While there is a lot to be said for starting from scratch and building transportable accommodations for workers, you should know about a popular idea that has taken hold in many areas.
The idea is repurposing transportable accommodation units. If you are struggling to provide top-quality lodging for your seasonal farmworkers, this may be the perfect answer for your housing needs.
Why Are Transportable Units Returned?
Some people automatically believe that if an item (of any kind) comes back, a problem must exist. This is not the case when it comes to transportable accommodations. There are a few reasons a unit may return. These include:
- The Job Has Run Its Course – While everyone who begins a new mining site has high hopes that the work will continue for many years, sometimes the sought after commodity is gone. In other situations, the mine did not provide the expected results and working the mine is not profitable.
- A Change in Crew Size – Even if a mine is still profitable to run, the time may come where fewer employees need to be on hand to work.
- Accommodation Plans Change – Until the crew is in place at a mine site, it can be challenging to know if the planned configuration of the quarters will work. Occasionally, a company will feel it is necessary to change things. For example, changing from a large unit that houses many workers to several smaller units that offer a little more privacy and comfort can improve employee morale.
- End of Lease Term – A number of the transportable accommodations arrived back because the units were a part of a lease for a predetermined amount of time. This makes them available for use by another customer.
In any of these cases, the transportable unit is reusable in a different location. Sometimes for the same type of work and other times for a completely different job. An example of this is, mining transportables used to house seasonal farmworkers.
Are the Second-hand Transportable Buildings in Good Condition?
Customer satisfaction is always the number one goal here at Fox Transportables. Because of this, we carefully inspect all of our second-hand transportable units and prepare them just as we would if the lodging were brand new.
Customers are welcome and encouraged to inspect the units before accepting the delivery. We stand behind our products. If there is a problem with a transportable unit, please inform Fox Transportables, and we will make it right.
It is important to remember that the repurposing of goods is helpful to the environment as well as to your wallet. By the very nature of the design, transportable units lend themselves to reuse and repurposing. Reducing waste and lessening our impact on the planet is everyone’s responsibility.
Contact Us For More Information
For additional information about Fox Transportables and the available second-hand transportable lodging, feel free to contact us.
You can also check out our full range of second hand stock here. From mining camps to farmer’s accommodation, Fox Transportables is a company you can rely on to supply your transportables.