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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. Oro Valley, 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 with the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.
Whether you need shipping containers for storage, office, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back.
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 Oro Valley, AZ, look no further than Southwest Mobile Storage.
Our shipping container modifications can help improve or expand your business. We can customize containers to any size you need, so you can rest easy knowing you have enough space for your inventory, documents, equipment or services.
Here's why you should choose us for your container modifications:
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 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.REQUEST A QUOTE
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 Oro Valley, 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.REQUEST A QUOTE
Get 24/7 access to your personal belongings without ever leaving your property. Whether you need short-term storage during home renovations or to permanently expand your home's storage space, our shipping containers for rental, sale and modification in Oro Valley, AZ, are the most convenient, secure solution. With our first-rate security features, using a storage container for your holiday decorations, lawn equipment, furniture, and other items will keep your contents safer than if you used a shed. Don't have room on your property? We also offer the option to keep your container at our secure facility. Our experienced team is here to help you find the perfect solution for your needs.REQUEST A QUOTE
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.
Choose Your Container Type
Whether you need storage, office or combo space, determine how many containers, what sizes and door types your business needs.
Choose What Options You Need
Select what add-ons, accessories and utilities you'd like.
Determine Security Needs
All of our storage containers come standard with dual-lock vault-like security.
What's Your Timeframe
Standard delivery is within 3-5 days of order. If you need it sooner, we'll do our best to accommodate.
Are we taking your packed container directly to your new location? Or do you need to store it at our location until you're ready?
Up to six points for adding locks to your shipping container, including a high-security slide bolt for puck locks.
Extra-long lockbox to ensure you always have at least one lock keeping your mobile storage container safe from break-ins.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and watertight.
Our 14-gauge corrugated steel containers are stronger than other storage solutions like pods.
Shop and compare. When it comes to quality, delivery, security and service, you won't find a better value.
High security, multi-point locking systems come standard on all our rental containers at no additional cost.
90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication center and certified experts with more than 500 years combined experience in customized container modification.
One reliable point of contact, seamless delivery and dependable service you can trust every step of the way.
Read all about it! This article is dedicated to all of those who still love to read because Stacks Book Club is officially opening its coffee shop and bookstore on Saturday, July 8.The new husband-and-wife-owned caffeine provider in Oro Valley is located at 1880 E. Tangerine Rd. #140 and will be open 7 a..m - 8 p.m. daily."It has been quite a journey, with many setbacks and delays, but we couldn’t be more proud of where we have gotten this business to today," the couple shared on ...
Read all about it! This article is dedicated to all of those who still love to read because Stacks Book Club is officially opening its coffee shop and bookstore on Saturday, July 8.
The new husband-and-wife-owned caffeine provider in Oro Valley is located at 1880 E. Tangerine Rd. #140 and will be open 7 a..m - 8 p.m. daily.
"It has been quite a journey, with many setbacks and delays, but we couldn’t be more proud of where we have gotten this business to today," the couple shared on Instagram.
Stacks Book Club is a brand-new independent bookstore and coffee bar with more than 2,000 new books on-hand. When it comes to the cafe, they'll have coffee provided by Yellow Brick Coffee, espresso, tea, plant-based energy drinks, pastries from Cal's Bakeshop, and other grab-and-go food items like bagels from Bubbe's Bagels.
"Our beautiful new space near the Tangerine Road entrance of Oro Valley Marketplace features a dynamic mix of seating areas, including cafe tables, cozy leather couches and armchairs, and lush end chairs to sink into. A variety of designated indoor and outdoor seating areas means there are plenty of spaces for you to meet and gather with friends to talk books or anything else. You really have to come to see it for yourself to understand the concept in its entirety."
Additionally, they've handpicked a selection of local beer and wine and the list of local pastries continues to grow.
"We are thrilled to announce we’ll have a rotating selection of Prep & Pastry's Prep Tarts, scones, loaves, and other options to enjoy with a cup of coffee while you browse for your next great read. Available Saturdays and Sundays until sold out."
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August is considered the peak season for rattlesnakes to have their babies.ORO VALLEY, Ariz. — The rattlesnake birthing season appears to be underway after a family of snakes were recently relocated off of an Arizona property.The Golder Ranch Fire District in Pima County reported getting a call recently for a bundle of snakes found in a bricked area next to an Oro Valley home. A total of nine baby rattlesnakes, one adult rattlesnak...
August is considered the peak season for rattlesnakes to have their babies.
ORO VALLEY, Ariz. — The rattlesnake birthing season appears to be underway after a family of snakes were recently relocated off of an Arizona property.
The Golder Ranch Fire District in Pima County reported getting a call recently for a bundle of snakes found in a bricked area next to an Oro Valley home. A total of nine baby rattlesnakes, one adult rattlesnake, and one large bull snake was removed from the area.
The call is a good reminder to Arizona residents that August is considered the birthing season for rattlesnakes. The monsoon moisture in the air will signal to mother rattlesnakes that now is a suitable time to find a safe place to give birth.
It is considered quite rare for snakes to give birth near a residence but one Scottsdale homeowner encountered their own family of baby snakes last August.
Baby rattlesnakes will often stay around their mother for a couple of weeks before venturing out on their own to find food.
Tips on what to do if you encounter a little rattler out in the wild can be found here.
SsssNAKE CALL: EN-377 ran a public assist-snake removal in the area of Shadow Mountain and Hardy. The crew removed and relocated 9 baby rattlesnakes, 1 adult #rattlesnake and 1 large bull snake from a bricked area next to a home. pic.twitter.com/1U2FqtEy9J— Golder Ranch Fire (@GRFDAZ) August 19, 2023
*Editor's Note: The above video is from an earlier broadcast.*
What is the Valley?:
“The Valley” is what locals call the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. It is considered the largest metropolitan area in the Southwest.
The Valley is made up of various major cities other than Phoenix, including:
Whether a city is in the “East Valley” or “West Valley” depends on where it is in relation to Phoenix.
The cities of the Valley have a combined population of 4,845,832 people, according to the 2020 United States Census. This makes it the 11th largest metropolitan area in the country right behind the Boston and Atlanta areas.
How big is Maricopa County?:
Maricopa County is the United States’ 4th largest county in terms of population with 4,485,414 people, according to the 2020 Census.
The county contains around 63% of Arizona’s population and is 9,224 square miles. That makes the county larger than seven U.S. states (Rhode Island, Delaware, Connecticut, Hawaii, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New Hampshire).
One of the largest park systems in the nation is also located in Maricopa County. The county has an estimated 120,000 acres of open space parks that includes hundreds of miles of trails, nature centers and campgrounds.
The county’s seat is located in Phoenix, which is also the state capital and the census-designated 5th most populous city in the United States.
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A KGUN9 viewer sent in this video of a bobcat taking a drink from a fountain in their Oro Valley backyard.
In the original video, the person recording is walking towards the wild animal.
Mark Hart with Arizona Game and Fish described why that's not a good idea.
"Well I've seen worse, but in general, you should never approach wildlife. They're just too unpredictable,” Hart said.
“Bobcats, especially, can be quite fierce. And if there were, say a loud noise or something else that startled the bobcat, its reaction can be unpredictable. You can be badly injured by a bobcat," he added.
Hart said it's important to haze wild animals like this so they don't get too comfortable around people. That includes waving your arms and yelling at the animal. Once an animal gets too comfortable around people, it may become dangerous and eventually attack someone nearby.
As for whether you should let the animal get water first — Hart said it's a judgment call. But when it's done drinking, you should scare it away.
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The following is the opinion and analysis of the writers:Tucson can be proud to have thoughtful, caring and smart Council members, along with an outstanding, compassionate leader in Mayor Romero. But even the best and brightest can make mistakes.And they have made a doozy with their rushed (effectively zero public comment); under-informed (nationwide, other municipalities have successfully negotiated side agreements to their utility franchise agreements legally committing their utilities to putting meaningful dollars i...
The following is the opinion and analysis of the writers:
Tucson can be proud to have thoughtful, caring and smart Council members, along with an outstanding, compassionate leader in Mayor Romero. But even the best and brightest can make mistakes.
And they have made a doozy with their rushed (effectively zero public comment); under-informed (nationwide, other municipalities have successfully negotiated side agreements to their utility franchise agreements legally committing their utilities to putting meaningful dollars into climate action plans); and potentially catastrophic approval of the franchise agreement between the City and Tucson Electric Power (25 more years of TEP burning climate-disastrous fossil fuels while continuing its current 20-year track record of empty promises on renewable energy.)
Ordinarily, these kinds of boring, technical agreements generate scant public attention, and the required voter approval is a no-brainer. But not anymore. Not when the region’s biggest belcher of greenhouse gases wants another 25 years to enrich their shareholders at the expense of cleaner air and the region’s dwindling water supply. And charge everyone everywhere all at once for what mostly benefits a few special interest groups.
The City has only itself to blame for this mess. TEP took supreme advantage of a set of circumstances that put the City in a bind—and set itself up as the White Knight, spreading the franchise agreement like a coat across a very muddy puddle so the City could walk across and not get its feet wet.
What we’re seeing is a Tragedy in Three Acts.
Act One. Enter the University of Arizona with righteous climate goals of 100% renewable energy. Problem: not enough electrical capacity. Solution: Build out two miles of high-voltage transmission lines to UA’s doorstep through the Sam Hughes neighborhood.
Act Two. Enter neighborhoods. Not at all happy about their sight lines. They organize and pressure the City. Charter says to underground lines in view corridors (but says nothing about how to pay for it). Sam Hughes is in a view corridor. Cost: $45 million to underground, but only $1.8 million to put on poles. Who cares? City will write checks. UA happy, Sam Hughes happy. (UA deafening silence about kicking in any dough and potentially even bigger City money worries as many more neighborhoods would also qualify as view corridors.)
Act Three. Enter Tucson Electric Power. “Hey, City, we can help.” Just sign on the dotted line right now (the current franchise agreement doesn’t really end until April 26, 2027) and we’ll get you the undergrounding money! No, we’ll put nothing in writing about money to put real meaningful dollars into your Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, but here’s a letter of righteous intent from our CEO. We won’t do Jack to help with undergrounding or quickly move on midtown’s deteriorating electrical infrastructure unless you immediately approve this new franchise agreement and get it to a public vote.
Epilogue. There won’t be a sad one if you vote “no” on Prop 412. You’re going to be paying higher rates that benefit a select few. There’s only a pitiful amount of money in it to fight the climate disaster Tucson faces and fully acknowledges in the City’s climate plan. And if you vote “yes” there will be no/zero/nada leverage to bring TEP to the climate mitigation bargaining table for any parallel agreement that could legally obligate them to change their energy mix.
TEP isn’t the bad guy here and really neither is the City. TEP is just doing what its corporate charter requires: make as much money as legally possible.
The only temporary solution here is to vote “no” on 412 and rethink this whole idea of undergrounding.
What about making those two miles of poles (14 or so) into a City attraction of art by, as Judith Anderson, a member of the Tucson Climate Coalition, suggested, acknowledging Tucson’s cultural heritages: the Yaqui, Tohono O’odham, Latino, Black and more, creating a different kind of view corridor on those poles? Just a thought.
Rick Rappaport is a member of Tucson Climate Coalition, Citizens Climate Lobby and Arizonans for Community Choice Energy. He lives in Oro Valley.