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Self Storage News Roundup

by Tony Gonzalez October 17, 2011 10:22 AM
Safeguard Self Storage opened its twentieth storage business in the east Williamsburg part of Brooklyn. This makes the fourth location that has been opened within the last year. The facility is located at 930 Grand Street. Safeguard has 25 locations in New Jersey and New York. [More]

Texas Self Storage Association to Celebrate Turning 25

by Winnie Hsiu October 14, 2011 12:20 PM
When people turn 25 they get to celebrate their monthly car insurance going down; an event typically celebrated with paying less on one’s bill. The Texas Self Storage Association is looking to do a little more than that when it celebrates its 25th year of operations at their upcoming annual conference. [More]

Former Site of a Topless Coffee Shop Will Become a Self-Storage Facility

by Winnie Hsiu October 14, 2011 8:53 AM
Stoney Acres Investments LLC, under David Coulombe's supervision, is working toward opening a new storage facility in Vassalboro, Maine. He recently got green light from city officials to move ahead with his plans. Coulombe is in the process of purchasing the property where a controversial topless coffee shop has been operating until recently. [More]

More in the Self Storage Industry Work to Aid Breast Cancer Research

by Kim Kilpatrick October 13, 2011 10:02 PM
In 2007, the non-for-profit now known as Susan G. Komen for the Cure celebrated its 25th anniversary and marked a milestone—over $1 billion in research and related programs. A new campaign slogan was started with the goal of raising another billion within 10 years; a daunting task considering that the group took a quarter of a century to do it last time. [More]

LifeStorage in Mokena, IL, Holds First Event

by Kim Kilpatrick October 13, 2011 9:17 AM
LifeStorage-Self Storage in Mokena, IL, is sponsoring a community garage sale and Move-In Special October 14th and 15th. It will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. This is the first event that the facility has sponsored since merging with LifeStorage. [More]

Tax Deductions Can Help Make Self Storage Facilities Profitable

by John Stevens October 12, 2011 6:28 PM
There is an old saying that goes something like this: the tax man giveth, and he taketh away. Ask most people and they’ll tell you how he takes from them in the form of higher taxes. When it comes to the self storage industry and different initiatives that many within it are undertaking, the tax man does an awful lot of giving. [More]

Ronald Boorstein Inducted into the Self Storage Hall of Fame

by Holly Robinson October 12, 2011 9:22 AM
Ronald Boorstein, who has worked in the self storage industry for twenty-one years, was inducted into the 2011 Self Storage Hall of Fame. Those inducted have made meritorious contributions to the self storage industry and to the Self Storage Association. The ceremony was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. [More]

Self Storage Facilities are into Climate Control

by John Stevens October 11, 2011 8:01 PM
The weather can really mess things up when it wants to. The destructive power of tornadoes and hurricanes is no secret to anyone. However, what can be just as destructive over a long period of time can be searing heat, biting cold, and overbearing humidity. This is true for people as much as for belongings. [More]

Lucenda Self-Storage Announced Addition to their Facilities

by Kim Kilpatrick October 11, 2011 9:34 AM
Mark and Lori Allen, managers of Lucenda Self Storage in Plattsburgh, New York, announced they will add four new self-storage buildings to their current facility. The new buildings will be located on the former Bouyea Bakery property. [More]

Innovation Abounds in the Self Storage Industry

by Tony Gonzalez October 10, 2011 8:25 PM
When the first car was made, just being able to get from point A to point B faster than a horse was considered sufficient. Now we have cars that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds all while the kids sit in the back seat watching Sponge Bob on a DVD player. [More]
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