their beloved flavors like Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons; Salted, Malted, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough; Pear and Blue Cheese; and Fran's Chocolate Almond Gold Bar.

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SanTan Village, Agritopia and Intel: What makes Gilbert a premier Arizona destination

Founded in 1920 by William "Bobby" Gilbert, Gilbert, Arizona has blossomed into a vibrant town, captivating tourists and serving as the beloved home to over a quarter of a million Arizonans.At its inception, Gilbert was a modest 2 square miles of desert landscape. Like many metro Phoenix communities, Gilbert was built on the citrus industry....

Founded in 1920 by William "Bobby" Gilbert, Gilbert, Arizona has blossomed into a vibrant town, captivating tourists and serving as the beloved home to over a quarter of a million Arizonans.

At its inception, Gilbert was a modest 2 square miles of desert landscape. Like many metro Phoenix communities, Gilbert was built on the citrus industry.

The introduction of citrus groves fueled Gilbert’s early economy, beckoning settlers from far and wide in search of prosperity. In 1915, the Gilbert annual Citrus Festival was established, becoming a cherished tradition that celebrates the city's agricultural heritage to this day.

Today, Gilbert has a variety of attractions that draw visitors and new residents from across the nation. From the quaint charm of its historic downtown to the dynamic energy of its burgeoning Arts District, Gilbert offers something for everyone.

Several notable areas contribute to Gilbert’s allure. SanTan Village, Gilbert's premier shopping and entertainment destination, offers a wide range of retail stores, restaurants, and entertainment options, including a movie theater and outdoor events space.

Agritopia, a unique residential community centered around an urban farm, showcases sustainable living and agriculture. It features farm-to-table dining options, community gardens, and a tight-knit neighborhood feel.

For those looking for somewhere to enjoy the outdoors, Gilbert is home to a unique 110-acre oasis. The Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch offers wetlands, lakes, and trails for birdwatching, hiking, and wildlife viewing. It provides a peaceful retreat within the city, allowing visitors to connect with nature and enjoy outdoor recreation.

Gilbert has a robust economy supported by major employers such as SanTan Village, Intel and GoDaddy.

Perry Puma Drive in Gilbert renamed Brock Purdy Way to honor 49ers QB

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Queen Creek native Brock Purdy will be starting at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday in the Super Bowl. As the former Perry Puma prepares for Sunday, his high school decided to do something to show their pride. For the next month or so, Perry Puma Drive will now be known as Brock Purdy Way.“The connection and relationships that he formed ...

GILBERT, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — Queen Creek native Brock Purdy will be starting at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday in the Super Bowl. As the former Perry Puma prepares for Sunday, his high school decided to do something to show their pride. For the next month or so, Perry Puma Drive will now be known as Brock Purdy Way.

“The connection and relationships that he formed here when he was a student are still very strong,” Perry High School principal Heather Patterson said. “And he’s just a great young man.”

Right after Purdy’s Niners completed their comeback against the Packers in the first round of the playoffs, Patterson says people at Perry and throughout the town of Gilbert started planning different ways to show Purdy that here...he’s Purdy special. “We devised spirit days that had to do with high school and obviously the San Francisco 49ers,” she said. “It’s just been a whirlwind of excitement, and the campus has been electric.”

Tomorrow, the school will be a sea of white. The plan is for every student, teacher, and administrator to wear that ‘Brock Nation’ shirt, designed by Kyle Narducci. You might have guessed it, but Narducci is a Perry grad. “We’re true fans, and we are behind Brock 180 percent rain or shine,” Patterson said. “So we’re here for him, and I know he knows that.”

Purdy’s dad, Shawn, definitely does. He’s got this message for not just Puma Nation but all Arizonans who have been showing Purdy love this past decade. “I say when this is over, I want to text Hey Arizona thank you for supporting Brock,” Shawn told Sports360AZ’s Brad Cesmat. “It has been unbelievable.”

Patterson says the new street signs will remain up for about a month before being taken down but that there are other future plans in place to celebrate Purdy’s accomplishments.

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