American Welding Society Certified Welding Fabricator

The American Welding Society Certification: Why It Matters.


The world is going through a Fourth Industrial Revolution. The trend touches the lives of everyone on the planet. Global commerce is happening faster. Goods are moving around the world.


Guess what’s booming as a result? The steel shipping container and cargo container industries. This trend is happening because of the growing transportation and logistics sector. Think: trucking, international freight, and logistics.

Industrial Revolution 4.0
Industrial Revolution 4.0.

This trend is important for many reasons. There are currently two challenges impacting everyday people. The first is how unaffordable and complicated new construction projects are. The second is the need for office space. Also think about the places where you shop: companies need storage space to increase and move their inventory.

Shipping containers are a no brainer to businesses looking to increase their efficiency and productivity because they are a low cost option to store and transport valuable inventory and goods. Thus, making them as invaluable assets and part of any successful operation.


Even though the shipping container and cargo industries are booming, not all companies or products are created equal. For instance, shipping containers are available in varying levels of quality.


In Summary.


The type of container you need to buy for the fourth industrial revolution isn’t always a clear-cut decision. You’ll need to do a lot research and expect to compromise. It helps to list everything you need to have in your container and be extremely specific. It will save you a lot of frustrations down the line. At a high level, here are some of the things that you need to think about.


New containers have:

  • Been used once on a shipping line.

  • No dents, rust, or flaws.

  • The highest level of structural integrity.

  • Long service capacity.

  • Great resale value.


Used containers are:

  • Available in different types.

  • Useful for situations where appearance is of little value.

  • In need of repair and refurbishment.

  • Sometimes unsalvageable.


Why would someone pick a used container over a new container? The same reason why a used car on the lot is cheaper than the next years model, the cost. But you shouldn't sacrifice your safety and quality over price.


The Conexwest Difference.

Buying a new "one-trip" shipping container will always be the best option. Comparable to buying a new car, a new cargo container will lose it's market value within it's first five years. So if you want to stretch your budget a bit further consider "preowned" shipping containers.

We have a huge inventory of "cargo-worthy" shipping containers. These are used shipping containers that are the highest quality and it comes with our infamous five year warranty. 

For our new containers, the warranty is double that of 10 years. 


You probably realize now that used cargo containers can be a great deal. But there are potential limitations such as:


  • Used containers may have rust and other types of corrosions.

  • You might find dents and impact holes.

  • The shipping container may not have all the bells and whistles that you want.


For this particular reason, Conexwest offers refurbishing services. We repair flaws by removing rust and can modify used containers with custom fabrication options designed for you.

Refurbished Office/Storage Combination Container
Refurbished 20' Office/Storage Combination Container for Rent.
Refurbished Insulated Container
Refurbished 40' Insulated Container for Rent.


Why AWS?

Have you ever had a friend or family member work on your house and end up hiring a professional contractor? The difference can be as clear as night to day. 

Working with an AWS certified company like Conexwest, is important for a number of reasons:

  1. You get a peace of mind knowing that the welding work on your shipping containers is being done by highly qualified professionals.
  2. The AWS certification process requires welders to pass a series of performance based tests to showcase their skills and knowledge.
  3. Save money on lifetime maintenance costs because American Welding Society-certified welders use creative and skillful welding techniques that are less likely to cause corrosion or other damages.

For this reason, according to the American Society, the welding industry is growing at an exponential rate. It’s important for companies in this industry to agree to and adapt to a set of standards. There are rules for maintaining a high standard of quality for companies in the welding industry.

Companies that support AWS standards specialize in industries and build processes. AWS members are passionate and collaborate on safety and health in welding. You can learn more about AWS standards here.


AWS cares about making sure that the welding industry grows with integrity. The association offers:


  • A member network.

  • A platform for education.

  • Access to publication.

  • An award.

  • An online ethics committee.


The idea is that community will help with industry integrity and transparency.



Why We’re Leaders.

Conexwest makes it possible to go from idea to execution and deployment. Our company has created a trusted pathway for people to start companies, create extra living spaces, and expand their storage capabilities. 

Here at Conexwest, we make it possible to turn your dream shipping container project into reality. Our out-of-the-conex-box way of thinking has helped many get their business off the ground, create more living spaces for homeowners for their properties, and fast growing businesses increase their storage capacities. 

We guarantee that you will have access to the most up-to-date technology and resources which will make the best use of your time and money investments.

We understand that cargo containers are investments. We help our customers make more out of that investment. Your shipping container needs to be durable, long-lasting, safe, possible to lock, and so much more.


It doesn’t matter what you’re building. It needs to be the best and it needs to last.


See some of our past projects here.

The AWS certification ensures that Conexwest makes ideas happen, at the highest quality possible, and at a great price.


Check out our custom container builder 3D modeler here.


You can also contact us with questions.


American Welding Society Affiliate Company Member
American Welding Society Affiliate Company Member.