Containers UP Wins 2018 BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation

APRIL 9, 2018, MILWAUKEE, WIS. – Containers UP will receive a BizTimes I.Q. Award for Innovation from BizTimes Media LLC.

The I.Q. Awards salute southeastern Wisconsin businesses for their innovative products, services or processes.

“Innovation is a key driver to the economic success of our region,” said Dan Meyer, publisher of BizTimes Milwaukee. “We salute these companies for their forward-thinking commitment to growth in our community.” — Read More


"Reduce, reuse, recycle, and drink up!" — Milwaukee BizTimes

JULY 10, 2017, MILWAUKEE, WIS. — The concept behind Milwaukee-based Containers Up LLC emerged as a solution to a pressing need for its founders. Tom Daugherty and Lyle Stoflet wanted a place to hold a party, but didn’t want it to be in their homes.

Never those to shy away from building the “weird and unusual,” they created their own party hub out of a 20-by-8-foot shipping container. “We make weird stuff all the time,” Stoflet said. Read More


"Our minds raced with the possibilities" - Alcoholmanac

JUNE 30, 2017, MILWAUKEE, WIS. — Last summer, two guys from Milwaukee, who co-own a custom furniture and design company, decided they wanted to put their fabrication skills to use to make themselves a bar. But not just any bar.

How cool would it be, they thought, if they could make a bar that could be shipped anywhere they want? What if they made it from an old shipping container? And what if people could rent them for private parties or corporate events? So they did just that. — Read More


"Unique new service is sweeping the area." - Waukesha Freeman

AUG. 23, 2016, MILWAUKEE, WIS. — A unique new service is sweeping the area and it comes in a large orange shipping container.

Containers Up unveiled its mobile party bar at last week’s Brew City Cigar Festival at Old Heidelberg Park. The party container is 20 feet long and opens up into a party bar, which features amenities best suitable for parties, weddings and festivals. — Read More