March 1, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 5/20/2014

"When they think of a move and they think of a container, they’re going to think of cows. "

-- Val Cooper

When Mike Frank first started in the moving and storage industry, he manufactured and sold equipment as nondescript as you could get — plain white shipping containers.

Today, his Homestead-based company, Container On Wheels, otherwise known as COWs, is as familiar and friendly as the black-and-white Holsteins they resemble. The company cartoonist also creates caricatures to give each container a persona, such as “Cowsteau” with a snorkel and diving mask, “Nascow” with a red racing helmet, and “Cowboy” in a bandana and Stetson.

To date, there are 62 COWs dealers with some 90 locations across the United States and Canada (because some dealers have more than one location), Frank says. And the bovine-looking containers are as memorable as they are corny.

Read more at the Miami Herald.

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Brevard man finalist for one-way trip to Mars
Brevard man finalist for one-way trip to Mars

A Merritt Island man has advanced to the final round of 100 candidates vying to be selected as astronauts by the Mars One Foundation, which wants to establish a human settlement on the Red Planet in the next decade.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Gov Scott has proposed to increase funding to education, and half of those monies will come from property taxes. The debate is: A) is Scott's proposal a tax? Or, B) is Scott just using new monies that would come in because property values are increasing?

  • A) It's a tax
  • B) It's not a tax - only tapping natural increases in revenue

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe