About Railbox Consulting

Railbox Consulting is a privately held technology firm, focused on the intermodal shipping container industry. Founded in 2015, our goal was to make the process of buying a shipping container a simpler one.  We're fortunate to leverage the knowledge of industry leading experts among our employees and partnership group.

Our customers can buy & rent used shipping containers online at WesternContainerSales.com. We also offer refrigerated shipping containers through Reefer Container Pros (powered by ITS ConGlobal, the largest intermodal services company in North America).  Customers can buy & rent refrigerated shipping containers nationwide at ReeferContainerPros.com.

In the News:

Railbox Consulting Again Named to Fastest Growing Companies List

The Business Journal named our company to their list of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota for the second time in 2021. Moving up ten spots from our debut on the list two years ago to #37.

Railbox Consulting Wins 2020 Tekne Award

We were proud to take home the 2020 Retail, Supply Chain, & Distribution Tekne Award for our shipping container sales and rentals software. Read about how we did it with a team of mostly college interns.

Railbox Consulting is a 2020 Tekne Award Finalist

We're proud to be nominated for a Tekne Award in the Retail, Supply Chain, & Distribution category. The Minnesota Technology Association has presented Tekne Awards to technology companies since 1997.

Green Business Bureau Article Featuring Railbox

We're proud to be a certified platinum green business. From the article: "Since their launch in 2015, Western Container Sales, a division of Railbox Consulting LLC, has had sustainability at the core of their operations."

"Western Announces Rental Fleet Acquisition"

"...Announces Rental Fleet Acquisitions in Texas, Discount Program With PODS - Western Container Sales has added 20′ and 40′ steel shipping containers to their portable storage rental fleet in Dallas and Houston."

"Northern Container Sales Launches" in Canada

Northern Container Sales Launches eCommerce Shipping Container Sales Across Canada. Northern Container Sales launches service across Canada, posts live shipping container prices by market to website.

"Railbox Consulting Offers Reefers Online"

World Cargo News picked up our announcement of Reefer Container Pros, a mutli-year digital marketing partnership with ITS ConGlobal (the largest intermodal services provider in North America.

50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota

Railbox Consulting was honored to be recognized as one of the 50 Fastest Growing Private Companies in Minnesota for 2019 by the Minneapolis - St. Paul Business Journal in our first year of eligibility.

"Railbox seeks digital partnership in Canada"

Bloomberg recently published our announcement that we were seeking a digital marketing partnership in Canada and Europe (as well as our being named one of the fastest growing private companies in Minnesota).

LA Business Journal "Shipping Supplies" Article

“Of all the containers at the port, 99 percent of those are cycling through for trade. Only a small handful retire from service. That’s where we get involved,” said Mike Norton, president of Western Container Sales...

"Home Sweet Shipping Container" Radio Story

“The container is a byproduct of a completely segregated, multi-billion dollar industry,” Norton said. “So to assume that it’s always going to be there and reliably so, every time you want to grab one...”

Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee

Our company president, Mike Norton, was honored to have served on the Minnesota Freight Advisory Committee in 2016-17. Mr. Norton served as a representative of the Transportation Club of Minneapolis/St. Paul.