Portable Solutions Group, parent company to Modular Security Systems Inc., DropBox Inc., Johnny on the Spot ,and Storage on the Spot recently celebrated the hiring of its 100th employee. With a manufacturing facility located at 801 Scott Street Worthington, Kentucky and headquartered in Ironton, Ohio the companies have seen a tremendous amount of growth over the past 5-6 years. What the current owner’s grandfather began as a portable toilet rental company back in 1957 has evolved into a group of shipping container modification companies now serving customers around the world.
Developing products based on customers site specific needs the company has created ground level office and break room space, guard offices, restrooms, showers, decontamination facilities, and security facilities incorporating turnstiles and vehicle access control gates into shipping container modifications. The demand for these turn-key, portable solutions the companies eagerness to meet the demands the company has continued to grow over the years.
Robert Slagel, the current owner, made the decision to move manufacturing from Olive Hill, Kentucky to "The Hangar" in Worthington, Kentucky in early 2010. At that time, with about 30 employees, expectations were to need the 40,000 square feet of manufacturing space for a year or so to fill a couple of large orders for some nuclear facilities around the US. Nearly seven years later, the company is still in Worthington and actually outgrowing its current facility. At this time, Portable Solutions Manufacturing is running 24/7 and has over 100 employees.
Of those 100 employees, workers include management staff, accounting, sales, marketing, CAD drafting/engineering, welders, electricians, carpentry, plumbing, and laborers.
On August 25th, 2016 community and business leaders gathered with members of the PSG staff for an open house celebrating the 100 employee achievement and to tour the manufacturing facility.
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