SG Blocks to build container prototype store for Verizon retailer

Storage containers will be used to construct the retail store. Photo courtesy of SG Blocks

Storage containers will be used to construct the retail store. Photo courtesy of SG Blocks

SG Blocks, a leading designer, innovator and fabricator of container-based structures, has partnered with the largest Verizon Wireless retailer in the United States on a prototype 1,600-square-foot retail store.

The facility for Cellular Sales that will be in Colorado. The five-module development will be designed for cold weather and is expected to be completed in early 2018, according to a release.

SG Blocks has also partnered with a Southeast developer to fabricate a new multi-container, module-based system to serve as an event venue in upstate South Carolina. The company is providing 14 modules that will serve as retail and food and beverage venues for the development.

"Working with developers across the country, we are continuing to transform the industry through our modular, green building process, which is more efficient than traditional construction," said Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks.

reener and more sustainable construction are becoming more popular in the United States, and developers are capitalizing on SG Blocks' competitive advantage of bringing container-based modules to the mainstream of modular construction, the company said. This has been exemplified through SG Blocks' exclusive ESR number, held by no other container construction company, which ensures its ability to meet and exceed all international building codes.

According to a Sept. 15, 2017 Barron's article, lumber prices in the U.S. and Canada could reach 13-year highs by year’s end, due to increased hurricane activity. SG Blocks' seismic and hurricane grade module-based systems deliver a scalable solution that reduces time to market, lowers costs and improves quality control and turnkey projects for today's cost-constrained commercial developers, according to the company.