How a Detroit company is using shipping containers to change how we build

Uniquely Detroit: Shipping containers

DETROIT – “All of these shipping containers have a story to tell -- they’ve been all over the world.”

Shipping containers that get sent to Michigan don’t often get sent back -- so what do we do with all of these shipping containers? Leave that to Three Squared Inc!

The company uses steel cargo shipping containers which naturally meet all building codes to build eye-catching yet durable mixed use spaces, condominiums, and apartment complexes at significantly lower cost than lumber cookie-cutter construction.

They recently built Detroit Shipping Co. in Midtown, a restaurant collective built with shipping containers. (Check out their other projects here)

Uniquely Detroit’s Alex Atwell visited the Container Port Group for the feature story in the video player above.

About the Authors:

Ken Haddad is the digital content and audience manager for WDIV / He also authors the Morning Report Newsletter and various other newsletters. He's been with WDIV since 2013. He enjoys suffering through Lions games on Sundays in the fall.