We know how to sell containers and we do it the right way

Midwest Storage Containers, a division of The Big Blue Box, has been providing residential and commercial storage containers to satisfied customers for over 20 years. When you buy a storage container from us, you’re purchasing more than a box, you’re buying quality, personal attention and peerless customer service. With us, you can be sure that all of your shipping container needs will be met wherever you are in the United States. You’ll be glad you chose Midwest Storage Containers.

Benefits of working with us

Nationwide Coverage

With a large network of strategic partners and our own fleet, we can reach anywhere in the United States. We have physical locations in Minnesota and Illinois plus satellite locations all over North America.


We balance cost-effective solutions with quality by offering deep discounts on older containers and the lowest prices on nice shiny new ones. Either way, you are guaranteed the best value in the storage industry.

High Quality

We inspect every container prior to delivery so you know you’re buying a shipping container without defects. Plus, our access to a vast network of inventory gives us a leg up on quality shipping container selection.

Exceptional Service

We have an office staff that is experienced and that cares about customer service first. We handle all inquiries in house with a team of sales reps ready to help.


We believe that being professional is more than a smile behind the phone or email. It is about following a consistent process for every sale and making sure that it is a seamless, pleasant experience for customers.

We Do It All

We are truly a one-stop shop for all of your shipping container needs. From high-quality inventory to reliable, fast delivery, we are set up to deliver only the best products with the best service.

Multiuse shipping containers

If you’ve seen the large cargo ships carrying hundreds of cargo containers, it may appear that shipping containers are only used for overseas transport. However, the uses of shipping containers extend far beyond this, functioning essentially as anything you want them to be.

Craftsmanship you can trust

We can promise your shipping container will be of the highest quality you can find. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your items are safe in a shipping container that’s ready to be exposed to the elements without any threat of wearing down, springing leaks or rusting out.

Overview of our shipping containers

Our shipping containers all have these common features:

  • Rugged COR-TEN™ steel construction
  • Security lock box
  • Weatherproof
  • Ventilated
  • Marine-grade wood flooring
  • Clean and inspected
  • Available in sizes from 10′ L to 40′ L x 8′ W x 8.5′ H

You can use a shipping container for virtually anything. Here are some business clients and their common uses:

  • Government agencies and the military
  • Business shipping product across the country and around the globe
  • Document storage
  • Onsite shop or “toolbox”
  • Flexible warehousing
  • Tool & equipment storage
  • Seasonal storage

Shipping containers can easily be modified for your needs. Modifications we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Custom painting
  • Add flanges for shelves, partitions, extra doors and/or turbine vents
  • Reduce (cut down) containers to fit your size needs
  • Have a request? Just ask us!

Wherever you need shipping container, we’ll deliver. Using a tilt-bed trailer, we can rest it on any flat, firm surface available, whether it be packed dirt, cement, asphalt, gravel, etc. And, as long as you can offload your shipping container yourself, you’ll receive your container at a reduced cost as a way of thanking you for making our delivery process easier.

The MSC Guarantee

The MSC guarantee means we stand by our products. Period. Every container is fully inspected before delivery to make sure they are wind and water tight. If you experience any issues within 1 year or purchase, we’ll make it right.


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