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MyWay Mobile Storage Supports Star-Spangled Sailabration in Baltimore

by Winnie Hsiu July 17, 2012 6:20 PM
Two hundred years ago saw the United States of America once again at war with Britain. There were several reasons for the War of 1812. The British imposed trade restrictions on the United States because of their ongoing war with France. The British pressed American merchant sailors into serving in the British Royal Navy. The British supported the American Indian tribes in their fight against American expansion. And, America wanted to annex Canada. [More]

Self Storage Company Lends Olympians a Helping Hand

by Kim Kilpatrick July 17, 2012 4:56 PM
For the next week many of the best athletes all over the world will be making their way to London, England, to take part in the only athletic competition that could truly bring the world together for a common cause—victory. Will Team USA win the gold? Can Usain Bolt still dazzle us with his speed? [More]

A-1 Self Storage Supports Catholic Relief Services

by Holly Robinson July 16, 2012 8:22 PM
Owners and managers of self storage facilities are very community minded. They like to help out and give back to the community where their facility is located. They also like to help out charitable organizations. Over the years, we at the Self Storage Industry News have written about many of the organizations that have been helped: Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Outdoors, Inc., Angel Flight, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Toys for Tots, Kure It, and Moveable feast. [More]

South Carolina Self Storage Facility Wants to Return the Favor

by Tony Gonzalez July 16, 2012 8:17 PM
The purpose of a self storage facility is to provide space for people to rent so they can have somewhere safe to store their belongings. Without people to rent units and fill them up with stuff, a self storage facility’s purpose would go unfulfilled. [More]

Big Business Meets Mom and Pop in the Self Storage Industry

by John Stevens July 13, 2012 6:28 PM
For many industries there are only a few large companies that really dominate the market. For shoes its Nike, Reebok, and Addidas. For soft drinks it is Coke and Pepsi. For domestic beer, the market is dominated by either Budweiser or Miller Lite. Not all industries are like that though. [More]

Amsdell Companies Are At It Again

by Kim Kilpatrick July 13, 2012 5:50 PM
History repeats itself. At least that’s what the historians tell us. Examples of this repetition include the killing of the Jews during World War II. The Rwandan genocide between the Tutsis and the Hutus happened in 1994. And in 2003, one of the worst humanitarian genocides in the world happened in Darfur.

Those are extremely unhappy times when history repeated itself. Today, I’d like to mention a much happier type of example of history repeating itself. – and that example is the growth of Amsdell Companies. [More]

Staying a Step Ahead in the Self Storage Industry

by Winnie Hsiu July 12, 2012 9:57 PM
Making money in business is a lot more challenging than the average person may think. It isn’t simply a matter of having the best product or even one that is in high demand. If the people do not know you have it you it is pretty hard to make a profit. What it all comes down to is finding a way to stay a step ahead of the competition. [More]

Storage Pros Management (SPM) Announces Personnel Changes

by Tony Gonzalez July 12, 2012 6:24 PM
Storage Pros Management LLC was founded in 2007. Over the past five years, the company has grown significantly. A natural consequence of that growth has brought changes in personnel positions and responsibilities. The company recently announced several significant changes in their leadership positions.

Storage Pros has promoted John D. Price III to the position of Executive Vice President. Previously he was the Senior Vice President. He retains his responsibilities as the Chief Financial Officer for the company. [More]

Simplicity Says it Best in the Self Storage Industry

by Holly Robinson July 11, 2012 10:58 AM
When it comes to something—anything really—that people spend their hard earned money on there is one thing that they always want, simplicity. People don’t want to have to search and go through any complex or elongated process to buy or rent something; they have better things to do with their time than figure out how to give their money to someone else. [More] Extended Hours a Success

by John Stevens July 11, 2012 7:07 AM
Back in February in 2012 when Brian Bremer, Director of Operations, announced that would expand their hours of operations to be open 24/7, he stated that people searching for self storage weren’t shopping around just during the hours of 9-5. His call center saw significant web and phone traffic at all hours of the days. So, having his call center open 24/7 made sense and the extended hours would better serve those looking for storage units and those owning and operating them.

Since extending the hours, the results of around-the-clock service have exceeded US Storage Search’s expectations – and also their client’s expectations. [More]
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